Vanilla

April 15, 2011 Donna New

 Colossians 2:22-3:2

If I was going to lose weight, logically, I discipline my body through less food, through visualizing thin, through rigorous exercise. Sounds like a plan, right? God sees things differently. To Him that is will-worship, humility, and severity to the body but does nothing against the indulgence of the flesh. If that doesn’t go against the flesh what would?

Well, He says the way to grow spiritually (or to shrink your body) is to keep in mind that you are in Christ. Our minds should be kept on things above. What does that mean? One thing is He was raised from the dead and we will be too one day. He is our Lord of love and love counts in this life.  Put in your mind compassion, lowliness and forgiveness.

This is all rather than keeping your mind on the negative qualities of life. Lisa Terquerst said it this way ”We were made to crave” will it be food or will it be Him?

I kept getting up late for work in the morning. I told my sister I had to come up with some punishment to make me get  up. She said maybe try something more gentle in the morning like smelling my favorite flavor, vanilla. This is a principle in God’s word. Our life is no longer about punishment. He took our punishment on the cross. Our life is no longer about condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. We keep our mind on things above not on strict discipline. Our God set us free to Crave Him

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Entry Filed under: Guilt Free,He is Our Help,His Love,In Our Heart

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