Healthy Eating is Not About Me

Healthy Eating

I am a bit of a chocolate addict.  I try not to buy candy when the neighborhood kids are selling them for school because I lack self-control in this department.  I can’t simply eat one chocolate truffle. I will eat the whole box within twenty-four hours.

I know my weakness. I realized I had a serious obsession a couple of years ago when a friend and I decided to treat ourselves to an evening out. After a delicious dinner, we decided to split a desert – except she wanted a chocolate shake, and I wanted a fudge pie. Rather than flip a coin, we decided to order both. Twenty minutes later, I had a serious stomach ache, and a heavily convicted heart.  My friend felt equally horrible, and that day we made a pact to fast chocolate for a season.

Gluttony is a sin.

When I eat chocolate, I am usually not “keeping my body under” as Paul advised us to do in I Corinthians 9.  As God’s disciple, I need to live like an athlete during training season.  I’ve come to realize that sometimes I need to say “no” to my stomach in order to say “yes” to God.  Healthy eating is part of living a crucified life that stays on mission.

I’m sharing “Healthy Eating is Not About Me” at Missional Women today.  Join me here to read the rest of this post. 

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More Than Enough (Thought-Provoking Thursday)

More Than Enough

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Hit the Reset (Thought-Provoking Thursday)

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I was sitting on my friend’s couch when the horror happened.  My fancy dancy phone that goes with me everywhere just died.  The battery still had juice in it, so its demise truly perplexed me.  I plugged it in to an outlet, but it remained dark and lifeless.

In a panic, I called Mr. Fix It.  He assured me that he would come to the rescue.  I jumped in my car and raced home where I handed my man the defunct mobile device.

Two hours later, we took two Advil and headed to the closest Provider Store for support from the experts.

In a shrill voice, I explained every single tragic step that had transpired that day.  I was quite sure that I would be leaving the store with a new phone since mine was obviously defective.

The nice man with the badge on took my phone and fixed it in about 5 seconds.  I am quite sure that my mouth fell open in complete disbelief when he handed me back my fully functioning smart phone.

“Do you know about the reset button?”  he asked.

No, I did not.  Apparently, if you keep your phone running all the time, it gets “buggy.”  To fix the anomalies, you simply need to give your phone a fresh start.

How was I supposed to know?

One thing I do know is that God has provided a perfect “reset function” for my soul.  Have you been mis-functioning lately?  Confession will clear that right up and put a new zip in your spirit.

When I refused to confess my sin,
    my body wasted away,
    and I groaned all day long.

Day and night your hand of discipline was heavy on me.
    My strength evaporated like water in the summer heat.

Finally, I confessed all my sins to you
    and stopped trying to hide my guilt.
I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord.”
    And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone.

Psalms 32:3-5, NLT

Something to think about…

I am sharing “Hit the Reset” and joining like-minded sisters at The Weekend Brew, Spiritual Sundays, Recommendation Saturday, Faith-Filled Friday, Essential Fridays, and Thriving Thursday.

 

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