If you've read the previous posts or know me, you know that food has been my life long addiction. I struggle with it everyday. Since being at Mercy Ministries I have learned so much, They helped me get on my two feet again. Things have been so much better! I ended up loosing close to 50 pounds in my 6 months stay there. Since being back I proudly can say I have kept it off. I gained some and lost some so I am fair to say I stayed the same! :) Anyways... I have 2 accountability partners, 1 good friend of mine whom never hesitates to speak the truth to me even when I don't want to hear it. I love that about her! 2 would be God. And man alive! He doesn't leave ANYTHING out! He see's everything and knows everything. So this is a little funny story and an example of how God is my accountability partner.
A couple days ago my work had a campaign kick off event and needless to say... there were cookies. (pastries are my weakness) I was helping out with the event so I was around them a lot. I tried so hard to not take one. Unfortunately I gave in and had one cookie. then 2,3, 4 altogether. That was a big no-no and I felt so ashamed, guilty and just horrible afterwords. I was so upset with myself for not having the control to say no and even just have one not four! I was praying the whole way home from work for God to forgive me. Thankfully He is a forgiving God! Later that night I decided I better read the bible because I hadn't done that in a couple days. I opened my book up randomly and there was Proverbs. You know the saying, A Proverbs a day keeps the devil away? or Read the Proverbs of the day! I thought as I saw the book in front of me that I should read the Proverbs of the day. I flipped it to Proverbs 23 (since it was the 23rd of the month) And low and behold the first verse blew me away!
1 When you sit to dine with a ruler
Note well what is before you,
2 And put a knife to your throat
If you are given to gluttony.
3 Do not crave his delicacies,
For that food is deceptive.