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Ryanne 10-24-2009 09:15 AM

Not by might, nor by power, but by HIS SPIRIT!
 
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Originally Posted by pattygirl63 (Post 2984377)

According to what I've read in the Intuitive Eating book, IE is a slower way of losing weight, but it does work because your life isn't centered/focused on what you can and cannot have. Because you are free to eat what you want. You just learn to eat as much as you need to satisfy you. There are no good foods, bad foods in IE. Once you get out of the diet mentality, you find freedom. It is a lot like what Joyce recommends doing in her books.

Everybody have a great weekend.

This is exactly what God has been showing me. I know I need to avoid sat fats, and it's okay, because I really don't care about them, and I know that is God. (Praise Him for changing our desires!) I am learning, and my prayer this morning was "I want to do the right thing, I have the will and desire to do the right thing, but I'm sorry, I keep doing it wrong. I have no power to perform it. I need YOU Jesus to perform it through me. I need YOUR POWER because of myself I can do nothing. But I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me. God if You don't help me, I'm gonna just keep on messing up, because I need YOUR power to help me and I need to quit doing things for vain reasons, and I WANT to glorify You in my eating and drinking. I WANT my life to glorify You and to be a book read by all men. I want to be a good witness. I need you, Holy Spirit to help me to want Your help and to help me to be led by You today."
I know I can't do this by myself. I sure will to do the right things, but no power in myself to perform it, but thank God, we can draw on HIS power and He is strong in our weakness. That way NO FLESH CAN GLORY, and I can't say "I did this by my power". I will be more than happy to give HIM the glory and know it was not me, but Him through me!
Have a wonderfully blessed day! :D:carrot:

pattygirl63 10-24-2009 11:46 AM

WOW Ryanne

This is what I did this morning too before I got out of bed. I told the Lord this morning that I want Him to sit on the throne of my heart in every area in my life and especially when it comes to eating. I told Him that I am willing to do it, but I just cannot do it on my own. I told Him that I know the Holy Spirit is a gentlemen and He will not force me to do anything because I have to ask Him. So I asked Him to help me to do this right because I cannot do it without Him. I told Him I don't even know how to follow His leading when it comes to this part of my life, but I want to learn and that since the Holy Spirit is my Teacher and my Helper that I need Him to teach me and help me. I too have turned it over to Him. I just need Him to help me to keep Him there and I know He will. I asked Him to give me a check in my spirit when I'm not doing something the way I should. I know He will do it because Jesus said if we ask that we will receive.

You have a great Blessed Saturday.

Ryanne 10-24-2009 02:49 PM

I came across this today, Trish, and thought it would bless you as much as me!
 
Romans 10:4-17 (The Message)

4-10The earlier revelation was intended simply to get us ready for the Messiah, who then puts everything right for those who trust him to do it. Moses wrote that anyone who insists on using the law code to live right before God soon discovers it's not so easy—every detail of life regulated by fine print! But trusting God to shape the right living in us is a different story— no precarious climb up to heaven to recruit the Messiah, no dangerous descent into **** to rescue the Messiah. So what exactly was Moses saying?

The word that saves is right here,
as near as the tongue in your mouth,
as close as the heart in your chest.
It's the word of faith that welcomes God to go to work and set things right for us. This is the core of our preaching. Say the welcoming word to God—"Jesus is my Master"—embracing, body and soul, God's work of doing in us what he did in raising Jesus from the dead. That's it. You're not "doing" anything; you're simply calling out to God, trusting him to do it for you. That's salvation. With your whole being you embrace God setting things right, and then you say it, right out loud: "God has set everything right between him and me!"

11-13Scripture reassures us, "No one who trusts God like this—heart and soul—will ever regret it." It's exactly the same no matter what a person's religious background may be: the same God for all of us, acting the same incredibly generous way to everyone who calls out for help. "Everyone who calls, 'Help, God!' gets help."

14-17But how can people call for help if they don't know who to trust? And how can they know who to trust if they haven't heard of the One who can be trusted? And how can they hear if nobody tells them? And how is anyone going to tell them, unless someone is sent to do it? That's why Scripture exclaims,

A sight to take your breath away!
Grand processions of people
telling all the good things of God!
But not everybody is ready for this, ready to see and hear and act. Isaiah asked what we all ask at one time or another: "Does anyone care, God? Is anyone listening and believing a word of it?" The point is: Before you trust, you have to listen. But unless Christ's Word is preached, there's nothing to listen to.

