I met up with an amazing young woman the other day who is beginning her weight loss journey. As we were talking and sharing stories, I told her about some of the key things that ‘finally’ brought me to a place of health and balance. One of those things was renewing my mind with The Word of God.
I’ll never forget, one night as I was laying in bed, I heard the scripture Proverbs 4:20-22 so clearly in my heart. I was so excited to read what it said, that I literally jumped out of bed! When I opened up my bible I read these words that would forever impact my life:
20 My son, pay attention to what I say;
turn your ear to my words.
21 Do not let them out of your sight,
keep them within your heart;
22 for they are life to those who find them
and health to one’s whole body.
God revealed to me that in order for me to find true health for my whole body, I had to keep the Word of God, and what He said about me before my eyes. I started looking up scriptures, and asked God to give me hope for things that I was believing for. I began to write them down in a journal, but realized that shortly after writing them down, I often wouldn’t look at them again.
That was when I decided to write the scriptures on notecards and tape them up everywhere that I would see them! I posted the notecards around my room, (on my mirror, by my nightstand), in my car, in my school folders, wherever I could ‘keep them in front of my eyes’. This also played a crucial role in me renewing my mind, because I was able to combat the lies of this world with the Truth of God’s Word, which is obviously a task, especially at first.
It eventually became much easier to keep the truth of what I was believing for in the forefront of my mind, as it got rooted deep in my heart. I soon began to believe what He said about me more than what I was experiencing at the moment. I started to see myself as healthy, balanced, and whole in my heart, and I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that I would reach that place, because I knew God promised it to me, and I know that He never breaks His promises!
I still write bible verses on notecards to this very day on whatever I’m believing God for! It’s so awesome to get into my car for example, and I see a verse that brings me right back to trusting my Father after a crazy busy day!
I encourage you to ask God to give you scripture for whatever you are having a hard time believing for. Maybe you’ve tried and failed many times in the area of ‘getting healthy‘….Well guess what, I’ve got good news! The Lord wants you to live a long healthy life on this earth, and for you to feel great about your weight!
How do I know you may ask!?! Because He has shown me so many precious promises that says He does! Seek God about what you are believing for, and write the scriptures down on note cards or a sticky note! Post them all around your house…Keep His Word before your eyes…And speak it out until it gets rooted deep in your heart and you believe it! I am living proof that Proverbs 4:20-22 works, and I can promise that it will produce life and health for your body too!
Scripture~ ”All Things Are Possible To Him That Believes” Mark 9:23