When you lose weight, everyone wants to know how you did it, especially the people in your circle who are overweight themselves. The conversation usually goes something like this: “You look good! Have you lost weight? What are you doing?” In the past, you have probably overhead a similar discussion, posed the question to a person who has lost weight yourself, or you have been asked the question during a time when you have enjoyed weight loss success. People ask because everyone is looking for the secret formula, the magic pill, or the weight loss solution that will finally work and set them free from the agony of their own heavy, often diseased, bodies.
The person on the receiving end of the question usually smiles proudly and gushes all about how much weight she has shed, how many inches she has lost, what dress size she now wears, and of course, the new diet gimmick, fad, pill, gym, or weight loss program that she is currently using. In other words, the weight loss plan gets all the glory. The slimmer person sings its praises to all who will listen, then everyone jumps on that proverbial bandwagon for a while. Unfortunately, a week, a month, or on a really good stretch, even a year later, they have all regained the weight they lost and added a few more pounds. In other words, they are worse off than before they began.
When you eat as an act of worship, things are different. First and foremost, you recognize that your problem is rooted in sin, and the only way to uproot the sin is through the Blood of Jesus Christ. Second, this revelation leads you to understand that no diet plan is ever going to work for you long-term apart from Him. Consequently, you have no choice but to give God the glory for what He alone has done! He guides you to the diet plan that is perfect for your body type. He strengthens you when you are weak and want to give up. He gives you the grace to be permanently set free from the sin of gluttony, and He makes you healthy and fit for life! Accordingly, when God delivers you and blesses you to reach your weight loss goals, always be careful to “give unto the Lord the glory due unto His Name” (Psalm 96:8).
If you are ready to get healthy and fit through Christ and give Him all the glory for it, register today for the Eating as an Act of Worship Ministries Health and Fitness Course. The class begins on August 21, 2023, at 6:00 pm CST via Zoom. Space is limited so go to www.eatingasanactofworshipministries.org to register now! The class is free! There are no registration fees or membership fees! Simply purchase your copy of the Eating as an Act of Worship Workbook online today at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.com. If you are unable to take the course, you can learn the biblical principles at your convenience by ordering the Eating as an Act of Worship Teacher’s Edition. The classes and books will teach you the biblical principles regarding the body, dieting, exercising, and maintaining a healthy body for the glory of God. Don’t forget to read our weekly blog for motivation to stay healthy and fit through Christ and 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 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!