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Falling Seven Times...

Friday, December 30, 2011

Thought of this scripture this morning..."For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again..." Proverbs 24:16

I need this one today because I have fallen over and over with my eating. It seems I am an emotional eater and when I am stressed, I EAT. The last couple of months has been incredibly stressful. Had to pick up a part time job to add to my routine for a short time. So I worked at the YMCA front desk and did not have time to WORK OUT at the YMCA for six weeks! I also ate like a maniac! Got little sleep and was tied up in knots...

I know better... I'm a counselor, a Christian, a Pastor's wife, ive succeeded at losing 60 pounds this year and this is definitely not my first rodeo! So why do I continue to crash and burn?

A couple of days ago, I just had to get to the point where all I could say was, "I'm powerless over this. God help me! I am powerless. " I do believe when I finally reach that point of surrender, God shows up and says, "You are right. You are powerless without me." That is when everything turns around for me. And I hang onto that awesome thought that a righteous person falls seven times but rises again... I am only righteous thru Christ, so I will only rise again thru His power, not mine... mmm good stuff.... Thank you Lord that your mercies are new every morning. I love you. Thank you for not giving up on me. Thank you for your grace.. Thank you thank you thank you.

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    Thanks! I needed to hear this.
    3347 days ago
  • MJ7DM33
    I thank God for that scripture! Thanks for the reminder! emoticon
    3349 days ago
  • BERTA.77
    You are right on Tasha! I miss you! Wish we could get together and maybe help each other stay on track. Always wanted to do that with you. :)
    3349 days ago
    Get up 8!
    3349 days ago
    God is so awesome like that...Not by might not by power but by my spirit says the Lord. We are powerless at least we may feel that way. But we are his children and his holy spirit abides inside of us. We are stronger with Christ and his help. I am an emotional eater too. But I have learned to over come some of that. stress does not drive me to eat...but worry does, anger used to but not any more. emoticon
    3349 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/30/2011 8:33:52 PM
    Being Human is not a failing, but a privilege. Whom else has the Lord blessed so mightily, that in our weakness, we are able to draw the strength of such a powerful and loving being into our midst to carry us forward?

    For me, this journey has always included an ardent belief that God loved me enough to allow his only Son to die on the cross for my sins. I must love myself enough to try to make that sacrifice worthwhile. So, every day, now, I challenge myself to be a better human being today than I was the day before.

    So many people focus on the fact that we are not worthy of that Love. But, I choose to focus on the fact that I must still try to be worthy of it. In that, there is strength, courage, and tenacity to push me forward. I pray that it can be so for you as well.

    Best wishes to you on your journey to good health and personal happiness. I know that you will succeed. It is - and has always been - but a matter of time.
    3349 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    The desire for God is written in the human heart because man is created by God and for God, and God never ceases to to draw man to himself. Only in God will he find the truth and happiness he never stops searching for. You just slipped off the path, not out of the forest!!
    3349 days ago
    You can only fall down if you're ON THE TRAIL IN THE FIRST PLACE. It's all just part of the journey, right?

    Never take your eyes off the the Father!

    3349 days ago
    God is good. I have fallen so many times, and I know it is sinful, since I am putting other things first before bringing it to God. It is so hard, this battle. But, I know that victory can be obtained, if I surrender it all to God.
    We can do this! emoticon
    3349 days ago
  • BECCAJ98
    You will and can do it! Let God be your strength!
    3349 days ago
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