Have you ever felt like you needed to clear your head and detox from all the madness? Do you sometimes feel like you’ve got to get your mind right and your emotions light so that you can stay focused on your purpose? Have you ever felt like you were not living up to your true potential; like you were burying your talents? Do you sometimes feel like it’s difficult to tell the difference between the voice of God’s wisdom and the mental chatter that keeps running through your head? Are you seeking more of God’s presence, power, peace and provision so that you can get a breakthrough? A Soul Fast might be just what you need.
Everyone at some point in their lives, needs a breakthrough in a particular area of life – it may be a breakthrough answer to a problem that’s been weighing heavily on your mind, a breakthrough idea for your business, a breakthrough strategy for your career, a breakthrough in your finances, a breakthrough in your marriage, a breakthrough of sufficient grace to deal with a difficult situation, a breakthrough in your health or a breakthrough in your perspective about a situation that won’t let up. Did you know that spiritual fasting coupled with prayer brings forth greater breakthroughs? Fasting and prayer break the yoke of spiritual and mental bondage and it brings about a deeper release of God's presence, power, and provision. Hence: the scripture in Isaiah 58:6, “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?
Perhaps it’s time to go on a Soul Fast. A Soul Fast is different from a physical fast from food in that instead of abstaining from the foods that you feed your body, you abstain from the toxic and fruitless foods that we feed our hearts and minds.
Throughout the Bible the importance of a prosperous soul is underscored …a soul that is well, whole, peaceful, anxious for nothing, joyful and of good comfort. In fact, 3 John 1:2 says, “Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.” This means that we were divinely designed to prosper spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically and financially. But it can be extremely challenging to carry out God’s very first charge of being fruitful and multiplying Genesis 1:28 if our hearts and minds are saturated with emotional baggage and negativity.
Most people view fasting as a quick way to lose weight, like with The Master Cleanse aka the lemonade diet. But a spiritual fast is not a physical diet; although the natural byproduct of any regular fast is weight loss. However for people of faith, fasting is a spiritual practice. At its core, spiritual fasting is about being emptied of self or ego, (Edging God Out) and becoming filled with more of God’s presence and power. Plus, fasting coupled with prayer brings revelation and breakthrough in the form of insight, foresight or hindsight.
Why A Soul Fast? Here’s why: we need to fast from the things that are toxic to our souls. As human beings there are 3 parts to us that make us unique – we live in a body, we possess a soul and at the core we are spirit. The soul enables us to engage the world psychologically trough our mind, emotions and our will/desires. The spirit which is our core is the part of us that was made in the image and likeness of God. This is why we are told to worship God in truth and in spirit. Although our spirit is the core of who we are, it’s important to understand that what affects the heart and mind (our soul) also affects our spirit because everything we see, say and do is first filtered through our thoughts and emotions, before it enters into our spirit. Our mind is the tool that creates our world. Hence the saying: As a man thinketh, so is he. So in essence a Soul Fast is not about what you’re eating, it’s about …What’s EATING You.
In the Soul Fast Workbook, I guide you through a 40 day process of the soul fast where you will be fasting from toxic thoughts, toxic emotions and counterproductive choices by taking every thought captive and renewing your mind with scriptures. The Soul Fast Workbook is divided into 4 sections. Section 1 focuses on The Mind. It encompasses day 1 through day 10 of the fast, where we will be fasting from toxic thinking and self-talk. Section 2 focuses on The Heart. It encompasses day 11 through day 20, where we will be fasting from toxic emotions. Section 3 focuses on The Will. It encompasses day 21 through day 30 where we will be fasting from self-sabotaging choices. Section 4 focuses on Our Relationships. It encompasses day 31 through day 40 where we will be fasting from relationships that are toxic.
We will kick off the Soul Fast on Wednesday March 1, 2017 and I will be dropping a video about every 5 days or so during our 40 day journey to keep you encouraged, so make sure to join our Kingdom Keys Facebook group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kingdomkeyswithcassandramack. Let’s do this.
You will need to order The Soul Fast Workbook. It’s in E-Book format, which means it will arrive via email as a PDF file directly to the email address that you provide at the time of purchase. The Soul Fast Workbook is available at the following link. Or you can go to: or www.Strategies For Empowered Living.com.