christian weight loss programs | healing scripture for health
Hi, I’m Renee Dumont, founder of Conquer Cravings For Christians. I create Christian weight loss programs that are designed to teach you wisdom and insight guided by scripture for your overall health and well being. I've been passionate to help Christians all over the world to experience joy in Jesus with a new perspective on healthy eating habits to lower your risk of type 2 diabetes and other illnesses associated with it, so you can find a true blessing that is faith-filled within your weight loss journey!
Today I want to talk about what it means to let God teach us and speak to our hearts through prayer, worship and scripture. God blessed us with scripture for healing and health but we need to do our part to make it part of our life. My goal is to encourage you to allow God to penetrate your heart and bring you to a new level in your relationship with him.
The spiritual practices have helped me to change my focus from my body to my soul. I struggled for years with my own life trials and triumphs as I was striving to overcome sugar addiction. My problem with food started young at age 12 weighing 180lbs and mentally I was a mess due to bullying, rejection and way too much ridicule.
My weight loss journey had many up’s and down’s with my battle with food and depression but God healed me once I learned how to pray and developed daily routines as I devoted my life to Him. I was fortunate to find that the only program I needed to lose weight and lower my risk for illness was gonna be a program designed for Christians that went far beyond watching my body lose weight. I found I needed God to lift the emotional weight I carried for years and diets cannot do that. This is what I want for you and that's why I'm writing this article.
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The very presence of God in prayer sets you free from thinking about destructive thoughts that make you eat in unhealthy ways. We are taken from focusing only on weight loss to focusing on someone outside of ourselves. As we grow close to God by praying about our struggles and the more we lean on him the more we realize that there's nothing we can do to heal ourselves. Emotional pain is real and only God can heal us when we bring our needs to Him. As for dieting without applying our Christian faith, by contrast when we eat physical food we are only thinking about satisfying physical changes. Christian weight loss is very different because God opens the door of all possibilities and reveals our character defects that has been causing a hindrance to our breakthrough.
I find it interesting that God refers to himself as food, don't you? In today's world we see how the process of man is destroying one of our most common foods, BREAD. As a results people are getting sick from high blood sugar and all sorts of digestive problems. The good news is there are many options we just have to seek the Holy Spirit for guidance in this area.
Below you will read how Jesus is using a natural human idea to convey a spiritual thought. He’s saying to us that what bread (or food) is to the body, the Word of God is to the spirit, or the heart, of man. In John 6:51 "I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world."
In Isaiah 55:2 " we read how physical bread leaves us unsatisfied.
Wherefore do ye spend money for [that which is] not bread? and your labor for [that which] satisfies not? Hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye [that which is] good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness."
“Not bread”: This is the “bread of deceit or self-satisfaction” (Prov. 20:17),
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In John 6:41 Jesus say's "I am the bread that came down from heaven" The bread, spoken of here, is that bread which is the flesh of Jesus. Did you know he was the Manna that fell from heaven when the people crossing the desert complained and murmured at God, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven."
Complaining is a big defect of sinners. Complaining and having a negative attitude is part of man’s sinful condition. We grumble about everything like, the weather, standing in lines, gas prices and so on. Ever notice how we often complain about eating healthy food if we don't have special treats hanging around? You know when your craving something and start getting stressed when trying to lose weight? When people are eating junk food like ice cream and pizza and you try to resist to keep your blood sugar at bay but your all upset. Maybe you started going to the gym and now the challenge to resist junk food seems like it's too much to bear and you feel bad for yourself. What does God think about junk food? Have you thought of this, seriously?
In the book of Numbers, the Israelite's murmured and complained against God until they pushed Him to the point that He threatened to destroy them. Yet God remained faithful to them, as He remains faithful to us, despite His judgment of their sin.
The natural bread feeds your body of flesh. What we learn as Christian in our weight loss program is that God's Bread fills our soul and spirit. The very presence of God in prayer sets you free from thinking about destructive thoughts. In Psalm 103 we read, Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. 2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: 3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; God wants you to remember all his benefits as you pray and to bless his name.
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What does the bible say about eating the right diet? Well if you're wondering which food groups are healthy or not healthy the bible clearly states in Genesis 9:3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you ALL things. There is nothing wrong with eating meat but God never created processed food high in sugar and refined carbs which we know are responsible for type 2 diabetes. We learn from the bible that Jesus himself sat with others and ate fish and lamb to name a few, but we never heard of Jesus eating junk food, right?
There might be some who prefer to not eat meat, but let each person be convinced in his own mind. I am more open to the way Jesus lived his own life rather than listen to the opinion of my neighbor when it comes to diet food in the bible. A low carb diet in plain English makes managing diabetes or lowering your risk to get it much more promising.
In Proverbs 25:16 we read: Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it. Overeating makes us sick and the bible clearly points that out. Clearly eating too much carbohydrates and sugar is not good for our health. We keep filling our bodies with sugar and that we crave more as our blood glucose goes sky high only to crash again. God word is simply, eat only as much as you need and eating too much sweet stuff and cause you to consume it to the point of getting sick.
Matthew 18:8 reads, Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee. The word of God teaches us that worldly attachments of any kind, that cannot be pursued without leading us into sin (and in our case abusing our health) be they ever so dear to us,(regarded as important) it must be abandoned, or the soul will be lost. (our mind, will and emotions)
We do not need to over feed our bodies, rather as Christians we need to prayerfully over feed our spirit until our heart (cup) overflows. As we grow in the Holy Spirit we will SEE REAL CHANGE. Our body changes as our mind and heart changes. God will bless you abundantly in ways you could never imagine. Start Growing by consuming the "BREAD OF LIFE" and let God breathe "NEW LIFE" into your bones again! Feed on healing scripture and let God the good Shepard lead you on your weight loss journey. This is for you! My morning routines to set the course for the day for weight loss success and healing for your soul.
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Hi! I am Renee Dumont - Christian life coach, singer, nutrition nut, fine artist, wife and Mom. I am passionate to inspire and motivate Christian women through my own trials and triumphs to ignite their faith and find deliverance from craving sugar and emotional food struggles.