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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Live Well Wednesdays - Gaining Christ
Hello fellow image-bearers of the Most High God!

I'm Sunny Shell and I'm an extremely grateful daughter of the LORD God Almighty. I'm also a wife to a loving and godly man, whom God has filled with kindness, wisdom and much mercy. My husband is my best friend and My Second Love.

I'd love for you to journey along with me as I share my life lessons, struggles and victories found only in Jesus. And I'd love to hear how God is growing you in your faith so that we might mutually be encouraged to press on toward the upward call of God in Christ Jesus (Rom 1:11-12).

I'm delighted you found my little writing corner and I hope you come for another visit soon. May God's grace and peace be multiplied to your spirits.