I wish I could tell you that eating cookies, candy and chips would have no affect on our bodies.

But they do.

I wish I could tell you that not moving our bodies and challenging our muscles would have no bearing on the scale.

But it does.

I wish that I could tell you that filling our bodies with empty calories and non-nutritious (yet yummy) foods would give us endless amounts of energy.

But they don’t.

I wish I could tell you that instead of our body breaking down little by little as we age, it gets better and better.

But it doesn’t.


You see. So many of us aren’t accepting the reality of the situation. It’s not my wish that we would have to discipline ourselves daily, activate self-control and work hard to keep our bodies and health in check. God has designed our bodies this way on purpose. Have you stopped to think why that is?

God is asking us to allow Him in, every day, in every area of life. He wants us to use HIM as our fulfiller of desires. He wants us to cry to HIM when our hearts cry for food. He wants us to ask HIM for the daily self-control needed to battle every day issues.

In this season, we are reminded of a beautiful thing.

God With Us.

We have been given a gift. A Spirit and Presence that lives inside of us.

God with Us.

He resides in these deteriorating bodies.

God with Us.

He resides in us whether overweight or not. He resides in us when we aren’t residing in Him.

God with Us.

My Christmas wish for you is this: That you would accept the beautiful challenge God has given us to steward these wonderful houses where our spirit resides. And that instead of constantly fighting and rejecting the notion that we have to work, that we embrace it fully with the energy, vigor and focus that God has given us. Ask yourself, “how can I present my life and body as a gift to the one who is with me always?”


I will be taking a break from blogging next week. I’ll be spending time with my family and also putting the final touches on my January “New Years” tips that I have for you!

From my family to yours, Merry Christmas!

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