Where to start?

Here we go my first every blog! The beginning is always a great place to start….mmm no plagiarism here!

In recent times family and friends have started to notice a change in me, not quite being able to put their finger on the source of the change.

These are the same people who have seen the yo-yo dieter, the depression that hits from the constant feelings of failure, the obsession with counting calories to the refusal to exercise.  But this time something is different, this time there is something to know….

Is it the hair?  Aah it’s the weight; you’ve lost weight!  No there is something else; what is it?

The bible encourages us to give an answer when we are asked where our hope comes from; this blog is the response to that question.

I want to share with those of you who are interested in knowing the difference Jesus has made to my life, many of my family and friends have shared in some of the heartaches and some of the joys and others have come along at the very moment of change.  However I want to bring encouragement and hope to everyone to say that whatever situation you are in, Jesus has something to say.

As a 52 year old woman who has battled with eating issues, for what seems like forever, I also want other sufferers to know that there is hope.  Overeating is under estimated by many, we are judged for our outward appearance without considering what is happening on the inside. Many people will think that I am over playing the situation after all doesn’t dieting sort out all our eating problems; it’s just a matter of getting on with it!

For those of you who have been seeking a solution that lasts longer than the latest fad or health claim, one that outlasts the false hope that thinness promises; I hope this blog will bring you a change of direction; another avenue to consider.

As a Christian I always knew it would be at the foot of the cross where I would find the solution to my struggle with overeating.

However, I needed to move from head knowledge to heartfelt submission and it is this process that these pages will describe.

What I have learnt along the way is that my desire to be thin, to conform, to be valued were too narrow, and too limiting.  What Jesus brought to my life was far richer, far more purposeful and far beyond what I anticipated.

Ephesians Chapter 1 verse 17 says ‘I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better’.  This is the Apostle Paul’s desire for those early Christians, but the message takes us to the very heart of God.   That we not only meet Jesus in his word but that we would take the time and guidance of the Holy Spirit to get to know him more intimately.

This is the hope all Christian’s have at their disposal.

My overall desire is to introduce you to Jesus and encourage you to get to know him better.

7 thoughts on “Where to start?

  1. Great first blog, really encouraging to hear of everyday struggles with food, weight, society and being a Christian. I look forward to the next instalment xx

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  2. Dear Angela, so excited at message you have shared and want to continue to share. I’m blessed by it and will continue to pray. Jesus is the answer. What a difference it makes when we can let His light shine in us!! x

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    1. Thank you Mikael for taking the time to answer so constructively and thoroughly. Jesus is always the solution He is more interested in healing our spiritual blindness as apposed to our demand of physical healing as self uses this to deceive us. May we continue to pray for and encourage those he leads us to so they too can rejoice in Christ’s offer of the freedom and eternal healing only He can bring.

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