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Dieter's Devotional

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Ephesians 2:4-5
But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved).

It really isn't a matter of whether God loves us more if we are thin than He does if we're fat. God loves us the same, no matter what. He loves sinners as much as He loves saints. His greatest desire, though, is for His children to be everything they can be. He wants us to desire perfection. The gluttony and selfishness that lead to obesity are not qualities of perfection. God wants us to attempt to live our lives as Jesus lived His. Wouldn't it be great if we had indicators on us? In Acts 27, Paul, now a prisoner, was taken by ship to Rome where he and the ship's crew encounter a mighty storm. Timing and events can really change the way we look at things. Some times our lives is like a storm and we let things get out of control. And instead of turning to God and the plans we have laid out for ourselves when it comes to falling off our eating plans. We just loose control and binge. This is our might storm. This is our gluttony and yes it is a sin. But God still loves us and wants us to take control and turn to Him for help. He has given us tools to help us. Sometimes we need a little more help than just our group can provide. That is why God has provided us with doctors. If you find yourself in this type of storm remember to turn to your doctor and talk to them about your options. Especially if your find yourself becoming depressed. God wants us to be happy and healthy.

Let us vow to walk in a newness of life, transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit, on the road to Christ-like perfection.

Today's thought: God can make me better than I ever dreamed possible!
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