The Fast of Daniel is based on the fast described in the Daniel chapter 10, in the Bible. During 21 days, Daniel decided to fast in order to find favor, wisdom, and understanding from God.
Now-a-days, among the list of things which get in the way of our relationship with God, distractions are more than present–and they come in all forms of entertainment and secular information which bombard us constantly. The Lord Jesus would say “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!” (Matthew 13:9) The purpose of the Fast of Daniel is exactly this: to open our ears to the voice of God.
I want to invite you to start a purpose with me during this fast. It will help you get the most out of these 21 days for the benefit of every area of your life.
Every day I will post five tasks here, they will touch the five areas of your life: spirituality, health, relationships, finances, and personal growth. (These are the same tasks that are in the Portuguese blog.)
Why take part in this purpose?
Just as fasting is not simply to stop eating, the Fast of Daniel is not simply for you to stop absorbing secular information or entertainment. The fast requires abstinence but also requires attitudes which will help you reach your objectives.
The objective of the Fast of Daniel is to strengthen your life in general.
Click on the links below to see the tasks up to today. They will be posted here daily. They will be in a PDF format, so you can download them to your computer or print them out and take them wherever you go. Make sure to always read the daily instructions before you begin.
What about inviting a friend (or several) to participate in this purpose with you? Then you can motivate each other so that you complete the tasks.
Take a couple of minutes to leave a couple of lines and tell us all about your experience doing the daily tasks. This will help you reflect on what you learned and will help other participants when they read your victories and challenges in completing the tasks. So comment! Feel free to give ideas and motivate others as well.
If you’re in, go ahead and click on the link below, start the first task and take the bull by the horns!
1. Fast of Daniel: day one
2. Fast of Daniel: day two
3. Fast of Daniel: day three
4. Fast of Daniel: day four
5. Fast of Daniel: day five
6. Fast of Daniel: day six
7. Fast of Daniel: day seven
8. Fast of Daniel: day eight
9. Fast of Daniel : day nine
10. Fast of Daniel: day ten
11. Fast of Daniel: day eleven
12. Fast of Daniel: day twelve
13. Fast of Daniel: day thirteen
14. Fast of Daniel: day fourteen
15. Fast of Daniel: day fifteen
16. Fast of Daniel: day sixteen
17. Fast of Daniel: day seventeen
18. Fast of Daniel: day eighteen
19. Fast of Daniel: day nineteen
20. Fast of Daniel: day twenty
22. Fast of Daniel: day twenty-one