When I heard those words last night in the song below, I think that my heart skipped about seven beats.
Before I write any more, please, please, watch this video. Pay close attention to the signs they are holding.
WHO I AM by Jason Gray
Okay---did you watch it. Did it move you?
It moved me. So very much.
So, right after that song, another song came on.
OVERCOMER by Mandisa
Did you watch this one? Do you feel like you can do just about anything now? GREAT! ME TOO!!!
I was so inspired by the truth of both of those songs that my heart began to stir. I picked up my Made to Crave book that I had been ignoring the last few days. I read it! I finally picked an eating plan to follow. I signed up online with Weight Watchers. I paid for it and everything! (Talk about REAL accountability!) I stood in the kitchen talking excitedly with my hands waving all around. David was grinning ear to ear as I voiced my passion about my journey with him. I think I danced around a little. I'm pretty sure I preached half a sermon to him! I felt the fire of the Holy Spirit moving in me! Then--- I wrote this on my fridge.
|Thanks Lysa TerKeurst for another GREAT fridge quote!|
I texted a few friends and invited them in on my journey.
One of my friends asked me why I was joining Weight Watchers when I had been doing so well at losing on my own. My answer was simple. I want a plan that causes me to eat sacrificially! Sacrificial eating draws me closer to God and helps break me out of this addiction cycle.
So, all these scattered thoughts to say---GOD REMINDED ME OF HIS TRUTH! In Him, I am an overcomer. I'm his beloved. He wants the best for me! I am made new! I can be victorious through him! I am set free! I am declaring that now! I can, through the power of the Holy Spirit, be set free from this addiction. It's been a long time since I truly believed that!
I'm praising God with all my heart that He reminded me of this. And, friend, I hope you are reminded and believe this for yourself too!
WE ARE VICTORIOUS!
WE CAN OVERCOME THIS!
WE ARE HIS BELOVED!
And---GOD IS ON OUR SIDE IN THIS BATTLE!