Live Well Wednesdays - Being Transformed

Today at "Live Well" Darlene encouraged us with the topic of:
"Associative Learning".

The first Scripture that comes to mind when I think of that is:

"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect."
~ Romans 12:2

One of the things I try to do is use Scripture to "spur" me "on toward love and good works." (Hebrews 10:24) Which includes taking good care of my body, which truly is NOT my own (1 Corinthians 6:19-20), it is the temple of the Holy Spirit.

When I remember these verses, I'm not so tempted to fall back into old habits of eating:

  1. Getting a "snack" after the kids go to bed
  2. Giving myself a "treat" after I feel I've had a hard day
  3. Using food to make me feel better when I'm upset with someone or about something
  4. Eating, not because I'm hungry, but just because it tastes good
One of the things I'm going to do is continue to research and meditate on Scripture that helps me to remember that I am truly not my own, I'm dead to this flesh and alive in Christ Jesus alone. If I do that and give myself some visuals (i.e., imagining how weird it looks to see a dead person eating) then I know that I will be so disgusted with my old habits, that I will not only run away from them, but run towards my Savior and God as I cling to His promises, His filling and how good He tastes!

Eating at the Lord's table by constantly meditating on God's Word, I know will leave me with really no desire for anything comforts from food, or any other earthly temptations.

May the Lord our God bless you as you remember that you are not your are don't keep feeding your dead bodies....feed your living soul!

feeding on Christ,