The 21 Day Challenge is a yearly 21 Day spiritual experience. Join thousands around the world as we take 21 days this January to fast, pray, read the Bible and draw closer to God. Here are the details...
- January 6th-26th.
- 21 Day Daniel Fast (See info Below).
- Read the New Testament in 21 days (See reading Plan below).
- Thats it join us at anytime and don't forget to tell your friends about your experience using the hashtag #21DC.
What Is A Daniel Fast?
The Daniel Fast is a biblically based partial fast. It is a method of fasting that men, women and young people all over the world are using as they enter into the spiritual discipline of prayer and fasting.
There are two anchoring scriptures for the Daniel Fast. In Daniel 1 the Prophet ate only vegetables (that would have included fruits) and drank only water. So from these scriptures we get two of the guidelines for the fast:
Foods to include in your diet during the Daniel Fast:
All fruits. These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned. Fruits include but are not limited to apples, apricots, bananas, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cantaloupe, cherries, cranberries, figs, grapefruit, grapes, guava, honeydew melon, kiwi, lemons, limes, mangoes, nectarines, oranges, papayas, peaches, pears, pineapples, plums, prunes, raisins, raspberries, strawberries, tangelos, tangerines, watermelon
All vegetables. These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned. Vegetables include but are not limited to artichokes, asparagus, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chili peppers, collard greens, 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, veggie burgers are an option if you are not allergic to soy.
All whole grains, including but not limited to whole wheat, brown rice, millet, quinoa, oats, barley, grits, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat tortillas, rice cakes and popcorn.
All nuts and seeds, including but not limited to sunflower seeds, cashews, peanuts, sesame. Also nut butters including peanut butter.
All legumes. These can be canned or dried. Legumes include but are not limited to dried beans, pinto beans, split peas, lentils, black eyed peas, kidney beans, black beans, cannellini beans, white beans.
All quality oils including but not limited to olive, canola, grape seed, peanut, and sesame.
Beverages: spring water, distilled water or other pure waters.
Other: tofu, soy products, vinegar, seasonings, salt, herbs and spices.
Foods to avoid on the Daniel Fast
All meat and animal products including but not limited to beef, lamb, pork, poultry, and fish.
All dairy products including but not limited to milk, cheese, cream, butter, and eggs.
All sweetenersincluding but not limited to sugar, raw sugar, honey, syrups, molasses, and cane juice.
All leavened bread including Ezekiel Bread (it contains yeast and honey) and baked goods.
All refined and processed food products including but not limited to artificial flavorings, food additives, chemicals, white rice, white flour, and foods that contain artificial preservatives.
All deep fried foods including but not limited to potato chips, French fries, corn chips.
All solid fats including shortening, margarine, lard and foods high in fat.
Beverages including but not limited to coffee, tea, herbal teas, carbonated beverages, energy drinks, and alcohol.
Remember, READ THE LABELS!
21 Day New Testament Bible Reading Plan.
- Jan 06 Matthew 1-12
- Jan 07 Matthew 13-22
- Jan 08 Matthew 23-Mark 3
- Jan 09 Mark 4-12
- Jan 10 Mark 13-Luke 4
- Jan 11 Luke 5-11
- Jan 12 Luke 12-21
- Jan 13 Luke 22-John 5
- Jan 14 John 6-14
- Jan 15 John 15-Acts 4
- Jan 16 Acts 5-14
- Jan 17 Acts 15-23
- Jan 18 Acts 24-Romans 8
- Jan 19 Romans 9- 1 Corinthians 6
- Jan 20 1 Corinthians 8- 2 Corinthians 6
- Jan 21 2 Corinthians 7- Ephesians 4
- Jan 22 Ephesians 5 - 2 Thessalonians 3
- Jan 23 1 Timothy 1 - Hebrews 7
- Jan 24 Hebrews 8 - 1 Peter 3
- Jan 25 1 Peter 4 - Revelation 5
- Jan 26 Revelation 6-22
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