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At the request of readers of this blog I have added this page, which I think is a great idea! I love it when we can come together and be creative.

Share your testimony here about how you experience on the Daniel Fast touched your life.

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  1. adele yslie #

    Dear Susan

    Today is day 16 of my fast. I am a 39 yr old wife and stay at hom mother of two sons….10years apart! my family dit 7 days of the fast, even the boys. ( 5 and 15 yrs old) My oldest won’t eat bread anymore, and I cannot stop him from eating fruit!
    I am vegan, our youngest vegetarian and hubby and oldest son has to eat whatever they get…. they are very content with whatever is put infront of them.

    I am however also bipolar. I am stable and have been for n long time.
    I must just tell you what a blessing this fast has been for me. I am so much quieter within myself, my head is quiet, if that makes sense to you. Maybe because I don’t drink coffee anymore.
    spiritually ….. there aren’t enough words…..

    The Lord has been so good to me. I have learned to focus on Him, and Him only. To trust Him and Him only.
    God has blessed me in ways I cannot begin to tell, because it is so intense en so much to say.

    During this time there has also been quite a bit of testing or troubles. Our sons both have immune disorders , asthma, allergies etc. iow we frequent hospitals. Lucca our youngest got home one afternoon with a carpet burn, thought nothing of it. by midnight his fever was dangerously high and his legs had sores on them , some the size of golf balls. His lungs had also been affected with a mild infection.
    Lucca is always very easy at hospital and does not mind being there. 4-8 time a year is normal for him. this time he was kicking and screaming. the sores hurt a lot and his hip en knee joints started to ache and swell a bit.
    all of this sounding so dramatic was only impetigo, you get it from playing in a sandpit where cats have made a mess. and a young child picking his nose and scratching his eczema constantly is breeding ground for impetigo. really disgusting!

    He went back to school this Monday and the scabs are almost all off. He has 19 sores today, they still pop up but the antibiotics are doing it’s thing. He is his normal happy self.

    I stayed with him in hospital like always, continuing my fast. that was actually not hard but the day we got home fatigue set in. I hadn’t been sleeping because of Lucca’s constant crying of pain , day and night. that night I was to tired to make dinner. and we all broke our fast and dit a quick meal of fries ! We all felt sick later on….. never again will I do that.
    but the Saturday we continued.

    This was but one trial we had to overcome. Our Oldest son Fabio came to us telling us that he misses us. He misses spending time with his dad, who is a wonderful father. We could se he is not doing his homework of studying. we had to jump in and rectify the situation and found that his health was also taking a dip. He is a tall strong and muscular but slim boy. His mom’s pride !
    so we need to continue to pray for him and support him in everyway possible. We are no nonsense parents but we believe in love above all.

    That is just a glimpse of our journey.

    My husband and I have decided to stay on the basics of this lifestyle as we enjoy it so much, but with the odd coffee or our usual pay day pizza, the kids love it as it is the only time they get junk food ….once a month.

    I would like to know from you, do you also spend so much time in your kitchen preparing meals? goodness, takes me up to 4 hours preparing dinner and luches for school and work each night. I am well organised and prepared, and a good and experienced cook…. goodness, that gets to me. I like everything fresh, I precook and freeze once a week and still….

    is it just me or is this normal?
    I used your recipes as a guide line and as I am vegan it is not hard at all to think up ideas for meals. Being creative is not hard for me, but it takes time.

    that is my story.The Lord continues to bless me everyday and I am so happy within myself. I feel clean and healthy. The scale is also smiling at me for a change.

    Thank you Susan for your work.
    May God Bless you richly !

    Adele Yslie
    South-Africa

    September 17, 2014
    • Hello Adele,

      Be blessed as you and your family continue to draw nearer to God and experience the many benefits He has bestowed on those who believe in His Son Jesus! I strongly encourage you to dive into the study of healing and declaring the healing power of Jesus over you and your family. There are many good books about it and hopefully you can find them in South Africa (one of my favorite places in the world, by the way).

      When I am fasting using the Daniel Fast, I prepare foods in batches that can last for several meals. Instead of cooking just one meals worth of vegetarian chili, for example, I will make a big pot of it and then freeze portions for use later. It’s the “cook once, eat several times” plan.

      I also try to prepare dinner meals that can then have leftovers used for lunches.

