9/4/08

A Change

eating to live
instead of living to eat...

I've had a health scare early this year
and you would have thought that would have spurred me
to make drastic changes,

but to be completely honest,
it really didn't...

I tried for a little while, but after being put on medication,
I just became lazy again, letting the medicine take of things...

I have been feeding my flesh,
literally, since 1983.
I have given my flesh total control
over every bite of food,
since I graduated high school...

for reasons too numerous to mention...

but its done...

no neglect,
no insult,
no hurt,
is reason enough to continue...

I know that my flesh is
too weak,
too sinful,
too overwhelming,
to change...

that there is no confidence in the flesh...

so, I turn to His Word, and He leads me to Philippians...

Join with others in following my example,
brothers, and take note of those who live
according to the pattern we gave you.
For, as I have often told you before
and now say again even with tears,
many live as enemies of the cross of Christ.
Their destiny is destruction,
their god is their stomach,
and their glory is in their shame.
Their mind is on earthly things.
But our citizenship is in heaven.
And we eagerly await a Savior from there,
the Lord Jesus Christ,
who, by the power that enables him
to bring everything under his control,
will transform our lowly bodies
so that they will be like his glorious body.
Therefore, my brothers, you whom I love
and long for, my joy and crown,
that is how you should
stand firm in the Lord, dear friends!
Philippians 3:17-4:1

and that's why I cling to Him,
knowing that I can only do this,
by standing firm in the Lord,
desiring His Holy fruits of the Spirit,
being led by the Holy Spirit,
striving to keep in step with Him...

1 comment:

"Virtuous Wannabe" said...

Deb, you can and will do this....just take it all to HIM....I cannot to claim to be victorious over this issue (food) myself, but I have had two weeks of victories but only because of the Lord....like you, I was told almost a year ago, if I would eat right and do weight bearing exercises that my bones may strengthen...I ran in the opposite direction. All the more reason that I can never be judgemental when I see people doing the opposite of what I know they should, we are all so capable....Satan "THE PUNK", deserves no credit but there is one thing he is great at, making us feel defeated, as if we have failed, and that there's no use to try....but we know the ONE who has already won the battle sista! Praise God!