Did you know that if we enjoy very hot or very cold drinks, snacks or meals, we’ll enjoy our food more, eat slower (because of the temperature) and feel full sooner? Therefore we will lose weight faster!
The very things that help our weight loss also make us stronger in Christ. When everything about us seems not to our taste, and our relationship with God seems to have grown cold, or the mess we are in is too hot to handle, our only hope is to slow down, spend time with God and move ever toward him. Then we will lose our weighty burden of worry and fear because we will be able to give them to God.
“Don’t bargain with God. Be direct. Ask for what you need. This isn’t a cat-and-mouse, hide-and-seek game we’re in. If your child asks for bread, do you trick him with sawdust? If he asks for fish, do you scare him with a live snake on his plate? As bad as you are, you wouldn’t think of such a thing. You’re at least decent to your own children. So don’t you think the God who conceived you in love will be even better? (Matthew 7:7-11, MSG)
Prayer: God, we ask, trusting You to give.We seek, trusting You to find. We knock, believing that You open doors. Thank you. Amen. (From Matthew 7:7-8, NIV)