Last week, in my blog, I encouraged you to think of the way you exercise and eat as an opportunity to honor God. It can be motivating to do it unto Him and not out of our own desires and needs. However, what if that is still not motivating enough? How do we even get to the point of wanting to honor Him in all that we do, including how we eat and exercise? If it is still a struggle, let me share with you what I have learned from my own experiences and why I now want to honor God with my body by how I eat and exercise.
God’s Love and Grace
My friend, when I think about where I would be without God’s love and grace in my life, I am overwhelmed with appreciation toward Him. He has set me free from the bondage of sin and shame and given me a life of joy and peace. Let us not take for granted John 3:16 and remember that God sent His ONLY son to die for us. Ephesians 1:4 says He chose us to be ‘holy and blameless.’ In verse 6 he reminds us that He “freely” bestows on us His grace. I am so blessed to walk in His amazing grace everyday that I want to honor Him in EVERYTHING I do.
By accepting and understanding the fullness of His love, grace, and forgiveness, you may discover you have a heart to give back to God.
My Confidence is in Him, Not Others
Have you gone on crazy diets or tried to stay motivated to exercise because of what you, others around you, or someone from your past has said about the way you should look? Ladies, we do not have to be imprisoned by the media, what others say, or the voices in our head. Those pressures can lead to yo-yo dieting or extreme exercise which finally leads to quitting because of a lack of motivation. How beautiful is it to hear God tell us that we are wonderfully made.
I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well.
Once we can become confident in who we are in Christ, and believe what He says about us, our motivation is for Him and not for ourselves or others.
If you are struggling to stay motivated, I encourage you today to stop “trying” to eat healthy and exercise on your own. Take some time and devote yourself to learning and accepting two things that can change your life.
God’s love, grace, and forgiveness He freely gives you
What God says and feels about you
When we understand these truths, God’s says in John 8:32 that the truth will set us free. Through this freedom, our motivation can change to give back and
Honor God with our Body by How We Eat and Exercise
In Good Health,