Jul 28, 2010

Spiritual Secrets REVEALED!

I am reading a 50 Day Devotional by Kara Davis, MD called Spiritual Secrets to Weight Loss. I have been trying to do this type of study on my own for years, so when I found this book at the library I grabbed it. Basically, she runs through healthy eating, BMI's, exercise, and covenants in the first chapter and then has a scripture and prayer for every day. There goes MY dream of writing a book like this, but I have thoroughly enjoyed every day's reading. It would be great material for a weight loss class at church or as a bible study for dieters. It's like an amped up Weight Watchers. She hit every nail on the head in just the first chapter.

... we will focus on health rather than personal goals so that it will help to keep our motives pure. Our personal goals are usually just that - personal. Let's be honest; they are often based on such things as a desired clothing size, attractiveness to the opposite sex, and wanting to avoid embarrassment at high school reunions... But God is never glorified through
self-centeredness. So we ought to set a goal to honor Him through living in a manner that reflects His attributes of discipline, self-control, temperance, prudence, and sobriety.

And also...

Along with emotions, we also have a flesh nature. It is the flesh nature that drives us to indulgence, excess, and gluttony. Food advertisers target out flesh nature through catchy slogans. Certainly you should "have it your way" and "obey your thirst," because the bottom line is you really "can't stop eating 'em." And the flesh, once satisfied, will always respond with a contented, "I'm lovin' it.


The prevalence of obesity and being overweight is higher for Christians than for any other religious group. Atheists even weigh less than born-again believers.

What do you think? Are you surprised? Disgusted? Convicted to be different?

I have a theory on why we are overweight.

Christian = Church = Potlucks = Fellowship = Company = Homemade Ice Cream = 12 Milky Way Bars drenched in Sweetened Condensed Milk

I am praying about beginning a Weight Loss Journey on this blog in the fall since I have a few readers to be accountable to. Who's with me?


Makay said...

I AM! :)

So very true. Great post.

I wish you the best of luck on this journey- God will carry you through.

And yes your theory is VERY correct. HAHA.

love, makay

Jill Elaine said...

Amen on your theory. And I'd love to join you - if I have the courage!

denise k. said...

love that thought for the day. sounds like a book i would enjoy. i have a HARD time keeping my motives pure!
i'm with ya!

Anonymous said...

Remembering the day we downed a bag of peanut butter m&ms...just us...yep, the WHOLE bag! :)Anyway,let's put those days behind us and strive to be more like HIM! :) Thanks for the encouragement to be healthy...and you can count me "in".


Katie said...

I can't decide whether the milky ways and sweetened condensed milk look delicious or disgusting. I guess it depends whether I listen to my heart or my head.

About the weight loss/ diet/ whatever you want to call it.... I'm in.

A month or so ago I tried this-


after reading about it on Making It Lovely. It worked for the first couple weeks, until I had to make a bunch of food for company and ended up with a lot of leftovers.

I'm determined to get back on track though!

Mrs. K said...

I'm on it like white on rice. I have been going through Donna Partow's Becoming the Woman I Want to Be again. It's a 90 program of spirit, soul, and body. She doesn't tell you what to eat but she does have you add in things that are healthier. I started it once before but only got about halfway through before life took over.

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