In a way dieting is a walk in faith. Your heart may be willing but the flesh is weak. I still weigh 128.8 but then again I'm not really eating in a way that is condusive to losing weight.
For example, yesterday we went to the Cheesecake Factory for dinner. They had a special deal on cheesecake in honor of National Cheesecake. No one has to tell me that eating cheesecake does NOT promote weight loss just in case you don't know.
To make matters worse I ordered their Jamalya pasta. If you've never been to the Cheesecake Factory then you may not be aware that their entrees are HUGE. I'm talking big enough for two people.
I justified the cheesecake by eating only a fourth of my entree. I even ate a little less than half of the Oreo Cheesecake but still at the most rational level of my mind I knew I'd had too many calories. I suppose I'm lucky I didn't gain anything after feasting on cheesecake.
Today's bible study from Beth Moore's David 90 Days With A Heart like his is about faith and making the choice to follow God's will and not your own. It can be difficult walking with God not because he makes it so difficult but we make it difficult because we often demand our own way no matter what the cost.
Saul’s son Jonathan said to the attendant who carried his weapons, “Come on, let’s cross over to the Philistine garrisons on the other side.” However, he did not tell his father. (1 Samuel 14:1)
When I was a little girl we went to CCD which I looked upon as yet another day of school which included homework. Then on Sundays we would often go to church, which for awhile was all done in Latin. I felt like my whole world was structured and I longed for time off. By the time I finished sixth grade, my parents had pretty much abandoned going to church every weekend. They were angry at our local priest for a number of reasons.