Oh, my friends. I am SO EXCITED about this post. I just watched an incredible film that’s given me hope and inspired me to make changes. This particular film represents only one of the many tools available to better the temple, but I like it because it’s doable. No gimmicks. No tricks.
I AM TAKING THE CHALLENGE! And I’m doing it this fall to give you time to join me.
The film’s called “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead” http://www.fatsickandnearlydead.com/
It’s about an Aussie who was fat, sick, and nearly dead. It’s very informative and eye opening without an ounce of condemnation. Very comical, yet serious. And extremely inspiring. You get to watch this man’s bodily transformation on screen. During this man’s 60-day quest for health, he changed two other people’s lives.
START with a serious prayer. Then take a look at this documentary/film.
AFTER you do, drop me a note and let me know if you’re going to take the challenge with me. I’ll put you on my prayer list, and you put me on yours. “Where two or more are gathered…”
WITH GOD, all things are possible. He is on our side. I told my reviewer about this (yes, someone reviews my blogs before they go live) and she made a great point. “If we band together—in one accord—we have the ability to create a national revolution.” It’s time for the church to stop looking like the world. It’s time for a revolution.
The way of the Embattled Spirit!
“I’m trying. No, really. I’m trying! I know I’m making wrong choices, and I’m ashamed of what I’ve turned into. But I can’t help myself. I’m trying, but nothing seems to work. My self-control stinks. I just can’t lose weight.”
I WISH there was a button we could push to automatically change our bodies into fit temples that would better serve their purpose. Since that’s not going to happen, what can we do?
SHALL WE agree with the world? “It’s not how you look, it’s how you feel about yourself that matters.” I don’t think so. Judging others is not right, but looking at yourself soberly is part of being a follower of Christ. Don’t overlook any part, no matter how painful the view.
WE HAVE the cheering squad in place. “A great cloud of witnesses…”
“OH, BUT the temptations surround me on all sides.” James goes into depth on where all temptations come from only to finish with, “Humble yourselves before God, resist the devil, and he will flee!” (Food isn’t a devil, but it does make for a good word picture.)
EVEN JESUS (fully man), when urged to provide for himself at a point of great need during his 40-day desert fast, could have exercised his free will and turned a stone into bread. Instead, he said, “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Why? Because the Word has the power to save souls, to transform lives, to heal, to give sight, to mend broken legs, and to bind up broken hearts.
TRANSFORMATION is a Kingdom reality, and we have complete access to that Kingdom through the Holy Spirit.
IF I’M not willing to settle for second best in other areas of my life, I certainly shouldn’t settle for second best regarding my temple. Some might call that hypocritical.
IF YOU ARE ready for change and willing to do whatever it takes, then God will show you a way. ASK GOD FOR WISDOM