Friday, March 21, 2008

Bod for God


This week on The 700 Club, I watched a pastor named Steve Reynolds being interviewed about being a biggest loser. He’s lost more than 100 pounds. Being overweight all of his life, he grew to 340 pounds and developed diabetes. He knew it was time to do something about his weight problem. He developed a weight loss program to fight obesity and wrote about it in his book Bod 4 God. Now he’s called "The Anti-Fat Pastor."

Pastor Reynolds asked God to give him a passage in the Bible to keep him motivated. He said God directed him to Matthew 16:24,
"If anyone desires to come after Me, let
him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me."
For Reynolds, that verse meant giving up foods that were harmful and exercising again after years of inactivity.

Today is Good Friday, a day we remember the incredible sacrifice Christ made for us – His very life. Moms, I want to encourage you to give your "bods to God" as Pastor Reynold’s book talks about. The least we can do for our dear Savior is give Him our bodies. To be healthy and active so we can do good for His glory.

Use this day to say thank you to Jesus for loving you so much. Dedicate your heart and body for His use. During the busy activities of Easter weekend, make sure you take a moment to be still and say thank you to your Heavenly Father. You’ll enjoy your Easter much more as you do. Happy Easter friends! Have a blessed weekend with your precious baby!

2 comments:

Jackie said...

Hi! I just by chance stumbled upon this site. I was visiting Arlene's site "losing weight after baby" and found this one too! I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to create such a place for new moms to find Christian friends and uplifting words. I will be having my first child in May, a boy. I look forward to visiting this site often. I will be staying at home to raise our baby, and I believe the Lord is leading me to various places to find spiritual words of encouragement. Thanks again! Blessings this Easter.

Totally New Moms said...

Jackie,

We're so glad you found us! Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your son!

~Rebecca