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Hey there, I'm Sunny Shell, a wretch saved by God's grace through faith in Jesus Christ the Lord. I'm married to the most incredible man on earth, who loves Jesus more than he loves me, and we have two precious adult sons.

The compassionately endures me through my metabolic disease (since 2004) that enables me to be more prayerful and careful about commitments I make and helps me to make the best use of my short time here on earth.

If you want to know more about me, click HERE.

Live Well Wednesdays - Gaining Christ

Recently I've chosen to start fasting for portions of my day. Actually, I guess, it wasn't really MY idea or choice, but God's. Instead of eating every meal (and adding extra meals along the way), I've chosen to spend more time feasting on God's word rather than food.

I wish I was disciplined and spiritually mature enough to decide this for myself, but being only a toddler in Christ, God has graciously stricken me for the past week and I feel sick whenever I eat...especially too much. It's like, he's portioned out my plate for me (like I used to do with my kiddos when they were toddlers). It's really GREAT!

I haven't gotten on the scale yet, because I'm sure it's only a little difference, so I will get on the scale when my clothes are feeling much looser! Then when I get on the scale, I can get a really big kick out of what number it lands on!

What I love about all this happening is that it's really what Live Well is all about! Focusing on Christ and not ourselves and our desires of the flesh. As we intently re-train our minds to think like God wants us to think and not how we've decided we should think, we see that God is good and there is none like Him. We also see that there is no greater pleasure (not even eating) than knowing Christ and being in holy communion with Him! So, it's not just about losing weight...but gaining Christ!

"Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. Fro His sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ"
Philippians 3:8

I so LOVE Live Well because it is Biblically-based, Christ-exalting and God-honoring!

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  1. It's a committment...I'll pray against your flesh whenever I am praying against you know you will be getting a lot of prayer!!

  2. You've got that right, sister.
    That's why my blog is titled "More God = Less Me."
    That's what works for me, losing weight is more about losing self and denying self. Giving myself to God for His pleasure and purpose.

    Peace and Love,

  3. Lifting you high up in my prayers sweetie.


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