The Message (MSG)

Copyright 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson


Wow! Just what we have been talking about. This is certainly confirmation! I like what verse 17 says :" Is anyone listening and believing a word of it?" The point is: Before you trust, you have to listen. But unless Christ's Word is preached, there's nothing to listen to." I certainly will continue to do my confessions and preach to myself!

Another part that really hit home was: " So what exactly was Moses saying?

The word that saves is right here,
as near as the tongue in your mouth,
as close as the heart in your chest.
It's the word of faith that welcomes God to go to work and set things right for us. This is the core of our preaching. Say the welcoming word to God—"Jesus is my Master"—embracing, body and soul, God's work of doing in us what he did in raising Jesus from the dead. That's it. You're not "doing" anything; you're simply calling out to God, trusting him to do it for you. That's salvation. With your whole being you embrace God setting things right, and then you say it, right out loud: "God has set everything right between him and me!"

11-13Scripture reassures us, "No one who trusts God like this—heart and soul—will ever regret it." It's exactly the same no matter what a person's religious background may be: the same God for all of us, acting the same incredibly generous way to everyone who calls out for help. "Everyone who calls, 'Help, God!' gets help.""

WOW! Is all I can say...God is so good andHe is a timely help just when we need it!!! :D :hug: ;)

So, see Trish, It's not us "doing" anything...we are simply calling out to God, trusting Him to do it for us! WOW!

Ryanne 10-25-2009 07:39 PM

Today I have been in the Word...
 
...doing what I believe is the most important thing...learning and reminding myself of who I am IN CHRIST and learning and reminding myself of God's UNCONDITIONAL LOVE for me.
This is so important in getting over self and self condemnation.
God already knows everything we ever did wrong, ever will do wrong and what we are doing wrong...and has accepted us anyway. Before the foundation of the earth, He already knew and He already decided that we were HIS and approved us, and predestined us for greatness.
As our focus on the Word and Who we are in Christ and God's love for us changes our thinking, our behavior can't help but to be changed, too. We are changed from Glory to Glory...and remember, when we spend time with God we are in His Glory, and are being changed.
God has a good plan for our lives and He will bring those good things to pass. ;):hug:

Ryanne 10-26-2009 01:55 PM

I'm reflecting today.
 
I was talking with my sister earlier today, and she was saying that the family had been going through the folk's things, since my dad is going into a nursing home facility.
I really know the meaning of "store up your treasures in heaven where moth and rust does not corrupt." You are not taking anything with you when you go home except for the things that are eternal.
Funny how things that used to seem so important to me, now lack meaning. I now want to make sure that my relationships with my children, grandchildren, husband, ex husband, and my brothers and sisters and extended family and my dad and friends and friends I have not met yet, are cultivated.
I truly want to be like Jesus to each and every person I come across and I do want my life to glorify Him.
Souls are what matters...there is nothing more precious than people and their spiritual state.
Trish, when it comes to eating and drinking, the Lord has been leading me that He has made all foods clean. I think we still have to use wisdom, so we do not perish for lack of knowledge, yes, however, I am giving myself a lot more freedom to enjoy my food and to not restrict too much. I am praying and believing to be Spirit led.
Well, all, I hope to check back in later. I hope you all have a good Monday!

pattygirl63 10-26-2009 08:29 PM

Ryanne Sorry I've not been here the past few days. I didn't do too well this weekend with the carbs. Just have to watch those. I decided to start The Metabolism Miracle diet to get my pancreas and liver functioning back to normal. And then teach my body how to handle carbs properly when they are re-introduced. Started that and exercise today. It is so important for me to be successful at taking care of this body since as Joyce always says, we don't get another one and can't replace it. My Daddy, and my 2 sisters and I all have problems with carbs. I suspect my Mama probably did too.

We just finished up a study on Nehemiah and the restoration of the wall in Jerusaleum. And then the first couple lessons at BSF was about Jesus going in and cleaning out the merchants and money changers from the Temple. Made it real to me that I need to clean out this temple and give it the nutrition needed to restore it to health.

I agree with you about not being able to take "things" with us when we leave this world. I want to leave a "godly" heritage with those I leave behind.

Hope you've had a great day.

Ryanne 10-26-2009 09:38 PM

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Originally Posted by pattygirl63 (Post 2988108)
We just finished up a study on Nehemiah and the restoration of the wall in Jerusaleum. And then the first couple lessons at BSF was about Jesus going in and cleaning out the merchants and money changers from the Temple. Made it real to me that I need to clean out this temple and give it the nutrition needed to restore it to health.

