Grace-Motivated . . . Dieting?

Love to Eat? Hate to Eat? Food can be a major source of frustration and defeat. Join Nancy Leigh DeMoss and Elyse Fitzpatrick on Revive Our Hearts today and tomorrow as they speak candidly together about their own struggles with food and strive to help us understand this area from God's perspective. Through this series, you'll find hope, encouragement, and practical steps to developing a life that is focused on glorifying God and living free from bondage to food. 

It's nearly halfway through February and time to reconsider our new year's goals/resolutions/half-hearted attempts. Here's a thoughtful excerpt from a post on The Gospel Coalition blog by Mike Cosper. The two points that seemed most profound to me were these:

  • Rather than being motivated by youth culture and absurd (and shifting) standards of beauty, we should be motivated by stewardship: how ready is your body to serve others?
  • When thinking about aging, rather than focusing on fighting the signs of age, or living in fear of the effects of aging, we should seek health for the sake of longevity. Should the Lord allow, we want to lovingly and enthusiastically serve God and others for the long haul.

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Carolyn McCulley

Carolyn McCulley

In 2009, Carolyn started Citygate Films, a documentary film company where she is a producer/director. Prior to that, Carolyn served as the media specialist for Sovereign Grace Ministries, worked in corporate communications, and was a television and commercial film producer. She is a frequent conference speaker and has authored several books.