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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

{ In the kitchen }

Yesterday Pappy and I had a disagreement.
Just being honest with y'all.
Can you say you ALWAYS see eye to eye with your spouse?
Anyway.....
as soon as it happened, I found myself in the kitchen.
Why?
To find comfort and solace in the place I seem to always turn.....
food.
Wouldn't you think that at my age and experience with overeating and being overweight I'd know different by now?
Yeah, me, too!

One day last week, Pappy found a devotional at a thrift store for me for 99 cents.  Not sure if I should have been offended since it was once again about food issues but believe it or not I wasn't (seems getting offended is yet another of my issues....mercy, people, God has a BIG job with this old gal) .  As I started to read through the "opening credits" and then got into the "meat" of each day's reading, it spoke to me deeply once again.  I'm going to share something I read in it this morning, just in case I'm not in this boat alone.....

"Father, thank You for caring more about who I really am than who I pretend to be.  Thank You that my facade never fools You, for You know Your own creation from the inside out - and You love me anyway! Lord, I give You permission to do an interior makeover on my life.  I place myself, my whole personality - motives, emotions, hidden needs, and inner drives - in Your hands.  Do with me as You will, Lord.  I want to be exactly who You designed me to be.
In Jesus' name, Amen."


Today, it's my HOPE to spend less time 'in the kitchen' and MORE time depending on Him to fill my needs.  When that urge to head to the pantry or fridge or snack basket hits, that I'll stop and pray and apply my "rule of 3" .....
wait 3 minutes and if it's REAL hunger, I'll eat something.  Otherwise, I'll just gulp down my water and pray, pray, pray!

HOPE everybody has an awesomely blessed day!!!


10 comments:

  1. It's good too know your weakness and to have a plan! Sounds like you do both ♥

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  2. Thank you for sharing this, Deb. I am in the process of changing my eating habits and I have found that if I just set one new goal every few weeks it makes a difference for me, but I can also totally relate to wanting to run to the comfort food (for me it was all junk food) because that was exactly what I was doing before making gradual changes. I'll be praying for you...will you pray for me? xx

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  3. Well...you know our story, Deb...and I just posted on this today on how according to my one class, I have to keep track of everything I eat, drink, snacks, vitamins and enter the info online...anyways...since hubbys' diagnose --things changed, for the better. I guess hearing bad things/bad health news does that. I know its only the second week here, but, I gotta say, I'm down to between 1250-1300 calories a day--sure, its not easy and shopping takes us twice as long now, reading labels, getting off processed foods, no more soda...its been tough.

    ANYWAYS---your being truthful and that's what I love about you...and plus, if folks say they don't argue or have words with another---I just don't believe it. I think that's a healthy marriage/family, just saying....smiles---KEEPING YOU IN PRAYER and I am shouting it so you know. :)

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  4. Oh, my friend, you are definitely not alone and thanks for sharing that little snippet from your devotional. Comfort food is always my favorite. Sigh.

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  5. I read that as puppy at first instead of Pappy. At least you are not arguing with your puppy. Look on the bright side! :)

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  6. I love how GOD puts messages into our hands even before we know we are going to need that message!!! Isn't God good???

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  7. I love that prayer Debbie. I am sure that I am not alone when I say I needed that this morning. Sister, you look awesome and the Lord loves you just like you are. I know that these struggles are real. We all have struggles of some kind but yet, all the same, they are real. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  8. I have no appetite when I'm upset and don't eat. That isn't good either!!

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  9. I am the SAME way Mrs Deb! Thank you for sharing the devotional with us!

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  10. I needed this post, thanks friend, love you !

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