Daniel Fast Week One
Hello Church Family! We are believing with you, and for you, as you join us in this year's Daniel Fast and Week of Prayer! We anticipate GREAT reports as to how God is moving in your life! We also expect that some will struggle with this. So, we created this blog so we can help encourage one another! Feel free to leave comments, prayer needs, recipes you find helpful, and share with us (failures and successes) through this journey!
Prayer CONNECTS you to God... fasting DISCONNECTS you from the world!
Pastor Dave & Tammy
1/22/2012 07:21:02 am
eph. 6:10-17..finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil..........
1/22/2012 07:27:21 am
vs . 13. wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, tha ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith,wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
1/22/2012 07:29:51 am
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; eph. 6; 18
1/23/2012 03:18:38 am
YES! The POWER of HIS might!!! Victory is ours!
1/24/2012 11:30:39 am
I am loving me some Daniel's fast...it always makes me feel sooo much better...In fact last year I did it for longer than the 10 days!
1/22/2012 11:57:56 am
Why not fast...what do you have to loose other than a pound or two?
1/23/2012 02:56:37 am
Ha! And.... MUCH to gain! :)
1/28/2012 06:02:39 am
but when ur my size loosing one or two pounds isnt really a good thing i would need to gain one or two pounds!!! lol :)
1/22/2012 12:37:33 pm
I have lots of great reciepies if any one wants some.. just call me @ 904-773-3758. and I will share...
1/22/2012 01:42:23 pm
cranberry and pecan stuffed baked apples... all natural. no sugar... but oh so sweet..... yummmmm
1/22/2012 02:22:05 pm
Hey Rosie! Can you post some of your recipes??? That cranberry one sounds great!
1/24/2012 11:49:48 am
Oh Rosie...I didn't even think of that!!! Thanks!!!
1/22/2012 02:51:42 pm
take about 4 apples. dig out the core only leaving about 1/2 inch on bottom.. take a spoon to get out seeds, then stuff with walnuts or pecans, and cranberries or your faviorate berries..(blueberries, rasberries. etc.)..and optional whole grain oatmeal.. mix all and stuff inside apples.place in baking pan and add 3/4th cup water around apples. bake at 350. for 30-40 min. .. till tender. not mushey. when done take juice around apples and baste overtop apples... yummy......... enjoy
1/22/2012 03:00:04 pm
also try fresh asparagus cut up into 2 inch pcs. ( throw away bottom 2 inches. not tops) . cut up 1 white or purple onion into chuncks... and 3 cloves of fresh garlic pressed.. and one package of sliced portabella mushrooms.. 2 TB extra v. olive oil. 1 tsp fresh rosmary diced.& a splash of red wine vinegar.. salt and pepper to taste.. cook over med high heat with lid about 5 min..stiring often.. just until a bit tender. not mushey..
1/22/2012 03:24:30 pm
Just FYI If you're going 100% by the rules of the Daniel fast you'll need to use a different vinegar. You can't use anything Wine based. (verse 8 of Daniel 1 specifies that he rejected wine)
1/23/2012 02:54:10 am
1/27/2012 12:26:31 am
Hey Rosie! As far as the Red Wine Vinegar. I think it is up to you. You can do your own research on it. But, we allowed it last year. There are conflicting "reports" on it. Some websites suggest you avoid it, while others give you reasons it is ok. Same with sweeteners.... stevia, honey etc are acceptable natural sweeteners, and some websites allow for it, while others do not. It is a personal conviction decision. Tofu, soy products are fine on most websites, as well as all natural baking soda for "leavening". You just make a judgement call. Remember, we are not trying to eat "kosher"... just avoiding the "kings table".
1/22/2012 03:07:03 pm
forgot about the cinnamon.. just to taste.. sorry.
1/22/2012 03:08:07 pm
1/23/2012 02:55:06 am
Thanks Rosie! It does sound yummy!
1/22/2012 03:01:01 pm
For those participating in the fast with us.... I just want to remind you that you MIGHT actually have flu-like symptoms when you fast. This is your body detoxifying and flushing out toxins. The first three days are the roughest. BUT.... You "can do all things through Christ who gives you strength!!" Phil. 4:13
1/22/2012 03:25:47 pm
& Don't forget to drink plenty of water throughout the day. It helps your stomach if it's trying to get used to the increase in fiber.
1/24/2012 01:00:41 pm
Glad you posted the reminder, or I'd have thought I was really sick.
