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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Jesus Is the Calm in the Storm for Me!

Luke 8: 24 And they came to Him [Jesus], and awoke Him, saying, Master, Master, we perish. Then He arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm. 

Jesus not only calmed the storm, but He IS the Calm in the Storm for me. We visited a place that holds many mixed memories for me. Some good and some I would rather forget. Although I tried to focus on the good memories, I allowed the other ones to crowd them out.

Instead of enjoying the walk down memory lane, I remembered being a fat child who had to try extra hard to get people to like me. Maybe that has rubbed off me today. I've been told that, at times, I try a little too hard to smooth things over with people who are upset with me. The part of me that doesn't like to give up control, doesn't know how to handle something like that. I think that there's something I can do to fix things, make them better. It's difficult for me to let negative situations go.

I forget that I can't be all things to all people. I have to remember that it doesn't mean that there is something inherently wrong with me, just because some people respond this way. I'm not the fat child that I was, but I am possibly still acting the same way, trying to go around pleasing everyone, trying to get them to like me anyway. Instead, I need to let go and turn to my Savior who is the calm in the storm for me!  Luke 8: 24 And they came to Him [Jesus], and awoke Him, saying, Master, Master, we perish. Then He arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.

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 verse.


Weight Loss Tips Video: Merideth Parrish-Weight Watchers Only Human Project
by: Merideth Parrish via YouTube followed by her Original Song: I'm Trusting You Jesus

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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