Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
Psalm 136:1

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Yesterday’s post before I went out to eat was a raw expression of what it looks like for me to do battle! I know I have to recognize lies that I believe and replace them with and affirm truth.

But as I was praying to the Lord while feeding my horses (just after posting to my blog), I realized that I was filled with thanks. I thanked God that I have the freedom to go to Fresh Choice at all (and the means). I thanked him for the taste of the Chicken Pozole–the spiciness of the jalapenos, the yummy flavor of the broth. I told him how much I appreciated the fresh french bread with such a dense texture and the whipped butter!! I told him that even though I wouldn’t get to each much, I was thankful for that, too–that my body IS efficient. He has made it that way! I thanked the Lord that I could have a bit of chocolate chip muffin (exceptional fresh out of the oven). As I thanked God for the tastes and textures of what I knew I would be able to eat once I got to dinner, I realized I don’t need to be greedy for more than I need. My need would be supplied by wonderful “treats.” I could be thankful for that, too!

For me, gratitude makes all the difference in the world. I think I was so “full”–satisfied– with the presence of God in my spirit that I really didn’t want to overeat! I enjoyed the tastes with delight and joy and didn’t feel “ripped off” like I so often do when I am no longer hungry after such a small amount of food.


Gratitude makes a difference!