Sunday, July 18, 2010

Why do I walk with the Lord?

Why do I walk with Lord?

I've come up with fourteen reasons and have posted four so far.

Maybe you've come up with your own list.
If someone ask you today that question, how would you answer it?

Here's my number five and six reasons.

5. He furnishes courage when I am fearful.
Ever tried to face a scary situation alone?

6. He renews strength when I'm weak.
Which is most of the time---thank you, Jesus. In fact, when I am at my weakest point, God is closer than ever.

Keep thinking and praying about your own reasons.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Why do I walk with the Lord?

Last Sunday, I posed the question "Why do I walk with the Lord?" I noted I had fourteen reasons and listed numbers one and two.
Today, I'm giving reasons number three and four.

3. He gives me instruction and guidance since He knows all things.
Boy do I need this one!

4. He answers my prayers knowing full well what's best for me.
Guess I don't get everything I want, huh?

Thank you again, Lord, for these benefits.

Next Sunday we'll explore the next two reasons on my list.
Have you made your list yet?

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Two reasons I walk with the Lord

What would I say if someone asked me why I walked with the Lord?

I sat down and thought of fourteen reasons. I decided to post two each week.

Here's number one:

The Lord loved me enough to die for me.

I can't imagine love like that, nor can I understand it. Francis Chan calls it in his recent book by the same name, crazy love. Gratitude for such love overwhelms me. It shakes up my world. How can I not submit?

Number two reason:

He provides my daily sustenance.

I look to Him for my needs, day by day. Without the Lord, I'm deplete.

Think with me what your reasons are. Next Sunday I'll list two more.

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Spring offers a unique perspective into God's thoughts. As the time of newness arrives, we can sit outside and breathe in the beauty. God authors new beginnings in nature and in people. He gives us the call of the mockingbird, the ripple of a brook, the fragrance of a rose--all things we can't control--to give us pleasure, peace and purpose. How like God to remind us that joy comes in not controlling things. Our control brings contamination, confusion and cost. With this spring, I search for fresh insight and help.

Lord, help me to release control. Only through you can I find true happiness.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Stiff-necked Unrelenting Will

“….let the Lord go with us. Although this is a stiff-necked people, forgive our wickedness and our sin, and take us as your inheritance.”

How many times have I went against everything I thought I wanted, everything that my family, my work, my Christian walk demanded to “control” my situation myself. Friends and family advised me to use will power and refrain from overeating.
What they didn’t realize and neither did I for years was that I had an unrelenting will I used every day. My will power overcame every rational thought to say “I will to eat what I like and I won’t be controlled by anyone else in choosing what I eat.” The craziness of this principle was that my will power overcame my conscious goals and desires. Like turning on a tank of oxygen near the fireplace, my invincible will power/won’t power consumed my sanity and my life.

No power but God’s power is strong enough to overcome a stiff necked rebellion. Are you a control freak? Has it ruining everything you hold dear?

Prayer: Lord, help me to release my stiff-necked will power unto You.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Repairer of Broken Walls

"The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land.... will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings. Isaiah 58:11,12

Do you ever feel like you're losing your mind? So did I. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and always expecting different results. Sound familiar? As a psychiatrist once told me, trying to willingly destroy one's self is not sane. Compulsive overeaters kill themselves slowly with legal means, but it's no less real.
Resentment, envy, anger had broken in the walls of my mind where the enemy of my soul could have free reign. Thereby, the devil caused more and more emotional imbalance; insanity, if you will. When I, of my own free will, chose to give my mind and my body back to the Lord, He used my day-to-day actions to repair those walls and restore normal thinking.
If I fail to lean on God's power, another wall will break down. My healing is contingent on my day-to-day spiritual condition.

Prayer: Lord, today take my thoughts, my will and my choices and let them be yours.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

God's Banquet Table - Daily Devotions for Compulsive Overeaters

Compulsive overeating can only be healed by God. The addictive quality of this weakness takes a lifelong day by day dependency on God's power. Seventeen years ago, He healed me emotionally and started a successful weight loss journey. I lost ninety pounds and have since then maintained that loss. God has put it on my heart to regularly share my devotions for compulsive overeaters. I pray there's someone out there that might notice my blog and start reading these and receive God's help with this complex problem. Every day I must seek after God since I'm powerless over food. Watch this blog tomorrow, Monday, April 19, 2010 for my first devotion.