“Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food.”
Romans 14:20a (NIV)
Romans 14:20a (NIV)
Yesterday at my MOPS meeting I was so full of it. I was feeling thin, healthy and...great. I received many compliments and that felt awesome. My hard work at losing weight is paying off. I'm feeling so good and I'm told that I'm looking great, too. I relished in the compliments and they made my day. I failed, though. I failed to give that glory to God. A friend told me on Facebook that I'm amazing. No...I'm not! God is amazing. He is the one who is pulling me through this weight-loss journey. He is the one who brought me to the doctor with an ear infection last spring and brought my eyes to a pamphlet about using flex benefits to pay for Weight Watchers. He is the one who answered my prayer for the strength to lose weight and to stick with it. He is the one I try to remember to fill myself full of instead of food. As much as I'm thrilled to be losing weight, the ultimate goal isn't about making me a smaller sized person but making me crave Jesus as the filler of my heart. Without Him, this would be impossible for me. He is amazing and He deserves the glory! Does that mean that I can't enjoy the compliments and comments on my blog? Of course not, they motivate me to keep going! What it means is that along with those compliments I ask that you support me by praying for me just as much as you support me by giving me compliments. If you don't know Jesus and you don't believe that he is your savior, I pray that you will open your heart up to him so that you can know the kind of joy I do through him. He gives us eternal life and, on this weight-loss journey of mine, he's given me a second chance at life here on Earth before I join him in Heaven one day. Praise Jesus...He is Amazing!
Romans 14:17, “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” (NIV)
Psalm 18:1, “I love you, O Lord, my strength.” (NIV)