Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Eating My Words

I knew this was going to happen - and yet I did it anyway. Several weeks ago I wrote about eating and dieting. I actually tapped out these words: "eat or drink to the glory of God."I then proceeded to dig myself in even deeper by going on and on about self-control.

To make a long, sad story short - in just a few short weeks I fell off my self-righteous wagon. Yup. We went on vacation. Self-control took a back seat, and I haven't given up the controls yet. The few pounds I lost have "magically" reappeared. The worst is, I have pretty much assumed on the grace that gives me the freedom to choose.

So I humbly ask forgiveness and He freely gives - even and especially those things that so easily beset us. He freely gives what cost more than I can every repay. I so often take that too lightly.

I have learned my lesson (again). No more declarations, just asking for grace and strength one day at a time.

Blessings from your humbled friend,


  1. You've made me smile, Linda. I've cut back on portion sizes, try to walk at least 1/2 mile each day, continue with farm work, yet, not a pound has come off!! So, sometimes I assume I'm at the weight I'm supposed to be. :)

  2. Here's the thing: if I could just stop with eating my words, I wouldn't have this problem with the clothes getting snug, would I? Sigh. I SO get this. Wish I didn't, but. . . I do.

  3. Oh boy...I sure get this - in a whole lot of areas. Me and my big mouth. Thankful for grace on grace. :)