Fat Chance

 

God says we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. (From Philippians 4:13) Does he mean even when I have one arm in a sling….I think so!

Then I ask myself why I am still fighting that last ten pounds?

It is long after the Christmas season and I continue to struggle on. (Notice that I haven’t spent much time on that topic yet this year!)

Contrary to our opinion, the Bible actually says that we can be perfect. Thankfully the meaning is also complete and lacking nothing essential.’ Listen to this!

But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing. (James 1:4, AMP)

Possibly that last ten pounds is only our own lack of perseverance. Let’s face our own shortcomings and our own truth without blaming God for our lack-a-daisy attitude.

Prayer- Lord, let us meet next year with ten less pounds than this year. Amen.

Lose a Few Pounds

My friend Lorraine sent me this diet to try…

Breakfast
1 grapefruit
1 slice whole wheat toast
1 cup skim milk

Lunch
1 small portion lean, steamed chicken
1 cup spinach
1 cup herbal tea
1 Hershey’s kiss

Afternoon Tea
The rest of the Hershey Kisses in the bag
1 tub of Hagen-Daaz ice cream with chocolate chips

Dinner
4 glasses of wine (red or white)
2 loaves garlic bread
1 family size supreme pizza
3 Snickers Bars

Late Night Snack
1 whole Sarah Lee cheesecake (eaten directly from the freezer)

Remember: Stressed spelled backward is desserts.

If you delete this message, you will gain 10 pounds immediately.
That’s why I had to pass this on; I didn’t want to risk it.

Now be honest. Haven’t we all made bad decisions like this at one time or another? The only remedy is to start making the right ones…..

God does forgive our mistakes and loves us anyway, enen though we still have to deal with the fallout.

 What if we did the same for others?

Example- “So you didn’t study for your finals and you failed? I love you. My love is not conditional to your graduating. However you will now need to find a job and start paying rent.”

Example- “So you insist on marrying this chap who controls you, I will love you–but note that I will not be paying the divorce lawyer.)

Hmmmm……

Brenda J Wood

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