Throughout this series, I have been writing about how to look at weight loss with a different lens. A lens that focuses on Christ, his love for us, and the amazing Holy Spirit He left us with. I am not going to tell you anything new today.
Jesus is my super power. He rocks my world every single day. I get into trouble and He hears my call every time. Just today, I let the enemy have a stronghold. He answered. The soft quiet familiar voice of the Holy Spirit floods through my body like fog. He says, “no, beloved, that is not who you are anymore. You are new. I am in you.” And just like that I lift my eyes back to the Lord. It is that simple, but not always easy for our flesh. It takes obedience, and Christ supplies the self control.
Paul tells us in Ephesians that we are a new identity in Christ. He tells the believers at Ephesus “to look at their relationships with God in a new way. He helps them to discover what this new life “in Christ” is, and how to live in Christ and how to face struggles of life through Christ’s power,” (NIV Women of Faith Study Bible, pg. 1927). I am asking you to do the same thing for your weight loss journey.
Jesus fills us with hope and power. What better super powers? He stands beside us as we trudge through the trenches of this world offering us grace and solace. We must only accept. Accept, dear sister! We cannot do this alone. He is our only super power.
“I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people,and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.
Join me tomorrow for Day 31 and where we go from here.