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Day 7:  I Like It.  I Love It.  I Want Some More Of It.

“When we try to fill ourselves up with things that can never fill us (food, for example) we’re never satisfied. We’re like that leaky cistern in Jeremiah 2:13. We always want more. We’ll be far better off if we hold all things with open hand— including food— and fill ourselves up with God.”

“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” ~I Corinthians 10:31

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.  And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.”  ~I John 2:15-17

Raveling, Barb (2013-12-23). Taste for Truth: A 30 Day Weight Loss Bible Study (p. 31). Truthway Press. Kindle Edition.

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This was one of those statements you read and say “ouch!”  Holding things with an open hand is something the Lord reminds me of often.  I know this is what He expects of me and the only way to do it is to fill myself up with God.

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Part of my one word for this year involves finishing what I started.  I really left you all hanging with the Taste for Truth study.  I did complete the study for myself (I think), but I dropped the ball posting.  I don’t plan to start over.  I’ll just pick up where I left off.  I hope it will be a blessing to you and maybe help you with some of those New Year’s resolutions.  Although the theme of the book is weight loss, the principles are for any change you want to make in your life.

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“So how do you come to the point where you’re willing to say, ‘I’m going to make a commitment to follow boundaries for the rest of my life’?”

Reasons We Don’t Want Boundaries:

  1. We want to eat.
  2. We want to keep our options open.
  3. We don’t like rules.
  4. We’re afraid of failure.*
  5. We want to wait until after that next big eating occasion.
  6. We think we can lose weight and keep it off without boundaries.

*”You’re set free by the renewing of your mind. Failure is an opportunity to renew your mind once again!

Raveling, Barb (2013-12-23). Taste for Truth: A 30 Day Weight Loss Bible Study. Truthway Press. Kindle Edition.

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Memorizing-Matthew-6This is the week to begin Matthew 6 if you are memorizing with Do Not Depart.  If you want to join in, you can sign up here.  You can get some tools to help you with this chapter here.  I loved this link about journaling.  I think the ideas here will be very helpful with memory retention.  If you are interested in a KJV journal page, you can find one here.   If you decide to join in, let me know in the comments.  I’d love to keep in touch with you through the process.

Sunday Meditations

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No Scar

Hast thou no scar?
No hidden scar on foot, or side, or hand?
I hear thee sung as mighty in the land,
I hear them hail thy bright ascendant star,
Hast thou no scar?

Hast thou no wound?
Yet I was wounded by the archers, spent,
Leaned Me against a tree to die; and rent
By ravening beasts that compassed Me, I swooned:
Hast thou no wound?

No wound, no scar?
Yet, as the Master shall the servant be,
And, pierced are the feet that follow Me;
But thine are whole: can he have followed far
Who has no wound nor scar?

– Amy Carmichael

One Word

diligence

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.

Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.

Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.

Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.

~Proverbs 4:23-27

Do Not Depart has announced the new memory assignment…Matthew 6.  I’m looking forward to spending time in this chapter of words from Jesus’ to me.  Won’t you join in?

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