God teaches His people to meditate on the Scriptures every morning and evening, but best estimates show that only about one-third of American Christians read the Bible once a day while 27% read it more than once per week (Lifeway Research). The remaining nearly 50% rarely read the Scriptures at all.
This dearth of Bible intake is one of the primary reasons for our country’s Christian decline and moral decay. If we want a return to God, then it’s time for a return to massive intake of the Scriptures among all American Christians.
This two-week fast urges Christians to do two things.
- Abstain from food for some or all of 14 days as a way of humbling ourselves before God and repenting of our spiritual laziness and neglect of God’s written word.
- Immerse oneself in Scripture by reading the entire New Testament during the 14-day fast. Christian Union America will provide the 14-day reading plan and an email devotional each day of the fast.
Each person who signs up for this 14-day fast will receive an email devotional each day of the fast. Daily devotions will focus on the value of the Bible and the readings from the New Testament. May His name be magnified, as His people return to Him with their whole heart.
How to fast? Each participant will decide how to fast, that is, abstain from food and/or drink during these 14 days. The Bible provides different examples of fasting, from eating only one meal per day to forgoing all foods for multiple days in a row. Only rarely and in very exceptional circumstances does someone abstain from both food and drink. Ask God how you should fast, and please consult your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about fasting. Fasting is primarily a means of humbling our hearts to seek after God. Check out these resources, especially if fasting is new to you: What You’ve Always Wondered about Fasting and Modern Resources on Fasting.
Sign up now to participate and invite friends and family to join you!
How will your life, your loved ones, and our country be different if we all seriously repent and return to God?