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The New Era of Parker, South Dakota

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You, me and Jesus

Whenever I step on the bathroom scale I am tempted to take a baseball bat and smash it to bits, ah, sweet revenge. I'm in a quandary about how to answer my weight on my driver's license. Do I write down my present weight or my projected weight since I'm dieting? If I did lose I would look at the heavier weight for the next five years. I refuse to step on the scale at my doctor's office for the simple reason of its inaccuracy. So why am I so consumed with my weight anyway? It's because the media's intention is to deceive thousands of women out of their money by their innuendos that we need to look better than the way God created us. God is my Creator so when I insult myself I am in fact insulting God. "No, don't say that. Who are you, a mere human being, to argue with God? Should the thing that was created say to the One who created it, why have you made me like this?"(Romans 9:20) My focus must remain on my relationship with Jesus not my self-image. He wants me to take care of my body and keep it healthy but not to obsess about weight. I can't disappoint Him because I don't weigh what I think I should; nowhere in the Bible does God ask me to be a perfect size 10. My worth, through Jesus'eyes, is not measured by the number on a scale. He made me wonderfully complex and His workmanship is marvelous, Psalm 139:14.1 am made in His image, Genesis 1:27.1 am God's masterpiece, Ephesians 2:10. God looks at my heart not my outward appearance, I Samuel 16:7. "And we, out of all creation, became His prized possession," James 1:18. Jesus wants me to concentrate on remaining spiritually healthy as well. Do I have a proper diet of prayer and reading God's Word? Do I lose the weight of burdens by giving them to God to carry? Is my pulse rate steady as I rely on Jesus? Does my temperature reveal I'm on fire for the Lord? Will my blood pressure prove I'm confident and secure in the arms of Jesus? He wants me to live a well-balanced life bringing Him glory in everything I do physically and spiritually. "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God," I Corinthians 10:31.

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Original Publication Date: November 5, 2015

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