Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Faith & Fitness: Week 4


"For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin." Hebrews 4:15

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit." Galatians 5:22-25
Who doesn't struggle with self control? Last week we touched on binge eating- which is my major flaw in the area of self control. God can give us the strength to overcome this, and to develop healthy eating habits.

Think about when Jesus was in the desert for 40 days & Satan tempted him to turn the rocks into bread. How hungry do you think our Savior was? What strength it must have taken to deny himself at that point! We can call on Him for that strength when we are tempted in our eating. Because "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me".

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