      My favorite and most efficient way of preparing meals whether on the fast or not, is to set aside one day a week to prepare several dishes at one time. I fin this a very enjoyable time, especially when I play music or teachings and listen while I prepare the foods. Then I make sure to have fresh fruits and vegetables to serve with the meals during the week.

      Not only does this method save a lot of time (hours each week), it also saves a lot of money.

      Be blessed, dear one. And I hope the very best for you on your fast.

      September 19, 2014
  2. Karin #

    I started with the fast today. My prayer is that this fast will reconnect me with the Lord and that I will make a breaktrough in my journey with Him. That I will be able to hear His voice and not only hear, but be obedient. Please pray that I will NOT GIVE IN as I tend to give up easily. Thank you

    September 16, 2014
    • Daniel Fast Team #

      Hi Karin,
      He is faithful and He Will lead you on the best path for you concerning your fast. Matthew 6:33 “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” We are standing in agreement with you, for Gods very best for your fast, and your life!

      September 16, 2014
  3. keneilwe mogapi #

    I started my prayer and fasting, i am on day 3 and so far in the office every one knows that i am on prayer and fasting for 21 days, how do I deal with it?

    September 3, 2014
    • Be a good witness. Especially loving. Patient. Bright. And full of life!

      September 11, 2014
    • NO ONE UST KNOW THAT U ARE ON FASTING DEAR

      September 14, 2014
  4. turcia #

    Devil is a liar.If God is for you who can be against you.Whatever that is born of God overcomes the world.Though a fig tree does not bud it you will walk like a dear.Our God is faithful.His promises to bless us is real.Let us not loose heart.Keep on moving and worship Him.

    September 2, 2014
  5. Gail #

    I have been on a fast for the last 7 days. Had ups and downs but am believing that i will see a break through financially and to see our children come to have a personal relationship with Christ. I started out fasting everything but got so weak i started fasting at least one meal a day. I wanted to go a full 21 days and came across this Daniel fast sight and now i am thinking i will do this. Please pray for me as i already feel like a failure because i wasn’t able to complete my original fast.

    September 1, 2014
  6. Lisa #

    I have seen fasting help before but this is the first time I’m doing this one. My heart aches because the man that I love seems to be going through “mid-life crisis” at 43. We just returned from a great trip to South of France and yet on that trip I sensed something wrong. So I asked…long/short, the last 24 hrs I was in tears that he was going to break up with me. We returned home and he obviously has something to say. He’s battling memories of his mom’s failed marriage and he “has never seen a successful one”. He also said recently that there were ‘triggers’ that I did (but didn’t mention what they were) that are causing him pause. He said that we would talk in greater detail…”soon” People are asking you’ve dated her the longest, are you getting married? You get the picture. He’s now confiding in another ‘friend’, yet I don’t trust her. It very well could be nothing, but I just don’t think so. So my prayer during this 21 days (and I’m so blessed to have a few of my sorority sisters stand in the gap with me) I praying that he tells me what is on his mind and if our relationship is able to be repaired. My heart is so heavy but I know that God already has the answer…and I’m just waiting until it is revealed. Can you please hold me in prayer that no matter what, I’ll be able to deal with it, with grace and not feel like a failure. Thank You so much!

    September 1, 2014
    • Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.

      Be blessed and come close to God as He shows you what to do. Get into the Scriptures and open your heart to Him.

      September 11, 2014
  7. Shefali #

    Very happy that the Lord directed me to this website while browsing about fasting. I need to know if the vegetables can be cooked or raw vegetables for Daniel fast. I also request you to pray for me as I have lost my job after working for 14 years with a company. I want God’s intervention in my job either for new door to open or to be reinstated.

    August 31, 2014
  8. My husband and myself we started the Daniel Fast , and everything that could go wrong is happening to us, he owns a business which seems to be going down, i have been for so many interviews and all unsuccessful. I have Faith and Believe in GOD… What do we do…

    August 29, 2014
    • Hi Desiree,

      It seems that the enemy is fighting you from taking over territory and moving into new levels of growth and expansion. It’s actually very common to have this experience. So truth is that the victory is already yours. Because of Christ, the enemy and all his demons are defeated! Draw near to God. Take your authority as a believer. And declare the goodness of the Lord. Get in the Scriptures and study about who you are in Christ and your rights as a child of the Most High God!

      Be blessed!

      August 29, 2014
  9. CG #

    Hi.I’m 17 and today is my very first fast! Since there is only a little bit of food in the house im keeping it to one- three days. But its better than nothing right! I’m hoping to become closer to the Most High and His son. Pray for me!!!

