To be free of the weight, a gluttonous person must confess their gluttony. That is at the core of The Dieting Mind. You can’t blame hormones, your emotions – you must own this one. You’re skipping out on the responsibility if you don’t own up to it. And if you are not responsible, you are a victim. And a victim can’t stop because everything is being done to them. A victim over eats because they are being made to eat. You may lose weight for a time, but your less likely to keep it off. No, to keep it off, you have to own it to give this away. You need to let go of the reasons you’ve come to this and deal with yourself.
I was so busy trying to watch out for this and that sin, I was blind to the sin of gluttony. When I saw it in the Bible and in myself, I confessed it. I owned the weight, my weight. And I was able to give away 60lbs. No surgery. And more energy than I would’ve ever imagined while losing it.
Our pastor’s sermon this morning was from Daniel: The fiery furnace. Something caught Old Neb’s eye and he saw someone in that fire with those three boys. And one of the things the Lord aligned with The Dieting Mind – and I’d’ve never thought of this – Mac our pastor said, “They were bound and thrown into the furnace. Yet, they were walkin’ around in the fire unbound. The fire, the trial, had burned off their bindings. And they were not harmed.”
This is The Dieting Mind. We die daily to ourselves. This is our furnace. And the things that have us hog-tide, are the very things that the flames burn off. And we are not harmed. And, yes it is baby steps, every step of the way. Imagine, a liter, healthier you. The strain on your knees and back – in just a few months – could be gone.
Another things our pastor said was, he’d always wondered why the three boys came out. “I mean… they were in there with the Lord.” He said, “What did they talk about?”
And that phrase : they were in there with the Lord. This is at the core of The Dieting Mind. You’ve got to be willing to go into the furnace. The Bride Groom is coming soon, and we must wash our garments.
1st Thessalonians 5:3-6
3While they are saying, “Peace and safety!” then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape.
4But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief;
5for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness;
6so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober.
Okay. If 3 young boys can go into the fiery furnace you can go 24hrs without eating. Hey, it’s just a suggestion. You can do this. But, I’m not a doctor. So, before you do this, make sure you are healthy enough by asking your doctor first.
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