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Thursday, September 18, 2014

You Would Think That Salvation Would Be More Complicated, but It Isn't...

And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call the name of the Lord shall be saved. Acts 2: 21

I was in the pits of despair. I had spend most of my life overweight and nothing worked for long. I had joined one weight loss group three or four times, plus a number of others, including fad diets that worked their way into women's magazines. Sure I had lost a few pounds here and there, but always ended up gaining more weight back than I had lost on the diets.

I was more than 80 pounds overweight. I'm not sure how much over, because I was afraid to weigh myself. I really didn't want to know. It would be just one more failure in my life and I didn't want to face it! I sat on my bed, telling God that I give up. I told Him that I would never be thin and if He wanted me to be thin, then He'd have to take care of it.

If I'm truly being honest, I wasn't asking God to take care of my weight. I was just letting Him know that I was giving up and didn't want to spend my whole life going from failed diet to diet. It must have been the very first time that I had given up total control in my life and turned it over to Christ, because that very same day, my need was taken away to eat excessive amounts of food and sweets. Christ showed me that if I turned to Him with my stress, concerns, and joys, I no longer had to eat over them.

Christ showed me how to start liking myself and to put healthy limits in my life, not just with food, but with relationships, as well. He gave me my life back when I called to Him in the pits of despair, and you know what? He listened and He answered my prayers, just like He can answer yours if you truly ask Him!  And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call the name of the Lord shall be saved. Acts 2: 21

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: Weight Loss Vlog #1 (318-226 lbs)
by: Leave Your Fears Behind 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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