    August 19, 2014
    • Drawing nearer to God is always good whether you focus for one or many days!

      Extended prayer and fasting does have different benefits, however. So when you are able, I do encourage you to fast longer. With so many distraction in the world, focusing on the Lord more intently and with purpose for a consecrated period of time can be powerful in our faith journey.

      Be blessed!

      August 19, 2014
  10. ezeth golele #

    ezeth golele
    im starting my fasting today with my famaly.i believe and through my spirit i also the declare with my mouth that GOD has got a purpose with our lifes and he is the one who directed us to the 21 daniel fasting.GOD loves us all an he god ears to lesten to our prayers.may GOD bless us all.amen….

    August 18, 2014
  11. Genevieve #

    I’m on day 11 of my fast and I am so glad I found this site. Thank you Susan God bless your ministry I was so lost and concerned over if I’m doing it right, thank you.
    I committed to a 40 day Daniel fast is that ok?
    I am praying for God to bless me with marriage, family and the blessings of Abraham please keep me in your prayers.
    11 days in with the help of the Holy Spirit I have quit smoking and just want to encourage someone out there that it’s more of a struggle in your mind so just hang tight and trust Him. It only gets easier.
    God bless

    August 11, 2014
    • Be blessed. God is so good and so desires to be the center of your life.

      August 13, 2014
  12. Melissa #

    Hi,
    I just started the Daniel’s fast three days ago. I’m experiencing some withdrawal symptoms and have felt a bit discouraged. I’m trusting the Lord for breakthrough in family relationships as well as consistent friendships. Also I found out yesterday that my grandfather has been diagnosed with cancer and he’s not a believer. Please stand with me in revelation of Jesus and healing for him.

    August 8, 2014
    • Praying for you, Melissa.

      Lean on Him . . . your Father is always with you.

      August 13, 2014
  13. Barry Roberts #

    I started the fast today and the fast ends August 24 I’m super excited to see what God does with me on this journey. When my fast is over I hope I’m going to be in much better shape. I would like if everyone would please pray for me. Thank you all and God bless

    July 7, 2014
  14. Jessica #

    Good morning! This is a great site that has helped me to start my Daniel Fast! I’m on Day 2 and am truly excited to have started on this journey. I was fortunate enough to have a break after just graduating and in this time, I’ve been able to spend more time in God’s Word and in prayer. I was convicted to start this fast because I want to be in total surrender and aside from the obvious temptations of the flesh, I came to realize that I, in a way, am in bondage by food – hard for me to say no to the “good stuff!” I want to be able to nurture the Fruits of the Spirit, especially the one of self-control! Additionally, I really want God to speak into my life about where He wants me to go in life as I move forward from school life into work life and where it is He wants me to serve.

    July 6, 2014
  15. Tara #

    A friend and I are believing for breakthrough in the area of relationships. We believe that God will answer our prayers and release an incredible anointing over the promises and words He has already spoken to us. We trust God for all things, and as we move forward we are believing for more! Praise God!

    July 5, 2014
    • Sissy #

      Standing in agreement with you Tara! Keep your faith and am praying for your breakthrough.

      August 3, 2014
  16. Nahari #

    Good evening! I actually start my fast tomorrow.m I am excited and nervous, I pray for strength, motivation and to be more at peace in my life. I am happy to become closer to God.

    June 9, 2014
  17. Kesha #

    On last friday I began fasting . I’ve been feeling in my heart for awhile that God was leading me to fast . Today makes day 4 and I am so excited about what God has done and what he is about to do . For about a year , I felt like a sister at my church had something against me but I didn’t really know how to approach her . I began praying and just asking God to let me know when the time was right . On Sunday , this sister came to me and told me that she had nothing against me . I felt like a burden had been lifted and I know it was noboby but God that put it on her heart to come to me . He is so faithful!!!!

    May 20, 2014
  18. Sydney Cole #

    I am now starting this fast too!!!
    I can’t wait to go through this experience and grow closer to God

    April 24, 2014
  19. Sharon #

    My husband and I started our very first fast today! We are believing God for a breakthrough in our finances. I am also hoping to get better at praying.

