"Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God."
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Anchor Friday-Hard Holidays
"That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever." 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (New Living Translation)
This week, Joan expressed what I am sure we are all feeling and thinking this Christmas Season. It's so incredibly difficult to resist all the delicious temptations that are put before us during the month of December. But this verse tells us that we need to fix our gaze on the things that cannot be seen. . .
~our treasures that are in heaven ~our Savior Jesus ~God our Father ~our crowns of glory ~the pleasures of knowing Christ
These things will last forever. That cheesecake will not. That extra helping of ham will not. Those sugar cookies will not. Those things will soon be gone!!
We need to take our eyes off of those things, and off of our fleshly lusts and appetites, and stop worshipping our bellies. Fix your eyes on Christ and let Him be your joy and satisfaction. You will not be left feeling guilty and full of regrets. You will have a joy that is inexpressible and full of glory. Just trust and believe that that's true! And then sit back and watch God do amazing things in your heart and life (and body!).
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
Welcome to our weblog! Claudia and Natasha started this blog because we want very much to be an encouragement to you as we share an area of our lives that is consistently a struggle--our eating habits. Both of us have lots of weight to lose, but more importantly than that, we want to show the world how much we treasure our Lord Jesus Christ in the way that we eat and care for our bodies. We invite you to share your stories and struggles with us as well, and we hope that we can benefit mutually from each other!