Skip to content

About

Susan Gregory, The Daniel Fast http://daniel-fast.com

Hi Friends,

My name is Susan Gregory – a.k.a. The Daniel Fast Blogger. I’m writing today because so many people think this weblog is the work of some big company or ministry . . . so I wanted to introduce myself to you because we are becoming a grassroots community of everyday Christian men and women who want to deepen our relationship with Christ.This last year was been one of great transition for me (I know many of you are saying, “Me, too!”). I believe this has been a pruning period (see Matthew 15:2) and also a time when God gave me my appointment to return to Christian writing. In that appointment, came an assignment . . . to help get the word out about the Daniel Fast.

On December 4, 2007 I started this blog. I have fasted many times and used the Daniel Fast for longer fasts. So I just started writing about what I knew and also tapped into the many resources I have available to me in my personal faith-building library.

The first day the blog had 7 hits. But within a week the daily count was more than 600 hits. And within 10 days the hit count was just short of 1000. I started hearing from readers asking questions and I could see the kind of information people were seeking. That’s why I wrote The Daniel Fast for the Body, Soul and Spirit and later The Daniel Fast Cookbook – Version I.

Words are not adequate to express the deep and very heart-felt appreciation I have for all of you who have purchased the books. You truly are making it possible for me to abandon all other work so that I can give all my focus to obeying God and the assignment He has for me.

The year 2007 was one of the most difficult of my life . . . and I praise God for His goodness and for being right beside me as I have learned more and more about “fighting the good fight of faith.” I know many of you know exactly what I am talking about, because you also have had to battle the strongholds that have tried to crush us. The enemy’s only goal is to steal, kill and destroy God’s people. But as we stand firm on God’s Word and His promises . . . we will overcome.

I believed with all my heart that 2008 was a new beginning. That the strongholds were coming down  . . . and that there were great battles going on in the heavenly realms (read Daniel 10).  God was so faithful. Here I am now in the midst of the victory with even more blessings to come! And even now, I don’t think it’s a coincidence that thousands of Christian men and women are hearing that still small voice in their spirit telling them to pray and fast.

God is good. He loves us with an immeasurable love. And He is ALWAYS victorious. As we abide in Him . . . and we enter into His Secret Place and dwell in the Almighty . . . then we have access to a realm that the world doesn’t even know exists. I can only believe that God is raising up an army of warriors to make His Light shine in the darkness.

It is no coincidence that you are reading these words even now . . . God is ministering to you as He is to tens of thousands of others. He is calling us! As we draw near to Him, He draws near to us . . . and He wants us close so that He can love us, care for us, and use us!

I am looking forward to a glorious year! And I am so glad that God has given me this honor to be able to interact with so many others who also are heeding the call of our Lord.

 Susan Gregory   110 West 6th Ave, Box 292   Ellensburg, WA 98926

353 Comments Post a comment
  1. Jenny #

    one time I saw a post that said if the ingredient list said “less than 2%…….” we could go on and eat because that was more of preservative , is that true?

    September 13, 2014
    • Not sure where you saw that . . . not here. That’s not part of what we teach.

      Be blessed.

      September 15, 2014
  2. Jenny #

    are Original Triscuits crackers allowed Ingredients whole grain soft white wheat, soybean oil,sea salt and Baked Tostidos Scoops Ingredients: Whole Corn,corn,Vegetable oil(corn,sunflower and or Canola oil)and salt

    September 8, 2014
    • Yes, Jenny. All the foods you described are allowed on the Daniel Fast.

      Be blessed!

      September 11, 2014
  3. Amy #

    I did a Daniel Fast two years ago, praying for healing from mysterious and constant stomach ailments. During the 21 days, I felt so much better and had no stomach ailments at all. In fact, I enjoyed it. I know God drew me closer to Him, which prepared me for some big things He did later that year. And I loved all the foods. Since then, my stomach problems have returned with a fierce vengeance. I’ve prayed for a solution, help, a healing. I believe God keeps calling the Daniel Fast to mind. My question is this: could this way of eating be sustained for the rest of my life? Or is it too restrictive?

    August 28, 2014
    • HI Amy,

      Many people totally transform their eating habits after the positive experiences they’ve had on the Daniel Fast. That desire led me to develop Choose Life Now, which is a membership program for like-minded Christians who want to submit their bodies to the Lord as a living sacrifice and develop a lifestyle of health. We will have a new membership drive soon, but if you are ready to jump in now, you can see the ways to join at this link http://choose-life-now.com/member/join

      We teach about healthy eating at Choose Life Now with the Daniel Fast being the core, but adding in other foods to maintain health for the rest of your life.

