Wednesday, August 21, 2013
It is with sadness that I must close my SP account, due to too many responsibilities that must take priority. The stress of more than I can handle has caused me to rethink my priorities and the Lord's callings for my life at this moment must come first. Due to my tendency to be excessive with my computer, I will not allow myself the temptation to return until and if the Lord directs me to return to SP.
You each have contributed to my success at weight loss as you have accepted me unconditionally and helped me learn to love myself the same. It is the love of God and neighbor as self that fulfills the law.
I will still continue my weight loss journey only indirectly as I forget myself and think of others whom I have had to prioritize to the top of my list at this time. As I choose to lollow the Lord's will for me sometimes my priorities change. It was His will that I be on SP for the years that I have been on here, because I have learned and gained much.
I learned that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I learned how beautiful and loved each of us are in the sight of God. I learned that as a man thinketh so is he. I learned that the 'law' is right and good, but the spirit is essential. I learned that on my own i cannot fulfill the law for any length of time. I learned that the law was my schoolmaster that brought me to Christ that I might be justified by faith and now I am no longer under the schoolmaster but under grace. I learned that we are saved by grace from our bad habits after all we can do and in spite of all we can do. Now I will learn and gain much in the new avenues of endeavor He has directed me to.
Matt 16:24-25, "Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it."
My last day will be Saturday, Aug 31st. If I could reach out and give you each a personal hug I would but it will just have to be virtual.