"And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness." Genesis 1: 3-4
I joined a closed Facebook group today called Reading the Word. It's a group for women who plan to read the entire Bible over the next year. I know this blog is about overcoming food addiction, but my mind, and thus my writing, is like a pinball machine! God is the force behind the pulled lever, and my mind is the ball that bounces from bumper to bumper. Eventually, the ball loses momentum and returns to its original location. Without the force to propel it into the game, the ball is stagnant. So, if you are reading this blog, please bear with me. It's the beginning of a new year, and I need to spend some time plugged into my power source.
This morning, I read Genesis 1-3. I was reminded that not only does God work in small steps, but He has a specific process for creating nothing into something. In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. This means God had an idea, a thought. God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. This means that God turned his thought into action by speaking light into existence. Then, God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. This means that God examined his current creation before moving on to the next creation.
Traditionally, I have been my own worst enemy in behavior change. I move forward in haste, chasing after quick fixes and immediate rewards. It's been 42 days, and I have not dropped one pound. I started strong, and then lost momentum. I also just realized that today is the last day of second round of 21 days. I am about to enter the third round. Lord, what do I need to do differently this round?
"You tried in your own power. You set your goals, created a plan and have been faithful with your blog. However, you grew physically tired and your energy depleted. It was an excellent run, but there were too many bumpers to sustain. You slowed down, and needed your rest. This time, plug into my power. My power is everlasting and unending. My love for you is unfailing." Holy Spirit