You’re invited to join The Journey Church in a special Easter Fast leading up to Easter Sunday (April 12). This is a strategic opportunity to turn our focus to Jesus, strengthen our faith and grow closer to God as we prepare for Easter Sunday!
See below for more details, helpful tips, and answers to questions about the fast.
Easter Fast Commitment
In order to focus more intently on God, I will participate in The Journey’s Easter Fast now through Easter Sunday, April 21. Every time my thoughts turn to the item I am fasting from, I will dedicate myself to pray for my personal relationship with Christ, for my friends, and for my church, The Journey.
Questions and answer
about the fast
What is a fast?
A fast is simply abstaining from food or something else prominent in your life for a period of time, then replacing the time and desire spent on it with prayer so you can grow closer to God and hear His voice more clearly.
Why do we fast?
Christians traditionally fast during Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter. This helps us focus on Jesus and better dedicate ourselves to Him as we remember His sacrifice for us on the cross. During the Easter Fast we can pray for the friends, family and co-workers in our life who don’t know Jesus, and pray that God will give us opportunities to talk with them about our faith and invite them to Easter at The Journey.
What could I fast from?
There are many things you could choose to fast from, but here are some keys:
• Fast from something that is a prominent part of
• Fast from something that you think about every day.
• Fast from something that isn’t healthy for you or that you need to remove from your life anyway (for example, a sin or an unhealthy habit).
• Every time you think of what you are fasting from, pause and pray. Thank God for Jesus, pray for the people in your life who don’t know Jesus and pray for our Easter services at The Journey.
Possible things to fast from include:
•Food • Social Media • TV/Netflix/movies • Pornography • Drinking • Music • Gambling • Activities/habits
Make it a priority to attend church during your fast. Being around other believers will motiate you to keep on going when fasting gets difficult.
Get connected with a Growth Group to help encourage you during your fast.
Ask God to use this time of fasting to draw you closer to Him.
If you mess up, don’t get discouraged! God will help you get back on track (Galatians 6:9).