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Scriptures for a Dieter

Four weeks ago I joined Weight Watchers.  I was forced to by my health insurance, and literally waited until the last possible minute to sign-up.  I won’t tell you how much I’ve lost so far, because it’s embarrassing, but at least the scale went down and not up.  It is not that I do not want to lose weight.  I do.  But I have been down this path before and it is so dang hard.

I first joined after college, I lost about 40 pounds and got down to a size 2.  A size 2!  Then came the babies.  Baby #1 – I gained 75 pounds.  Baby #2 – I gained 60 pounds.  Baby #3 – I gained 20 pounds.  I did a few rounds of Weight Watchers in between kids, but at the end of the day, I still have a lot of weight to lose.

So I decided to look up some scriptures to help me, because this is going to take some supernatural assistance!

“…I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry…I can do all things through Him who strengthens me” (Phil. 4:12-13).

“I discipline my body and make it my slave” (1 Cor 9:27a).

“Set your mind and keep it set” (Col. 3:2).

“The mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace” (Rom. 8:6).

“Run in such a way that you may win” (1 Cor. 9:24b).

“…I press on…forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead.  I press on toward the goal for the prize” (Phil 3:12c,13b,14a).

“Submit therefore to God.  Resist the devil and He will flee from you” (James 4:7).

“You do not have because you do not ask!” (James 4:2b).

“For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of POWER and LOVE and SELF-CONTROL” (2 Tim. 1:6).

“Daniel made up his mind to eat and drink only what God had approved for His people to eat” (Dan. 1:8).

“No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it” (Hebrews 12:11).

“For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you  will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus” (Phil 1:6).

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If you think of any more, please add them to the comments!

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