Pursuit, 21-Day devotional, is your invitation to pursue God through prayer and fasting in order to experience new levels of revelation, healing, power, intimacy with God. Pushing back the plate and running to your secret place of prayer is how you will see breakthrough. The Pursuit will provide a daily dose of inspiration and motivation to help you dig deep. See what God will do as you pursue Him.
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“Fasting, at its heart, is about giving up something that satisfies you in order to intentionally pursue satisfaction in God alone” Tiffany Montgomery
Types of Fasts
- Absolute Fast: *No food or water is to be consumed at all.
- Liquid Fast: *Only liquids are to be ingested during this time (water, juice, tea).
- Partial Fast: Limiting your meal schedule by eating only 1 meal a day or omitting 1 meal from your schedule.
- Daniel Fast: Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes (beans, lentils, peas) and nuts are to be consumed during this fast. No meat, dairy or sugars are to be eaten.
- Rotational Fast: Eating or omitting certain families of foods for designated period. For example, dairy can only be consumed every other day, grains eaten on even days, etc.
- Non-Food Fast: Instead of food other things are given up such as television, a certain habit, social media, secular music, etc.
*For those choosing the Absolute and Liquid fast please consult with your doctor before starting*
Preparation for the Fast
For those partaking in a food fast it is best to start preparing your body one week before it begins so your body is not in shock resulting in low energy, withdrawals, and cravings:
- Start preparing your body by eating smaller meals.
- Begin to decrease the intake of high-fat, sugary and processed foods.
- Caffeine drinkers (coffee, soda, tea) it is important that you begin to reduce your caffeine intake sooner rather than later to avoid caffeine withdrawals which normally result in migraines, irritability, and low energy.
For those partaking in a non-food fast it is also important that you begin to prepare as well. Whatever it is that you will be fasting is a part of your daily routine and it will be even harder when you begin the fast if you don’t start preparing now.
During the Fast
The first 2-3 days will be the hardest as your body adjusts to the new eating habits/schedule. This may result in weakness, headaches, fatigue as well as crankiness and impatience. This is normal and will pass. Please try to limit your physical activity during this time and partake in moderate exercise such as walking 1-2 miles daily, yoga, etc. Also do not forget to stay hydrated.
List of Reading Resources
- Holiness, Truth & The Presence of God (click link for book sample) Sample
- Ancient Paths: Rediscovering Delight in the Word of God (click link for book sample) Sample
- Commanding Your Morning Daily: Unleash God’s Power in Your Life-Every Day of the Year (click link for book sample) Sample
- Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God (click link for book sample) Sample
- Prayer Warrior: The Power of Praying Your Way to Victory by Stormie Omartian (sold on amazon)
- What is Prayer? How to Pray to God the Way You Talk to a Friend (click link for book sample) Sample
**MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: If you are pregnant or a nursing mother, have a current or pre-existing medical or mental condition or work a strenuous physically demanding job, you should NOT do a strict fast or perform strenuous exercise. All participants, especially those listed above should fast under recommendation or supervision of a doctor. If you experience any physical or mental complications you should immediately seek a doctor’s attention.
Cornerstone Church assumes no liability for participants of Pursuit, you agree that Cornerstone Church and its representatives are not responsible for any health issues or complications that may arise as a result of your participation. Participant also acknowledges that it has been clearly stated medical supervision is advised before beginning a fast and for its duration.