Fasting Essays

  • Holy Fasting

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    by God to deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Him. Fasting, from many years even before Christ, was a symbol of a person humbling him or her self to show God that he or she is sincere in seeking Gods blessings. Fasting is serious business, but it can be approached with the wrong motives. The Holy Bible tells us what false fasting is all about. The Israelites made fasting a ritual and often announced that they were fasting before God. Even though they had done much penance, God was not

  • Fasting And Religion

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    Fasting Fasting is to do without something for a period of time, usually as in food and drink, but can be most anything. The need to fast is shown in the Scriptures in Matthew 6:16-18, 16 “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.17 But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, 18 so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but

  • Fasting Essay

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    discipline of fasting. Fasting is an important discipline used by many Christians for many varying reasons. In the bible fasting was used for seeking a closer relationship with God, also for protection and for God to intervene in difficult situations, for breakthroughs, strength to help resist temptation and to seek direction from God. Through this essay we will discuss fasting in further details, sharing my own experiencing with this discipline, comparing how I practise fasting compared to those

  • Essay About Fasting

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    Before I entered this course, I always thought that fasting is all about food related. And that the forty hour famine from world vision, was only the true way to fast. I guess its more of a commitment and sacrifice, and that those people who did it, will have blessings poured on them. But, I think that anyone who fasts for God, will be blessed, not matter how long or different they fast, God is pleased. In the Old Testament a man of God named Daniel, is a perfect example in history who fast. In

  • Fasting Reflection Essay

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    Fasting is a Christian discipline that lets go of an appetite in order to seek God on matters of deep concern for others, myself and the world . It allows us to remove something of value to our lives and replace it with God. Fasting challenges our heart position and teaches us about how it isn’t just about the removal of food but apart of our relationship with God. Summarise your original understanding of the discipline before the course started I moved to Kingdomcity church in June of 2014, previous

  • Fasting: Body Cleansing or Starving

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    Fasting: Body Cleansing or Starving The Purpose of Fasting Fasting is a body cleansing procedure during which food is restricted and only liquids are consumed. Strictly water fasts are the most brutal; herbal teas and juices made from fresh fruits and vegetables are consumed during a more liberal fast. Juice fasting is the preferred method amongst many doctors and European fasting clinics, perhaps because it is less harsh than other treatment plans. Today in the Western Hemisphere, many

  • Taking a Look at Feasting and Fasting

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    On the opposite end of the spectrum is fasting. When we think about fasting we often think of starving ourselves for no reason, or Gandhi fasting as a political protest. We see fasting as an act of religion, for example Ramadan for those who practice Islam. The idea of fasting was not a concept that came from nothing; it was to appease the gods and to practice religion. Looking at these concepts and attempting to understand the basis of feasting and fasting one can take a look at the historical context

  • Case Study: Intermittent Fasting

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    INTERMITTENT FASTING Calvin Pihoc Kinesiology 2252 Section 001 Dr. Harry Lendvoy Langara College July 28, 2015 Throughout the course of human evolution, fasting has been part of the human lifestyle. Whether it is for religious purposes, weight loss, or as a diet to look good on the beach it has been around for quite some time now. Intermittent fasting (IF) have been defined by fitness enthusiasts as a “schedule” when to consume and when not to consume food regardless of what an individual

  • Asceticism - The Joy of Fasting, Flagellation and Self-mutilation

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    Asceticism - The Joy of Fasting, Flagellation and Self-mutilation In order to achieve a spiritual understanding, people have subjected themselves to extreme self denial through fasting, flagellation and self-mutilation (The Columbia Encyclopedia). This practice of self mortification is known as asceticism. Asceticism has been known to exist since the commencement of recorded religion. This zealous religious practice is associated with many religions, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism

  • Christianity

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    and Judaism: Perspective on Fasting One of the longest established disciplines of the human body is that of fasting. Fasting is abstaining from food, drink, sleep or sex to focus on a period of spiritual growth(www.alinaam.org.za).Fasting has also been used in nearly every religion in the world, including Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. Many of history's great spiritual leaders fasted for mental and spiritual clarity, including Jesus, Buddha, and Mohammed. Fasting is an important element in

