No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to everyone. God is faithful, and God will not let you be tempted beyond your strength, but with the temptation God will also provide the way out, that you may be able to endure it.
1 Corinthians 10:13
“Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours.”
- Swedish Proverb
“Fasting will bring spiritual rebirth to those of you who cleanse and purify your bodies. The light of the world will illuminate within you when you fast and purify yourself. What the eyes are for the outer world, fasts are for the inner.”
“Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.”
The Lenten Fast begins Ash Wednesday, (March 6th) and ends Easter Morning (April 21st).
Fasts may last for varying lengths of time - one day, three days, seven days, and more. We should prayerfully seek the Lord about the length of our fast. Fasting should have an object in mind; we should have a clear idea of the need and purpose.
Customize your own fast by removing something from your daily routine that prevents you from experiencing God to the fullest. Among the ideas include: reducing TV time, limiting computer time, volunteering your services, turning off your cell phone certain times of the day, helping a neighbor or deciding not to go shopping at the mall. Be creative and include your entire family.
Vegan-Plus Food Fast
This spiritual fast is intended to be a cleansing both inside and out. It incorporates daily devotionals and a deliberate modification to one’s daily routine, especially centered around food and prayer. Mindfully enter into this fast, participating in the manner that is best for you. (If necessary, please consult your doctor).
You will be surprised at the amazing variety of foods waiting for you to incorporate into your life - Forever!
Indulge: water, fruits, vegetables, organic non-caffeinated teas, whole grains (such as: brown rice, quinoa, bulgur wheat, pearled barley).
Limit: nuts, legumes, soy products, (these are not easy on the digestive system).
Omit: animal products, processed foods, artificial sweeteners, carbonated drinks, alcohol, caffeine, dairy products, white flour, white potatoes.