If you have been on the planet for two (2) or three (3) decades, you can point to at least one experience in your life that you did not think you would make it through. Although you put one foot in front of the other and kept moving until the storm passed, even you look back and wonder how you made it. It is at that point that you must give credit where credit is due and glorify God for being faithful to take care of you when you had no clue how to help yourself.

It is actually the same way with health and fitness. Staring down at the scale that displayed 259 pounds, all I had was faith in what God told me to do. Every day was a walk of trust and an extension of my belief. Every pound lost was evidence of the unseen promise becoming a reality in my life. Nine months and 99 pounds later, there was no choice but to give God all the glory because it was, and still is, His alone!

I know that repeated health and fitness failures have made you feel like the door to permanently losing weight or being free of an eating disorder is locked, and you will always be barred from walking through it. Know this! Both Satan and the evil spirit of fear are liars! God says the Promised Land of Healthy and Fit for Life is yours, and you shall dwell there in peace and safety! However, you must take a step of faith through the Doorway that is Jesus Christ (John 10:9-11)!

The world’s door seems locked because it was never meant to be opened.  Although the neon sign on the door flashes the word “Exit,” walking through it only takes you deeper into the Wilderness of Obesity and Eating Disorders.  You will wander from diet plan to diet plan, gym to gym, dietician to nutritionist, and diet gimmick to personal trainer. After all your money, time, energy, and hope for success is spent, you will give up. Over time, you will fall dead in the Wilderness from an obesity related disease or due to an eating disorder like so many others before you. Conversely, if you choose the other Door, which is health and fitness God’s Way through Jesus Christ the Son, the opposite occurs. Instead of endless wandering, you actually get on the path to permanent weight loss and freedom from eating disorders.  If you are tired of wandering in the Wilderness of Obesity and Eating Disorders, purchase your copies of the Eating as an Act of Worship Workbook and the Eating as an Act of Worship Teacher’s Edition online today at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.com. In the books, you will learn the biblical principles regarding the body, dieting, exercising, and maintaining a healthy body for the glory of God. Read our weekly blog for motivation to stay healthy and fit through Christ. Follow us daily on Facebook, Threads, LinkedIn, and Pinterest for recipes, and diet and exercise tips. Tune in to our syndicated radio show on iTunes, Spotify, The Narrative Matters, StudioW Buzz Radio Station, and Victory KVDW 100.9 FM, 95.3 FM, and 1530 AM in Little Rock, Arkansas for interviews and health and fitness trends. Lastly, make your tax-deductible donation to Eating as an Act of Worship Ministries at www.eatingasanactofworshipministries.org!

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