1/26/2012 04:20:04 am
I'm finally feeling somehow normal! But your right my legs hurt so bad, but praise God my caffeine headache has finally subsided>
1/27/2012 12:45:39 am
Welcome aboard Tamra!!! Glad the headache is gone! Dave's legs are still pretty bad. But, just think of all the junk that's exiting your system!! ;) Keep up the sources of protein, calcium and magnesium! And LOTS of water!!
1/22/2012 03:30:24 pm
I made a batch of Vegetarian Chili tonight, I haven't tried it yet. If it's any good I'll post the recipe tomorrow.
1/23/2012 02:53:28 am
Thanks! Sounds good!
1/22/2012 03:32:43 pm
Has anyone ever tried to make homemade Whole Wheat flat bread? I'm trying to find a recipe for it that doesn't have leavening.
1/22/2012 03:45:51 pm
1/23/2012 02:52:57 am
1/24/2012 12:37:44 pm
Did you try this recipe yet??? I'd like to know how it turns out?
1/24/2012 01:05:10 pm
1/23/2012 02:59:20 am
And the first of all the firstfruits of all things, and every offering of all, of every sort of your offerings, shall be the priest's: you shall also give unto the priest the first of your dough, that he may cause the blessing to rest in your house. Ezekiel 44:30
1/23/2012 03:17:42 am
1/23/2012 03:16:48 am
Day One: Breakfast: Ayden: "I'm about to pass out cause the food is so disgusting!" LOL! (upon serving a tray of fresh blueberries, strawberries, and grapes!)
1/24/2012 01:04:09 pm
You know it could be even harder for him.
1/23/2012 03:20:00 am
Praying for our church family!!! May God SHOW UP in mighty and miraculous ways as you Seek Him First!
1/23/2012 04:38:21 am
SOS SOS I hate planning on what to eat.....
1/23/2012 04:44:45 am
LOL!!!!! Robert.... you make me laugh! So.... I will post a couple of recipes tonight. (Gotta hook up to my external hard drive first!) We created a real good salsa recipe, and a potato soup. I think there is a health food store in Keystone??? If so, you can get totally organic corn chips for the salsa! Also, keep fruit around! It's EASY when you need something quick! YOU CAN DO IT!! :)
1/24/2012 01:07:25 pm
Make sure the ships are baked, instead of fried. & That they don't have preservatives or sugar in them.
1/23/2012 05:55:55 am
if we can have whole wheat tortillas. then how about a bean and rice and lettuce tomatoe tacos?
1/24/2012 01:08:57 pm
I can't find a WW Tortilla that doesn't have something in it we can't have. Most of what I've found have enriched flour, eggs, or sugar in them.
1/26/2012 04:27:25 am
Ezekiel make a tortilla that is all natural> Kerry says it's slightly better than cardboard, but it gives us something to put our black beans, salsa and guacamole in!
1/27/2012 12:47:43 am
LOL! Tamra, your hubby cracks me up sometimes!
1/23/2012 08:38:06 am
Ok this is not going so well. Today I got sick from the lack of coffee.lol
1/23/2012 09:43:58 am
I agree with Monica. I think I am developing gills from all the water.
1/23/2012 10:12:40 am
LOL! I think you'll make it!!! hehehe! There are some pretty good herb teas... if ya gotta have something hot in the morning! :) Day one done!! You've got this!
1/23/2012 10:22:34 am
EASY Potato Soup!
1/23/2012 10:29:02 am
1/24/2012 11:52:13 am
I thought our paper said no honey???
1/24/2012 12:46:55 pm
It depends on you really. We passed out two info sheets, and the one says honey & herb (no black) teas. The other one does not offer that as an option... same with pastas. We, personally, allow honey as sweetner and whole wheat pasta. (you have to check the ingredients though... and be sure it is only wheat flour and no eggs etc)
1/26/2012 04:30:39 am
If I have no honey my kids would have no mommy! I need sweets!
1/26/2012 06:23:56 am
what about styvia? it comes from an herbed plant? I have one growing on my porch... you can buy them at ace hardware for a couple bucks. and just boil them with your tea.. but I love water and have no issues just drinking water...
