Here is a book that was a beginning
to those needing Overeaters Anonymous that ministers to man. This Courage of Change helps us all and can be
purchased through Hazelden Publishing. Here's a couple quotes that I must use to help me cope overeating through God's direction.
This book helps me as a food addict.
“Our part is to ask, to seek,
to knock. His part is to answer, to come, to open."
“Religion today is largely
the imitation of an example, when it ought to be the hearing of a Voice. And so
the interior life of Christians has become a dynamo, busy with plans and
philanthropies and activity, when it out to be a receive set primarily
concerned with catching the messages from on high.”
to Change compiled by Bill Pittman
and Dick B.
From my word, one I’ve used in my devotion book should be like a radio that picks up God’s direction for every part of our
life. Our biggest job is to keep open the lines of communication to survive and follow healthy eating by God's direction.
Reading my daily devotion helps.
“Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad
Freedom comes through Christ
“A man is about as
happy as he wants to be.”
That happiness comes from letting go and letting God. Praise His Name.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance; against such there is no law.
Galatians 5: 22, 23 KJV
The ninth fruit (or gift) is temperance.
don’t know about you, but when I try to list the fruits of the Spirit, I get
love, joy, peace, even patience and faith. The one I forget is temperance.
American society, where we want everything bigger and better, where we preach “doing
your own thing,” or “marching to the beat of a different drummer,” where we
preach tolerance for all excesses, temperance is an ugly word.
What is temperance?
New World Dictionary gives this definition: self restraint in conduct,
no indulgence of the appetite; moderation
Cicero is quoted as defining temperance as the moderating of one’s desires in obedience
Lincoln said, “The demon of intemperance ever seems to have delighted in
sucking the blood of genius and generosity.”
Temperance or, as we usually call it, self-control may be good, but it
doesn’t come easy. We all have our weaknesses, those things in which we
struggle, things that hamper our walk with God, limit our witness to others,
and trip us up when we need the Lord the most.
The problems I’ve battled most of my adult life are low self esteem,
roller coaster emotions, and compulsive overeating.
What is your weakness? What
brings you failure time and again in your service to God?
Is it your sharp tongue?
Is it fear or lack of trust?
Do you love sports so much, or shopping, or
the casinos that you allow those desires to take the place of God in your life?
Are you having trouble forgiving someone, and every time you get around
them, it hits you in the face again?
Do you fight depression?
Does perfectionism take you down over and over?
is our self-will run riot that pushes us on…. Trying to use self-will to
control a compulsion or mindset is like trying to put out a fire with gasoline.
“When Willpower is Not Enough,” from Hazelden Publications.
####Remember temperance is a gift from God, a fruit
given by the Holy Spirit. Our willpower or determination is useless without
True willpower is our willingness to rely on
Relying on God
begins over again every day as if no progress had been made in the past. Pray, meditate, ask God for fruit from the Spirit, especially Number 9.