      August 29, 2014
  4. Diane Cheek #

    Is there any porton control

    August 2, 2014
    • No, however you do want to keep in mind that you are fasting. Overeating is contrary to the Scriptures whether fasting or not.

      Be blessed.

      August 13, 2014
  5. Laisa Lagilevu #

    Hi Susan, I am starting my Daniel fast tomorrow for the first time. I am excited and looking forward to it with an expectant heart, believing and trusting God for a breakthrough! Bless you and your team for all this information, it has been most helpful!

    June 15, 2014
  6. Connie #

    Pls help me stay on track with my fas starting March 31, 2014 thanks

    March 11, 2014
  7. renee #

    Thank uou for these words of inspiration and THIS verse…I just finished o=
    ur 21 day fast and yes I did fall off a few times and gave into the flesh b=
    ut I got right back. I also attended the webinar the other day and ask a qu=
    estion pertaining to this message and you answered it today…. Thank you, =
    Thank you

    I will be really ready for the next one…
    Renee Sylvester-Quintana

    March 4, 2014
  8. Annette #

    Hi Susan,
    I have been trying to send an email to you, but somehow the email address that i have for you is wrong. can you please email me an email address so that i can speak to you about something. thanks.

    February 20, 2014
  9. bev #

    Hi Susan…God bless you for this site. Please tell me if whole wheat bread is Ok to eat during the fast.

    February 16, 2014
    • Daniel Fast Team #

      Hi Bev,
      Traditional breads including whole wheat bread is not allowed on the fast mainly because of the leavening in it. However, whole grain flat breads and tortillas (additive free, sweetener free) are allowed as an alternative. Try Ezekiel brand whole wheat or whole grain tortillas, they can be found in the freezer section of most Health food stores or at Trader Joe’s. I hope this helps, Be Blessed!

      March 3, 2014
  10. I am so excited and grateful, that I want to share the good news with the Daniel Fast community. After my first 21 day fast I naturally decided to “test” the physical results. I expected good news because I already had experienced a sweet spiritual gain during the beautiful blessings of the devotionals. The “Borderline – high” cholesterol level I have fought since 2011, (in the range of 213 to 255), is now “Normal” 125 mg/dL! I have heard that this is not possible even when people keep a healthy diet and exercise regularly.
    I believe this is the result of not only a change of diet, but also of the spiritual power of the fast. Rejoice!

    February 14, 2014
  11. Susan #

    I’m a bariatric patient and take several vitamins. My calcium citrate has fructose as the first ingredient. I checked others and they all have some kind of sweetner listed as not allowed. I do need to get 1500 mg calcium citrate daily. Is this okay?

    February 3, 2014
    • Daniel Fast Team #

      Hi Susan,
      First of all, the Daniel Fast is a very healthy way to eat. However, I do want to caution you that there are too many possible issues with people who have had bariatric surgery to safely use any method of fasting without a doctors supervision and/or modification (since you need to absorb food differently). But, it can be safely done. I suggest that you take a copy of the food guidelines to your healthcare professional and work with them for the very best way for you . . . and then follow that modified plan strictly as your fast – don’t step to the right or the left and just follow them faithfully.
      You can order a copy of the Daniel Fast Guidelines by going to http://www.daniel-fast.com and enter your email address, they will be emailed back to you. I hope this helps, Be BLESSED on your Journey!

      February 4, 2014
  12. missy5537 #

    I know we’re not supposed to have coffee as a beverage, but what if we have it as a meal, just as if we had a smoothie or a soup? I always drink instant decaf, and see that the ingredient is simply “100% pure coffee”. Obviously instant decaf has been processed, so if that’s the problem, what, if any, type of coffee could be had as a meal?

    January 27, 2014
    • Daniel Fast Team #

      Hi Missy,
      Water is the only drinking beverage. A liquid meal is a hearty blend of vegetables and fruit (chock full of nutritional value), Soup is food with a liquid broth blend. Coffee is not allowed mainly because it is not water only, And it has caffeine in it (not allowed), and decaf has a chemical process that strips the caffeine (chemicals are also not allowed). I encourage you to ask the Holy Spirit to direct you in this. Be Blessed!

      January 28, 2014
  13. Charlene #

    hello, is there something I got to do to get an answer? Did I do this wrong? I dont understand why I dont receive a response.

