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Friday, July 10, 2009

Surrender.
Hands up, giving up, helpless, afraid; sure, in some respects.
But when it's to The Lord it's also giving in, trusting, believing and preparing to receive what HE has for me.
Hopeless it is not. When I choose to trust Him and acknowledge that I can't do this on my own (sad, but true) I allow His plans and purposes to be fulfilled.
Committing to Lose it For Life has me excited and apprehensive all at once. I realize that this time it IS making sense...and this time CAN be different. Devil, you're a liar, and I AM a new creation...each and every day I allow God to continue His perfect work in me. (My pastor's right, maybe I should wear a shirt that says "under construction".) I'm certainly working on a better, healthier, more glorifying temple for His Holy Spirit in me.

Things I want to remember: (from the Trapped DVD; Stephen Arterburn)
"It" is more than weight.
Helpless in self is hopeful in Christ.
Serving sin (ANY sin) prevents me from serving God.
Bondage comes from wrong wants at the wrong time for the wrong reason.
Freedom is mine through Christ alone.
I can't do this, but Christ can.
My overweight body is my prison. It keeps me insulated, but also isolated.
Successful prison escapes require help from the outside.

Phil 1:6: being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you (ME) will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Come on Jesus!
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  • TGURLEY59
    I have too come to the point where I am ready to get out of the drivers seat, the journey has been long and tiring. I had to take the route I wanted, refusing to believe it may be the wrong choice.

    As I face the rest of my life on this earth, I want to be all I can be in spirit, in body and in mind. I want to walk the walk and let that walk be the testimony of what having faith can do.

    As I walk this journey, I want to become wiser, watching the ism's of this world that have bound me, melt away. Finally, I will truly see myself, someone I haven't seen in a very long time.....
    3786 days ago
  • SPARKLOVE
    There are many ways to lose weight, but since we are Christians we desire to find the "RIGHT" path that The Lord wants us to take, with prayer he will lead us to see what we need to do. I like what you said, " hopeless we are not".

    I am not one for counting calories myself . I am trying to focus on eating healthy. This is a question I feel we should ask ourselves. If we were not over weight and were eating to maintain good health ......a balanced diet. What would we eat? Focus on what we should be eating and fill up on good wholesome food leaves little room for junk . Do a bible study on foods in the Bible. Do not become obsessive about food because as the Bible tells us:" Man does not live by bread alone but by ever word that proceeded out of the mouth of God." God , is what keeps us alive not food. Food does play a part in our performance as the Bible shows us so it is important in how we function. If we want to function better then we must eat better. May The Lord ,give you the knowledge you seek and bless your efforts at eating healthier. Joy
    3953 days ago
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