As a result of the years I was in Thin Within and the things God has taught me during that time, I have found my ministry broadening. That is why I started the “Living Life on the Path of Praise” website and blog.
What happened was, I was going through what was *then* the most challenging trial of my adult life (this new one has the award now!) and was contacted by a lady from a church asking if I would meet with her to discuss bringing a message to her women’s group that would sort of facilitate the launching of her Thin Within group. I gladly met with her and asked her what she wanted to talk about. She said that while she wanted me to share my testimony about Thin Within, that her heart was for the women to hear a message on “Moving from Fear to Faith.” Little did she know at the time that I was experiencing more fear than I ever had! God used this conversation and my need to prepare a message for the women to do a HUGE work in my life!
When, months later, I got to share with the women a message about choosing FAITH when we are experiencing FEAR instead, I felt like God had personally been tutoring me through it. I well remember being terrified (!!! How fitting!!!) when I first sat down to write a rough draft of what I would share with the women, only to have the Lord just encourage me with “Tell them what you know…” What I KNOW is that GOD IS ENOUGH.
Anyhow, since that time, I have had the opportunity to share this message with other audiences and God continues to write the truth of it on my own heart again and again. Right now, at my other blog, I am sharing steps and strategies for navigating trials in such a way that we can go from fear to faith. From victim to victor. From trial to triumph. For me, this is what I have to do in order to manage my eating in a godly way, so the overlap is definitely there!
Here is a summary of what I have been covering and I want to invite you to come on over and visit! Please know that this life is about so much more than body, size, food and our struggles with all of it. God wants our hearts!
- Step 1 – We Get to Choose
- Step 2 – Change Our Thinking
- Step 3 – Get Equipped
- Step 4 – Sing Our Traveling Song
- Step 5 – Fix Your Eyes
- Step 6 – Creating a God List
- Techie Tuesday #01 – I Deserve a Donut App Review
- Step 7 – Praise Him (Explanation of the Praise-Fest or Praise Feast)
- Step 8 – Praying Scripture
- Summary, Review, Accountability
- Saturday Song Special – “I Have a Song”
- Further Still – Adding to the God List and Praying for Others
- Techie Tuesday #02 – You Need Evernote (the tool I use for my God List)
- Make the Material Yours
- Step 9 – Fostering a Heart of Thanksgiving
- Step 10 – Rest in His Embrace
- Saturday Song Special – “Refine Me”
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I really believe that *this* material is what gives us “success” in defeating our struggles with overeating–really *anything* that we may know we need to surrender to the Lord. I hope you will give it a try and let me know what you think!god