Here is the first App for “Living The Spirit Filled Life”
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“We run to food to hide our pain, but, we are going to have to discipline ourselves if we are ever going to be who God wants us to be.”
Pastor Ronnie Collins
I was really tired on day 9 and 10 so I didn’t take the time to update on the 9th. It has been a busy week with Church Council on Monday and then an all day meeting of the District Committee on Ordained Ministry of which I am a part for the Wytheville District.
Both days 9 and 10 have been really good days with no problems and no great longings for food. I weighed in this morning at 196.4 which makes 20 pounds gone in 10 days. The weight loss is becoming less dramatic, matter of fact I was at 199 for more than 2 days. At this time in a lengthy fast the body starts to slow down in its processes and weight loss will be less dramatic from here forward, I don’t expect to lose 20 in the next 10 days.
I read a quote yesterday, “Learning to live in hunger will strengthen our spiritual muscles of patience.” I am learning anew how much control our appetites have over us, it is alarming, if you will simply take just a couple of days and fast, you will see what I mean.
If we neglect the small or seemingly small things like our appetites, what else will we neglect? If we are unwilling to control what we put into our bodies, what else are we unwilling to control? If we are unwilling to admit that our eating habits are more important to us than God, what hope do we have of living a Spirit Filled Life?
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