Food is a very contentious aspect in life. But, I do think we need to take responsibility for how we eat, what we eat and the driving forces that lead us to consume way more than is necessary.
If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you will know what I battle with my weight. Before I fell pregnant, my issue was that I thought I was too skinny. Now, and my daughter has already turned six, I’m the fat one. I’m the one who eats huge portions, and cannot get through… Continue reading Thinking like a skinny chick!
Thought for the Day: Eating in its proper context is not the problem. God gave us food for nourishment, strength, and even celebration. But when pleasure becomes unrestrained, there’s a problem.
God made you wonderful. Psalm 139 says you are wonderfully and fearfully made. You are beautiful and loved, no matter if you’re a size zero or a size thirty. You are beautiful just the way you are. But God loves you so much that He doesn’t want you to stay in a place of defeat.
There was a time when I felt utterly defeated in the area of food and health. I knew that I needed to make changes not because of the number on the scale or what clothing size I was. I knew it because of the battle that raged in my heart. I craved, I desired, I thought about, and arranged my life around food.
Yet I was a Bible teacher. I was a woman who loved Jesus. Why couldn’t I figure this out? I had found victory in so many areas of my life, but this area eluded me. I constantly asked, “Why shouldn’t I indulge?”
One day I looked up the definition of the word indulge, which means “unrestrained action.” And for me, it was unrestrained eating. You see, eating in its proper context is not the problem. God gave us food for nourishment, strength, and even celebration. But when pleasure becomes unrestrained, there’s a problem.
Day Twenty Five: Weight Loss God’s Way But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:21-22 The Gospels often talk about fruit…fruit that our lives will produce when we are living lives in Christ. Fruit is organic and… Continue reading Day Twenty Five: Weight Loss God’s Way
Day Seventeen: Weight Loss God’s Way
Okay. Confession time. How many times are you stepping on and off the scale each day? In our second training session I asked you to put the scale away. Why? Because most of us have allowed the scale to be our God who gets the final say on our worth.
This made me laugh. You see, I have not once stepped on the scale since I started Alisa’s programme. Not once – except for today. I can feel I’ve lost a bit of weight, and so I thought, “why not?” And I have – I’ve lost about 2.5 pounds, but that’s not really the point though, is it? It’s about being healthy… read further to see what Alisa says.
Day Seven: Weight Loss God’s Way
Before this getting “healthy and whole” train picks up too much steam, it is really important to me that I tell you…GOD LOVES YOU! GOOD NEWS!! GOD LOVES YOU! He really, really, really loves YOU!
Your whole life is about God’s great big love for you. If God’s children lived from the reality of how much they are loved by their Father in heaven, I am convinced we would never hunger or thirst for anything else. Everything we hunger and thirst for, besides God, is just a cheap substitute for God’s love. It’s a momentary lover that leaves us feeling cheap and used in the morning.
Day Three: Weight Loss God’s Way
I did it – I took the photo. It was embarrassing and I hope no-one ever sees it. But, it is a good reminder to see – sometimes we forget to actually look at ourselves. In our minds, it’s never as bad as what we think it is. But when we actually see with our own eyes, then we begin to realise – hmm, perhaps it is now time I do something about this. Today, Alisa asks if we’ve ever paid for a personal trainer – I have not. I have been too shy and too embarrassed to even consider asking someone to help me train (just another way I have hidden away from life). I’m too scared I can’t do what is asked or that (or perhaps and that…) I will make a fool of myself.