Very often, overweight people and those entangled with eating disorders have a vision in their minds of the healthy and fit version of themselves. That vision is born of a desire to reach and maintain their full potential physically as well as mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. This desire for the abundant life in every aspect of your life is given by God although we do not always recognize it as a gift from Him. Nevertheless, Proverbs 29:18 teaches us that without a vision the people perish.
We see the fulfillment of this biblical truth all around us every day as one-by-one a multitude of husbands, daughters, friends, and co-workers lose their lives as a result of an obesity related disease or eating disorder. However, failing to eat right and exercise are not the worst things you can do. On the contrary, the absolute worst thing you can do is lose sight of the vision of the healthy and fit version of yourself! When you stop believing it is possible to lose weight and keep it off for the rest of your life or to finally be free of an eating disorder that’s plagued you for years, you basically condemn yourself to die in the same way that a person is convicted and given the death penalty.
Hope is necessary to overcome obstacles in your life. Those who lose hope miss opportunities, do not notice the way or ways of escape God provides, and fail to recognize blessings meant to improve their circumstances. God gives you the vision of the best version of yourself to keep hope burning brightly within you and spark a passionate desire to succeed. Don't let your fuel run out before you arrive at your destination! Ask God to not only keep the vision of the healthy and fit version of yourself constantly before you, but also to empower you to finally attain the victory of leaving the Wilderness of Obesity and Eating Disorders and dwell forevermore in the Promised Land of Healthy and Fit for Life!
If you want God to make your health and fitness vision become your reality through Christ, REGISTER TODAY for the Eating as an Act of Worship Health and Fitness Course! The next 12-week class begins on Monday, JANUARY 6TH at 6:00 pm CST! The class is FREE! There are no registration fees or membership fees! Participants are only responsible for the cost of the EAW Workbook which can be purchased online at Barnes and Noble. Classes can be taken ONLINE via Periscope or IN PERSON at St. Mark Baptist Church located at 5722 West 12th Street in Little Rock, Arkansas. To register, visit our website at www.eatingasanactofworshipministries.org!
If you’re unable to take the course, PURCHASE YOUR COPY of the Eating as an Act of Worship Teacher’s Edition TODAY at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center located at 501 West 9th Street in Little Rock, Arkansas! In the book, you will learn the biblical principles regarding the body, dieting, exercising, and maintaining a healthy body for the glory of God! If you live outside of the Little Rock area, ORDER your copy at Barnes and Noble.com and start serving the One True Living God in every aspect of your life, including your eating habits TODAY! You can also follow us daily on Facebook and Twitter for recipes, and diet and exercise tips. Lastly, don’t forget to read our weekly blog for motivation to stay healthy and fit through Christ. Just visit our website at www.eatingasanactofworshipministries.org!
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.