Happy Sunday friends!
I hope your week has been great! It’s been pretty busy over here!
I don’t have oodles of things to share today. You remember last Sunday reflection where I told you I was seeing a counselor yes? That has been so great, and I am continuing to make strides in getting rid of the mental bondage that I have with food! It’s a little bit like “two steps forward, one step back” but it’s nice to see that freedom is waiting for me!
Something that has been really helping me in this area is having some “go to” scripture verses that I can repeat in my mind when the enemy gets his ugly itself in my thoughts and tries to turn them away from God’s truth.
SO, I thought I would share what those verses are! I usually go through these all at once in my head at least once a day so that I remember them. Then, I have a few written on post-it notes throughout my kitchen (since they happen when I am in the kitchen and near food) and then I also just mentally pull from them when I am having a scary thought episode!
I hope these help you too!
Philippians 4:8 “Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is pure, whatever is right, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things.”
Romans 12:2 “Do not be conformed to the patterns of this world, but he transformed by the renewing of your minds. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is, His good and perfect will”
Genesis 1:27 “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”
Ephesians 6:10 “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.”
Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Psalm 103:1-6 “Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”
Isaiah 54:10 “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.”
Isaiah 1:18 “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Exodus 18:11 “Now I know that the Lord is greater than all other gods”
Psalm 16:8-11 “I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful You make known to me the path of life; one see decay. you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”
1 Samuel 16:7 “But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
Matthew 6:25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?”
John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I come that you may have life, and have it to the full.”
Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Hebrews 13:15 “…because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”