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Thursday, October 30, 2014

What Do I Live By?

Luke 4: 3 And the devil said unto Him, If Thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. 4 And Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.”

Jesus had been in the desert without food for forty days, yet He withstood Satan's temptations. Jesus responded, “That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.” It makes me wonder, “What do I live by?” I love Christ and love to read the Bible. Do I turn to God's Word when I'm tempted to eat things I shouldn't or do I cave in?

I am sorry to say that I have caved in far more times than I would like to admit to. Does that mean that I have to give up, because I'm not the Christian that Christ would really want me to be? Fortunately for all of us, Jesus is very forgiving if we turn to Him and ask for His generous forgiveness.

Being a weak human being, what can I do? Well, I can't help but feel that the answer lies in Jesus' response to Satan when he tempted Jesus. That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.” I am weak, but if I turn to God whether through prayer or reading the Bible in times of temptation, He will get me through those times.

Actually, I have found that even if I caved into temptation and then turn to God, whether through prayer or reading the Bible, He picks me back up and aims me in the right direction. He doesn't chastise me like I do myself and tell me how stupid I was to fall prey to that food that was calling my name. He loves me the way I am, but wants better for me, as well. Christ holds my hand through this on-going journey in the desert as Satan continues to tempt me with worldly things like food and Christ can do it for you, as well. Luke 4: 3 And the devil said unto Him, If Thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. 4 And Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.”

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: 1o Amazing Ways to Stop Overeating
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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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