Tuesday, January 6, 2009

SOMETHING TO MAKE YOU SMILE------

WILL----Used to express desire, choice, willingness, consent.

WAY----The course traveled from one place to another, a series of actions, or sequence of events leading in a direction or toward an objective.

MY OBJECTIVE IS TO MAKE GOD'S WILL, MY WAY.




FATHER LOSES WEIGHT
by: S.J. kennedy


MY FATHER LOST A POUND LAST NIGHT
HE LOST IT WHERE IT BOUNCES.
HE CRIED, "GOOD GRIEF! SOME GROSS SNEAK THIEF
SWIPED MY FAVORITE 16 OUNCES!"
HE TURNED THE WHOLE HOUSE UPSIDE--DOWN,
SEARCHED ATTIC, ROOF AND BASEMENT.
HE MADE US ALL LINE UP AND STRIP,
OUR CAT BLINKED IN AMAZEMENT.
HE STOMPED ON THE BATHROOM SCALE AND SCREAMED,
(HE IS NOT THE BEST OF LOSERS)
UNTIL THE COUNTY SHERIFF BEAMED
THIS CALL TO ALL POLICE CRUISERS:

"NOW HEAR THIS! LOST----ONE POUND OF WEIGHT!
ALL CARS BE ON THE LOOKOUT!
LAST SEEN ON MISTER GEORGE MCQUEEN
AT THE CUB SCOUT POP CORN--COOKOUT!

IF FOUND, THE HOUND WHO PINCHED THE POUND
MAY BE ARMED, THIS MEANS DANGER!
TAKE CARE. PREPARE TO SHOOT ON SIGHT
THE LEAST SUSPICIOUS STRANGER."

ALAS POOR DAD! HE FELT SO SAD
HE ATE TO EASE HIS TROUBLES,
SIX SIRLOIN STEAKS, EIGHT WEDDING CAKES,
AND TEN CHEESEBURGERS (DOUBLES)
BUT ALL THE WHILE HE GULPED FRENCH FRIES
ADRIP WITH SALTY SUET
HIS MISSING POUND WAS HOMEWARD BOUND
WITH MORE POUNDS STICKING TO IT.

Isn't this the way, to some extent it is with us some days. It seems we look for an excuse to eat. We always find the pound we lost plus several more. What a way to live. No fun, you feel depressed over your loss of self control, sad that you gained what you had lost, guilty over it all. We think we feel so bad that we will never let it happen again. It almost sound like the drunkard, doesn't it? Promising never to let it happen again only to get up with a piece of cake in hand and more of the like placed close, somewhere around us.

I have often asked my self, "what makes people who like to eat, eat this way?" I know that just like the drunkard, it is that thing called sin that is in our heart. We would never want to be called a drunkard, no not us. But really when it come right down to it, are we not much the same?

I have used the excuse that there is just something wrong inside of me. I just like to eat, which is true. But when a few bites will do, I have to have two pieces. An excuse is just an excuse to eat more than I need.

Well, this was going to be something to make us smile when I started but I find that this weight thing is not a smiling matter. It is very serious and has life and death consequences. Even in the long run for you also my over eating friend.

I pray with my whole heart that this will be the year that we let this desire to overeat be a thing that we place under God's control and we use His strength to overcome when we are weak or rebellious.

I hope this is a very good year for us all and that we can day by day meet the goals that we have set before us. Your path may be different than mine, but we will all get to the end if we keep trying. So, please don't give up! I say this to myself too. The urge is always there, "just quit" and face it you are never going to lose all that weight. That sounds a lot like the devil talking to me. Jesus would say, "my strength is sufficient for you. You can do all things through my strength." So, this year, dear Lord, please let us be wise enough to lean more on you day by day in this area of our lives also. God bless you, who have to fight this battle each day. It is the hardest one that I have ever had to face but I know that my God is ABLE. connie

5 comments:

sparrow's song said...

Hello.

you shared,
"I pray with my whole heart that this will be the year that we let this desire to overeat be a thing that we place under God's control and we use His strength to overcome when we are weak or rebellious."

I'm thinking perhaps there's more to it in the eating realm than just a sinful nature of rebellion. We often eat to fill a space that emotions or hurts have left bare or empty. Maybe we might find more victory with less filling our mouths and more filling our hearts with God. If we can get at the root of the problem to solve it or conquer it, or at least have His strength in it, chances are we find less and less need to lean to the emotional comfort of food. I find a relation between over eating and not feeling purposed or emotionally secure. In my case, it can almost mean not eating. Either is not healthy.

Wishing you a blessed New Year with continued success.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Dear Sparrow's Song. I want to thank you for your comments about my post. I think each person has to look deep into their hearts and see why they over eat. I do believe it is like you said in that if we fill more of our hearts with the Lord we may find the problem is less for I know that the more I give of myself to the Lord the less I have to think about self. So for me, that is sin when I don't give so much of me to the Lord that there is just no "me" left to satisfy. If my motives and satisfaction come from the Lord then I have nothing to feel empty in secure about when He has all of me.

On the other hand I do think that it is hard to do when we have come to trust in self for our fulfillment just so the drunk. Instead of giving hurts and insecurity to the Lord, he handles them in the best way "man" knows how. To try and cover them up or to not feel them. It is much better in my estimation to "feel" and then trust the Lord with those emotional hurts and feeling and like I said when I don't, to me it is sin. I know the right thing to do and when I choose to do something that I know that God says is wrong no matter what kind of good, I feel it is doing me, God says it is not. With weight, I have lived long enough and had my own way enough in this matter that I know that my body has paid the price of my not obeying God even in this.

I am not sure if I ever make what I am saying clear to those who read what I have written but I do write things that I have learned and that pertain to my life as I know them to be. I can not speak for others and their reasons for doing or not doing. I do pray for us all that we can meet our goals in this year to lose the excess weight so that our bodies will be temples that please the Lord. Thanks again and it is so good to have you visit again. I have missed you so much. Hope this is a good year for you. connie

Seeking Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Connie,
I want you to know I am praying for you. Managing weight is difficult. Remember; PHILIPPIANS 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. KJV God's Holy Word. I too struggle with the weight issue. So I understand what you are going through. Bless you dear sister. You are in my prayers.
Your's in Christ,
Bren

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Dear Bren, thank you so much. I have loved that verse for many many years now. It has helped me though many rough spots. Thank you for giving it to me afresh. I will remember it this week.

Thank you for keeping me in your prayers. I need every one of them. This is a hard battle as I am sure that you know from what you said. But I do know that we can be overcomers through Christ. Thanks and thanks again, connie

Lisa said...

Dear Connie I am so proud of the progress you have made on your weight loss. I pray that you can reach your goal. I am off to a good start this year. I hope you are feeling better my dear friend.
Love and prayers.
Lisa