Sunday devotional

The Word of God Transforms ~ Sunday Devotional

“For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.”  1 Thessalonians 2:13 (NKJV)

Everybody likes a good transformation story.  

I made it clear from the very beginning of sharing my story about finding freedom on my healthy living journey that you would not see pictures of bare midriffs here.  Although I’ve helped women go from walking one mile to completing a 5K and others lose a significant amount of weight, their testimonial is always something like I’m getting closer to God.  

Why do they celebrate something like that, something you can’t necessarily see in a before and after picture, instead of things like increased fitness level, weight loss, reduced cholesterol, and blood sugars balanced.

They’ve discovered that the secret to a sustainable healthy life is finding freedom in Christ.  

Our lives, including our healthy lives, must be built on a foundation of faith.  

This space is not merely faith and fitness.  It’s not a place where I share a scripture here and there while selling you a diet plan or program.  

I’m here to share faith THEN fitness.  It’s faith first fitness.  

I lead with God’s Word.  And God’s Word transforms. 

When we allow His truth about us to sink in, we live differently.  

I know as a faith filled woman, you want God to be first in your life.  But you’ve been struggling so long in your body that it has consumed your thoughts and your energy.  And ultimately it’s put you at odds with the One who created you.   

I’m saying this because I lived it and I know what’s happening.  

When you’re at odds with your body and how you feel in it, you’re ultimately at odds with your Creator.  

You have a hard time believing His word about you, believing things like, “You are fearfully and wonderfully made.”

But God’s Word transforms.  

Whatever changes you are attempting to make in your life, a habit you want to break or a goal you want to achieve, seek God first.  

Allow His Word to motivate you toward that which He’s calling you.  It may very well be a change that needs to take place physically, but until you allow His Word to penetrate your spirit, the physical changes won’t mean as much.  

Today’s action plan:  Spend time in God’s Word.  Find that scripture that speaks to your situation.  Start working from the inside out. 

If you need help finding a scripture or taking a faith first approach to your situation, reach out to me.  I’d love to help.

Happy Sunday!