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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Temptations that Seem Benign

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. 1 Corinthians 10:13

I told you in the last post that I had some homemade from scratch pumpkin bread that sunk in the middle, leaving me with about seven loaves that were not presentable to give away. Additionally, I shared that although it doesn’t bother me to see others eating sweets and desserts, because God has taken that craving away, I do have a difficult time with foods that are going to waste. For some reason, I feel like it is my duty to eat it all, so that it’s not a waste after all.

Earlier in the day, I felt like I was going to cry when having a conversation with a family member who didn’t exactly agree with me.  I found myself overwhelmed from this minor event and tried to be prayerful about why I was responding so dramatically to something relatively insignificant. During my prayer, God allowed me to remember the three slices out of the middle of the pumpkin bread that I had sampled the day before. It was the sugar in that bread that was bringing me down and making me feel so touchy, like I could cry at the drop of a hat. I hadn’t felt that way in a long time, but God helped me remember the effects that sugar has on my blood sugar levels and moods.

Determined, I was going to need to get rid of this pumpkin bread so that I didn’t ended up eating any more, I sliced the ends off either side of a smaller loaf of pumpkin bread to serve to another family member. That left me with the soft, doughy middle that really tasted good when I sampled more than I should have. I held it in my hands and remembered what God had shown me earlier about the influence sugar still had on me.

I quickly prayed and took that middle section and threw it in the garbage, which is a pretty big thing for me, since I have a difficult time with food wasting. God let me know that was the right thing to do. Additionally, it I realized I have to find ways to give the rest of the pumpkin bread away. I gave a small loaf to the air conditioning repairman. We will slice the firmer parts and take to a friend who recently had surgery. The midsections need to all go in the garbage. Fortunately for me, He guides me even when I am feeling lured elsewhere and straightens my focus. There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. 1 Corinthians 10:13

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: The Temptations of Fast Foods
by: Janice Baker, TCOYDtv 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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