Thursday, February 07, 2013
I LOVE this.
It goes right along with the quote about suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regret. It hurts to tear yourself down all the time and hate what you see. It also hurts to work your butt off and be so sore you can barely move. But at least you get something out of that! You are building yourself up! You are DOING something about the things you don't like. There's hope there.
And God is the ultimate giver of hope... the ultimate satisfy-er. He created our bodies a certain way, and we should take care of them. Even back in the Old Testament in Daniel, there's a story about the Hebrews who refused to eat rich foods and wine and asked for veggies and water instead! And at the end of the trial period, they were healthier! :)
(The whole story: www.biblegateway.com/pas