Word of Life Daniel Fast 2012

Pastor Bill has asked the church to participate with the leadership team in a Daniel Fast.  Last year was the first year for such a church-wide fast, and though a number of resources were provided it was difficult to wade through all of them.

After considerable searching, I found that Elevation Church had a very good downloadable file.  Part of the information from their website is in the brochure we are distributing throughout Word of Life.  Rather than copy and paste their file, here’s the link to it: http://danielfast.elevationchurch.org/.

There is a wealth of additional information available on the web, but this is the best one of what I looked at.  If you want something that will not only help you in this twenty-one day church fast but also in the long-term, look at http://danielplan.com/.  You can Google daniel fast and come up with some other sites as well.

Remember, if there is not a spiritual component to your fast, you’re not really fasting…you’re just changing your diet.  Isaiah 56 has a lot to say about fasting–it’s a good place to start reading before you begin your fast. 

So, get your flesh under control and let your spirit take charge of you life as we embark on this journey together.  God bless, and happy fasting!

 

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About Pastor Jim Dixon

Jim Dixon is a husband, father, grandfather, pastor, missionary and with his wife, Marsha, an author. Jim and Marsha are founders of God's Blueprint for Marriage, a ministry based on the experiences they had during reconciliation and restoration of their tumultuous marriage that would have ended in divorce, had it not been for God's intervention. Their marriage workshop called, not surprisingly, "God's Blueprint for Marriage" shares details of their failing marriage and, more importantly, the lessons they learned during the restoration process. Their book, "God's Blueprint for Marriage", is available through their web site, www.godsblueprint.info Jim is Missions and Small Groups Pastor at their church, Word of Life Fellowship. He and Marsha have a strong ministry presence in Peru, where he is a leader in the Evangelical Church of Christ of Peru, a Peruvian denomination. And Marsha is founder of Mujeres de Valor (Women of Worth), a ministry helping women in Peru find their place in service to God. They also work with Victory Bible College-Peru and Victory Fellowship of Ministries, organizations dedicated to training and supporting pastors and church leaders in that nation. Their two sons, Michael and Jeffrey, are also in ministry, Jeffrey full time as Youth Pastor of their church. Additionally they have a number of "adopted" sons and daughters, many of whom are in ministry as well. Jim is a professional storm chaser. You can hear him during severe weather in NW Arkansas on 40/29.
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