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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

{ Wednesday's Word - Accountability }

"The first fall of man was between a woman and food - could that be why women have been struggling with this food issue and our body image ever since?"
~~~Sheri Rose Shepherd~~~

I told y'all about this book......



in this post, Fit For My King.

I highly recommend that you get the book if you struggle with how you've taken care of your body over the years. From speaking to other ladies, I know I'm not in this boat alone.  If you have no problems in that area, just the devotions are well worth the 30 days it will take for you to finish this very well-written and in my opinion, God-ordained journey written by Ms. Sheri Rose Shepherd (who, is now going through cancer treatments).  She is open and honest about her past and how she overcame the guilt and shame she carried around but only through her salvation and faith in Jesus Christ.

One of the sweetest and most thoughtful ladies I've ever met, Ms. Barbara, asked me if I would pray about doing this devotional and eating plan with her.  We both had already gone through the 30 days of devotions, but hadn't stuck with the recommended eating plan.  As we talked on the phone, I shared with her that I did my best at sticking to a plan if I was being held accountable.   I did pray about it and was a bit torn as to what to tell her, but then I realized it was simply Satan holding me back and telling me "you can't stick to such a rigid plan."  He really likes to get into our heads and convince us we cannot accomplish something when God tells us in His word that we can do ALL things through His strength.  SONday morning, before our SS class, I told Ms. Barbara, "YES"......
and during our class one of the best SS teachers I've ever had (besides Ms. Thelma, of course) shared during our lesson how we need to be accountable to one another.  After class, we told said that we knew his statement was a confirmation we'd made the right decision!  Ain't God so good at showing up at just the right time with exactly the right words?

So, our journey has begun.
She has a goal......
I have a goal!
Not sure mine can be met in only 30 days, but we're hoping this will be the start of a brand new journey in taking care of our "temple" and giving God ALL the Glory!

Who knows.....
in the future, this might turn into something a group of us girls can do together.








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(if you're interested in what this plan consists of, 
please contact me @wiseoldowldesigns@comcast.net.  When I say "rigid", it's actually a low-carb diet and for a sugarholic like myself, that's tough!)

HOPE everybody has a Wonderful Wednesday!

8 comments:

  1. Accountability is a good word....and tough for one to hear, isn't it? Thanks for sharing....have a beautiful day sweet friend.

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  2. Two is better than one for sure Deb. Accountability has always been the main key for me with everything to be honest. Struggles are real no matter where that struggle is in life. Praying for you and your friend as you embark on a new journey in life with the Lord. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  3. It takes 21 days to create a habit. It takes just as long to break one. There is more than one "old" eating habit so don't be hard on yourself if you haven't reached your goal in 30 days. Changing how you eat takes a while. Your body will crave the old junk that you used to eat. I'm not sure what the plan is in this book but hubby and I try to eat clean. If it's in a box or can we try to stay away from it. God didn't make that! Sugars are something to lookout for too. Yes, accountability! Hubby and I hold each other accountable daily. We workout together and try to stay away from bad foods! Good luck in your journey!

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  4. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we formed an online group as well. I haven't read this book but I have read others she has written and enjoyed them. I'm so glad you can get with your friend to stay accountable. I've been doing the Sweet Grace study with a friend - 20 lessons and we have three to go. It's by Theresa Shields Parker and I've mentioned it before but just can't remember where in my blog. Sugar is definitely an issue but also changes need to take place on the inside in our spirit and soul first before they manifest on the outside. That is what this study is about and I suspect the one you are talking about is similar.

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  5. I bought the book after your last post and it is still sitting on my dresser - unopened. You keep urging and motivating here and I will get to it. I will.

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  6. I would love to do this diet but I really don't think I could stick with it around my house unless I could get my hubby to do it too, he is so bad about bringing cookies, cakes, and everything else in the house (especially donuts) when he knows I am trying not to eat them!

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  7. Encouragement from my friends is how I get through many situations. So happy you guys are there for each other to your goals. :)

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  8. Very very interesting..........accountability is important in most areas of our lives.

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Gracious words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Proverbs 16:24