What is the Daniel Plan?
The Daniel Fast is a biblically-based partial fast referenced in the Bible, particularly in two sections of the Book of Daniel: Daniel 1:12, which states, “Please test your servants for ten days, and let them give us vegetables to eat and water to drink.” Daniel 10:1-2, which says, “In those days, I, Daniel, was mourning three full weeks. I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.”
During this season of fasting, we focus our hearts on prayer, the reading of God’s Word, and worship. Fasting is a natural discipline that can bring supernatural results. And, fasting works when nothing else will! Moses, Elijah, Esther, Ezra, Job, David, Daniel, Peter, Paul, even Jesus…fasted. Fasting is abstaining from something like food, drink, or entertainment for a period of time to create some type of benefit in body, mind or spirit.
There are many types of fasts which include:
- Standard Fast (water only)
- Absolute Fast (no water or food)
- Partial Fast (restrict certain food or drink categories)
- Intermittent Fast (only eat during small daily window, for example 1pm-6pm)
There are many variations of these fasts, and there are spiritual benefits of all of these, when we are able to devote the time spent eating to focus on God and serving others,If you are looking for a healing breakthrough in body, mind, and/or spirit, then you may consider doing a Daniel Fast.