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A Message from Pastor Tony

Why February Fast?

At Rhema Family Church we really value connections – not only with each other, but most importantly with God.

This coming year we want to connect with God more than ever!

A strategic way we can do this in to set aside a time at the start of the year to “…seek and require the Lord as our indispensable necessity” (Psalm 105:3 AMP)

We are planning to set aside February to seek God together as a family. There may be a particular thing you want to seek God about, or maybe you just want to press in more to know Him and know His plan for you.

What is a Fast?

Fasting is a tool to help you tune in to God to hear His voice more clearly.

You can fast a number of different ways:

  1. Complete fast – drinking only liquids

  2. Partial fast – taking out of your diet specific things such a sweets, meat, bread or any
    “pleasant foods”

  3. Selective Fast – fasting during specific time such a one meal or from sun-up to sun-down.

  4. Soul fast – removing things that take your focus such a Social Media, entertainment or TV.


While a fast should present you with a level of challenge, it is important to know your body, your life schedule and your limitations. What is important is that you allow God to lead you to fast in the manner that is best for you.

Which ever way you chose to fast, make sure you replace what you’re fasting with time with God. Set aside time to seek Him, read His word and pray. And expect that God will speak to you!

How Should You Fast?

Promises about seeking God

Jeremiah 33:3

Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.

1 Corinthians 2:12

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.

Hebrews 11:6

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Matthew 6:33

 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

Matthew 6:17-18

But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.

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