We all have heard the many reasons to diet and exercise at some point in our lives, so why aren't we taking the advice given by our family members, doctors, and public service announcements about eating right and exercising? Intellectually you know what to do, but you are physically unable to do it because you are not wrestling with your flesh and blood. As it stands right now, you are wrestling against powers, principalities, the rulers of the darkness of this world, and spiritual wickedness in the high places (Ephesians 6:12) with only your own feeble power. In other words, you're in a spiritual battle, but you are fighting with ineffective, carnal weapons. You can't do the right things because the root of your problem is sin, and no amount of personal willpower overcomes sin. If that were the case, Jesus would not have had to leave His heavenly home to die in our place on the Cross. On the contrary, the only cure for sin is the blood of Jesus Christ! Consequently, although the battlefield for permanent and sustained weight loss takes place in your mind, victory will only be had through Christ because the battle is the Lord's!
Accordingly, if you're having trouble getting up and starting another diet and/or exercise plan, or if you're on the verge of quitting the plan you're on, DON'T QUIT! Your miracle truly is on the way! Anyone who has struggled to lose weight knows that it is impossible to lose the weight and permanently keep it off once you've stopped flirting with your desire to eat whatever you want whenever you want and finally surrendered to the lust of your flesh. Every sin begins with lust or temptation, if you will. In this case, lust leads to the sin of gluttony, and gluttony turns into idolatry because you inadvertently make "a god of your belly” (Philippians 3:18b-19). To truly be set free from the trap the enemy has set, all you have to do is say your ABC's.
Lord, I ACCEPT that my weight problem is rooted in sin! Lord, I BELIEVE that Jesus died for my sins, including the sins of gluttony and idolatry, so that I will have eternal life with you and an abundant life on earth, and I CONFESS that I have committed those sins and ask you to forgive me and save me from the destructive path that I am on both physically and spiritually! The Bible is clear that "the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life THROUGH Christ” Jesus (Romans 6:23). We all know people who have been collecting the wages of heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes, to name a few, after years of laboring under the sins of gluttony and idolatry. Sadly, their labor profits them nothing but heartache, sickness, pain, and an early death. If they are unbelievers when they die, they also suffer the consequence of spending eternity in hell! Don't be counted in that number! Claim your miracle today and live the abundant life in the Promised Land of Healthy and Fit for Life here on earth, and then spend eternity with God in heaven when it's time to transition to your final rest.
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Ann Wooten Taylor
Ann is an attorney who has been licensed to practice law in the State of Arkansas since 2004, practicing in the areas of child abuse and neglect, special education, and unemployment insurance law. Mrs. Taylor is also the C.E.O. of Eating as an Act of Worship Ministries and a Christian author. Her first non-fiction, Christian book entitled, "Eating as an Act of Worship Workbook" was published and released by Life to Legacy Publishing in 2015. Her second book, the "Eating as an Act of Worship Teacher's Edition" was published and released in December 2016.