Well the holiday season is behind us. Sadly, so are the five or more pounds we added to our posterior! Shocking, isn’t it, how that happened? A little sugar cookie here, an extra spoonful of stuffing there and all of a sudden our clothes don’t fit.
Oh, what to do… what to do. So what do we do? We tell ourselves the truth and we do not let our spandex clothing stretch the truth out of shape.
First, we start NOW; we do not wait till Monday. We dare not wait lest five become ten… we eat smaller portions of some things and larger portions of others. (I don’t have to tell you which is which!) We read labels, we return to our neglected exercise and weight loss classes. We start NOW, because the Awful Truth is that if we don’t, we shall blossom forth into large sizes beyond our control.
Oh, I forgot to add the most important to-do. We place ourselves under the control of the Holy Spirit. We indulge heavily in the fruit of the Spirit, especially self-control, and we pray without ceasing!
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! (Galatians 5:22-23, NLT)
Prayer – Dear God, we’ve done it again. We’ve collapsed in our weakest moments. We did not lean on you for everything and here we are again. May your grace help us to take care of the bodies you gave us. In Christ. Amen