CCC Fasting 2024

Christ Community Church – 21 Day Fast - January 7, 2024, at 12:00am (midnight) to January 28, 2024, at 12:00 am (midnight)
We are excited to have you join CCC in our 2024, 21 Day Fast. If this is your first time, we are pleased to have you join us as we dedicate time to embrace and share God’s love. The fast will begin January 7, 2024 at 12:00am (midnight) and continue to 12:00am (midnight) on January 28, 2024. This booklet is designed to help you along your spiritual journey. A life of serving Jesus is the most exciting life you can ever imagine.
1. Fasting from “creature comforts” can be substituted for individuals with medical concerns. If you are pregnant or have a medical condition, consult with your physician BEFORE participating in the fast.
2. Children, especially small children, will have special needs that must be considered. Under these conditions, find some sacrifice in the area of toys or food (candy, fast food) that can be made without endangering health.
3. If you have extreme difficulty with the fast, such as impairment of your ability to work at your job, you will have to make adjustments. Seek the Lord and discuss it with other mature Christians involved in the fast to find alternatives. “God’s kingdom isn’t a matter of what you put in your stomach. It’s what God does with your life as He sets it right, puts it together, and completes it with joy.
Preparing Spiritually
Confess your sins to God. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal areas of weakness. Forgive all who have offended you and ask forgiveness from those you may have offended (Mark 11:25; Luke 11:4; 17:3-4). Surrender your life fully to Jesus Christ and reject the worldly desires that try to hinder you (Romans 12:1-2).
Read Matthew Chapters 5, 6, and 7. Read several times. Pray at least 10 minutes in the morning, 10 minutes at noon, and 10 minutes at night.
How to End:
Don't overeat when the time comes to end your fast. Begin eating solid food gradually; eat small portions or snacks.
All vegetables, fruits, nuts, honey, 100 percent fruit juices, water, and teas. See examples for foods below:
Apples, Apricots, Bananas, Blackberries, Blueberries, Boysenberries, Cantaloupe, Cherries, Cranberries, Oats, Figs, Grapefruit, Grapes, Guava, Honeydew Melon, Kiwi, Lemons, Limes, Mangoes, Nectarines, Papayas, Peaches, Pears, Pineapples, Plums, Prunes, Raisins, Raspberries, Strawberries, Tangelos, Tangerines, Watermelon
Artichokes, Asparagus, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chili Peppers, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic, Ginger root, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Mustard Greens, Okra, Onions, Parsley, Potatoes, Radishes, Rutabagas, Scallions, Spinach, Sprouts, Squashes, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Turnips, Watercress, Yams, Zucchini Seeds, Nuts, Sprouts. Stir fried vegetables will be acceptable. I am adding corn chips that are bake and have no additional preservatives, and peanut butter/almond butter.
Water, 100% All-Natural Fruit Juices, 100% All Natural Vegetable Juices (No Fruit Punch, Hi-C, or concentrated juices, etc.) Decaffeinated Tea. WATER: Drink a minimum of eight glasses of water daily throughout the fast. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! I am adding almond milk for cereal that is all-natural and has no preservatives.
Sugar and sugar products (i.e. desserts, soft drinks, etc.) Beverages that include caffeine (i.e. coffee, tea, etc.), Carbonated beverages Breads, grains (rice is an exception)
Meats, fish poultry, eggs, dairy products, butter Fried foods, foods containing preservatives or additives Refined sugar, Sugar substitutes White flour, and all products containing, margarine, shortening, and high-fat products.
Try to eat food and drink liquids that are either NON-GMO or Organic. Try to cook your snacks using the allowed ingredients. Honey can be used as a sweetener.
Reduce spending to what is necessary. Establish a Fasting Saving account of what is being saved while fasting. Watch how your financial life changes because of being financially disciplined.
Please try to eat enough of the food allowed in the fast. Stay hydrated. Spend quality time with God.