A letter from Pastor Moses

Dear Calvary,

I am praying for the entire CBC family that our spiritual walk will be strengthened with God. Our Church Theme is The Urgency of Now (Romans 13:11). The times we are living in demands our walk with God to be strengthened.

Therefore, I am calling for a 40-day church fast starting Wednesday, February 17, 2021 and ending on Sunday, March 28, 2021. I am also asking for each member to consult with your physician and have a complete physical check-up.

And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

Romans 13:11 KJV

What Kind of Fast?

  • No added salt
  • No sugar
  • No fried foods 
  • No bread 
  • No juice or pop 

Try not to get too hung up on what you should and shouldn’t eat. The most important part of the 40-Day Fast is that you deny yourself physically so that you may seek the Lord in prayer and grow closer to Him. Your fast may look a little different than someone else’s, and that’s fine. Some people may need to be stricter than others in their food choices so that their fast is a sacrifice for them. 

The purpose of fasting is for the congregation as a whole to grow closer in relationship with God. Fasting is NOT a diet to lose weight. 

Fasting Benefits

  • Fasting brings you closer to God
  • Fasting makes you more sensitive to God’s voice
  • Fasting helps break addictions
  • Fasting shows us our weakness and allows us to rely on God’s strength
  • Fasting clears your mind of negative thoughts & feelings
  • Fasting decreases brain fog
  • Fasting helps increase your ability to trust God
  • Fasting clears out toxins that can make you feel sluggish or depressed
  • Fasting helps break addictions to sugar
  • Fasting promoted healthy energy Levels
  • Fasting improves skin health
  • Fasting promotes healthy digestion and elimination
  • Fasting supports healthy inflammation response and promotes joint comfort
  • Fasting promotes healthy hormonal balance

Fasting & Prayer

As you fast, pray for the spiritual growth of our church and clarity for God’s will in your life. The two go together. Include the healing of the world in your prayers; spiritually, physically and racially. Pursue God in your life and open yourself up to experiencing a renewed dependence on God. It will not be easy. Fasting is a spiritual discipline that requires denying your physical and mental self because your stomach and your brain will work overtime to remind you when and what they want to eat. Spend quiet time with God each day and read passages of scripture from the Bible. (I am asking the Deacons and Deaconess to assist in providing daily scriptures.)

During a fast, many systems of the body are given a break from the hard work of digesting foods that it normally has to manage. The extra energy the body gains gives the body a chance to restore itself, while the burning of stored calories gets rid of toxic substances stored in the body.

Be Encouraged!

Dr. Oscar T. Moses, Pastor