I am the vine, ye are the branches. He that abideth in me, and I in him,
the same bringeth forth much fruit; for without me ye can do nothing.
John 15:5 KJV
As I read this scripture this morning I realized that this applies to all aspects of my life.
'For without me ye can do nothing.'
NOTHING. That is so true. When I look at the successes in my life, I can see that those were the times that I asked God for help. Why is it that we ask Him to help us with finances, family problems, during times of sorrow and just about every other aspect of our life but when it comes to our weight we leave the Lord out of the process?
Friends, we have to ask God to help us with our health, too. Oh I'm not talking about when we are sick. That's important, too but I'm talking about our everyday health. Losing weight is about getting healthy so that we can press on to do what the Lord has set out for us. The sooner we learn this, the better off we will be.
Now, if you are thinking, well that's fine for you Rhonda but I don't think God cares about my weight. Think again. The Lord wants to be in every part of our lives. He created us to share everything with him. Our weight and health are very important to Him and He wants us to ask for His help to get back into shape and bring our bodies to the full healthiness it was meant to be in.
ASK FOR HELP! Make it a habit. Every day during your quiet time, talk to the Lord about your weight, your health and your desires to be thin again. It's not a sin to want to look good. We were created in the image of God, I don't believe God is ugly, fat or unfit. So go ahead. ASK FOR HELP!
I think you'll be surprised at how much easier it will be to fight this battle... and win.