God, I love to eat!

2 Corinthians 12:7-9

7 And to keep me from being too elated by the abundance of revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan, to harass me, to keep me from being too elated.
8 Three times I besought the Lord about this, that it should leave me;
9 but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” I will all the more gladly boast of my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Overeating that is out of control is a run away destructive habit. As I help you change that habit I offer to you a way to grow closer to our Lord, Jesus Christ. When you surrender your desire to overeat to Jesus, you are admitting you need a Savior to help you manage this. Some of you have told me you feel powerless over this. That you have never gotten a handle on this. I am here to tell you if you allow me to help you, you will and if you allow Jesus in to save you, He will. Jesus says:

Matthew 11:28-30

28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

We also read in 2 Corinthians 12:9

9 but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” I will all the more gladly boast of my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

If you overeat or cling to tightly to food for self soothing and do not manage it. This behavior will lead to unhappiness, negativity, comparison and a great deal of negative self talk. I know you want out of this. Allow this behavior to lead you closer to our Lord.

Prayer is your conversation with God. A heart to heart talk. There are many ways to pray and I share my way of praying with Scripture. It is called Lectio Divina (Divine Reading).

Settle into a quite place and quite time. You may already have a prayer space you like. Sit for a few minutes and bring yourself before God. I like to start with the sign of the Cross and I always invite the Holy Spirit into my prayer time. Have your journal near and your Bible. What is it you want to talk with God about today? What topic, emotion, issue, or situation is on your heart? Look over a few of the Bible passages I have provided and see which one speaks to your heart. Ask the Holy Spirit for guidance as you begin. When praying with Scripture there are many ways to pray. I will share with you several ways I pray with scripture.

  1. I pick my passage. I read it over slowly jotting down any word or phrase that strikes me. I then start to talk with God. I usually ask, God, what are you trying to tell me? How does this passage direct me today? How does this relate to my life today? Then I will read the passage two more times, slowly. I jot down what is placed on my heart. I usually sit with the passage all day. Answers do come through media, music, my Pastors homily, my Mom or one of my clients. Pay attention to what is happening in your day. God never answers you loud.
  2. I pick a passage. I read it over slowly, jotting down a word or phrase that strikes me. I then decide what role or character do I want to be and imagine myself in the story. I then journal my conversation with Jesus. I ask what needs to change? What do You wish of me today?
  3. I pick a passage. I read it over slowly and the Holy Spirit takes over. I really love when this happens.
    When you give your prayer time over to the Holy Spirit, stand back!
    Always end your prayer time with a colloquy. A colloquy is your conversation with God. It is usually what you will do, praise and thanks or whatever is on your heart as you bring your prayer time to a close. I end with the sign of the Cross.

Revelation 3:20

20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

Suggested passages

2 Corinthians 12: 7-10
2 Corinthians 4:7-18
Romans 7: 14-25
John 8: 31-36
John 8:1-11
Luke 23:39-43
Luke 12: 13-21
Mark 10:46-52
Ezekiel 37:1-14
1 Kings 11

I know prayer works. If you have never prayed with Scripture before give it a try. Start with 15 mins. Pick a time of day that you will pray each day. If you need help send me an email, text, or private message me.

God Bless!

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By Colleen Mimnaugh
Director of Nutrition, Coaching Manager and Fitness Coach

Are you trying to overcome the insecurities you have about your body with a specific number on the scale? Is it working? If I had to take a guess, I’d say, no. Why? Because a number on the scale is never going to fill the void you are feeling or the insecurities you have about the way your body looks.

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Learn to Identify the “Why” Behind Your Behavior

All of us have attempted to lose weight only to give up when emotional bumps in the road become too much to handle. We have all experienced the feelings of shame, anger and even resentment towards those people who can just eat whatever they want. If you are anything like me, these people anger and frustrate you to the point of saying, “Why me?”

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Not Your Average Weight Loss Blog

It’s called Mind, Body & Soul Fitness for a reason!

Each of us knows the importance of being physically fit and we think about our health, at least occasionally. We eat fruits and vegetables. We take vitamins. We drink water. We go for walks. And even if we’re not good at regularly partaking in these healthy actions, we normally think about our physical health, or how we might improve it. But how often do we consider our emotional or spiritual health? Our physical health is only one piece of the puzzle. We must address our mind, body and soul in order to have complete health.

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