When I train myself to recognize the lies that I believe, it has a practical impact on my life! Here is what happened to me right after I made the video for the new study…[soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/96900081″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
Are there any lies that you believe “on the fly?” Can you ask God to make you aware of them so that you can recognize them and replace them with truth? What examples can you think of that might make a difference for you in accomplishing your godly goals in your Thin Within journey?
Just thought you’d appreciate this example of how God is working in my life: I receive a monthly devotional from InTouch ministries and have for years. I opened my July issues to an article called “Taking Thoughts Captive”. Coincidence? Bah! But you know what I’ll be reading this morning!
LOL! Beth, I love it when God works in “themes!” It is hard to miss what he wants when he does that…when songs, sermons, magazines, etc. all start sending me the same message!
Wow. How timely this was. My husband and i Were talking that we eat just to much.We decided that when we go out we will split a meal. We were talking about being satisfied with smaller portions.I have begun my journey and so far I have lost. How much I really don’t know but my cloths fit better and the pain in my back is less and today will be the real 1st day of me walking. I want to thank you for being part of this journey. I have not shared with my family and friends that are afar about this journey because it is more personal this time. The people in my church know because I told them no more late night fellowship for me and they have seen that i mean it this time and have been helpful to me. I so enjoy your blog. Oh before i forget I am learning to differ from my emotional hunger and real.
We can eat half as much twice as slowly and the last bite happens at the same time, but with the joy and lightness of body and heart! WOOT!
I was thrilled to actually be able to hear this directly on your website! Lord help us to be truthful with ourselves and to turn to You when we really are in doubt. Amen.
LOVE it!!!! God is using you In mighty ways Heidi. Thank you for the visual and for illuminating the way for the newbies on here. Even as thin as you are, you are still having to be vigilant against the wiles of the enemy and showing us this is a lifetime of being on our toes spiritually………as long as we have flesh. Way to glorify God!!!!!
Hi, Debbie. I am not “as thin as” all that. I am at a healthy weight, but I would say that I am not as obedient as I have wanted to believe. God is working on me through our study already. God is Doing a NEW THING in ME, too!
Heidi, thank you for sharing this. I’ve had plenty of those moments of “I deserve this…” Is that Rice Krispies on your sandwich? I should try that some time. A fun crunch!
Yes, Christina! I love Rice Krispies on my PBJ. 🙂 LOL! I also use granola sometimes. 🙂
You know something I’ve realized from what you posted here? I realize that I’m eating too much. I’m using a dessert plate for my meals, but I think I’m still in this greedy stage of trying to load up as much as possible. I need to renew my mind about this.
I am so excited for this renewing your mind journey! As the bible says I belive that God’s Word is a huge weapon! I was so attacked with lies this morning, most about my self and my body, but I was so inspiring of last day’s post of replacing lies with truth, so I took a long prayer walk With God and spoke out God’s truth loud over the lies that attacked me! This was so amazing and God filled me With so much new joy! I just wanted to share this With you all and recommened to really apply truth against lies! Much love to you all!!!
This was a good reminder and convicting to me also. I thought I was doing “well,” but I realized my portions are still too large and I eat them too bast. So, today, I had one piece of peanut butter toast instead of two, and it did the trick. One step at a time…
I’m going to start my assignment today and adjust how I’ve been eating since Sunday, when we had to have our very ill, nearly 17 year old kitty euthanized. She was our little sweetie for 16 1/2 years. I’ve been overeating at my mid-day and evening meals, although I haven’t been snacking. I just listened to your audio and like what you said about having half a sandwich, eating it slowly, and having the option to have another half if I’m still hungry. I think the half would probably be sufficient. Thanks for sharing this today, Heidi. Beth, I will have to check my mail box. I too receive the In Touch magazine. 🙂
Sheila, I’m so sorry about your kitty! I know what that hurt feels like. I’m praying the Lord would give you comfort and peace during this time. They are part of our family and it hurts so much to lose them. (((HUGS)))
Im a day late with the blogs I am as usual out of town. This spoke to me as well. I have not realized that when I am hungry that my entitlement attitude kicks in and says you need to eat the whole thing!!
My meditations this week are “I will not give up” I will trust God in all things especially my amounts of food.
OK This is where I’m struggling….portion controle. God spoke to my heart today about trusting him. Taking only what my body is calling for. He will provide my daily bread. I will lack no good thing.
Psalm 23:1, “The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want” = ) God my Father is so patient and loving.
I’m making a conscious effort today to listen to my hunger and fullness signals. Also to place smaller portions on my plate and eat slower, relax at the table, give God thanks for my food. Enjoy!
I don’t ever need fearing I will never have enough. For God will provide all my needs. I’m reminded of times when as a teen going through hard times in a family of 11, going without food and clothing…
My parents struggled to provide for us all….God is showing me where my fears stem from and how to overcome this fear! =/ in this life there will be many occasions for me to trust in my God.
My husband and I have a saying we sing out loud together and it go’s like this; ” He hasn’t failed us yet, we’ve come this far by faith.” : )
May God bless and give us all his strength and grace on our journey with Him to a healthy heart (spirit) and body, temple of the Holy Spirit.
In Jesus Christ name amen.