Tuesday, September 02, 2014
When a person embarks on a journey in their lives they like to attribute the lessons learned to something bigger than themselves. For the followers of Jesus Christ we like to think that everything we do brings us that much closer to Him and fulfilling our calling. Health and weight loss is no different. When embarking on this journey it inhabits every aspect of our being; physical, psychological, spiritual, relational, etc. Not only do we want a good story to tell at the end of the journey we also want to feel that we have grown as a person. I want to use my journey as a way to draw closer to my Lord and Savior because in the grand scheme of it all I know it is only through His grace and mercy I am able to accomplish anything. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13 NKJV) Obesity is a curse that has plagued my family for generations; whether it is contributed to a lack of education in portion sizes, healthier food options, genetics, or general activity level it still prevails. After pulling the life support plug from my mother in June the importance of defeating this curse become the utmost priority to me.
When Jesus died on the cross He conquered death and hell “I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death” (Revelation 1:18 NKJV). Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it (Colossians 2:15 NKJV). Obesity for me is a death sentence and since Christ conquered death He can most certainly help me conquer this. I want to glorify the Lord in my life and body since my body is a temple it is important to have it in the best shape possible. “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NKJV).
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