The Lord has led me to call a quarterly fast for At God’s Door. As you learned from the “page on fasting”, this process consecrating and transforming process. We are a transforming and consecrating ministry. As we prepare our hearts for this consecration, each quarter. We want to make sure it is sincere and pure to God. Please allow this fast and consecration to open your heart to God and reveal to you what you need to submit to Him and where he needs to grow you up. Please make this both a personal and corporate fast. Press in, to find the heart of God for your situation, and then commit to keeping that heart. We have learned and hold to the need to delight/abide in the Lord, and He will tell us what to desire. In this time of fasting, we will delight in the Lord. We will listen to hear what He has to say for our lives individually and with respect to this ministry.
- When we will fast
- What type of fast
When will we fast?
We will fast the first month of each quarter. The fast will start on the 1st Sunday of March, June, September, and December. This means if the month starts on any other day than Sunday, we will wait until the 1st Sunday.
What type of fast will be chosen?
The types of fasts are discussed on the “page on fasting”. We will use The Non-Total fast. We will be eating fruits and vegetables only. We will also stay online 2-5 minutes after prayer every day we are fasting to encourage each other, give testimonies and get prayer when we are not doing as well as we would like. As our model, we will use the fast designed and promoted by Rochelle T. Parks.
This fast is is very much like the Daniel Fast but it is stricter. We chose this fast because it is a challenge. Just as Daniel challenged the official in charge of his training in Daniel Chapter 1. Daniel believed and was proved correct that eating what God instructs is healthier for you. Ms. Parks added fruit to the challenge, and I agree to add fruit is fine. She created a manual that has information about the fast as well as the food that is allowed and disallowed. Click here: Fruit& Veggie Challenge to get the document that you can use. She provides coaching, she will send you invitations to training, and she does live broadcasts that inspire you as well as give cooking tips and recipes. You can be a part of a group of people who do this fast every month if you want. You can sign up here. We are grateful to God for Ms. Parks and also to Ms. Pat Sims for bringing this to the prayer line.
Recipes and Approved Foods
In order to enjoy the fast, you need great recipes. Keep checking back as we will add more as we continue to get them in. If you want to contribute a recipe do so here.
Condiments, spreads, and sauces
The salad dressing of choice if you don’t make your own is Newman’s Own Oil and Vinegar. You can use it on your salad and on your vegetables before baking. The one is recommended because it does not have gluten, artificial flavors or colors, preservatives, or added sugar.
Smuckers Peanut Butter
Non-GMO, 00% Natural, No Sugar Added, No Cholesterol, No Hydrogenated Oil, No Trans Fat, No Added Preservatives, Gluten-Free
Low in calories and rich in essential nutrients, high protein, and low carbs
I used romaine lettuce, spring mix, fresh spinach, apples, blueberries, beets, cucumber, and tomatoes. Just whatever I feel like that day. (by Pat Sims)
I used romaine lettuce, spring mix, beets, chopped cabbage, yellow squash, zucchini jicama, carrots, and avocado. Again, use whatever you have a test for. (by Pat Sims)
I used romaine lettuce, spring mix, fresh spinach, tomatoes, beets, cucumber, cranberries, strawberries, and purple onion. This is another day I just added what I had a taste for. (by Pat Sims)
I used romaine lettuce, spring mix, tomatoes, yellow and red mini peppers, cauliflower, cucumber, purple onion, and scallions. You can add any raw vegetable you want.
(by Pat Sims)
Vegetable Main Dishes
Roasted Asparagus – Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F.
Place the asparagus into a bowl, and drizzle with olive oil and any other seasoning of your choice. Toss to coat the spears. Add salt and pepper if you have not already. Arrange the asparagus onto a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake in the preheated oven until just tender, 12 to 15 minutes depending on thickness. Sprinkle with lemon juice just before serving. (by Pat Sims and Elder Pam)
Roasted Vegetables -Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Gather the vegetables you are going to use. Cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, and peppers are sued here. Spray a cookie sheet with olive oil. Put the vegetables in a bowl and use the seasoning of your choice. Make sure they are completely covered. Lay out the vegetables on a cookie sheet. -Place in the oven and roast for 15-20 mins. Stir halfway (by Pat Sims)
Roasted Beets and Carrots -Preheat oven to 400 degrees F -Cut up veggies -Pour olive oil in a pan and put cut veggies in the pan. Mix the veggies until they’re all covered in oil -Sprinkle with dried basil, dried oregano, salt & pepper to taste and mix well -Place in the oven and roast for 40-45 mins. Stir halfway
If you don’t want to watch the video, here are some of the snacks Rochelle talks about:
* Fruit ( some are higher in sugar
* Celery and peanut butter
* Organic Mozerella chees
* Hard-boiled eggs
Much more information is on the video
We are a triune body and we have to address all parts of us in the fast. Spirit, mind, and body.
- Our spirit is engaged as we submit to the 5:30 prayer and devotion. We connect to the Lord, Whose Spirit lives within us.
- Our mind is submitted because we have decided to fast. We are turning away from what we want to do. We are crucifying our flesh through fasting and consecration.
- Our body had to be addressed as well and we do that through exercise.
You don’t have to do the most extensive exercises, but you should do something. If you get started, you will continue. I have some exercises that I have done and they are good but not too extreme. I have added ten and fifteen-minute workouts. However, you don’t have to use these if you are more advanced. I like both of these trainers. If you want me to add one or more you have used and like, send me the link.