You are so right, and I am in the process of "restoring and cleaning" the Temple as well.
I did miss you, and am glad that you are doing okay.
:hug:

Kelli 10-27-2009 01:24 AM

Hello ladies!!

I have been reading through your post, and as usual they are awesome!!! I'm really excited, God has taken my thinking about eating away!!! I had to use scripture about every five or ten minutes the first few days. Whenever I started thinking about dieting or overeating, I just turned it over to Him and USED (not just recited) the Word. Now I only think about it once or twice a day and I automatically say my favorite scripture. Well there are a few I like to use. I like to say II Corinthians 10:3-6 (the weapons of our warfare) and also I love Psalm 27:13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living 14 Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, i say, on the LORD!

Love you guys!
Kelli

PS I have had a couple of PM's asking me about the study. I think I will start a new thread sometime this week discussing the study questions.

Ryanne 10-27-2009 09:16 AM

Hey YOU!
 
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Originally Posted by Kelli (Post 2988429)
Hello ladies!!

I have been reading through your post, and as usual they are awesome!!! I'm really excited, God has taken my thinking about eating away!!! I had to use scripture about every five or ten minutes the first few days. Whenever I started thinking about dieting or overeating, I just turned it over to Him and USED (not just recited) the Word. Now I only think about it once or twice a day and I automatically say my favorite scripture. Well there are a few I like to use. I like to say II Corinthians 10:3-6 (the weapons of our warfare) and also I love Psalm 27:13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living 14 Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, i say, on the LORD!

Love you guys!
Kelli

PS I have had a couple of PM's asking me about the study. I think I will start a new thread sometime this week discussing the study questions.

God has been doing the same thing with me, and I have been "using" the Word, too. He has been leading me to really eat when I am hungry...I mean, really eat...Like a full nutritious well balanced meal....I find as I am doing that, that I stay full longer and therefore don't continually have food on my mind all the time, and I am in the Word and am seeking HIM as my Daily Bread!
I am thankful for the Bible Study and think about it often.
I think it's a great idea for you to start a thread like that! I know I would read it and participate in it, too.
God has a good plan for you, Kelli. I'm so excited for you, just knowing God is working through you!
Joyce said something in the book "Approval Addiction". She was talking about Jesus being strong through our weaknesses, and well...I had been thanking God for my weaknesses, because that's cool, if I didn't have them, I certainly wouldn't need Jesus, and that would be sad.
But she said something that hit home...If you had a clay pot with a lid, and you put a lit candle inside that pot, and put the lid on, no one would be able to see the light...However, if that pot had a lot of cracks and holes in it, then the light would be able to show through those cracks. God uses "cracked pots"! I'm glad I have flaws, so His Light can shine through me! ;)

pattygirl63 10-27-2009 02:47 PM

Hi Kellie and Ryanne,

Kellie - It is great to see you here and that the Lord has given you peace concerning food. I think that is great. I'm sure the Lord is leading you to share the Bible study with more people and a thread for it would be great. I would definitely enjoy reading others comments. I probably would not go back and redo the lessons as my BSF lesson are very time consuming and I am learning a lot in them. Even things I can apply to my way of eating. It seems that BSF and church sermons seem to touch it since that is where I am spiritually right now. I have just felt that it is soooo important for me to get the victory in this area of my life.

I have learned that my metabolism is what they call Metabolism B which means that I can't eat like some people do. I know my Daddy has that problem as well as my 2 sisters and I am sure that my Mother did as well. But God has led me to the right way of eating to correct the way my metabolism functions. I really believe God has answered my prayers to show me how to eat to heal my body. This morning in my devotional time, I had to read Psalm 18. David was talking of how God had delivered him of all his enemies. I felt it rise up in my spirit that this is what God is doing with me concerning my body, food etc. He is delivering me from my enemy. I am excited about what He is doing in my life. I know I have heard Joyce talk about how she has to eat for her body type. Never went into much detail except she is a low carber. I always wondered how she was a low carber and ate some of the things she ate. Now that I'm learning from this program I'm on, I understand. God is sooooooo Good ALL THE TIME. I love how He leads us to do what we need to do for our own body type. Like I've always said, who know our better than the One Who created it. He has led me to the way to eat and the way to exercise. So I am VERY Grateful to Him and I give Him ALL the praise and glory.

Well, I need to get off here. DH is going to be hungry soon. Y'all have a great day.

Ryanne 10-27-2009 08:04 PM

Ya He is sooo Cool!
 
