Friday, January 18, 2008

DOING IT GOD'S WAY

Do you see the cartoon in the side bar. "This is not God's way." That is an understatement. On my last post, a friend left me a comment that contained a verse that I wanted to share with all of you. This is God's way and it is the best way to not have other gODS before our Father in heaven. This is the verse found in Romans 6:12 "LET NOT SIN THEREFORE REIGN IN YOUR MORTAL BODY, THAT YE SHOULD OBEY THE LUSTS THEREFORE." She was memorizing the verse this week to help her with her battle in this area. I would like to encourage you to do the same. I have memorized it before but I have done so again. I am also putting a sign on my refrigerator to remind me of what God's will is for me in regards to the food that I put into my body.

We have to treat this sin as we would any other.1 John l:9 tells us what to do.
It says, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." First confess then let Him cleanse us from our unrighteousness.

You know for years, when I have eaten more than my body needed to run smoothly, I would get all depressed, because I felt like such a failure. I would always lie to myself and say, "Well, I have messed up so I might as well go ahead and keep on eating." It was not that I had failed God Almighty, that made me feel so bad, but that I had failed myself. Some times, those days of eating much more than I needed would go on for days, even weeks and sad to say even years. You see, I did not face my sin, if in my heart I even was taking note that I had sinned. I did not confess it to the Lord and let him cleanse me from the unrighteousness of my heart in lusting for more than I needed. So one sin added to another and my body was bearing the weight of all those sins. Sin brings forth death. I was literally causing years to be taken off my life because of a failure to recognize sin for what it is. It is not just murder, adultery, envy, lying, coveting, and etc. It is also being a glutton. Gluttons have a hard time wanting to get up and move. So then the sin of laziness and lust was added on to the list, and yes the sins started to add up. We must confess and be made clean even when there is one sin. We can not see a certain sin as having no value. God says sin brings fourth death. He does not say certain sins, He says SIN.

I am so glad that I have allowed God to show me this much needed lesson. I wish that I had done it sooner. I hope if you are young, middle aged or even elderly that you begin to day to see sin for what it is. Not only in this area but other areas of our life as God gives us light.

Jim and I went to the Doctor on Thursday morning for our regular 4 month checkup. He just kept saying, "Beautiful, Beautiful," as he read our blood test report and also our blood pressure readings and our loss of weight. I thought to my self. He is so pleased, I wonder what my Lord and Saviour is thinking, I pray that He is pleased .

Keep on trying and don't give in when you sin or fail in your trying, just confess and let Him clean you up. It makes the heart so thankful, and ready to start again and do better the next time. We are going to do it wrong many times in our struggles but the most important thing is how we handle the wrong. Don't let days, months, years past before you do what is right. Be quick and then you can continue on with a clean heart. love you, connie

10 comments:

Pam--in Jerusalem said...

That all sounded so familiar...just like my own life. Thank you for the reminder to continually confess our sins---and forsake them!
I'll memorize that verse this week too.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Dear Pam, Thank you. It has already helped me today. I pray that it will be of help to you this week. love you, connie

Senkyoshi said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Congrats on your weight loss. Your thoughts seem to be running along the same as mine. I've missed you at sparkpeople. Glad to have found you again.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Senkyoshi, I am so glad that I found you again also. I just couldn't keep up with Spark People. I hope we don't lose touch again. God bless, connie

inspired said...

very encouraging \o/

Senkyoshi said...

Connie,

I understand about Sparkpeople. I am starting to feel that way. You have inspired me. Please visit me at www.sufficientforme.blogspot.com
Looking forward to reading more of your posts.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Inspired, good to see you. Thank you. connie

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Senkyoshi, Well, I am glad if you have been inspired. You are so young to let this harm your body as I have let it do to mine. It is such a waste. I will certainly visit you there. Looking forward to your visits and imput.Thanks, connie

Tori said...

Connie,
Congrats on your weight loss. I'm so excited about your hard work and my soon to be beginning!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Tori, Thank you, I know without the help I had from the Lord and those who have been an encouragement to me, like you, I might not have got this far. I can't wait for you to begin again. I know you will be wonderful at it. connie