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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

God Is All the Comfort I Needed...

Mark 12: 29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: 30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

When I was at my heaviest, I wasn't loving the Lord with all thy heart, soul, mind, and strength, although I loved the Lord very much. No matter how much I loved Him, the food, my insecurities, my poor self-esteem, my stress, my weight, and my control seemed to interfere with my relationship with God. They always kept me an arms length away.

When I was feeling insecure, I would go for my comfort foods, thinking they would soothe me when I should have turned my insecurities over to God's very capable hands. When my self-esteem was at it's lowest, I would go for my comfort foods, thinking they would soothe me when I should have turned my sagging self-esteem over to God's very capable hands. When I was stressed, I would go for my comfort foods, thinking they would soothe me when I should have turned my stress over to God's very capable hands. When I was focused on being overweight, I would go for my comfort foods, thinking they would soothe me when I should have turned my excess weight over to God's very capable hands. When I was feeling the need to control things, I would go for my comfort foods, thinking they would soothe me when I should have turned my feeling out of control over to God's very capable hands.

When I finally started turning these over to God's very capable hands, He healed me. Then, the need to turn to comfort foods for solace left, because God is all the comfort I needed. Mark 12: 29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: 30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
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I added this portion on August 21, 2013. I think that some think that my weight loss continues to be flawless. Unfortunately, this is not the case. After God allowed me to lose the additional weight gain, I started eating pecans each night and gained about ten pounds back, probably from other things, as well. Even though I've stopped eating the nightly pecans, my pants still seem snug. This is always an indicator that I need to be more focused on turning my life, my food, my eating, my stress, and my faith walk with Christ over to God's very capable hands. Debbie

Since this is an example of the positive influence God has made on my overeating, this may not reflect the whole meaning of the Bible verses.

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Weight Loss Tips Video: Will vs. God Power-Stop Compulsive Overeating, Binge Eating
by: Godsweightlossguy via You Tube

I have decided to include Weight Loss Tip Videos instead of the Healthy Tips I have been doing prior to this to provide a wide variety of tips for weight loss. See Disclaimer. I, personally, lost the weight through prayer and good nutrition, and do not promote any weight loss gimmicks. Debbie

Disclaimer: Please consult a physician and be prayerful before 
considering any of the tips presented in these Weight Loss Tips Videos or their ads. I am not responsible for the content of the videos or their ads. Debra Seiling

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