    April 15, 2014
  20. Minelle40 #

    I had planned to do 21 days of Daniel fast and from 21 days, the Lord being present with me, the fast ended up to 40 days. I was praying for breakthroughs for my siblings and I and the Lord blessed me with a promotion at work. I was not expecting to climb up in my career as throughout my life, I was pushed out of many jobs, bullied, always overlooked for promotions. The doors were always shut. I never climbed up in my salary, and always being underpaid. As I am in my late 40’s, I had written myself off being too old to be a manager or having a career. When I went for my interview, I was standing in favour of God and trusting Him. I give Him all the glory and honour and bless His holy name. God is faithful and just and He meets our needs according to His seasons. He has opened doors for me that no man can shut and He has healed my broken heart. Jesus is amazing and beautiful and I love my beautiful Saviour.

    April 15, 2014
    • Faith #

      Amen.I was so blessed to read your testimony. God is faithful and he blesses according to His will and His time. When God blesses us, let no man put asunder. I’m so happy for you! Thank you for sharing.

      May 24, 2014
    • Absolutely beautiful! God is Good!

      July 18, 2014
  21. Luana #

    When I started the Daniel-Fast I was apprehensive about not getting enough food. Most of my life, food was my comfort. I prayed and asked God to take the taste of food away for me and He was faithful to do just that. I did not have any withdrawals of any kind nor did I have any craving. Once I started the fast on March 23, 2014 my focus was on a closer relationship with God. He became the source of my spiritual food. I have successfully completed the fast with a better understanding of “knowing God” instead of “knowing of God”. I was so excited about the intimacy with God and the 19 pound weight loss during the first fast, I have continued the fast for another 21 days or more. Is there a gum that can be used while on the Daniel-Fast? I was reading about Glee gum but I was not sure.

    I would just like thank you Susan, for the tools to make my walk with God everything it can possibly be. It really feels good to smile again. Once the Lord tells me to stop fasting, I have decided to make this way of eating a new lifestyle for me.

    April 14, 2014
    • Daniel Fast Team #

      Thank you Luana for sharing your journey with us, God is so very faithful!
      Chewing gum is not allowed on the fast because of the additives and sweeteners in them (regular gum has sweeteners and sugar free gum has additives). I am not familiar with Glee gum, so read the ingredients list to see if it is free of sweeteners and additives. Be Blessed!

      April 17, 2014
  22. Myra #

    Ok, I am totally encouraged by reading all of these replies…on my knees now in agreement with those in need of a breakthrough, I just may need one too! Day #2…..Myra

    April 3, 2014
  23. Brenda #

    This is my third and most successful fast with Susan and company. This time I am really studying the word of God more and doing my best to put God’s words to action in my life at a higher engagement. I am also reading Susan’s devotional book along with my fast which keep me excited and learning more about God’s word and how to activate it daily.

    During this fast I have given up reality TV shows because I watch them longer than I study.

    I feel great, look great and I am learning to enjoy vegetables in their natural state.

    Now, what will I give up for good, that’s the question that I struggle with?

    March 28, 2014
  24. gloria #

    I have been blessed so much and full of energy more than ever.Praise the lord.Thank God for your encouragement and prayers.During this time of fast how do i satisfy my husband.

    March 27, 2014
    • Daniel Fast Team #

      Hi Gloria,
      If a couple decides together to abstain from marital relations then you may choose to make this an element of your fasting experience, but it is not a requirement of the Daniel Fast. The Bible teaches that it must be a joint decision. See our FAQ. I hope this helps.

      March 27, 2014
  25. Seema #

    I am seema, i am on a Daniel Fast for the first time. I need a breakthrough in my marriage. I need to be re-united with my husband. Please stand in agreement to me.

    March 27, 2014
    • Daniel Fast Team #

      Hi Seema,
      When you fast and pray you are lining yourself up for breakthrough! We are praying for you and standing in agreement with you for God’s Best! Exodus 23:26, Deut.28:1-14, Ephesians 1:17-24, Rev.12:11, Jer. 29:11

      March 27, 2014
  26. It has been twenty one days since i began my fast holding on ever so strong with concentrated prayer. I truly feel connected to almighty God. I feel strength during times of weaknes and know he is blessing me. My mind is clear and I feel I am being directed by God in areas of uncertantity with lifes issues. I am humbled by his presence. Having fast for years this I must admit has been my best!!! To all who join me concentrate on the word in the bible it bring greater meaning and allows better understanding. God died for us therefore this sacrafice is just a small token of our devotion…….best of luck and Gods blessing with your continued journe!

    March 25, 2014
  27. EmelyneD #

    I have started my 21 day daniel fasting as off yesterday and was wonderwing if I should omit from sex from my husband. I have fasting before but this is my first time doing it for this long. I am seeking a more intimate relationship with my Lord and Savior.

