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Lenten Diet Devotions- 2


Thursday, February 14, 2013



Day 2 Scripture: John 8:10-11 10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?" 11 "No one, sir," she said. "Then neither do I condemn you," Jesus declared. "Go now and leave your life of sin."

Application: “There is therefore now no condemnation for sin, (when) we are in Christ Jesus.” Any sin can be forsaken and repented of, but first has to come conviction. The woman who was caught in adultery was accused, and by law sentenced to be punished. She knew her sin, but at the Master’s feet she let go of it. Jesus tells her, “Go and sin no more.”

We may join all the diet programs we want to, but when we go and sin no more we become successful at our attempts. We not only lose weight, but we keep it off because we have left our life of sin behind us. He does not condemn the one who turns around and leaves the past behind them. To overeat when the body is not utilizing that nourishment is to be excessive. All things are lawful for us in moderation. Moderation is the key to finding your way out of weight gain. You can lose weight alone based on the principle of portion control.

Prayer: Father God, Jesus set the example at the well with the Samaritan woman, when although hungry, He refused the food that His disciples brought to Him, saying, “My meat is to do the will of My Father in heaven.” Lord, had we been about doing Your will, we might not have so much time on our hands to overindulge in food. Help us back to feeding others with Your Word, and let us cling to the Bread of Life, Jesus Christ. Amen

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WILLEYDEBORAH 2/15/2013 9:16PM

    Thank you for this blog.
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ANHELIC 2/14/2013 11:20PM

    Thank you for today's blog. Moderation is the name of the game for us. When we overeat, it's as bad as sinning, asking for forgiveness, then going right back to sinning. This was a great reminder of what we have to do.

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TEALHAWK 2/14/2013 6:44PM

  Thank you for this today

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JOANIE69 2/14/2013 6:21PM

    emoticon I got a lot out of this one.
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STALEYK 2/14/2013 10:20AM

    Thank you for your good start to my day! emoticon

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AVANELL 2/14/2013 9:12AM

    May we not crave delectable dainties but instead crave the food that God gives and to do His will. May we eat to live and not live to eat!

When speaking of sitting down to eat with a ruler or person of high status the writer of Proverbs says in Proverbs 23:2 And put a knife to your throat if you are a man given to appetite, Do not desire his delicacies, For they are deceptive foods.

Some foods are deceptive and cause us to eat more and more. They are not fueling our body with what we need to sustain us, but simply fueling our emotions with deceptive delicacies which lead to overeating!

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CEEMAY 2/14/2013 9:07AM

    HE does not want us to condemn ourselves either! No stones to throw.

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HAGIN2010 2/14/2013 8:43AM

    I have been having a problem very recently maintaing after being successful for about a year. I have been emotionalonally eating and my slacks are snug. I need to pray and listen about this issue.

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CANADIANGIRL15 2/14/2013 7:40AM

    Moderation is the key! Thanks, Editor!

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SANDRALEET 2/14/2013 7:06AM

    To me it showed that we had to be without sin before we can condemn anyone So much of that going on .When we are saved we have to repent of our sin Try not to sin and learn how to love.Forgive and not judge Love God

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JSALERNO 2/14/2013 6:27AM

    always keeping diet in mind

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MILPAM3 2/14/2013 6:05AM

  You wrote: Lord, had we been about doing Your will, we might not have so much time on our hands to overindulge in food.
That is the truth! Let us redeem the time and be busy about our Father's business. Jesus was only 12 when He felt the need for that.
By the way, my DH is on a two-week mission trip (which includes 2 3-day crusades) in Capetown, South Africa. The first crusade begins tomorrow at 11 a.m. our time. Today was the first ministers' meeting, and they are visiting prisons and doing street evangelism. Pray that the Word would go forth mightily please.

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DGFOWLER 2/14/2013 5:44AM

    “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31)

“My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.” (Psalm 63:5) Instead of eating, fill your soul with God!



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MARYJOANNA 2/14/2013 5:17AM

  We must remember our diet is actually a lifestyle. A change of habit is what is necessary and not returning to the old way of eating.

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CLWALDRO 2/14/2013 4:40AM

    emoticon for reminding us that we need to change our lifestyle not look at this as a diet we are on.
Lifestyle changes are what it is all about both physically and spiritually.
Have an awesome day!!!

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BELLATRAVELLER 2/14/2013 4:32AM

    Thank you, Editor, for reminding us of how being excessive (in general, especially in eating) is wrong. Thank you for the nice prayer.




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