One Desire Fast

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Sun · 1/09/2022 - Sat · 1/22/2022

We’ll start our annual HMCC church-wide fast, called the One Desire Fast (or ODF), to begin the new year by seeking and hungering after God.

One Desire Fast is a two-week fast from Sunday (January 9- sundown) to Saturday (January 22- sundown), but we’ll have a special One Desire Fast sermon next Sunday (January 2), looking at Scripture to see how Jesus himself instructed his disciples about “Father-Centered Fasting.”

During the two weeks of the One Desire Fast, we’ll be fasting and praying together as a church.  For the first week, we’ll be fasting from social media and fasting from meat.  For the second week, we’ll continue to fast from social media and either consume one meal per day or consume only liquids. If you need to modify the fast for whatever personal reasons, feel free to do that.

Remember fasting isn’t about our willpower to perfectly keep the fast, but it’s about saying not only with words but through our sacrifice.

Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Psalm 73:25-26

As a church, we want to constantly reorient ourselves back to God, knowing that apart from him, we are nothing and can do nothing (Rom. 11:26; John 15:5).

You can also find a helpful ODF Fasting Guide at bit.ly/odffastingguide.