Diet or Die – Part 2

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Romans 12:1 (VOICE)
Brothers and sisters, in light of all I have shared with you about God’s mercies, I urge you to offer your bodies as a living and holy sacrifice to God, a sacred offering that brings Him pleasure; this is your reasonable, essential worship.

My Thoughts 💭 

wow what a roller coaster of a journey so far this year as I battle with my life long overeating fleshly desire! God has taught me so much this year about facing giants and humbling myself before him in prayer each morning to die daily, pick up my cross and follow Jesus.

If only my body would’ve heard my prayer too! lol. 

I started my inner revolution at the end of January (see Part 1) and as of this morning i’ve lost 1Stone 5lbs (19lbs) and i’m truly blessed with the work God is doing in me.

📖 Verse 4 2day! 

Romans 7:10-12 (VOICE)
This commandment was supposed to bring life; but in my experience, it brought death. Sin took advantage of the commandment, tricked me, and exploited it in order to kill me. 

Over the years i’ve always made my own commandments/rules when setting up a diet or healthy eating plan such as:

  • only having one takeaway a month
  • cutting down on fried foods
  • Not eating supper late at night just before I go to bed
  • And on, and on, and on

This only aroused my sin and focused my mind on the foods I was cutting out, as my body loved them and had lived on them up until this point. Predictably I failed (or learnt how not to do it) then carried on eating junk food to put on more weight than I started with!

It was only when I stopped trying to make lists etc and give it all to God, did I notice a huge difference. 

I’m able to eat all foods which has stopped me focusing on the ones i’d usually cut out, but now I feel so good I don’t want to choose anything that’s going to bring me down or make me feel tired. I no longer feel that I want takeaways as i’m enjoying the feeling that healthy foods give me.

I had to fight temptation from every angle, but even when I lapsed, I didn’t stay down feeling like a failure, I jumped right back into prayer and staggered on through my personal storm. 

 🙏 Prayer 4 2day!  

“Father, I ask that You would give me a moment to pause, right now, to contemplate what You say is true about my nature—that I am both dead to sin, and alive in Christ. This is too deep, too profound for me. I need You to lead me into the Truth so that I can be free to live according to my new nature as the Spirit leads and empowers me. Amen.”

Back To Part 1

Part 3 (Dec 2013)

Please keep me in your prayers! 🙂

About Steve Rebus

Christian, Blind photographer, husband, plays guitar and drums. Loves researching accessible apps and technology.

16 Responses to “Diet or Die – Part 2”

  1. I could use some help here to from Abba, I have a hard time controling my portions also, looking forward to applying this in my life. Thanks Steve

  2. Always! God bless you! 😜

  3. I enjoyed reading this and is so refreshing to read this as opposed to what people normally advise dieters. Asking God to help with you self-control in even this aspect of your life is perfect (instead of the norm such as with work, relationships). Continue to gain strength from God and you will inspire even more. I would love to read more of your personal stories as they are inspiring.

    • Thanks so much for this lovely comment, and i’m so happy i could inspire you too. I’ve had so many battles through my life and i’m hoping to be able to post them on here at some point! I’m not too good a writing so i just wait until they spill out of my mind! 😀

  4. Steve, you write beautifully because it’s what you know, it’s honest, and it’s from your heart. That’s what writing is all about. Keep it up. Your writing brings inspiration and His light to others, sowing seeds that “produce a harvest of 30, 60, or even 100 times as much as had been planted!” (Mark 4:20)

  5. You are doing awesome! Keep up the good work!

  6. Hey Steve, I like this, too. I’ve never had a weight problem. My husband I can eat anything and not put on the pounds. I always respond that while that is pretty true, it still doesn’t mean I should. (eat badly, that is). There are lots of reason to eat healthy that have nothing to do with watch our weight. My body is a holy temple and I need to treat it as such. I often tell my readers on depressionsgift.com that if they want to control their depression they need to watch what they eat as well. Thanks for the reminder that God is there for us in all our struggle.

  7. I’m with you on this one. Last year I took up “Dance off the Inches” – and danced off 45 lbs and 5 dress sizes. With a houseful of company, though, there’s no time to dance…and we’ve been “treating” ourselves to a lot of junk. Clothes are beginning to get snug. AUGH!

    I’ll pray for you – you pray for me, k? 😉

    \o/

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