Every year, wherever I am, I join the  beginning of the year fast.

Some years I fast dinner. Some years, dessert. 

But one year, in particular, I remember 

No tv. No radio. No internet.  Lots of silence.

The first day was fine. No problem. I can do this!

Read my Bible. Read a book. Have a  conversation

But by about day 3, I remember thinking, "Wow, what exactly am I going to do with myself?"

And I laughed. Right then and there. I laughed.

I laughed at the realization of how much of my time was filled with stuff. With things. With moving pictures and sounds and...

And I laughed at my reaction. At my what exactly am I going to do without my usual distractions reaction!

And that's part of what fasting does. 

Sometimes it shows us what fills our days.  Sometimes it shows us what fills our stomachs.

But it always shows us what's in our hearts. 

And it always brings us to a decision. 

The decision to spend time with God. 

More time. Specific time. Dedicated time.

Time to talk. And time to listen.  Time to ask. And time to receive. 

But most of all, time 

Time to be, just be, with the One who formed us.  The One who loves us.  The One who knows us by name!

The One who holds all things in His hands.  The One who has the answer and solution to every problem, every distraction, every situation.

The One who loves to spend time with us. Longs to spend time with us!

But now, this is what the LORD says -- He who created you...He who formed you: "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are Mine.  from Isaiah 43:1

And so this Daniel Fast, I encourage you: keep going! Whether it's food, drink, internet or iPad. Keep going! 

Spend time with your Daddy. Spend time with Jesus. Spend time with Holy Spirit.

Allow God to minister to your heart. And your mind. And your stomach.

Be. Just be. 

And watch what God does in you and through you!

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where He prayed.  Mark 1:35 

In those days, Jesus went out to the mountain to pray, and He spent the night in prayer to God.  Luke 6:12

While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said...  from Acts 13:2

Haven't started your Daniel Fast yet? No problem! You can start today!

Not sure what to fast? Ask God. Ask Holy Spirit. And then...go for it! 

God loves you! He is excited about you and overjoyed about time with you!  

And He will bless and honor your sacrifice, whatever it may be. Of that you can be sure!

...and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.  from Matthew 6:18

Mark Your Calendar
Jan 1-21
Daniel Fast
Join us for 3 weeks of corporate prayer and fasting! This year, we are challenging ourselves as a church family to add prayer time at our Prayer House every day during our Daniel Fast! Whether you come before work, after work or over your lunch break, let's make it a priority to join together at some point at our Prayer House every day! 
Not able to come during our current Prayer House hours*? That's okay! Take a 10 minute walk around our Prayer House and pray, sit on the bench in our Prayer House Garden and intercede for the people driving by, or simply sit in your car and praise and worship Papa!
No matter how it looks for you, let's make it a priority to be at our Prayer House at least once every day for these 3 weeks!
God is doing amazing things in our lives, our church and our city! Let's partner with Him in all He intends to do!
*Watch our websites for additional  Prayer House hours being added.
New Year of Small Groups 
It's good and healthy for us to make strong connections with family and to help facilitate this, Small Groups are open all January long to try new nights and new leaders! 
Been a part of a certain Small Group night for years? Take this January to try a new night! We have groups on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday! 
We are challenging ourselves to try at least 1 new leader and 1 new night!
Celebrate those in the WFC family who you may not yet have deep connections with! This is a year for learning to do family well! Let's jump in with all we've got!

Monday, Jan 16 
Annual Business Meeting
Are you a part of the Word Fellowship Church Family? Then be sure to be present at our Annual Business Meeting on Monday, Jan 16 at 7pm! Come excited to hear vision for 2017! God is doing amazing, supernatural things in our church family and communities! Come be infused with passion for the coming year at our Annual Business Meeting!
Saturday, Jan 21 
Holy Ghost Party
We've changed the date for January's Holy Ghost Party to coincide with the end of the Daniel Fast.
Come, celebrate all God has done and is going to do!
Other Important Info
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You can now choose Word Fellowship as your charitable organization of choice through on Amazon Smile and .5% of every dollar spent comes back to WFC! 
Info and link on our website!

Community Prayer Times at Candlelight PH
Candlelight Prayer House continues to be open to our entire community more and more! Come, join with the greater body of Christ as we rest, celebrate and intercede!

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