Encouraging Your Spirit
You’ve heard it rise in your heart … “Has anyone noticed? Has the scale moved enough?” In a moment, deep within your heart you wonder “Is it worth it?” “Does eating for health make a difference?”
I see. I know. Breath out My “yes’. More than aesthetics alone, My beloved child, the daily intake of nutrient dense, lower calorie foods nourishes your very cells. Like water to dry land, your body is soaking it up. Your body is changing. I see it all. Like a falling star, let go of seeking affirmation. Human affirmation has unpredictable perils. Stay the course. Fall into My arms. I see every change. Yes.
So eat your meals heartily, not worrying about what others say about you—you’re eating to God’s glory, after all, not to please them. As a matter of fact, do everything that way, heartily and freely to God’s glory. At the same time, don’t be callous in your exercise of freedom, thoughtlessly stepping on the toes of those who aren’t as free as you are. I try my best to be considerate of everyone’s feelings in all these matters; I hope you will be, too. I Corinthians 10:31
God, I’m tempted to look to others for affirmation of external change. Forgive me. That’s a roller coaster ride that won’t really help me. Thank you for the changes that are not visible: blood pressure, cholesterol, visceral fat. Changes that are life giving. Thank you for the physical changes that occur bit by bit and will add up over time. Help me stay the course. You’ve said I’m worth it. To Your glory. Because Jesus Came, Amen
Encouraging Your Journey
- Staying stuck or moving forward w/Dr. Lani Zlupko (15 minutes)
- The Mindset for Healthy Eating w/Gillian Riley (15 minutes)