I know throughout my Christian life I have probably read this verse several hundred times but today I read it in a whole new way. As I prepare for the 21 day Daniel Fast I am taking a new approach to my health and weight loss by setting aside 21 days to deny my flesh certain things in order to learn to trust Jesus and rely on his strength to make the right choices. Every effort over the past 2 years has failed because I have had the wrong focus and today this verse reassured the purpose of the fast to me and reassured me of God's pure goodness! Delight yourself in the Lord - over the next 21 days I am doing just that - instead of taking delight in food, instead of finding stress relief in food, instead of comforting a crazy day with food I am going to be learning to delight myself in Him and find my fulfillment in my relationship with Jesus again! Then He will give you the desires of your heart - the desire of my heart is to conquer negative eating and get healthy and learn to rely on Him in a new way.
Wow! I mean seriously this verse has a whole new level of depth to me! I keep reading it over and over again slowly and love that each time God is renewing in me the fact that I can do this with His help! I am going to be healthy, I am going to learn to conquer negative food choices, I am going to lose the weight because I am going to delight myself in Him and learn to rely on Him. As I said yesterday, I can NOT do this alone. I have tried and tried and tired for the past 2 years and its has been a roller coaster that ended right back where I started. This time is different and I am excited to share the honest real journey with you over the next 21 days! Stay tuned for recipes, insights and exciting things! Here are a few key verses that I am meditating on to help me through this time!
Yesterday in my quiet time I also found new revelation in James 1 - the entire chapter is amazing but these verses really stuck out to me!
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