Started a new Bible study this morning. There isn't anything like getting together with those ladies and studying God's word. We are doing the revised edition of Beth Moore's Breaking Free. I have done this study once and I have led it once but it has been revised and God has already been talking to me about some things that I need to be "breaking free" from. If we are going to continue in the process of growing deeper with God it will always be a continual process of letting other things go.
Our weight is no different. If we are going to make this a permanent lifestyle change and not just a passing diet then some things will need to go. We have talked about a lot of them so far. We need to get into our minds that we are not on a diet but on a journey to be healthy.
New verse for you to memorize. It is the first we are memorizing this week in Bible study:
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. ~ Galatians 5:1
Once you get through all the steps to a new healthier you be determined to not become a slave again to your old ways. We don't need to be in bondage to our weight or to food or to anything else. It is for freedom that Christ set us free!
In your journal think about what freedom means. What would freedom in the area of weight loss look like to you. What about freedom from the bondage of food? What if we just saw it as a means to be healthy and didn't constantly need to fixate on it. Turn your thoughts into a prayer to God asking Him to set your free once and for all when it comes to dieting and weight.
Have a blessed night!