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Devotional for Dieter's

Sunday, August 09, 2015

John 8:10-11
When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, 'Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?' She said, 'No man, Lord.' And Jesus said unto her, 'Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.'

The doctor was going to kill her. Jill had been told to lose over 100 pounds in only one year. For awhile I had done really well. I took off twenty in the first three months, but lately I had started to feel deprived and insulted, for a net loss of only about twelve pounds. I did not feel the calorie restrictions were to restrictive. Being allowed only 900 calories daily, because of my size and the recent brain surgery that I had. My surgery had left me incapacitated and 300+ pounds. I was astonished when the doctor merely encouraged me to try harder. It took a long time, but with a lot of prayer, slim fast, and Jesus. I did lose 143 pounds. It is still a constant battle for me. I will always need support and my Lord. Christ, like the doctor, offers us no condemnation. He wants us to lose weight for our own sakes, not for His. He wants to help us, not hurt us. Take comfort in the acceptance of Jesus Christ.

Today's thought: Even when I give in, I'm still a good person.
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