1/27/2012 12:49:32 am
Rosie.... sorry, I responded to this in your earlier post! (check above) Sorry! :)
1/23/2012 10:35:33 am
Lastly for this evening! Just a reminder.... when you get hungry, or get cravings etc... let it push you to PRAY! Let your appetite be re-directed and crave the power and presence of God instead! Let those fleshly reminders of how human we are, cause you to rely on the Sprit of God within you! When your flesh is screaming... scream back with "It's not by might, nor by power, but by the SPIRIT says the Lord!" Zech. 4:6
1/23/2012 02:04:35 pm
I made it through day 1 and am starting to feel a little headache come on but have been praying and am starting my bible reading. Good Night All.
1/24/2012 01:51:07 am
1/24/2012 02:16:52 am
ok, day one down. and having vegan veggie burgers on a whole wheat bun type thing. SOOOOO glad I work across the street from the healthy food store in Keystone. I think they will be my bff.
1/24/2012 01:00:20 pm
I knew there was a place in Keystone! Was it any good?
1/24/2012 02:56:19 pm
Monica any burgers left?
1/27/2012 12:17:18 am
1/26/2012 06:26:00 am
the veggie burgers I found had eggs in them so I couldnt eat them... but I didn't get them at health food store .. so I put them away in the freezer... oh well..... veggie stir fry tonight.....still tasty.
1/24/2012 03:33:32 am
I am seeing visions of hamburgers dancing.....and coffee rivers....Yes, it is working...I am having visions....Just kidding...All is going well. I took some meds for headache and doing good.
1/24/2012 12:42:42 pm
ROL!!!!! Thanks ALWAYS for the comic relief Robert! Are you sure your calling in not a comedian! Glad you are doing good! Seriously, the headaches are NORMAL! Don't forget the water!!!
1/24/2012 03:50:29 am
Thank you all for your input. It helps to see how others are fairing. Yesterday I had a terrible headache-not having my 3 cups of coffee in the morning but today is much better. It's amazing what material things u can live without and God will honor our commitment. Everyone Have a Blessed JESUS filled Day!!!
1/24/2012 01:02:38 pm
Hey Patti! You are so right! It's crazy how our body becomes addicted to our pleasures! Coffee, cream, sugar! Ahhh! :) So, glad to "see" you here! Keep us posted!
1/24/2012 11:11:20 am
cabbage and potatoes for dinner.... yummy
1/24/2012 11:33:46 am
Me too!! Had the same thing!!!
1/24/2012 11:28:24 am
this fast is difficult. I have never gone so long without meat or procesed food. oh well, i have been prayen and gods gotten me this far i aint gonna give up now.
1/24/2012 12:59:31 pm
Welcome aboard Deanna! :) You are soooo right! Keep it up girl!
1/25/2012 04:25:28 am
Hang in there Sis. God will help you. I did the fast for 21 days last year with no meat no bread and no sweets God really helped me but when it was over I went to Cracker Barrell and Had chicken fried chicken with white pepper gravy. I thought it was a bit of Heaven!!!!!! I'll be prayin for you.
1/24/2012 11:32:28 am
I am loving this Daniel's fast! last year I did it longer than the 10 days!
1/24/2012 11:48:30 am
You know brown rice and stir fry veggies are very good!!! YUM!
1/24/2012 01:03:20 pm
Love me some stir-fry!
1/24/2012 01:13:07 pm
1/24/2012 01:39:44 pm
You go girl!!!
1/27/2012 12:53:44 am
Gonna have to try that! Soy Sauce is one of those "questionables"/personal convictions... but we did allow it last year as well! So.... I think I'll give this one a try! Sounds delish!
1/26/2012 04:24:52 am
I had that last night. A very Good Recipe is eggplant with whole grain spaghetti and homemade sauce. Take Oatmeal and blend it into a flour then drizzle olive oil on the sliced eggplant with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Coat the eggplant and bake on 425 about 10 min each side> Homemade spaghetti sauce is Tomatoe sauce with mushrooms and the various herbs to taste! The Girls loved it and that is saying something.
1/27/2012 12:56:19 am
mmmm... that sounds good Tamra! I have NEVER cooked eggplant! LOVE the breading idea!!! Is this your own little concoction?? If so, we'll have to add it to our church recipe book that KELLY AND HELEN are gonna make happen for next year! ;)
1/24/2012 12:51:47 pm
Oh my goodness! I have been sooooooo tired lately! You never realize how much "energy" you get from all the junk we eat and drink all the time. My body has been telling me its time to go to bed, but its so early compared to my regular bedtime. Not sure I'll survive yet!!!! :/
1/24/2012 12:58:38 pm
Oh yes you will! :) That's what happens with all the caffeine! It keeps you awake! You are gonna start feeling GREAT soon!!! I will say, it's a bit rougher without the proteins while you are doing your sports! But, God will give you that strength!!
