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21 Day Fast





 
Start: Monday, 11/03/08
End: Sunday, 11/23/08


Women of God,



1st testimony-As you see we have had a TREMENDOUS turn out. This is definitely from the Lord.



EXPECTATIONS:

Complete the 21 Daniel fast (be faithful, die to the flesh)

Pray for one another and what is on the "list"

Share the testimonies pre, during, post

Send encouraging words (If your feeling discourage, please reach out before you make any "decisions")

Find and be an accountability partner

Share recipes & tips

MARRIED: Challenges yourself with the "The Love Dare"

DO NOT overwhelm with emails.

NOT MANDATORY: Provide name of spouse, future spouse or just unknown





READING MATERIALS:

(Found at Amazon)

Daniels Fast Cookbook by Grace Bass & Lynda Anderson

Fasting by Jentezen Franklin

Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman



FOOD GUIDE (SAMPLE):


Whole Grains : Barley, brown rice, oats

Beans/Legumes : Red beans, black beans, dried beans, long beans, french beans, pinto beans, split peas, black eyed peas, lentils.

Vegetables : Asparagus, artichokes, broccoli, beets, bean sprouts, carrots, cabbage, celery, cauliflower, chili peppers, cucumbers, corn, cactus, eggplant, ginger root, garlic, kale, lettuce, leeks, mustard greens, mushrooms, onions, okra, potatoes, pickles, parsley, rutabagas, radishes, spinach, sprouts, scallions, sweet potatoes, squashes, turnips, tomatoes, water chestnut, yams, zucchini.

Fruits : apricots, apples, black berries, blue berries, boysenberries, bananas, cherries, cranberries, cantaloupe, dragon fruit, durian, figs, grapes, grapefruit, guava, honeydew melons, kiwi, litchi, lime, lemons, mangosteen, mangoes, nectarines, peaches, pears, pineapples, papayas, plums, prunes, raspberries, raisins, strawberries, tangerines, tangelos, watermelon.

Nuts and Seeds

Liquid: Distilled water, spring water, 100% natural fruit or vegetable juice

Food to Avoid in Daniel Fast recipes:
Caffeine
Carbonated soft drinks
Milk
Cheese
Meat (chicken, turkey, beer, pork, lamb, ostrich, etc.)
White rice
Fried food
Refined sugar
Sugar substitutes
Food containing preservatives or additives
White flour and food made by it
Butter, margarine and high fat products


ENCOURAGEMENT:

Scripture References for Fasting: Matthew 6:16-18, Matthew 9:14-15, Luke 18:9-14

Relation to Prayer and Reading of the Word: 1 Samuel 1:6-8, 17-18, Nehemiah 1:4, Daniel 9:3, 20, Joel 2:12, Luke 2:37, Acts 10:30, Acts 13:21 Corinthians 78:5--

Corporate Fasting: 1 Samuel 7:5-61 Chronicles 20:34--, Ezra 8:21-23, Nehemiah 9:1-3, Joel 2:15-16, Jonah 3:5-10, Acts 27:33-37

Remember that it is the attitude of a heart sincerely seeking Him to which God responds with a blessing (Isaiah 58, Jeremiah 14:12, 1 Corinthians 8:8). May God greatly bless you as you fast!


The prayers of the righteous availeth much. James 5:16

FAST WOULD BE WHAT WE ARE PRAYING FOR. PLEASE ADD ALONG THE WAY IF GOD GIVES YOU REVELATION:



Man that God desires (after His own heart)

Preparation

Provider spiritually, emotionally and physically

Marriage God's Way

Remove hindrances on either side/ barriers

Healing our hearts, so we can receive

Healing for those whom God may want to bless in this area, but are struggling to receive. Healing for hearts to be able to receive.

Train up to be a wife

God fearing in-laws & his immediate family

Salvation of his family

The Love Dare:

1. Love is patient

2. Love is kind

3. Love is not selfish

4. Love is thoughtful

5. Love is not rude

6. Love is not irritable

7. Love believes the best

8. Love is not jealous

9. Love makes good impressions

10. Love is unconditional

11. Love cherishes

12. Love lets the other win

13. Love fights fair

14. Love takes delight

15. Love is honorable

16. Love intercedes

17. Love promotes intimacy

18. Love seeks to understand

19. Love is impossible

20. Love is Jesus Christ

21. Love is satisfied in God

22. Love is faithful

23. Love always protects

24. Love vs. Lust

25. Love forgives

26. Love is responsible

27. Love encourages

28. Love makes sacrifices

29. Love's motivation

30. Love brings unity

31. Love and marriage

32. Love meets sexual needs

33. Love completes each other

34. Love celebrates godliness

35. Love is accountable

36. Love is God's Word

37. Love agrees in prayer

38. Love fulfills dreams

39. Love endures

40. Love is a covenant

Posted: Nov 04 2008 08:00:31pm by Kristina Clark
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Kristina Clark (@alwayzlovely)
Nov 05 2008 08:21:15am
  Good Morning All, I was contemplating whether or not this is for us but feel clearly now that it is. Last night during my QT - the Lord took me to some scripture. Haggai 2:10-19 (please look this up) but then from there He took me to this: Malachi 3:10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it. I believe the "tithe" God is speaking of is not monetary it's something of value - which could look different for each of us. His word does not return void! Bring all you have before Him - give Him ALL until you are empty. In Him ~ Mechelle

