Proper Motivation

I believe that Scripture teaches us God’s will for us in all things. Having said that, 1 Corinthians 10:31 (AMP) is my theme: So then, whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of [our great] God.

This time, it’s not to have others admire me, to look good in a swimsuit, to feel better when thin or to have a better self image, no, this time it is for the glory of God.

Dear Lord, I admit that I have come to both love and hate the word “diet”. On the one hand, it represents hope for change, on the other, it’s like a sign flashing “Failure Ahead!”.

I don’t want to embark on another faulty plan but on a journey with you that is led by “Your Power” that depends on Your Strength and is led by Your Holy Sprit. I admit that without you I can do nothing and ask that you show me the path to real change as only you can. Show me what works for me, what is healthy for me. I want to learn to feed my body, Your temple, so that in whatever I eat or drink You get the glory.

Today and everyday I want to learn to feed my body what it truly needs and feed my soul with the Bread of Life.

Today I place my future, my failures, my setbacks, all of my hopes and plans in your hands. There alone will I find meaning and true success in my life.

I pray this also for those who travel this journey with me as well.

Published by Benjamin

Servant of all I meet through the power of Jesus, Husband of one, Sandra, father of three and grateful to express my faith. Because like the apostle Paul I was once one of the worst of sinners, but through grace, mercy and peace from God now I am saved eternally.

4 thoughts on “Proper Motivation

  1. So yesterday was my first Fast day and initially I thought I won’t be able to do this I’ll get hungry and I will eat and fail, but the day of I made a conscious decision to first of all get that loosing mentality out of my mind and reassure myself that I am a conqueror and I can do all things through Christ and I cannot lose with him on my side. Secondly I filled my day up with other tasks so that I wouldn’t be idle because I find that’s when I want to eat the most. I drank plenty of water which helped a lot and to my surprise my stomach did not rumble once yesterday! Needless to say I am extremely proud of myself for getting through a full 24 hours of fasting ( with out an attitude, extra points for that) I was mindful to constantly remind my self how I should act and look during fasting as instructed in our book. It was amazing and I’m ready for next time! Love y’all❤️ TTYL ✌🏽

    1. God never calls us to a task that fits. He always calls us to something beyond our strength, imagination, talent, and depth, because He wants us to trust him.

      God entrusts ordinary people with extraordinary tasks so that He might demonstrate His power through us. Does the task fit you perfectly? Cast it aside for a better challenge. God always calls us to something greater than ourselves.

      2 Corinthians 4:7 (NLT) We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.

  2. Praise God! Grandma says our God has given you strength to walk through this renewal and feasting at the Lord’s Table. We are so proud of you and your expression of dependence on our great God. BTW what’s TTYL???? Big Papa needs to know.🙏🏿💯😀💋❤️

  3. I’m so proud of you, Nia! I’ve watched your efforts to make conscience changes in both your actions and attitudes toward eating. I must admit that even though I’d managed to make some headway in my weight loss efforts, the readings from the Lord’s Table really caused me to face the sometimes ugly truths about my relationship with food. Realizing that despite my prayers of wanting to do things that please God, my actions are often in direct conflict. Like the pilot in our day six example, I too love to “schedule” my food visits when traveling. In truth, learning where the good eating places are is something I make a priority before every new adventure. What Lord’s Table is helping is realize is not that God doesn’t want us to enjoy physical foods, He just doesn’t want us to make them our “idol.” I do believe when we obsess over physical food, we are making it our idol by giving it priority in our thoughts over God and His Word.

    Lord, I thank you for your patience with me and your forgiveness when I stumble. Help each of us to keep our focus on faith in you rather than food. Believing that you are able to satisfy us in every area of our lives and want to deliver us from those behaviors and mindsets that are not consistent with your will for us. Help us to trust your plan more than our plates.

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