It's almost that time of year again. You know what I mean. We're at that season where people pig out for a month and a half during holidays, at office parties, and other feasts, then make resolutions to make major changes in their lives come January 1st. Promises that are rarely kept and that are very easily broken.
People make all sorts of declarations to end bad habits ranging from people pleasing, drug addiction, and anger management to weight loss and eating disorders. They begin their internal dialogue to convince themselves to turn over a new leaf in the upcoming year just as fall changes the color of the actual leaves on the trees. But they never stop to ask themselves a very simple question: "What's wrong with starting today?" Why wait a couple of more months to face a dilemma that needs to be addressed right now?
The answer reveals itself in the first few days, weeks, and in rare cases, months following the New Year as resolutions fall like dominoes by the wayside only to be dug up again in the fall and reaffirmed at the beginning of the next year. It's a mind game you have been conditioned to play with yourself. The problem is you're losing, and so are millions of other people just like you. But God can break the cycle of failure in your life.
It's not His will for you to procrastinate and delay the blessings He has in store for you. On the contrary, His Word specifically commands you to work while it is day, for the night comes when no man can work (John 9:4). Today while you're sober minded and healthy enough to work, commit to eating and drinking for the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31) in order to honor Him with your body by taking care of it because it's the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19), and He commands you to do so! If you learn to number your days (Psalm 90:12), wisdom will tell you that January 1st may mark the long night of heart attacks, diabetes, cancer, stroke, or some other obesity related disease which can prohibit the work of becoming healthy and fit. It’s the same with health complications due to eating disorders. Therefore, I encourage you to redeem the time (Ephesians 5:16) you have been given because tomorrow is not promised.
If you’re ready to make today your season of new beginnings, then sign up now for the Eating as an Act of Worship Health and Fitness Course! The next 12-week class begins on Monday, January 4, 2021, 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. 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! In the book, you will learn the biblical principles regarding the body, dieting, exercising, and maintaining a healthy body for the glory of God! 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.