  • Hunger: An Unnatural History by Sharman Apt Russell

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    Even though fasting is a controversial topic that has the whole world at odds with one another, Hunger: An Unnatural History by Sharman Apt Russell is informative and inspiring in that of the significance it has on the human race as well as the professional book reviews that help give insight into the problem of hunger. Everyday people in third world countries starve to death based on the fact that their countries simply don’t have enough resources or that their leaders only take office for their

  • The Importance of Lent in the Church Today

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    Lent, which is also referred to as the Lenten season and Great Lent, is a time to remind us of Jesus’ 40 day trial of fasting and temptation in the wilderness. The season of Lent is a forty day long liturgical season of fasting and prayer before Easter, but in today’s society the question arises is Lent still defined this way or has the definition changed. The Lenten season occurs immediately after the festival of Epiphany. Liturgically, Lent lasts for 48 days starting on Ash Wednesday before

  • Reflection Paper On Spiritual Disciplines

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    social media accounts that could be better used in different areas of my life. It is difficult to find a balance of what is the right way to fast electronics and social media when it feels like it is such a prominent part of society. So my plan of fasting is going to look little bit different than a normal fast. I plan to only use social media on the week days after 12pm. I feel like this will allow me to spend the first part of my day focused on my time with God and starting my day directing my attention

  • Lent

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    Lent is a tradition that has been celebrated for countless years in the Catholic church. There has almost always been a recording of people preparing for Easter. The preparations range from fasting for forty hours or eating a single meal a day, to giving something up for forty days or trying use your free time to help someone in need. To me, Lent is more than just giving something up, or trying to do something better. Lent is about realizing some of the painful things Jesus had to give up in his

  • The Challenges Of Solude And Silence Meaned By Peter Scazzero

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    keeping some of our actions personal and private. This action is to help develop trustworthiness. And it acts against spiritual pride. In the Bible Jesus highlight three things in the Sermon on the Mount that requires secrecy: giving, prayer and fasting (Matthew 5-7). The gist of it is not to let others know our good deeds so that they think well of us. In other words one should not be a ‘show-off’. Not everything should be shared so that it is ‘liked’ on Facebook (Tang,

  • Contradicting Character of The Sniper

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    exceedingly quick reflexes, something usually apparent in those who are experienced in the techniques of war. By contrast, the Sniper also possesses many traits of an amateur soldier. He is described as having “the face of a student”, and had been fasting because “he was too excited to eat”. The word “student” has the connotation of one who is young, inexperienced, and still learning, while his excitement implies that this fighting was new to him, because most people tend to be excited at new experiences

  • Ethos Pathos Logos

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    Fasting is a way of life for most people. For them it is a way to preserve certain things, which helps them enjoy them better. To make life enjoyable people should fast more often, so that they can enjoy the simpler things in life and live a fuller life. The people that know this the best are hunters, and sailors, because they have to give up aspects of their life on a daily basis. For example, sailors have to give up their family when they go out for a voyage but when they return and see their family

  • Siddhartha

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    says, "Writing is good, thinking is better.  Cleverness is good, patience is better." As much as Siddhartha thinks, his ability to wait is something that really defines his character even better.  This is also incorporates with fasting, as well as thinking, but by itself waiting is extremely important. I have found, in all my years, myself to be quite impatient.  This will probably harm me later in my life.  The ability to wait also spurs the ability to think, and fast

  • To Intermittent Fast, or not to Intermittent Fast, that is the question

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    Have you ever heard of intermittent fasting? Could you have ever imagined that not eating breakfast could bring you untold health benefits? Chances are you never came across intermittent fasting, well; trust me I guarantee you are missing out if you are unaware of it. By the end, of this article I am certain you will understand what intermittent fasting is and why it is so popular. What is intermittent fasting? Intermittent fasting, (also called periodic fasting PF) is a type of eating pattern used

  • The Bible as a Historical Document

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    meaning of Jesus' actions ... and does this in a misleading way. For example: Mark 2:19, Jesus regarding Fasting. Jesus makes a strong statement against importance to fasting, but Mark (in 2:20) tags on: "But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and they will fast in those days." This blatantly shows that Mark held higher regard for the Old Traditions of Fasting rather than Jesus' new teachings! This is also an example of "Christianizing Jesus" according to traditions