Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4: 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
Application: We discovered yesterday that we are to glorify God in our eating and drinking. Until we restore our body to its former glory our dieting efforts may appear a light and momentary trouble, but when we reach our desired weight we will have accomplished at least three things. Eternal glory by honoring God in all we do, pleasing God, and obeying God’s commands once more.
Yes, we will have reached goal weight, but the eternal glory is far more lasting than the magic number that we hit. If you can’t get motivated to do it for yourself, that is all right because we should do it for God first, and then for our eternal glory which will be given to us in heavenly currency.
Prayer: Father, help me to put away the “I feel sorry for myself dieting” mentality. Help me to remember that this journey I am on to restore my body is farther reaching than just hitting a certain number on the scale just so I can be through with it. You observe my motives and actions, Lord, and may they be pleasing in spirituality which outweighs the physical in Your Kingdom. Amen
Today's action and commitment: I try to live a selfless life so others can experience some of the happiness I feel. Today, I reflect on ways I can be of more help to others while setting aside my troubles and bringing God eternal glory. What abilities do you have that could offer unique assistance to others around you? Is there a cause you are passionate about? How have you involved others in your passions, past, present, or will do it?