Welcome to the Negativity Fast & Positivity Feast!
LENT DATES 2016: FEBRUARY 10 - MARCH 20
Every year for Lent, Igniting Hope Ministries facilitates a worldwide Negativity Fast. Read below to learn more about negativity fasting.
What is a 'Negativity Fast'?
After writing Igniting Faith in 40 Days, Steve Backlund and the Igniting Hope team were inspired to create an event that used his devotional along with other mind renewal tools to help the Body of Christ accelerate "transformation by the renewing of the mind" (Romans 12:2). Each year for Lent, rather than a traditional food fast, we challenge believers to fast negative thinking and the lies of the enemy while feasting on the promises of God. You will break through into greater levels of hope and joy, relinquish lies that have held you back, and meditate on the Truth of God's Kingdom.
THE FAST IS...
- Determining to focus more on God’s promises than on problems.
- Learning to speak with hope about even the toughest of issues.
- Becoming solution focused rather than problem focused.
- Refraining from reacting and giving voice to pessimism, criticism of others, self-criticism and other forms of unbelief.
- Speaking about problems to the right people in the right way.
- Replacing negative words and thoughts with positive words and thoughts based on the promises of God.
THE FAST IS NOT...
- Denying that problems exist.
- Stuffing things that are wrong.
- Critical of others who may be struggling.
- Irresponsible concerning things that need to be done.
WHEN IS THE NEGATIVITY FAST?
The Lent Fast is held over 40 days of Lent, but you can fast negativity any time of year using our Fast devotional, Igniting Faith in 40 Days. This year, the Fast begins February 10 and ends March 20.
WHAT IS IGNITING FAITH IN 40 DAYS AND DO I NEED A COPY TO JOIN THE FAST?
Great question! Igniting Faith in 40 Days is the Fast devotional and the cornerstone of the Fast itself, so we highly recommend purchasing your own copy. Regardless of which level of involvement you choose (we offer three levels of registration to the 2016 Lent Fast), to get the most out of this transformative time, we encourage you to get a paperback or eBook copy at the links below.
HOW CAN I JOIN IN?
We're so excited you're joining us on this powerful, life-changing time! We offer three different levels to join in this year's Fast:
Level 1 – Free
Receive free daily emails from Steve Backlund with short teachings and encouragements, lies to laugh at, and additional free resources to support your negativity fast.
LEVEL 2 – $35
Receive free daily emails plus short daily video teachings from Steve, weekly podcasts with Steve and Wendy Backlund, and a free PDF download of Igniting Faith in 40 Days!
LEVEL 3 – $135 (NOW CLOSED)
Our highest level of participation is a powerful investment in defeating lies in exchange for truth. In addition to all the benefits of Levels 1 and 2, Level 3 participants will receive two 30 minute Skype sessions with an Igniting Hope Beliefs Trainer! Those participating in this level have the opportunity to receive personal coaching on their journey towards transformation by renewing their minds.
"...but be transformed by the renewing of your minds." (Romans 12:2)