This can be an awkward issue (if not addressed with wisdom and perspective) that could cause much harmful offense. I pray God will write tonight.
We are the body of Christ. He is the head.
We are to reach out as His touch of heaven and
light into this broken dark planet. We are His body to action His will.
As declared in earlier posts, I have experience and authority to talk on eating habits, addictions, and the matter of weight. Released from ugly, destructive eating disorders and
with my medical background, I can rationally and calmly say what I am about to say.
We carry around too much weight!
Listen. For me to be 5kgs over my healthiest weight and be comfortable and free about it is a miracle of God. Whether you are
10kgs or more overweight, or 5kgs underweight, the point is… there is a freedom that comes from God alone and only then can we be effective at His real missions.
However, before you let that excuse you from your next exercise
or piece of chocolate instead of fruit, consider this…
The body of Jesus, our healer and creator, carries a lot of excess weight. Too much to be free and useful. Is it possible that by indulging in the wrong foods we are becoming sluggish and
prone to diseases? We have a huge cushioning layer of yellow globby fat within our beautiful design of multi-denominations (which are not created to cell-divide into the same functions, but to love the whole body they are part of).
This padding is slowing
us down. Its components are clogging our arteries and lining our hearts. The warning signs are there and we know it.
Between our bony structure and the very surface skin that is presented to the world for evaluation, we carry the weight of too much
junk food, too little exercise, and not enough reason to change it.
Eat from the Word of God - every word that came from the mouth of Him who adores us!
I may be wrong, but to me it looks like this weight will have to come off before the wedding.
To be shaken into a mode of healthy mind and effective activity, God is going to have to continue His challenge of who really wants to bear His name for eternity.
WE MUST STEP UP. And then step up again and again, until our heart is pumping furiously
in health as we reach the goals God has in His mind – His needy and untold people.
Let us carry huge proportions of influential weight as a body that is fighting fit. Be a part of shaping up your muscle group, or structural bone, and carry the
weight of God’s glory inside you. Carry it in excess and be free!