Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Weight Loss Week 7

New Year Resolution Update

I have to confess, I didn’t post on Saturday because I truly did badly. I didn’t even weigh myself because I didn’t want to see what the scale may say. I didn’t feel like I over did it, but I did. Last week I was in OK and just ate whatever I wanted. I ate when I was not hungry, ate late at night, I didn’t run to God, and fall in to temptation. I did not exercise at all, matter of fact; I let my son walk the dog instead of me.

Why did I do that? To be honest, I didn’t want to work on my weight; I just wanted to do whatever I wanted to. We all have some sin we have to repent of and it does take work. I wish I can just eat whatever and not deal with this, but I do!

This may be hard for some of you to read, but please read and consider what God may be telling you. I know this is for me and want to share what He is telling me.

Gluttony is a sin.

This is from my personal journal, I need to repent!

Deny food! And put a knife to your throat if you are a man given to appetite. Proverbs 23:2

The gluttonous use of food high in sugar and fat takes away from the nutritional balance of milk, fruit, vegetables meat, and bread which contains fiber and other nutrients for good digestion and heath.

First and foremost, we are not to satisfy our selfish and harmful appetites but rather use our bodies to bring glory to God (1 Cor. 6:19,20).

Gluttony can indicate excessive eating and drinking, and it does refer to a ravenous, nearly unstoppable, appetite, It is to food what greed is to material wealth, a carving that cannot be satisfied. It also associated with a loose and undisciplined lifestyle-disobedience, stubbornness, and rebellion.

If we (me) are committing the sin of gluttony eating when we are not hungry we must confess repent this as sin and thus use truth. We can then receive the forgiveness God gives us in Christ He want us to start refreshed, He gives us  mercy.

I am going to start refreshed, though my flesh does not want to get up and exercise, I don’t want to deny my appetite, but I need to because God knows what is best for me and it's sin, sin leads to death..... I want to be used for Him properly so He can get the glory.

Holy Spirit I call out to you for help!....... I will do my part!

Psalm 37:5

Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

Alice Layden was a woman with no self-control. As long as I knew her, she had been terribly overweight. I hadn't seen Alice for over two years when she showed up one day on my front door-step. She looked fabulous! When I asked how she had finally done it, she said, 'I asked God to help me, and I just kept asking Him. Every morning, every noontime, each evening, and anytime I felt hungry, which was almost all the time, I just said a little prayer for God to get me through. He did it! After I thought I'd just about run out of things to try, I found what I should have known all along. God did for me what I was unable to do for myself!'

Today's thought: The more time spent in prayer, the less time left to eat!

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Monica said...

Thanks for the encouragement, I needed it today!

Anonymous said...

Thank you honey it helps to read your tips. and every time I fill hunger I will ask the Lord to help me control my hunger .I Love you