Ok, so I know I have actually blogged in quite a while...more than just some pictures, that is. And I (think I) have every intention of catching up, but right now, I have something on my mind that I felt I needed to blog.
I had this thought yesterday, and it had to have been from the Holy Spirit. He's pretty awesome, isn't He?
Let me back up a bit...I have always struggled with my weight. I have always had to watch what I eat because I will gain weight fairly easily if I'm not careful. While I know I need to be careful with what/how much I eat, I don't always care to when the food is in front of me. If I'm 100% honest while writing this, I can have the tendency to eat way past the point of being full, and when it's a dessert we're talking about, FORGET ABOUT IT! I'll almost always eat too much of that if nobody is looking.
So anyway, while getting ready for choir practice yesterday, I decided to grab a cookie from the stash I'd made the day before. This cookie would have been one more on the list of "Way Too Many" for the day. Then suddenly, I had this thought...when I am confronted with the decision to eat more or to stop, that battle is NO different than when I have to make a decision with spiritual matters. I'm fighting my flesh just the same in either scenario. My flesh is the one that just wants cookie #10 right now, and doesn't care about how my clothes will fit tomorrow. I have to fight my flesh just the same with this as I do in choosing to listen to the right music, or say the right thing, or don't say anything at all, or any other thing that I can feel the Holy Spirit convicting me about. One awesome thing about this is that, because it's the same, that means my God is also there to give me the strength to refrain from overeating. As silly as it may sound to someone, He does care to help me through this. All I have to do is ask for help. After all...
"...know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?" -1 Corinthians 6:19
He wants me to take care of my body, inside and out. Being smart and responsible with what I eat is just another way to do that.