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Theme : How to become like Jesus?

Topic idea : My little journey of fasting

Essay: Narrative

After the professor gave an optional assignment of fasting to the class, I was arguing with myself whether I should take this challenge or not. Fasting is something that I have never thought about. There were many words that came to my mind, such as being hungry, starving, tired, and dizzy. However, I opened up the Bible and read Matthew 4:4: Jesus replied to the evil that “It is written: Man must not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” I literally interpreted the meaning that I am able to survive without eating. Additionally, I was also searching on the internet for the benefits of fasting. There are lots of people who are sharing their experiences; some of them fasting for religion reasons while others are doing it for their health benefits.

After self contradiction, I finally made a decision to take a little journey of fasting for forty hours. I started at noon on Friday, September
28, 2018. I added an extra portion for my breakfast. There was nothing irregular that happened to me until five in the evening, when my stomach started growling, I was very hungry since it was my dinner time. Anyway, after I filled my stomach with water, the growling and the hungry feeling disappeared. Whenever I heard somebody talking about food or I smelled any kind of food, I felt hungry again. At some point my hands were slightly shaking and I lost my concentration. I went to bed earlier than usual with a little bit of hungry feeling on Friday night.

On Saturday morning, I got up at seven thirty as usual. First thing first, I grabbed a bottle of water and drank it like I never did before. I felt refreshed except for one thing that I had noticed, I did not have a bowel movement, which made me concerned about my condition , However, I patiently waited until the right moment comes. What I could see was I had extra time in the morning. Instead of spending time having breakfast, I could do something else. During the day, I had water close to me at all times. Whenever I felt starved for food, I took a sip of water. Some articles say that it is not a ​good idea drinking too much water during fasting. During the daytime, I honestly admitted that I was slightly hungry, and lost concentration. However, water is a magical liquid, as it helped me maintain the whole body.

My fasting would end at four on Sunday morning. I was very excited and thinking about my first meal. I prepared my meal on Saturday evening and went to bed early. I woke up at three on Sunday morning but I still laid on my bed because I did not want to make too much movement. I waited until three fifty, then I got up and heated up my food and started having my first meal at the exact time of four. During my little journey of fasting, I have learned and felt the same as hungry people surrounding me. I promise to myself that I will never waste food ever again. Anyway, I am thinking about  fasting again for a longer time in the near future.
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Theme : How to become like Jesus?

Topic idea : My little journey of fasting

Essay: Narrative

Review by Mitchell Bonner

After the professor gave an optional assignment of fasting to the class, I was arguing with myself whether I should take this challenge or not. Fasting is something that I have never thought about. There were many words that came to my mind, such as being hungry, starving, tired, and dizzy. However, I opened up the Bible and read Matthew 4:4: Jesus replied to the evil that “It is written: Man must not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” I literally interpreted the meaning that I am able to survive without eating. Additionally, I was also searching on the internet for the benefits of fasting. There are lots of people who are sharing their experiences; some of them fasting for religion reasons while others are doing it for their health benefits.

After self contradiction, I finally made a decision to take a little journey of fasting for forty hours. I started at noon on Friday, September
28, 2018. I added an extra portion for my breakfast. There was nothing irregular that happened to me until five in the evening, when my stomach started growling, I was very hungry since it was my dinner time. Anyway, after I filled my stomach with water, the growling and the hungry feeling disappeared. Whenever I heard somebody talking about food or I smelled any kind of food, I felt hungry again. At some point my hands were slightly shaking and I lost my concentration. I went to bed earlier than usual with a little bit of hungry feeling on Friday night.

On Saturday morning, I got up at seven thirty as usual. First thing first, I grabbed a bottle of water and drank it like I never did before. I felt refreshed except for one thing that I had noticed, I did not have a bowel movement, which made me concerned about my condition , However, I patiently waited until the right moment comes. What I could see was I had extra time in the morning. Instead of spending time having breakfast, I could do something else. During the day, I had water close to me at all times. Whenever I felt starved for food, I took a sip of water. Some articles say that it is not a ​good idea drinking too much water during fasting. During the daytime, I honestly admitted that I was slightly hungry, and lost concentration. However, water is a magical liquid, as it helped me maintain the whole body.

My fasting would end at four on Sunday morning. I was very excited and thinking about my first meal. I prepared my meal on Saturday evening and went to bed early. I woke up at three on Sunday morning but I still laid on my bed because I did not want to make too much movement. I waited until three fifty, then I got up and heated up my food and started having my first meal at the exact time of four. During my little journey of fasting, I have learned and felt the same as hungry people surrounding me. I promise to myself that I will never waste food ever again. Anyway, I am thinking about  fasting again for a longer time in the near future.——————————————————————————————————————————

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Theme : How to become like Jesus?

