Monday, January 26, 2009

a sweet prayer

As i have said before i am doing beth moore's esther study and it is awesome. i know people around me get tired of me saying things about the study, but when i am in one of her studies everything seems to relate. This week was no exception. On the first day of the study beth was talking about how sometimes temptation seems to be like a battering ram that incessantly bangs at your door daily. And we as followers of Christ need to stop trying to rely on our moods, and instead rely on a mind set that is on victory over the temptation. I have always had poor will power. I am really trying to figure out why, but for some reason i am just not good at setting my mind to something and sticking to it. It's weird because i am a strong person in other areas, but God has such a work to do with me still in the area of will. In the past it has been with some more self destructive things that i have dealt with, but right now to be honest it is with food, and staying on a healthy eating plan. I know everyone deals with this in some capacity, but i just feel like i have such weak willpower, and i need to surrender my will over to God and allow him to give me a powerful mindset that can overcome temptation. In the study beth ends her day by asking that we as women would pray a prayer of scripture for her and for each other. I thought it was amazing and just what i needed, so here it is.
My beloved sister, may God be allowed to work such steadfastness
of mind in you that "the bolts of your gates will be iron and bronze,
and your strength will equal your days" (Deut. 33:25)

1 comment:

Rene' said...

Allison,
You are definately not alone in this area. Whether it's food, alcohol & drugs, spending money..gossip..or any other type of addiction...one of us has had to battle it. I will be praying for you (and myself..ha ha.) My strong-hold right now is this:
Anger- about my health
food- (I've gained ALOT)
Pride
self loathing (I can never think of anything good about myself..I'm fat...not trendy enough..not good enough.yatta yatt)
Materialism (sp? I want it all!!)
Jealousy (coveting)
Thank you so much for opening up your heart and sharing this with all of the world to read! I love that I now have a special prayer that I will carry around and pray over you with! so cool!
love
Rene'