    January 24, 2014
    • No Charlene,

      You did nothing wrong. It’s just that we get thousands of questions during the month of January. We try our best to keep up, but miss sometimes.

      January 26, 2014
  14. Kenneth #

    You say Peanut butter is allowed, is there a specific brand or can any brand be used

    January 9, 2014
    • Daniel Fast Team #

      Adam’s 100% Natural. Be Blessed!

      January 14, 2014
  15. Jennifer #

    Do you have any recipes that use gluten free whole grains? My husband has celiac and I have a gluten intolerance. The recipes on here look delicious, but none are used with gluten free whole grains. Thanks!

    January 8, 2014
  16. Loretta Jackson #

    Our church is using information from you to start a (partial) Daniel Fast for 21 days. I need and desire a closer walk with The Lord. My laziness, inconsistent Bible reading, and prayer life is in trouble! I am hoping for spiritual renewal and growth. While attending a masters degree in Bible (online), I was reading the Word, fasting longer hours and was growing. I’m back in a spiritual rut and am 65 years old! I’m hoping this fast will help me back on the road to spiritual recovery. Thank you and God bless you spiritually, financially, physically, and emotionally.

    January 7, 2014
  17. Jill #

    Can i have vanilla soy milk?

    January 6, 2014
    • Daniel Fast Team #

      Hi Jill,
      It’s all about the ingredients. So if it is free of sweeteners and additives, then it would be fine for use in recipes and on cereal (just not as a drinking beverage, water is the only beverage on the fast). I hope this helps!

      January 9, 2014
  18. Eileen Collins #

    Hi Susan,

    I am vegetarian and wanted to know if the vegetarian products (such as quorn, morning star, and gardein) are allowed during the fast. Thank you for your steadfastness in your calling from the Lord. I’m fasting and in prayer for a closer relationship with the Lord, financial breakthrough, and salvation for family members that do not have a relationship with the Father.

    January 4, 2014
    • Daniel Fast Team #

      Hi Eileen,
      Vegetarian products is a good place to start… But, you’ll still need to check the Ingredients list for sweeteners, yeast, egg whites etc, the things that vegetarians can have that are not allowed on the fast. I hope this helps, Be Blessed!

      January 10, 2014
  19. J.C. Figueroa #

    Thank you so much Ms. Gregory for providing such a wonderful site. The information helped me so much to understand the Daniel fast. I pray that the good Lord Jesus Christ continues to bless your ministry and use you in a mighty way. God is good all the time. I agree with you, it is not by mistake that I found your site. Thank you once again and God bless you always.

    Sincerely

    J.C.

    January 3, 2014
  20. wendie #

    Struggling and don’t want this to be a crutch?

    January 3, 2014
    • Daniel Fast Team #

      Hi Wendie,
      Just keep going forward with your eyes on the Author and Finisher of your faith. He is faithful to lead you forward into all He has for you. You can do this! Be Blessed on your Journey!

      January 9, 2014

Trackbacks & Pingbacks

  1. The Daniel Fast: Make Homemade Crackers | Praise Houston
  2. The Daniel Fast: High Protein Breakfast Stir Fry | Praise Houston
  3. What Is The Daniel Fast? [GUIDE + RECIPES] | Praise Houston
  4. Daniel Fast: Apple and Oat Porridge | Praise Houston
  5. The Daniel Fast: Snacks In Between Meals | Praise Houston
  6. Daniel Fast: 3 Easy Habits For Food Preparation | Praise Houston
  7. The Daniel Fast: Red Bean Soup For Dinner | Praise Houston
  8. The Daniel Fast: Red Bean Soup For Dinner | PraiseHouston - Praise 92.1 Houston's Home for the Gospel Community
  9. The Daniel Fast: Snacks In Between Meals | PraiseHouston - Praise 92.1 Houston's Home for the Gospel Community
  10. Daniel Fast: 3 Easy Habits For Food Preparation | PraiseHouston - Praise 92.1 Houston's Home for the Gospel Community
  11. Daniel Fast: Apple and Oat Porridge | PraiseHouston - Praise 92.1 Houston's Home for the Gospel Community
  12. What Is The Daniel Fast? [GUIDE + RECIPES] | PraiseHouston - Praise 92.1 Houston's Home for the Gospel Community
  13. H'oate Couture » Blog Archive » Lettuce Pray

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,573 other followers

%d bloggers like this: