Weight loss support with a spiritual element. I will keep you posted on my journey in the hopes that you will join me in becoming the person God wants you to be. Don't worry about being religious. Come as you are.




Wednesday, December 1, 2010

OA

Identified with His Death

The gospel of Jesus Christ always forces an issue of will. Do I accept God's verdict on sin in the Cross of Christ? Have I the slightest interest in the death of Jesus? Do I want to be identified with His death, to be killed right out to all interest in sin, in worldliness, in self--to be so identified with Jesus that I am spoilt for everything but Him? The great privilege of discipleship is that I can sign on under His Cross, and that means death to sin. Get alone with Jesus and either tell Him that you do not want sin to die out in you; or else tell Him that at all costs you want to be identified with His death. Immediately you transact in confident faith in what Our Lord did on the Cross, a supernatural identification with His death takes place, and you will know with a knowledge that passes knowledge that your "old man" is crucified with Christ. The proof that your old man is crucified with Christ is the amazing ease with which the life of God in you enables you to obey the voice of Jesus Christ. (Oswald Chambers)

From:  My Utmost Devotional Bible

This seemed appropriate if we believe overeating is idolatry and greed which is a sin. (Ephesians 5:5)

Moving back to your new altar--your altar to the power of love--allow yourself, while sitting before it, to imbibe the3 energies of Spirit. Books, music, letter writing, pictures. . .anything that helps build the thought-forms and feelings of a more beautiful life. Even books about food are fine, as long as they are about wise and healthy eating.

The first three steps of Overeaters Anonymous are applicable here:  that as an addict you must admit that you are powerless before your problem, that only God is powerful enough to restore you to sanity, and that as an addict you must turn your will and life over to the care of God as you understand Him.

It is as though there is a place where you are always rendered powerless, no matter how powerful you might be in other ways. Personally I have pondered why I can get a bachelor's degree, a master's degree, participate in so many things, and yet can't get my eating under control. Coming to terms with the idea that we are addicts is a huge thing, and should be treated with proper respect. Respect for our grief over the pain we have already caused ourselves. Respect for the disappointment we feel at knowing we must abstain from certain substances in order to be free. Respect for the pain we are in now, as we allow ourselves to open to many thoughts and feelings only now beginning to surface.

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