Ever felt like you were totally alone when it comes to
and hopefully losing some unwanted pounds?
Confused about what diet to try next or what new book to buy?
Jesus wants to help you in this journey.
He knows the depth of your heart’s cry.
He wants to be your Guide up the mountain of health and well-being!
Believe those good words dear sister!
It’s so good to connect with you again today.
Glad you’re here to learn more about Jesus’ love for you.
I’m convinced that a personal relationship with our Guide is essential to success in our climb.
Jesus Christ is my Saviour and my faithful Friend. I am so blessed to be called His daughter.
I can’t imagine life without Him as my Guide.
But, some days I live like I don’t need a Guide.
I look and sound like a wilful two year old, carrying a huge pack up a big hill.
I know that I can carry the pack and I don’t want any help. I do well climbing for a while
and then the pack feels really heavy and my arms start hurting. I get grumpy.
I complain about how hard it is to climb with this big pack.
I stumble and fall.
I get scraped up but, I get up and pick up the pack.
I struggle on, grumbling and griping.
All the time my loving Heavenly Father is walking right beside me.
He offers to carry my load but I stubbornly struggle on, refusing His help.
The hill is still looming up ahead of me and it starts to look too hard to climb.
I’m frustrated and discouraged and feel like I’m not making any progress.
Then in a fit of temper I glare at my Heavenly Father and throw down my pack.
I tell Him I can’t carry it anymore!
Then He smiles at me and He picks up my pack.
He tells me that He has been wanting to help but He was waiting for me to ask.
He says He will always help. I just need to ask.
Then we continue the climb side by side and my Heavenly Father carries the huge pack or burden and helps me with each little step.
I’ve had different packs or burdens that I tried to carry myself,
depending on what stage of life I was at.
You have your own burdens too my sweet sister.
Maybe getting healthy is a burden you’ve been trying to carry on your own.
Jesus wants to help you with that burden.
My Great God is worthy of my trust. He’s proven Himself over and over again! He is a good and trustworthy Guide.
Jesus loves us.
Whatever size or shape or weight we are.
He knows our struggles, our burdens and our silent agonies.
He knows we wake up in the morning ready to try again, but we go to bed discouraged.
He knows the despair we feel about these health issues. He knows the depth of our heart’s cry.
Here’s what the Bible says about our Guide in 1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon Him, because He cares for you.
Casting means throwing. Throw that care or burden down my dear sister.
Give it to Jesus and let Him carry it.
We have hope because of Jesus!
Let’s climb this mountain of health and well-being with Jesus as our Guide!
Jesus wants to have a deep personal relationship with each of us.
If you don’t already know Jesus as your Saviour and friend please know that He loves you.
To know more about a personal relationship with Jesus please leave a reply and I will send you a personal email with information about Jesus and His love for you.
Or click on this link http://evangelismexplosion.org/resources/steps-to-life/ and read about the steps to developing a personal relationship with Jesus and spending forever in Heaven.
I know this is a longer post, but our relationship with our Guide is vital for our success in our climb!
TODAY’S little STEP: Speak to Jesus. Give this burden (getting healthy) to Him; He will carry it for you.
He wants to help; you just need to ask.
Stop by Base Camp next time to receive your first piece of mountain climbing equipment.
Will it be your backpack? Or maybe safety ropes, or your helmet, or perhaps your hiking boots?