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Originally Posted by pattygirl63 (Post 2989166)
God is sooooooo Good ALL THE TIME. I love how He leads us to do what we need to do for our own body type. Like I've always said, who know our better than the One Who created it. He has led me to the way to eat and the way to exercise. So I am VERY Grateful to Him and I give Him ALL the praise and glory.

I am glad that He is leading you. I am glad that I am learning to let Him lead me, instead of me having a plan then asking Him to bless it. Wow, I didn't ever realize how selfish I was...thank God He knew and is merciful anyway...LOL!
Basically, I am still not interested in sat fats, but I am eating a little more sugar items, with no harmful effects, and I have had a little more salt than usual, still not too much, but a little.
It's good He is showing me how to eat and how much and is leading me to stop when I am full and not overstuffed!
I have been sitting at about 202 for a week, no loss no gain, just holding steady...I had been down to 200 lbs, but that was after a fast, so I am not counting it.
I am glad He is setting me free from daily weighing as well, and I was tracking my weight online on a certain website, but I decided not to do that any more because my times are in His hands and I know it is His will for me to be thin and fit and healthy and His timing is perfect. Mine would like to hurry up, but it won't stay off...and I want lasting freedom.
One good thing is, I had been noticing "wrinkles" in my face and hands and was a little freaked about it, but now they are fine, and look like my skin is catching up to the weightloss...Thank God!
I feel good, too. I have been drinking more water, but still not what the internet suggestions say I should be drinking, but oh well...I am doing better...just hard to drink all that water, so I am letting Him lead me there, too.
I know water is important, but I just don't think my body can handle 99 oz...
That is a very lot! I can do about 66 oz a day. Plus I don't really drink anything else except for an occasional hot chocolate.
I am planning to get some international coffee tonight...I do like that stuff in the morning hours.
Well, husband should be on his way home. I hope to be back on later this evening.
I love you all.
Oh, an update on my dad....he went to a nursing home today. He is in Wisconsin. I haven't talked to him yet today, but I plan to call him this evening. My sis said when she left he was having a good time talking to all the people there. (He is very social, so I think he'll be fine.) I am trusting God that he will be.
My brother in law's mother was in that same facility before she passed, and she loved it, and he did, too. He is a District Attourney...and said that he chose that place because of how well they treat the patients there, and help them to have independence. I am so glad that he chose that place for my dad, because it helps to know that it is a wonderful place.
Well, all, have a nice evening. :grouphug:

pattygirl63 10-27-2009 09:47 PM

Ryanne I agree that it is best to let the Lord lead us to eat the way He knows is right for us rather than doing what we want then asking Him to bless it. That is probably why things didn't have lasting success before. I am following basics of the plan I'm on, but when I feel there are some things that are too extreme and not healthy for me, I follow what I feel led to do by the Holy Spirit.

I am so glad that your Dad is happy with his new home. It is probably going to be good for him with him having just lost your step mom. Also sounds like a great place for a nursing home.

[B]Kellie[/B Today I was sharing some "spiritual" ensights on dieting and weight loss with my BSF group leader. She was complimenting me on how much ensight that I have. I told her that it was because of your Diet Bible Study I had done. That until I did the lessons that I had no idea that God wanted to do this for me and lead me like He has. I felt you should have the compliment since you are the one who showed me the way to the "light" concerning losing weight "God's Way".

Y'all have a great evening.
Catch you tomorrow.

Ryanne 10-28-2009 05:07 PM

Basically I have been set free from thinking about dieting and food...
 
Thank God, and I didn't even weigh myself this morning and I have not been wondering about it either! God is soooooo good!!!
:carrot:

Sorry, I haven't been on here much, but my grandbaby has been needing me. I have been busy with babysitting her and entertaining her and my young son.
I hope you all have a good evening, I'll try to get on later....I'm tired.

pattygirl63 10-28-2009 07:45 PM

I haven't been here much either. This is Day 3 on my program and the 1st 3 days are detox days. I went to BSF this morning and enjoyed that, but once I got home I've been tired. Supposed to start feeling better tomorrow.

I think it is great that you are able to be there for your grandbaby and son. How wonderful to have that time with them.

Hope you had a blessed day.

Ryanne 10-29-2009 12:28 PM

Trusting that my timing is in the Lord's hands...
 
I didn't weigh again this morning, it stressed me a little but not too much. I am doing well. It is thunder storming this morning so the walk will have to wait, but it is a good storm! Lots of rain, and the fall colors on the trees and lots of leaves on the ground...Beautiful!
I'm babysitting for my granddaughter full time now, as my son bought a house and needs a free sitter. I'm glad to have her! It's a little more work, but a lot more hugs and kisses!
:D:rain:


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