Archive for the ‘Beauty of Freedom’ Category

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Watch and pray that you will not fall into temptation.  The spirit is willing but the body is weak.” (26:41)

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (19:26)

Eating disorders, the treatment of our bodies in general, are complicated issues and many of us deal with unique challenges related to this topic.  Meditate on these Scriptures and ask God to minister to your heart, to guide your heart, into the beauty of freedom from this type of slavery.

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Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?  You are not your own; you were bought at a price.  Therefore honor God with your body.

Our every decision regarding the treatment of our body matters to the Lord.  As believers, our body is the Holy Spirit’s dwelling place, and this is true because of the great sacrifice of Jesus’ death for our sins.  Knowing this, we can be inspired to carefully treat our bodies with honor so that we can glorify God!

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Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness.

In gratitude, dear Lord, I offer myself to You.  Every bit of myself.  Even the parts I don’t appreciate!  Because You are my creator, and You brought me out of spiritual death and into spiritual life.

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For You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.  My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place.  When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body.  All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

There is nothing hidden from God.  He oversee’s all things, from the formation of our bodies to the maturing of our unique personalities to the transitions with our physical attributes as we age.  From Day 1 to Day ?, our Creator is ever-present.  He is worthy of our praise and He wants us to treat ourselves, His creation, with respect!

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This devotional springs from one lady’s story of finding freedom in her struggle with an eating disorder.  To read it  just click here:   Given the Time.

…the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. (vs7)

Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. (vs 22)

Our bodies were created by God.  In accordance to His perfection, He designed us.  What an amazing thought and deserving of honor!  How can we honor Him today with our bodies and the choices we make regarding our bodies?

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