1/24/2012 01:13:55 pm
Yes you will. You'll be amazed Thursday how great you feel.
1/26/2012 10:29:19 am
Ok Helen...it's Thursday!!! LOL and I am having visions of dancing chocolate covered fruit dancing in my head!! hahahaha
1/26/2012 06:30:38 am
cooking beans and eating nuts.. especially cashews will help with the energy..( a handful of cashews is equilivent to a perscription striength prozack... lol.)..
1/27/2012 12:58:17 am
Wow Rosie! Really??? Is that factual or are you just joking? If so... bring on the cashews!!!!! hehe! I actually love them and have them in the cupboard!
1/27/2012 01:41:48 pm
It's for real.. learned it from a Dr.
1/27/2012 02:23:08 pm
1/28/2012 06:18:06 am
i agree especially with softball and Mrs. Maddox's workouts!!!!
1/24/2012 01:08:27 pm
GOTTA TRY IT!!!
1/24/2012 01:14:56 pm
Please bring some to church tomorrow.
1/24/2012 01:23:00 pm
Dave is eating it ALL!!!!!! LOL!!!!
1/24/2012 01:12:51 pm
1/24/2012 01:21:55 pm
1/24/2012 01:43:17 pm
I found that last year and also a sugar free ragu...I sent text messages to Tamra everytime I found a new food we could have! LOL Thank goodness Gucamole with baked chips and boiled peanuts got me thru!!
1/25/2012 03:53:05 am
The main thing is drinking water but I feel that God starting to show me some things that I need to work on and has answered some financial prayers already. God is good.
1/25/2012 01:31:55 pm
Ok..was it just me or did we all seem full of laughter tonight at church.....I guess fasting gives us the ability to laugh at ourselves with our friends support! Get behind me Satan!! LOL
1/26/2012 02:47:01 am
We have to laugh, we have strenght in groups!!!
1/26/2012 04:59:23 am
I had to get the devil behind me twice already this morning. Then on the way to work they were singing Wait Upon The Lord! So I've been humming it all day. Don't know what I'm waiting on but he does!!
1/27/2012 01:00:18 am
You go girl!!!
1/25/2012 02:07:33 pm
Somebody should have reminded me about the "no protien for your sports". I was a complete wreck at kickboxing class last night. No strenth of my own. I was definitly in prayer! Counting down the minutes of class!
1/27/2012 01:02:17 am
Hey Lisa! Welcome aboard!!! So, you got whooped huh? LOL! My girls are struggling a bit with softball workouts every night of the week! But we've upped the peanut butter etc! They are making it! :) I am PRAISING God with you concerning Cody! That's an answer to prayer!!!!!
1/28/2012 01:47:18 am
I am developing gills. Call me Aquaman. I made it thru 5 days which is really good for me. God is doing something but will wait and see.
1/27/2012 08:36:16 am
Try edame (soybeans). They are very high in protein, and the only vegetable source that is a complete protein.
1/27/2012 09:47:57 am
Oh! Good to know that. To my knowledge, I have NEVER had a soybean! Soy nut, yes.. soy bean, no.
1/26/2012 04:40:18 am
I Love this Fast. It's the only time I can send Kerry to the grocery store with some degree of confidence that he will not stray and bring home things we don't need. Mainly Pizza! Oh... and Ice cream. Ok I'm stopping now this is counterproductive to my mental state!
1/27/2012 01:03:33 am
ROL!!!!!!! hahahahahahaha!!! Hey, there's more than a couple benefits from this fast huh?
1/27/2012 08:34:46 am
Hey, I resemble that. While walking through Hitchcocks, the pizza called out to me, but I told it "Man shall not live on pizza alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God"
1/27/2012 10:00:06 am
LOL!!! You both are a riot!!! I bet there's a pizza party after this is all over!!!
1/27/2012 10:09:14 am
Did you say "GET BEHIND ME SATAN!!" LOL
1/26/2012 04:42:48 am
Ok peeps...NEED MORE RECIPES!! lol
1/27/2012 01:06:50 am
I LOVE THE IDEA! Helen has mentioned something similar! Soooo... you and her are in charge!!! :) Make sure Helen gets this memo! LOL!!!
