I was having cravings, so I was on Facebook trying to distract myself and silence the rationalizations running thru my brain. As I scrolled down my feed, I came upon the video below and I paused to listen to the man in the photo sing. I heard a gentle, beautiful voice singing a rendition of one of my favorite songs, Over the Rainbow. He was able to convey emotion in a quiet, soulful way that made me want to hear more.
Except that he died in 1997--weighing 750 pounds. My cravings left me as I realized that the comfort food came with too high of a cos. I'm really posting this so that every time I want to eat what I ought not, I can come bac here to listen, and be warned.
I dug this song out to post on a friend's blog so, of course, I feel compelled to post it on my own. I know you guys don't pause and listen to music often, but although this song has an odd sound to it, it has the kind of message that encourages one to stand tall and march on with expectations of victory. The scenery reminds me of the many hikes Bill and I have taken both here at home and in the Smokies before the circulation in his leg went bad and before he fell and hurt his back. Before...
You know what? Take a warning from me: You won't be young and healthy forever. Don't waste the health you have on sweets and junk food. If you do, one day this video will have the power to both nourish your soul...and make you weep, too.
I was reading this passage yesterday and, all of a sudden, it occurred to me that this passage spelled out the exact steps needed to follow a weight loss plan. Here's 2 Peter 1:5-7:
5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness [some translations have virtue here]; and to goodness, knowledge;6 and to knowledge,self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.
Faith that trusts God to empower us & bring a good result
Virtue to want what is right & good
Knowledgeto know what plan to develop
Self-control to actually stick to that plan
Perseverance to keep at it
Godliness which is a reverential attitude towards God that makes us wantto do what pleases Him.
And to all of that, I say: Lord, let your Word take root in me!