But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you (Mat. 6:18 ESV)


Jesus’ words concerning fasting were not commanding, however, they were words of expectation.   He says, “when you fast…” which seems to suggest that as His followers this is something we all will do. Not only is fasting something that we will do, when we do it our focus should strictly be on growing closer to God, thus making our experience exclusively reserved for Him.


During the next 18 days, do not just concentrate on not eating during certain times. Instead concentrate on growing closer to our Lord. Put aside all of the distractions, make time for God, READ YOUR BIBLE, PRAY, and FAST because victory is certain when we finish.


Below is our Fast calendar to assist you through your journey.



2015 Fast Calendar_Gathering