DANIEL FAST 2021
The WHEELER AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH 2021 DANIEL FAST is designed to strengthen us physically, mentally and spiritually.
DATES: JANUARY 2, 2021 - JANUARY 31, 2021
The Daniel Fast will challenge us to deny the flesh in order to seek the Lord in prayer and grow closer to Him during this season. It is a biblically-based partial fast centered on the Old Testament account of dietary practices in the Book of Daniel. This practice recommends the intake of certain foods and the elimination of others from one’s diet. The intention of the Daniel Fast is not just to duplicate what Daniel ate, but to replicate the spirit in which he did it. If the focus of the fast is solely on food, we miss the blessing of the experience. The guide that follows presents a quick reference of Daniel Fast approved foods and area restaurants that have appropriate meal options.
Foods to Enjoy
• all vegetables (including potatoes) – fresh, frozen, dried or juiced. • all fruits – fresh, frozen, dried, or juiced. • all whole grains – amaranth, barley, brown rice, oats, quinoa, millet, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat tortillas, rice cakes and popcorn. • all nuts and seeds – almonds, cashews, macadamia nuts, peanuts, pecans, pine nuts, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and unsweetened nut butters. • all legumes – dried or canned; black beans, black eyed peas, cannellini beans, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), great northern beans, kidney beans, lentils, pinto beans, and split peas. • all quality oils – avocado, coconut, grapeseed, olive, peanut, sesame, and walnut. • Beverages – water only: distilled, filtered and spring water without added flavoring. • other – unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk, rice milk, or soy milk; herbs, spices, salt, pepper, vinegar, seasonings, unsweetened coconut flakes, soy products, and tofu. *For packaged and canned food check the ingredients list to ensure there are no added sugars, chemicals or preservatives.
Foods to Avoid
• all meat and animal products – bacon, beef, buffalo, eggs, fish, lamb, poultry, pork and animal sausage casing. • all dairy products – butter, cheese, cream, milk, and yogurt. • all sweeteners – agave nectar, artificial sweeteners, brown rice syrup, cane juice, honey, molasses, raw sugar, syrups, stevia, and sugar. • all leavened bread & yeast – baked goods and Ezekiel bread (if it contains yeast and honey. • all refined and processed food products – artificial flavorings, chemicals, food additives, preservatives, white flour, and white rice. • all deep fried foods – tortilla chips, French fries and potato chips. • all solid fats – lard, margarine, and shortening. • Beverages – alcohol, carbonated drinks, coffee, energy drinks, herbal tea.