Thursday, June 21, 2007

day twelve diet devo~

"Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded." James 4:8


Dieting involves a constant struggle between two intense desires: the desire to lose weight and the desire to indulge in the foods we love. This is not an easy struggle. We are double minded. God wants all of His children to learn to be single minded. Once we decide that something is important, we should learn to stick to it. That's not easy to do on our own. For that reason, it is helpful for us to draw close to God. He will listen as we tell our troubles. The closer we are to God, the more He can help us through difficult times. If we ask Him to, God will help us become single minded. He is as anxious as we are to see us attain our goal.

Today's thought: God will keep us on the right track!

13 comments:

Loving Annie said...

I just had a half-dozen home baked chocolate chip cookies with chopped walnuts, pecans and hazelnuts for breakfast -- since I was out of milk in the fridge and couldn't have my Wheat Chex...

Looks like my diet will have to start again after lunch !

Happy Thursday to you, Annie !

Tori :) said...

I've been dieting for 3 days now. I appreciate your daily posts!

justabeachkat said...

I can't tell you how much I'm enjoying these devotionals! Truly. And they do help. I'm trying hard to lose a few pounds and eat healthier. This is just one of the things I'm talking about in my post today about making changes.

Hope you're having a wonderful day.

Hugs!
Kat

Susan said...

I so needed to read this today!! Thanks for sharing.

:-) Susan

Sheryl said...

I've been working on my weight for almost a year now...have taken off over 40 lbs...but it is a constant issue. Unlike other "habits" that you break...food is something we (us mom's in particular) have to think about and deal with daily. It's a process and a journey...and will be the rest of my life! But I'm thankful because God has truly helped me and still does!
Got sidetracked there...really just wanted you to know that you are in my prayers today! ((HUGS))

Karen said...

Thanks for this post, Annie. I've been slipping up quite a bit this week. I'm ready to get back on track!

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Amen! I'm so struggling with my diet.

Corrie said...

Annie,
I loved the truth of this devotional. We can't be single minded without God. I know I can't anyway. He is my ONLY hope.
I can't believe you did such a cute hair-do, girlie!!! I thought you said you weren't a professional! =). Seriously, that is so cute! Thanks for sharing the picture!

JennaG said...

My email is not set up right on this stupid laptop--so I must comment here rather than email you. I didn't think your comment sounded weird at all. I agree about the money thing. That is why B and I each have a $25 weekly allowance so that we can get things like that-(eyeliner, etc). I am impressed with how much they have saved. I hope you get some rest. My dad will be here in a couple hours and I still need to get dinner on and K off to basketball practice. I will talk to you soon. Have a great weekend.

JennaG said...

Great job on the hair, by the way. I really would let you do mine--come on down.

Jenileigh said...

Annie, today has been hard. One of the hardest I have had in a long time. I'm not talking about with dieting either. Earlier today I just broke down sobbing and I heard my Father say, "I'm right here. It is going to be alright my child. Draw near to me, Come to Me, talk to Me, I am your deliverer!"

Then I come here and I read this devotion and I can't believe how close it is to my experience today. I have been so weak but He is so strong. Thanks-Annie!

Judi said...

Another much needed devotion. Thanks!

Coach J said...

This touched me. I need to condition myself to take my indulges to God before I decide to jump in, and hate myself later. He does want me to attain my goal, and He does give good gifts to His children. I need to go after His good gifts rather than settle for my good indulges.