    March 24, 2014
    • Daniel Fast Team #

      If a couple decides together to abstain from marital relations then you may choose to make this an element of your fasting experience, but it is not a requirement of the Daniel Fast. The Bible teaches that it must be a joint decision. See our FAQ. I hope this helps.

      April 14, 2014
  28. katey #

    Loved all the comment x am on my 15 th day off fast. Thief Lord has been showing me many things over this period. Mainly off my condition within myself and destructive thought patterns that would keep me oppressed. But i on a fast for a breakthrough in a relationship breakdown with my partner. Its been a difficult month but am here.please stand with me in agreement x thank you everyone for all your comments here

    March 19, 2014
    • Daniel Fast Team #

      Katey, we are standing in agreement with you that you will hear all that the Holy Spirit is saying to you, for God’s very best in your life! Deut.28:1-14, Ephesians 1:17-24, Rev.12:11, Jer. 29:11 Be Blessed on your Journey!

      March 25, 2014
  29. reinet #

    Hi I am on my 13 day of daniels fasting I’ve got flue symtoms and body weakness n slighty headache I feel discourage pls help

    March 15, 2014
    • It sounds like you may have picked up a bug. These are not typical symptoms for the fast at this stage. So treat your symptoms as you would at other times by getting rest, drinking lots of water, and praying for complete healing :-)

      Be blessed.

      March 15, 2014
    • Karis #

      I’m very discouraged when I have gone through 10 days fasting and realized that I have been eating the wholemeal wrap that contained yeast. I’m not sure whether to continue the fast to 21 days. The withdrawal symptoms I have experienced were making me tired and went to bed early. I don’t have time to pray to God. Do you think I should abandon my fast?

      March 19, 2014
      • Daniel Fast Team #

        Hi Karis,
        No I do not. I think you should continue on in your fast and press in as never before. You’ve already made it half way and if the yeast is your only error….then good for you. Simply make the correction and keep going, eat more protein and make sure you’re drinking enough water (lacking in these two areas will zap your energy). And, You always have time to pray to God! Pray in the every dayness of your life, while you’re getting ready for your day, driving, prepaing a bite to eat. If you have time for private thoughts…you have time to pray…..and then before you drop into bed, drop to your knees first even if it is to just say “God, Thank You for today”, then crawl into bed. Begin to retrain your thoughts toward the Lord. He Never stops thinking about you, you are the apple of His eye, He has the very hairs on your head all numbered, He adores you! Put Him in His rightful place in your life, as Lord! Be Blessed on your Journey!

        March 25, 2014
  30. I realize this year that for the last three years the enemy during this lent time attack me with different things, financial,emotional, stress, well everthing, so in my heart I felt that I needed to fast, this is my second time fasting, the first time was last year and it went well and God provided me with inner peace and I am thankful for that. This time my fasting is a little different and I am struggling concentrating in my devotion and I feeling somewhat week, but I know that this is the enemy trying to direct my thoughts away from God. Please pray that I find strength and that my spirit is strong to fight whaterver is trying to deviate me from this time of fasting and with the Lord. Day 5 of Daniel devotion is a great encouragement for me.

    thank you.

    March 14, 2014
  31. gloria #

    I am used to drinking hot tea the morning,what can i replace it with

    March 14, 2014
    • Most people on the fast drink cups of hot water with lemon slices.

      March 15, 2014
  32. Jenny #

    Is it wrong to fast for a job? It feels like I’ll be doing it because I need something from God

    March 13, 2014
    • Jenny,

      It is totally okay to focus your fast on a specific purpose. In this case, you want to fast and increase your trust in God for His care and His provision.

      So absolutely! Fast for your job needs. Fasting without a purpose is merely eating differently!

      March 13, 2014
  33. chelle #

    Thank God for the experience of fasting and all that comes with it, thru it and because of it.!! It has been one week of the 40 days and I see results physically and spiritually (both are needed). Praising God for my trials and tribulations because as his child I am worth the work he has and put into me! Thank you Daniel team!!

    March 12, 2014
  34. Zonke Miya #

    After my birthday on Friday I was lead to fast. I decided I would fast for 3days. Today is my 3rd day, and my body is feeling weak but I am strong and I want to continue for further 4days. I am awaiting God’s intervention in my job and relationship.

    As you pray please pray for me to gain strength in the Lord.

    March 9, 2014

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