A new journey
Friday, July 10, 2009
Hands up, giving up, helpless, afraid; sure, in some respects.
But when it's to The Lord it's also giving in, trusting, believing and preparing to receive what HE has for me.
Hopeless it is not. When I choose to trust Him and acknowledge that I can't do this on my own (sad, but true) I allow His plans and purposes to be fulfilled.
Committing to Lose it For Life has me excited and apprehensive all at once. I realize that this time it IS making sense...and this time CAN be different. Devil, you're a liar, and I AM a new creation...each and every day I allow God to continue His perfect work in me. (My pastor's right, maybe I should wear a shirt that says "under construction".) I'm certainly working on a better, healthier, more glorifying temple for His Holy Spirit in me.
Things I want to remember: (from the Trapped DVD; Stephen Arterburn)
"It" is more than weight.
Helpless in self is hopeful in Christ.
Serving sin (ANY sin) prevents me from serving God.
Bondage comes from wrong wants at the wrong time for the wrong reason.
Freedom is mine through Christ alone.
I can't do this, but Christ can.
My overweight body is my prison. It keeps me insulated, but also isolated.
Successful prison escapes require help from the outside.
Phil 1:6: being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you (ME) will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Come on Jesus!