It’s the week of Christmas and guess what? I’m tired of food!!
I know! It sounds crazy! Who would ever get tired of eating or tired of food?
Now that I can eat anything that I want, sometimes when I get hungry I can’t think of anything that sounds all that great. I mean my
stomach can be growling and I know I’m at a 0 but because I have been eating a lot of rich foods during the Christmas season, I just don’t want anything in particular. And that’s weird. But for me it’s like a victory!
Christmas has not been about food! The holidays haven’t been about eating!
It’s been about spending time with people. It’s been about watching my children and the joy on their faces! It’s been about relationships!
Most of all, it’s been about Jesus! And there’s a peace about that. There’s a peace that somehow the food just doesn’t have a pull on me anymore.
I CALL THAT A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE!!
I started noticing it at Thanksgiving this year. Somehow having turkey and dressing (you know….and all these things that the advertisers in the magazines and on TV were putting up to these elevated levels) just didn’t seem to be that big of a deal. Yes, it’s true! All the delicious food offerings weren’t really anything special! It is because I can have turkey and dressing whenever I want to. I am allowed to have pie anytime as long as I am at a “zero”.
Stuffing for breakfast? Sure, if I’m at a “zero” and that is what my body needs. Somehow, when you have nothing off limits, it just isn’t a big deal anymore.
So, I wonder…. Is this the beginning of being a “thin eater”? Is it the beginning of being free from the bonds of food? I love that holidays and celebrations can be about people and beauty around me! Special events can be about relationships rather than food ! And guess what else??? I don’t have to worry anymore what kind of foods are going to be at a party or event! Because no foods are “off limits”, it’s all ok as long as I eat within my boundaries of 0-5.
Oh the freedom of no more counting points or calories! Oh the freedom to enjoy anything on the table!
OH THE FREEDOM OF NOT CARING AS MUCH ABOUT THE FOOD ANYMORE!
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. -2 Corinthians 3:17So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.-John 8:36The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed.
Yes, friends, my Christmas Miracle is all that Jesus is doing in my heart with the principles of Thin Within and Hunger Within.
As we surrender more and more to Him, may our hearts grow closer to Jesus and farther and farther away from the pull of food!
May you discover the Christmas Miracle Jesus has for you!
What about you? What is your mind set on as you go to holiday parties and events in the next few days? Focus on family, friends and beautiful decorations.
Most of all, let’s make Christmas all about Jesus, for HE is the only one who can truly satisfy the longing in our soul.