New Life Daily Devotion - March 9

Smart Holiday Eating
Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. - Hebrews 4:13
Did you know that everything you have is a gift from God? Your money, kids, home . . . even your body. I used to weigh sixty pounds more than I do today. I know the heartache of losing weight, feeling better, and then losing control and gaining it all back. For years I felt like a second-class citizen because I was fatter than any of my friends. But I was more than that. I was unhealthy. I wasn’t taking care of God’s gift of life. I was out of breath and out of energy most of the time. I was facing an early death.  
It’s hard sometimes, because we center so much of life around food. We meet friends for Bible study at the coffee shop for breakfast. We catch up with friends over lunch. We celebrate holidays, birthdays, anniversaries and such with dinners or feasts at home. 
Being a follower of Christ, means rearranging things in your life. Your priorities will change; and while it’s not easy, that will include taking care of your body which includes the emphasis you put on eating. 
“Don’t fight a battle if you don’t gain anything by winning.” -General George S. Patton (1885-1945)


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Taken from The Life Recovery Devotional: Thirty Meditations from Scripture for Each Step in Recovery by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Copyright © 1991 by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.

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