What is a Daniel Fast | How to Do a Daniel Fast for 2020

What is a Daniel Fast | How to Do a Daniel Fast for 2020


Hi everyone and welcome to Rhoades24eva. I’m Terri and in this video I’m
going to talk about what is it Daniel
fast and how to do the Daniel fast for 2020. And so if you remember in our
very first video when Kyle and I talked about
how we met one of the things we mentioned was
that he actually noticed me while I was presenting on
the Daniel fast. So what exactly is Daniel fast. So the Daniel fast is actually
based on stories in The Book of Daniel that’s
found in the Old Testament in the stories of Daniel which
can be found in Daniel Chapter 1 and Daniel Chapter
10 The prophet Daniel decided to
abstain from eating bread, wine, and meat for about 10 days or three weeks. So if you read Daniel Chapter 1
it will say specifically he abstained from
these different foods for 10 days and only ate
vegetables and water. But if you read Daniel Chapter
10 it will say that he mourned for 3
weeks which is about 21 days. And in this time he also
abstained from meat bread, wine and what they
really ate was what’s known as pulses. And if you’re reading modern
translations of the Daniel diet it will say that
specifically what he was eating was
anything with seeds. So whether that’s nuts, fruits
vegetables or you know things like whole
grains. So individuals will say that
you can have things like
quinoa, brown rice. Like I said avocado any types
of different fruits and vegetables. And truly the only beverage
that Daniel was consuming during that time was water. So some people will say you
know you can have things like
almond milk or coconut milk. But in the Bible it said
specifically that they were drinking water. So now as you’re thinking about
the Daniel fast one of the things I want to
make clear is that even though food is probably one of
the first things that comes to
your mind that Daniel fast is
really about a spiritual connection
and this is a time that should be
devoted to spending time praying and studying the
Word of God. You should be asking yourself
how can I have a deeper more intimate
relationship with God. How can I grow in my walk with
the Lord. So if you’re doing the Daniel
fast because you’re thinking about losing weight then that
is the wrong motive. The intent is really to come to
God with a repentant heart and ask him to help you
to order your steps so that you
can do and be what he is called you
to be. So now as you were preparing to
walk it out with the Lord in 2020
you need his direction you need his
guidance and so your focus really needs to
be on deepening that relationship that
spiritual connection with the
Lord. So I just want to make sure I
insert this here before we keep going. If you have any medical
condition and you’re thinking about doing that Daniel fast
again really make sure that you’re
consulting your primary care provider because you know
sometimes if you’re fasting and you’re
taking medications these things are going to affect you
in an adverse manner. So make sure you talk to your
own health care provider before you decide to fast. So now thinking about the
Daniel fast you are probably like well if I can’t eat bread
I can’t eat meat I can’t have wine, then what am
I going to do. And if you are interested in
specific recipes there are lots of
recipes on Google or I can make a
video about some of the things that I eat
specifically when I’m going through the Daniel
Fast, so let me know in the
comments down below if you would like a
video about different recipe ideas for the Daniel
fast. Now I said that during the
Daniel fast you really need to be spending time in
prayer and thinking about your connection and your
relationship with God. And so you’re probably asking
well what should I read. What type of devotionals should
I go through and we’ve done a video before
about different types of devotional books that we
find specifically helpful. But if there is something that
is challenging you
specifically that you’re dealing with then
you know that you need
breakthrough and that God is the only one
that can provide the answers. Then I would say make sure that
you are doing Bible plans or you know
reading the Word of God specific to those
different items and you know depending on the
type of bible you have you can
go through the back sections they
have an index and so if you’re praying about
trusting the Lord more if you’re praying about you know
marriage or singleness or being content there are
specific verses in the Bible that address each
of these different concerns that you may have. So again this is really about
you and the Lord. This is not about everybody
else but about deepening your relationship and about
your walk with the Lord. So if you’re thinking about
doing the Daniel fast I think this will be a really
wonderful journey as you learn to walk it out with
the Lord and again keep your focus on Jesus. I know that is going to be hard
and nothing that you know requires you to sacrifice is ever going to be
easy but remember that when God died and he
sacrificed his life for us.
That wasn’t easy. But He did that because it was
the will of the father. And so if you want to know that
what God’s will is for your life go to Him in
prayer and in fasting and I guarantee you
that God is going to answer you in time
according to his will. So again make sure that you’re
asking God seeking him specifically for wisdom
during this time of prayer and fasting. If this video is helpful make
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