Our lesson last night in church really struck a chord with me. The teaching was on I Peter 4:1-7 where the Bible says:
1Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; 2That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. 3For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: 4Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you: 5Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead. 6For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit. 7But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
In particular, verse 2 stuck out to me with regards to the road I have been on long term with my weight. There is no secret that I have given myself over to the "lusts of men" when it comes to eating (making food my idol.) Verse 2 is great though because it explains where I am. I do not want to live the rest of my life giving in to the lust of my body, rather I want to concede my will to the will of my Father in Heaven.
Oh yeah, in case you were wondering... I lost 6.8 pounds this week which means I have lost over 100 pounds in the last 20 weeks! Believe me when I tell you that 101 pounds never felt so good!