Monday, June 23, 2008

observe and correct

This has been a fun month socially with many reunions and celebrations but a difficult month with eating temptations.
There have been so many events with lots of rich food available. I have prayed and read the Word and have still given in at times eating beyond 5 and eating before 0.
I am so glad God gives many chances to observe and correct, or confess and repent.
Galatians 5:1b tells me to stand firm,then, and do not let ourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
In TW workbook it tells me to allow the Spirit to be my fresh beginning each time I need Him.
Rather than looking for and external do or don't look to Jesus for guidance.
Lord, help me please as I go on vacation for 10 days to not yield to temptation but to glorify you not only in what I eat and drink, but also in what I say and do. Please give me opportunities to speak up for you. In Jesus Name, Amen

Monday, June 16, 2008

Grace versus legalism

We have a monthly support group at my Church in addition to the weekly community support group.
This month we are challenged to pray for a greater sensitivity to the Holy Spirit. For this month to ask God how much, what, and when to eat and then to obey.
In addition to this to grieve out the pain of why we have focused on food or eating laws to avoid facing what is going on with us.
Grace is freedom that conforms us from within. Legalism is bondage that constrains us from without.
Do I want to achieve a certain weight at all costs?
Do I think losing weight will solve all my problems?
Am I focusing on my weight, a diet, or even the 8 keys to avoid the deeper issues?
I challenge myself and all of us to go back to that time in our lives when we used these things to escape.
Thin Within Temptaion Busters:
STOP: Stop and flee from evil desires. 1 Corinthinians 14: 20
LOOK: Look for God's prepared path and turn away from temptations. Jeremiah 6:16
LISTEN: Listen to His voice as you draw on His grace and power to pursue godliness. John 10:27
OBEY: As you do what He asks you will experience joy! John 15: 10 and 11

Monday, June 2, 2008


As I have submitted to the grieving process and allowed God and others to remove the graveclothes from me I am seeing victory in my life.
In May I attended my allschool alumni banquet as well as my class reunion.
Due to the pain of my past I had felt unable to go to the alumni banquet for years and had never gone to a class reunion.
As I speak openly about the pain of my past and grieve and allow others to help with this unwrapping, I am able to remember good times in the past. When I refused to face the ugly I also blocked out the good. I was able to visit with and enjoy these people at both occasions.
I was able to focus on relationship instead of food. At one time I would have buried my face in the food if I did go to keep from connecting.