Topic idea : My little journey of fasting

Essay: Narrative

After the professor gave an optional assignment of fasting in the class. I was arguing with myself whether should I take this challenge or not. Fasting is something that I had never thought about. There were many words came to my mind such as hungry, starving, tired, dizzy. However, I opened up the Bible and read Matthew 4:4 ; Jesus replied to the evil that “It is written: Man must not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. ” I literally interpreted the meaning that I will be survived without eating. In addiction, I was  also searching on the internet for the benefits of fasting. There are lots of people are sharing their experiences. Some of them fasting for religion reasons while others doing it for their health benefits.

After self contradiction, I finally made a decision to take a little journey of fasting for forty hours. I started at noon on Friday September
28, 2018. First of all, I added an extra portion for my breakfast.  There was nothing irregular had happened to me until five in the evening.  My stomach started growling, I was very hungry since it was my regular dinner time. Anyway, I filled my stomach with water, the growling and the hungry disappeared. Anyway, Whenever I heard somebody talked about food or I literally smelled any kind of food, I felt hungry again. At some point my hands were slightly shaking and I lost my concentration. I went to bed earlier than usual with a little bit hungry on Friday night.

On Saturday morning, I got up at seven thirty as usual. First thing first, I grabbed a bottle of water and drank it like I never had before. I felt refreshing but for one thing I have noticed. I did not have a bowel movement. I concerned about my condition , However, I patiently wait until the right moment comes. I had extra time in the morning by omitting breakfast. Instead of spending time on that I did something else. During the day, I had water close to me at all times. Whenever I felt starving for food, I took a sip of water. In some articles say  that it is not good idea to drink too much water during fasting. I honestly admitted that I was slightly hungry, and lost concentration. However, Water is a magical liquid, it helped me maintain the whole body.

My fasting will be ended at four on Sunday morning. I was very excited and thinking about my first meal. I prepared my meal on Saturday evening and went to bed early. I woke up at three on Sunday morning but still on my bed because I did not want to make too much movements. Waited until three fifty, I got up and went to the kitchen, heated up my food. I started having my first meal at four. During my little journey of fasting, I have learned and felt the same as hungry people surrounding me. I promise to myself that I will never wasted food ever again. Anyway, I am thinking about taking another fasting for a longer time in the near future.

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First

Theme : How to become like Jesus?

Topic idea : My little journey of fasting

Essay: Narrative

After the professor gave an optional assignment of fasting in the class. I was arguing with myself whether should I take this challenge or not. Fasting is something that I had never thought about. There were many words came to my mind such as hungry, starving, tired, dizzy. However, I opened up the Bible and read Matthew 4:4 ; Jesus replied to the evil that “It is written: Man must not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. ” I literally interpreted the meaning that I am able to survive without eating. Addition, I was  also searching on the internet for the benefits of fasting. There are lots of people are sharing their experiences. Some of them fasting for religion reasons while others doing it for their health benefits.

After self contradiction, I finally made a decision to take a little journey of fasting for forty hours. I started at noon on Friday September
28, 2018. I added an extra portion for my breakfast.  There was nothing irregular had happened to me until five in the evening.  My stomach started growling, I was very hungry since it is my dinner time. Anyway, I filled my stomach with water, the growling and the hungry disappeared. Whenever I heard somebody talked about food or I smelled any kind of food, I felt hungry again. At some point my hands were slightly shaking and I lost my concentration. I went to bed earlier than usual with a little bit hungry on Friday night.

On Saturday morning, I got up at seven thirty as usual. First thing first, I grabbed a bottle of water and drank it like I never did before. I felt refreshing but for one thing that I have noticed. I did not have a bowel movement. I concerned about my condition , However, I patiently wait until the right moment comes. What I could see was I have extra time in the morning. Instead of spending time having breakfast, I could do something else. During the day, I had water close to me at all times. Whenever I felt starved for food, I took a sip of water. In some article says that it is not good idea drinking too much water during fasting. During the daytime, I honestly admitted that I was slightly hungry, and lost concentration. However, Water is a magical liquid, it helped me maintain the whole body.

My fasting will be ended at four on Sunday morning. I was very excited and thinking about my first meal. I prepared my meal on Saturday evening and went to bed early. I woke up at three on Sunday morning but still on my bed because I did not want to make too much movements. Waited until three fifty, I got up and heated up my food and started having my first meal at the exact time of four. During my little journey of fasting, I have learned and felt the same as hungry people surrounding me. I promise to myself that I will never wasted food ever again. Anyway, I am thinking about taking another fasting for a longer time in the near future.