There’s a quote about remembering God that I absolutely love. Ibn Ata Allah said: “He whose wealth or children distract him from remembering God is lost; but the one who remembers God experiences delights sweeter than the pleasure of food and drink.” Remembering God is so important but remembering all God’s done can be tough. God told Israel to use stones as a means of remembering all He did for them. While I don’t expect you to go stack rocks in your backyard each time God does something, we do need to remember God’s faithfulness, provision, and instructions.
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An unknown author said, “If you put a small value on yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.”
This quote caused me to pause. If you’re like most women, you’ve likely struggled with, or are struggling with, your value and worth. Lets go to God’s Word and determine your value and worth.
When’s the last time you asked yourself “Why can’t I lose weight”? The struggle with body weight and image leaves many women frustrated and bitter. After multiple weight-loss products and diets fail, it’s hard to have hope. Today we’re finishing Naomi’s Bitter Journey and our look into body weight. We’re going deep with today’s questions believing God will reveal His heart to you and you’ll find the joy in your weight journey. Spend this time with God and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal His truth.
Do you find yourself asking “why is it so hard for me to lose weight”? You aren’t alone. There are more than 18 reasons women struggle to lose weight. If you’re reading this you’re likely hoping I’ll give some kind of weight loss secret or tip. I’ll put this right up front – I won’t, exactly. Instead we’ll journey into God’s Word and weave our weighty story into Naomi’s. For the next two weeks, Wednesday will be spent reflecting on God’s Word and our life and Friday we’ll explore weight loss options based on the science behind the struggle. The fact that Americans struggle with body weight is no secret. 40% of American women are obese and 67% are either overweight or obese. Despite diets, exercise, weight loss surgeries, and countless “weight loss” products and protocols, America continues to gain weight. But life is about so much more than size. Remember that ladies.
I don’t know how it happened, I’m guessing Eve and the apple had something to do with it, but…where’d we get the idea that we should look any different than we do? Today we’re going to look at what makes a woman beautiful in God’s eyes and what we can do to “change our thinking” about self. I’ve never met a woman who was happy with what she saw in the mirror. This breaks my heart. You and me – Christian women, should know that the “us in the mirror” is beautiful.
Everything you think has power – power to destroy or to build up. But…the mind seems to do a good job of only focusing on the negative. If you’re looking for a solution – a way to take your mind captive, get rid of the negative, and replace it with thoughts that build up, you’re in the right place. Today we’re going to look at God’s word and use it to guide our mind and actions. First we’ll look at what God’s Word says about our thoughts and then use it to bury those negative thoughts. Ready to know the why, what, and how of “setting your mind on things above”?
Taking care of your body well isn’t about becoming a certain size. It’s not about obsessing over portion sizes and calories. It’s about taking the best care of yourself possible. If God wanted us all to be the same size and shape – He’d have made us that way. God wants you to be the size and shape He created you to be. When you steward your body well and care for it in a way that glorifies God – that’s all that matters.
Today we’re going to look at the importance of eating healthy food and what unhealthy food can do to us. We’ll also explore why what we eat matters and what we should be eating. I promise it’s not complicated.
First we’re going to begin expensive food collagewith Daniel’s food story. He was offered the old fashioned version of rich, fatty, tasty fast food, luscious baked goods, and wine. So why’d Daniel decide this wasn’t worth eating? Why’d it matter what he ate anyway? Let’s dive in.