1/26/2012 04:45:38 am
p.s. I have lost 8 lbs already! Woo Hoo!! I have also included 1 walk around the block for every day I fast. I will be up to 2 miles by the time it is done!
1/26/2012 04:52:12 am
Kelly that is AWESOME!!
1/26/2012 05:01:27 am
Rice cakes with peanut butter and honey or bananas are a great lunch. Also Dole has come out with all natural fruit cups in natural fruit juice so the kids can take them to school quite easily.
1/26/2012 05:56:35 am
Had a morning. My car battery was completely dead. Borrowed my in-laws truck to go to palatka to work. Truck ran hot and I was standed on Hwy 20. AAA picked up truck & took to shop. I just prayed and talked to GOD to help me not stress and He did.2 1/2 hrs late to work.THANK GOD ANYWAY!!!!!
1/27/2012 01:08:10 am
Wow! Bless you Patti! Praying for you!
1/26/2012 10:23:17 am
Tammy...can we learn the song NEVER by Hyland? It is on their Weights and Measures CD. It is AWESOME! You tube or google it!
1/26/2012 10:15:17 pm
I made it to day 5. I am still praying for God to show me some things and His guidance. I am going to make some grits now.
1/27/2012 01:09:59 am
PRAISE GOD ROBERT!!!! God is doing a NEW thing in you!!! Sooo proud of your commitment and tenacity! Praying for God to show you Great and Mighty things!! Jeremiah 33:3!!
1/26/2012 10:44:22 pm
Good Morning Everyone!
1/27/2012 01:02:16 am
Thanks Helen needed that this morning!!!
1/27/2012 01:12:33 am
Amen Helen! A good word!
1/27/2012 01:16:03 am
Praying for ALL of you today!!! May God's strength and POWER be perfected in your weakness! May He speak to you, guide you, direct you, and show you GREAT AND MIGHTY THINGS! (Jer. 33:3) May you KNOW Him in a deeper way, and sense His presence abiding with you! May you walk in HIS anointing, and see that anointing shatter bondage! CHANGE US HEAVENLY FATHER! MAKE US LIKE YOU! Amen!
1/27/2012 05:42:03 am
Amen Sis Tammy. I'm listening to You are my everything. I listen to Hope Fm at work!!!! Praying for everyone. Have a Happy Day in JESUS!!!!!
1/27/2012 10:17:19 am
NEW RECIPES! Straight from my friend (Pastor's wife at Palatka First A/G) Daniel Fast Cookbook!
1/27/2012 10:19:04 am
The muffins are really quite good! I made them this morning! Great for breakfast, or a filler snack! (I didn't use walnuts, but I'm sure that would be good!) The only thing that would make these better is chocolate chips! :)
1/29/2012 05:04:12 am
these were soo good.. I added
1/27/2012 10:19:38 am
Day 6 for me (I started early) up to walking a 1 1/4 miles a day now! Craving me some boiled peanuts right now!! YUM! Had me some gucamole with triscuts today...tasty! Looking at a nice fruit salad for supper. Freeze some 100% juice for popsicles! My kid is eating them as fast as I can freeze them!
1/27/2012 12:13:01 pm
Sweet potato hummus
1/27/2012 03:02:11 pm
This fast has been so good to Nate and I! God is really working in us!! I have a couple of recipes I'd like to share! Nate and I love these!! :)
1/28/2012 02:25:05 am
Hey Megan! mmmm.... that spinach sounds good actually!! Think I'll try it this week!! Gonna make smoothies myself this morning!
1/27/2012 03:12:31 pm
Hey Everyone! I hope the Daniel Fast is treating you well! I have so much energy and my time with God this week has been so awesome!! Whatever you do.. DON'T GIVE UP and DON'T GIVE IN... YOU CAN DO THIS! (Phil 4:13) I just wanted to share some recipes, Megan and I, have been using this week. We are actually are going to apply most of this to our constant diet and lifestyle. We love it! So here we go:
1/28/2012 02:30:24 am
Popcorn is a GREAT snack!! We had it almost every night last year! ha! We just made it again last night! Forgot how good it was! You can also add flavoring to the oil itself! Any seasoning you like.... if you like a little heat, then add a bit of cayenne pepper.... if ya like it sweet (like caramel corn) you could even a little honey to the oil! All kinds of flavored popcorn is possible! yummy! Yes! Great snack!
1/28/2012 02:23:43 am
Hey Everyone! We started a new blog for this week! Check it out! Praying for you all!!!! Anticipating great and mighty things!
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