I really liked this book!! The story kept me interested, and kept me guessing. While I did figure some things out before they were revealed, there wer...moreI really liked this book!! The story kept me interested, and kept me guessing. While I did figure some things out before they were revealed, there were a lot of other things that surprised me. I got this book for FREE on Amazon - so I wasn't expecting much... but it was very good!
I'm going to look and see if there are more books by this author - I would definately be interested in reading more!(less)
I loved this book... it was full of a lot of "ah-ha" moments for me. I have always struggled with my relationship with food, but never thought about t...moreI loved this book... it was full of a lot of "ah-ha" moments for me. I have always struggled with my relationship with food, but never thought about the spiritual side of it. I learned a LOT from this book - even though it was really written for someone who is just beginning their journey.
Here are some of my favorite quotes from this book:
"What I didn’t realize at the time is that my heart was longing for the things of this world. I ran to comfort food instead of running to God. I discovered my sin, but I hadn’t discovered that my heart was in the wrong place. I sought moral reformation instead of a spiritual transformation. I had known who He was, but I still hadn’t grasped who I was in his sight."
"The basic plan I suggest is to stop abusing yourself with food, start making healthier choices, and get serious with God. Move more, control your portions, make wise choices, and keep God close by your side. Stick to that plan, and you’ll see some results!"
"Life will offer us a thousand and one reasons we shouldn’t follow Christ, but those who have built their faith on conviction won’t give up because they have counted the cost beforehand and their eyes are fixed on the goal ahead."
"If you want something you’ve never had before, you have to do something you’ve never done before."
"There’s nothing inherently wrong with putting food to your mouth, but if you’re doing it to fill a void that should be handled another way, then you’re not being the best manager that your body deserves."
"You are beautiful, interesting, accepted, and loved by the most high God. Be content with both the woman you are today and the woman you’ll be tomorrow. You don’t have to look back; just keep looking forward. Maybe you failed before – so what? Failure from the past is not a reason to give up today; in fact it’s the very reason you should press on and make it work this time. Change what you can. You hold the God-given power to do that, and the great news is that He doesn’t expect you to do it alone."
"Action means I’ll have an active role in my life. I won’t sit around waiting for things to change but will take the necessary steps to make it happen. Things that are important deserve nothing less than vigorous pursuit."
"It’s great to have fun and let loose, but it’s equally important to be self-disciplined. In Scripture after Scripture the Bible stresses the importance of controlling our bodies, our tongues, and our thoughts."
"Worship speaks to my heart and moves me to obedience. It’s amazing, to be able to worship God by giving up a part of myself. Being able to give up the hold I had on the world as an act of worship to God. It’s not always easy, but it’s how I serve as a living sacrifice – giving up my will for His."
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill
"If you spend the morning fantasizing over your lunch and the afternoon meditating on how great your dinner will be, then something desperately needs to change."
"That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you. “A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough.” (Gal. 5:8-9)"
"Making it through the little lessons helps to strengthen us for the tougher ones: grief, fear, shame, regret, wrath, terror, judgment, and death. It’s not easy to put down our will so that His can be done, but I promise you this: it will bring peace to your life."
"I want to live in obedience, but there’s always a part of me that hopes that obedience will turn in my favor. Being putty in His hands, resting in His plans, and laying my burden at His feet means that I’ll be a different wife, mom, daughter, friend, and actor than the world would expect. It means that I’ll be animated by the hand of my Lord, ready to do His will when He speaks. I can’t be salt and light if I become like everyone else."