Fasting Changes Things


Fasting is going without something pleasurable for a certain length of time to focus on seeking God and hearing from Him. Fasting can change you and change circumstances.


What is one thing you are excited about for 2018?


1. Please have 1 person read:

Joel 2:12, 14
“Even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting.”
Dan 9:3
“So I gave my attention to the Lord God to seek Him by prayer and supplications, with fasting.”

Ezra 8:21
“Then I proclaimed a fast...that we might humble ourselves before our
God, to seek from Him the right way for us and our little ones and all our

Please have 1 person share: Fasting changes us: our heart, focus, humility, and direction. Which one of these verses speak to you the most? Which are you most
excited about God changing in you over the next 21 days?

2. Please have 1 person read who hasn’t yet:

Luke 4:14
“Then Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galiliee, and news of Him went out through all the surrounding regions."

Please have 1 person share who has not shared:
Jesus returned from the fast in the power of the Spirit and began His earthly ministry. What could look differently in your life if you ended this fast in the power of the Spirit?

3. lease have 1 person read who hasn’t yet:

Mark 9:29
“He said to them, ‘This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.”
Please have 1 person share who has not shared:
Is there anything in your life that has not changed with just praying? Are you willing to add fasting?


If you haven’t already, take time to meditate on the following questions before you pray:
What will you fast? When will you pray? What are you believing for?