by PamFord Davis
9/30/2013 / Devotionals
I hate to bring up a sore subject, but how's that diet thing going? Most of us know we should shed those extra pounds. It's one of those round-to-its' that we mean to get out of the way but just can't master. It usually starts with a New Year's resolution; we start anew when we picture ourselves in swimwear. We rekindle the flame as we sense the arrival of Thanksgiving and Christmas. I've got a clue why dieting is so difficult to do.
The problem is in the word; it begins with die! We subconsciously believe we'll die without that extra desert or that we'll die on a restrictive counting of calories and regimen of rabbit food. I'll just die if I go to that all you can eat buffet and cannot go back for seconds. It will be the death of me if I have to limit myself to smaller portions and cut out fried foods. No wonder I fail when I go on a diet. I'm in a negative frame of mind before I even begin.
It's high time I switch to a positive mind set. I'm not on a diet; it's the "live it" for me. It's a life style not a slow death. My body is not my own. God holds the deed free and clear. I resist self-centered ways. "You should know that your body is a temple for the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is in you. You have received the Holy Spirit from God. You do not own yourselves. You were bought by God for a price. So honor God with your bodies (1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NCV)."
Freelance writer of both fiction and non-fiction. Devotional writing is her first love. Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Devotions for the Deaf, The Secret Place, Light from the Word, Coosa Journal and more. Devotions included in Tyndale Publisher's 'The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter' by Mary Hollingsworth.
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