The second week of the fast is a "media fast" in which people refrain from social networking and using the internet and television for things other than educational use. The third week is a fast of something of the students own choice.
The reason why SEU is having this campus wide fast is because they want people to be in prayer for the upcoming SEU Conference that will be happening in Downtown Lakeland, Fl at the Polk Theatre. The Fasting that the students do should allow them to really keep a ready heart and spirit to be constantly in prayer about the things that they wish for God to do within the school, their heart, and even their relationships.
I wanna let you all know that when it comes to things like this I actually hate just doing something because everyone around me is doing it. My church back home in D.C. was doing the Daniel Fast at the beginning of this year and I chose not to do it with them simply because I felt as if my heart was in the wrong place. For me to do this fast with them would have just been because they were doing it and I felt like doing it just to say I was doing it with them.
I am hesitant to even write about fasting because I do not want to be seen as the Pharisees that Christ talks about who "wear it on their faces" that they are fasting so that others would look at them and think that they are so righteous and holy because they are fasting (Matthew 6:5). That is not why I am writing about Fasting.
I am writing because this semester at school I have already seen the work of God in my heart and in my life in such an amazing way, and I can already see things that I can honestly say WILL NEVER BE ACCOMPLISHED if not by the grace of God. God says that there are certain things that can only come about through prayer and fasting (Matthew 9:29) and so I am through prayer and fasting asking God to work through his steadfast love to come through and bring about the things that would bring him the most glory through and through.
I am not fasting because I believe I am strong, I am fasting because I am weak and my God is strong. Not trying to be "corny" I am just speaking the truth. I am incredibly weak and need God to work in my college, my relationships, my heart, my financial problems, my city both here in Florida and D.C., and also my family. I have many things I am fasting and praying for and believe God hears every single one of them.
Thanks for reading this. I am just speaking a little from my heart. Hope this post in some way can touch your heart also. God bless.