The Forgotten Sin
©2003 Julie S. Rayburn
You have heard the scripture
passage 1 Corinthians 3:16 "Are you
not aware that you are the temple of God,
and that the spirit of God dwells in you?"
What people forget to mention is the verse
that comes after that. "If anyone destroys
God's temple, God will destroy him. For
the Temple of God is holy, and you are that
temple." Pretty clear, dont you
I don't normally present topics from this
point of view, but I believe that this specific
topic, obesity, bears looking at from all
different angles. This just happens to be
one that most people forget about. And it
can be a powerful motivator if you have
been wanting to do something about your
weight but haven't had the extra push you
needed to do it.
Food has become dangerous in our society
today. With all of the chemicals added to
processed foods, any food that is not natural
has become very addictive! Once you are
addicted to foods, you are headed for a
downward spiral into the abyss of excess
weight, discomforts, diseases, and gluttony.
Remember that gluttony is one of the 'seven
deadly sins'. So what exactly is gluttony
in todays world? If I had to pick one way
to let people know that they have been indulging
this particular sin, it would be a simple
test. Look in the mirror. If you are carrying
excess weight, you are probably indulging
more than you should be.
I have been overweight and can attest to
all of the self-loathing and self-hatred
that goes on when you are overweight. Do
you think that is the attitude that you
should have towards the one thing that God
gave you to go through this life with? We
can't ask him, but I bet if we could he
would say that we are to love our bodies.
After all, they are the temple of God!
Not only is the attitude a problem when
you are overweight, but also the job that
you are asking your body to do! Picture
someone you love very much. Now picture
asking that person to do the worst thing
imaginible! A job that they cannot possibly
perform! Setting them up for failure! Would
you do that to your spouse? Your children?
Your parents? So why do we do it to our
If you decide to challenge yourself to
a real weight loss program and sign up for
Take Back Your Health, you will learn a
lot of interesting things about your body.
One of the main things that you will learn
is that your body only has a certain capacity
to process and digest food. Eating foods
that your body cannot digest is asking it
to do work that it cannot possibly perform!
You are setting your body up for failure
in so many ways. Failure of necessary operations
within your body that will result in disease.
Failure in your body's ability to lose weight.
So many people separate themselves from
their body like it is an enemy of some sort.
I used to do it! True healing can only come
from loving your body and deciding to give
it a job that it can do efficiently and
successfully! Once you do this, your body
will lose weight effortlessly and more quickly
than you ever thought possible. Your body
will show you what great things it is capable
of if you are not fighting with it asking
it essentially to fail!
You can avoid the pitfalls of excess weight
by truly loving your body and giving it
what it needs. The Take Back Your Health
program teaches you how to give your body
what it needs and will show you that you
can learn to love your body even if you
never have before! So if you have been putting
off signing up for the Take Back Your Health
program, don't put it off any longer! The
information that you will learn in Volumes
1&2 of The Ultimate Weight Loss Manual
will be all the information that you need
to lose all the weight you want and to keep
it off forever!
You are in the battle of good versus evil.
Evil is what the foods of today do to your
body. You need to be respectful and good
to your temple. It is the only one you get!
Julie Rayburn is a Lifestyle Coach for
Vitality Health and Fitness. Visit http://www.takebackyourhealth.org
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