The Buddy System

"I will not leave you comfortless:
I will come to you."
John 14:18
Why do you suppose it is easier to lose weight when you have a friend doing it with you? When I started this journey I could have just decided to keep a paper journal and learn how to lose weight through scripture and on my own. But, instead I decided to start a blog.
Why? I need friends. I need buddies. I need to know there are others out there who are struggling the same way I am.
And guess what? YOU ARE THEM!
I wanted to learn from God's scriptures as I lost weight and that's what I'm doing. I'm also following a weight loss program. I'm making myself accountable to others but most importantly I am making myself accountable to God. My body is His temple.
Now there's an uncomfortable thought, if this is His temple it sure is BIG. I'm joking, well sort of. It is an uncomfortable thought that my body is His temple and I've neglected it's upkeep but as I explained in the last blog post, God isn't angry or mad at me for the shape I've allowed His temple to become. He is happy I've decided to become healthy and He offers me comfort when I'm down on myself. He gives me friends to confide in when I want to give up and just be a food junky.
I think that God sends friends and family to us to help us, comfort us and encourage us to keep on working toward the goal of a healthy temple.
I'm thankful for John 14:18 it reminds me that He's my friend. He will come when I need comfort, often in the form of a friend here on earth.
Thank you all for coming on this journey with me. 


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    1. Thank you!! I'm glad this blog is helping you.

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  3. Thank you for writing this blog. I have been on my weight loss journey for 6 months and have been blessed to be able to get rid of 35kg. I've only just stumbled across your blog, however, I think it will help to keep my faith grounded in God as opposed to my own works. Thanks again.

    1. Congratulations on your weight loss! I'm glad you found my blog please continue to come by and comment.

  4. REALLY great inspiration!!!! And I need it!!

  5. I wanted to share with you. PSALM 86 David's Prayer. It is long so I thought I would put it out there so all can look it up. I wrote it on a card so I can read it everyday before I do anything. so I start the day with God. This scripture, prayer, helps me to be focused that I am not alone. God is with each of us every step of the way. Thank you for starting this blog. I turn to it throughout the day.

  6. Trying to lose weight, had prayed for our Father's guidance, and was looking up a scripture for someone in need of healing, and your site come up. :) whatan awesome caring Father we have. Thank You for sharing your your blog.

  7. That sounds wonderful Debra! I will look it up. :) Thank you for sharing it.

    Thank you Ann for coming by. We are blessed. I'm glad that you enjoyed this blog.

  8. I also know all too well that maintenance is just as or more difficult a task! I encourage you to keep posting and tell all. Your active life is surely a benefit as well. how can i lose 20 pounds in 2 weeks