Kristina Clark (@alwayzlovely)
Nov 05 2008 08:22:31am
  Psalm 119:41 ESV Let your steadfast love come to me, O LORD, your salvation according to your promise. His love is and will forever be first and foremost because of the sacrificial love he GAVE TO US through Jesus. Let us fix our hearts & eyes on the true gift-giver and be amazed at his faithfulness. Marilena

Kristina Clark (@alwayzlovely)
Nov 05 2008 08:23:18am
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Kristina Clark (@alwayzlovely)
Nov 05 2008 08:25:12am
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Kristina Clark (@alwayzlovely)
Nov 05 2008 08:26:24am
  WOW! I was delayed, but this is what I read last night: Psalm 4:3 But know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself; the LORD hears when I call to him. ESV study notes says: "The same Hebrew word is rendered "set apart" in Ex 8:22 and makes a distinction in Ex 9:4, 11:7, 33:16. The idea is that God sets his special attention and affection on a person or people to distinguish them, the godly. The Hebrew word (Hasid) is the adjective form of "steadfast love" (hesed) This term variously rendered "godly," "saint," "faithful one," and "holy one" in the Psalms refers to those who have genuinely laid hold of God's steadfast love, here it is singular, to stress that each faithful member of the people may have this confidence." I believe we have a theme going- please see Psalm 119:41 day 1 verse I sent! THEN I read... Isaiah 26:3-4 You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever for the Lord God is an everlasting rock. ~Marilena~

Kristina Clark (@alwayzlovely)
Nov 05 2008 08:45:51am
  Joel Osteen/ Posted by Diana Zamora Set the Blessing in Motion Today's Scripture "Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full-pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back" (Luke 6:38). Today's Word from Joel and Victoria God is a god of abundance! He wants to pour out His abundance on you until you are so full that you are running over with His goodness. And notice how this verse starts. It says, "Give, and it will be given to you." Your giving sets the blessing of God into motion in your life. Giving is like a seed. When you plant an apple seed, it doesn't just grow a single fruit. That one seed grows into a tree that produces an abundance of apples! That's what happens when you obey God in your giving. You receive an abundant harvest in return. It's overflowing, literally "running over"! And when the blessing is running over, it means you have so much that you want to give more. The cycle just keeps repeating itself! Is there something the Lord is telling you to give today? It could be financial, material, or even your talents and service to others. What do you have in your hand that you can use to bless someone else? Take a step today and set the blessing of God into motion in your life. Open the door for His blessing to be running over in every area of your life today! A Prayer for Today Father in heaven, I choose to obey Your Word. I choose to be a tither and a giver. I choose to give to others knowing that You will use me in a greater capacity in return. In Jesus' Name. Amen

Kristina Clark (@alwayzlovely)
Nov 06 2008 05:40:42am
  11/03/08 by Diana Z Continual and Loving Communication In the message "By Our Love" we saw how Jesus desires for us to mature in our love for our Heavenly Father and for others. But as we continue our walk, we soon discover many decision points where we choose between two paths. At these critical moments, we must be able to recognize His leading; and if we have not spent time worshiping at His feet and communicating in prayer, we cannot expect to understand or even hear His guidance in our time of greatest need. Communication is essential for maturing in any relationship. A marriage which lacks communication will slowly begin to drift apart. It's not uncommon for married couples to live together for the majority of their lives and yet feel like strangers because they have failed to spend the time required to really know and understand one another. Our relationship with God is much the same. When we receive the gift of Salvation through faith in Jesus, we begin a life long relationship of love - a relationship which must be nurtured through fellowship and prayer. Psalm 5:1-3 "Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my sighing. Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to You I pray. In the morning, O Lord, You hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before You and wait in expectation." David states that the morning is his dedicated time for prayer; his time to be alone with God, to share his heart and expectantly await God's direction. But God has not specified a preferred time. In fact, Paul encourages us to maintain a constant state of communion with God when he says to "pray continuously" (1 Thessalonians 5:17). We ought to strive for communication which is regular and frequent; any time is the right time for prayer - any time is the right time to commune with the one you love! Prayer must originate from a sincere heart, anything less becomes a ritual of meaningless words. We should be motivated by a desire to strengthen our relationship - to praise Him for His blessings and earnestly ask for His guidance - and to deepen the commitment of our love. We ought to value our time with God above anything else this world has to offer: "One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life" (Psalm 27:4). Let's make sure our love doesn't fade. Let's set aside time each day to be alone with God - quiet time where we can hear His voice and begin to understand His character. Then, let's continue to commune and fellowship with Him throughout our times of busyness. Let's learn to dwell in His house all the rest of our days by maintaining continual and loving communication. Have a Christ Centered Day! Steve Troxel God's Daily Word Ministries

Kristina Clark (@alwayzlovely)
Nov 06 2008 05:42:17am
  :)#19 is supposed to be Love is impossible WITHOUT God

Marilena Espinoza (@faith2pray)
Nov 07 2008 10:18:53am
  Hello ladies, As we enter the weekend I pray that you would be filled with steadfast love & joy for our Savior. This is a time of approaching his throne with confidence as we wait for his will to be done. His grace abounds and his promises are forever!

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