Here is what I read today:
Walk Close to Christ
So walk in Him.
If we have received Christ Himself in our inmost hearts, our new life will manifest its intimate acquaintance with Him by a walk of faith in Him. Walking implies action. Our religion is not to be confined to our closet; we must carry out into practical effect that which we believe. If a man walks in Christ, then he so acts as Christ would act; for Christ being in him his hope, his love, his joy, his life, he is the reflex of the image of Jesus - and men say of that man, "He is like his Master; he lives like Jesus Christ." Walking signifies progress. Proceed from grace to grace, run forward until you reach the uttermost degree of knowledge that a man can attain concerning our Beloved. Walking implies continuance. There must be a perpetual abiding in Christ. How many Christians think that in the morning and evening they ought to come into the company of Jesus and may then give their hearts to the world all the day. But this is poor living; we should always be with Him, treading in His steps and doing His will. Walking also implies habit. When we speak of a man's walk and conversation, we mean his habits, the constant tenor of his life. Now if we sometimes enjoy Christ and then forget Him, sometimes call Him ours and again lose our hold, that is not a habit; we do not walk in Him. We must keep to Him, cling to Him, never let Him go but live and have our being in Him.
This hit me right where I am (love when the Holy Spirit does that). I know that God is changing me. I can see it in so many areas of my life but the ONE area that I don't see it is my weight! AHHH! It doesn't even seem like much of a struggle for me lately. I am being more purposeful in my time when I am home at night, I am being more disciplined in my thought life but when it comes to eating less and exercising I seem to be failing. I need to be walking in Christ in ALL areas of my life. And my weight is where my biggest stronghold is. And this is why I will struggle with it all my life. the solution is not just a pill I can take or something I can quit all together. It's a daily, hourly, minute by minute struggle that I have to submit and give over. The GOOD part in all of this is I don't see myself eating emotionally as much as I was. I have seen improvements in that. It's just my choices are not the best when eating.
May I not be the Christian that "think that in the morning and evening they ought to come into the company of Jesus and may then give their hearts to the world all the day." But instead,"we should always be with Him, treading in His steps and doing His will."