Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Oh, the conviction

(Photo credit: fensterbme)

So I got on the scale several weeks ago after not getting on the scale for several months because of a dead battery. The scale's dead battery, not mine. And I was NOT pleased with what I saw. And I already knew I'd been eating too much and that my clothes were feeling tight, so the number shouldn't have been a surprise, but don't we hold out hope that things will be different than we know them to be? In so many areas of life? I do. I still walk in the door after work hoping my fairy godmother has dinner all ready for us.

So I'm back to weighing in once a week, monitering my portion sizes and my calorie intake and fitting in exercise where I can. I still eat pretty much whatever I want; I just have to pay attention to how much I eat.

Several weeks ago I signed up for daily "Devotion for Dieters" emails from Crosswalk (they have all sorts of daily devotionals), and today's was REALLY good. Let me share it with you:

June 2

1 John 3:2-3
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

Sometimes we fool ourselves into believing that to be like Jesus means to act like Him or think like Him or pray like Him, and we ignore that we should try to look like Him, too. We don't know that Jesus was thin, but we can be confident that He was not overweight, because He preached moderation and denounced gluttony. He cared for Himself, and He called others to care for themselves, also. How wonderful it would be to be able to stand face-to-face with our Lord and to mirror Him in both His spiritual and physical perfection!

Today's thought: When people look at me, I want them to see Jesus!


Yikes! Is that clear and specific or what!

Here are some sites that I've found to be very helpful in my journey to learn about health and proper nutrition:

My Pyramid website
What Would Jesus Eat by Dr. Don Colbert

God, help me to drink my water today and savor my food and partake of the proper amount. I want people to see Jesus when they look at me!


Heather said...

AMEN! my scale did the same thing...maybe the earth's gravitational pull has changed...

we should eat better/exercise together. motivation in partners!

Gabby said...

What is it about summer that makes us face the mirror!

I had forgotten you were at the wedding, and it was such a pleasant surprise to remember that you were there. How awesome that we can be blog buddies now!

Donnamo said...

Oh what good reminders! About taking care of our temples (and not expandng them,) LOL.

And I want to add your wedding was simply divine as well my dear!

Shauna said...

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Gabby said...

Hey, we have not gotten a puppy yet. We are still deliberating and waiting until we get home.
My kids want a dog that will play with them Catch a ball or frisbee, my hubby wants a big dog who loves him best, me? I want a dog that can be indoors and will not destroy my house, but will make everyone happy.
We thought a Lab, but I heard they shed terribly. Then we decided on a Border Collie, heard they are way too much in need of exercise for us.
Any suggestions? It has to catch a ball, my son says that is non-negotiable. And we will search shelters, FIRST thing!

Marie Reed said...

Kimberly! What a powerful post! I've NEVER thought about it like that! I too have been having trouble controlling my portions! Why does dinner have to taste so good? I'm going to sign up for Crosswalks too!

Beach Girl said...

I never thought of it quite this way, but you are clearly right. A side note: I got my "What Would Jesus Eat" book at half.com for way cheaper. Also...Dr. C. just happens to have been my Dr. for the last 16 years. Small world.

Gabby said...

I am scared for you.. you better post quick. The last thing I want is her arrested for posting those pictures of your parents on the internet... She would, too!