And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you.  He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. John 14:16-17a (NLT)

Do we sometimes feel alone in our battle against weight? Rest assured, we aren’t by ourselves.  With more than two-thirds of Americans either overweight or obese, I suspect many feel the same way.  Millions of people need or want to lose weight. As Jesus’ followers, we have one who will always be available to help.

Jesus was with his disciples in human form, but He could not be in different places at the same time. He promised his followers before he left this earth that He would never leave or forsake them. He promised that God would send help to dwell within each of them and us all the time.

After Jesus ascended to heaven, He went to our heavenly Father and requested a comforter for his followers. God sent a comforter―advocate to help as we face trials and difficulties. We know this Advocate as the Holy Spirit. But this advocate does more. He is with us in the everyday challenges of life.

Jesus said the Holy Spirit would lead us into all truth. Jesus no doubt referred to spiritual truth, however, our Advocate helps us make wise decisions in all things. God cares about our physical well-being, and when we acknowledge and trust the Holy Spirit, He will guide us to make appropriate choices, including food.  

Friends may come and go, but the Holy Spirit is always with those who believe in and follow Jesus.  The next time we feel alone and despondent because of our weaknesses, let’s remember the Holy Spirit stands with us and for us in all things, even the food we eat.

 


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05/24/2017 6:21am

Ok, I will remember that. Your words will really help me. I appreciate your support.

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05/24/2017 1:39pm

Thank you for your comment. I'm glad you found this blog helpful.
God bless.

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07/08/2017 12:41am

Once a food becomes off-limits, then it takes on this whole other personality. 'Forbidden' is more tempting. And it becomes something evil, but food is food. It's there to nourish your body. Jesus is a personal symbol of the Holy Spirit. Having been totally healed by the Holy Spirit, Jesus became one with him. Every thought, action, and deed of Jesus was guided by the Holy Spirit instead of ego.

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07/08/2017 8:34am

Thanks for your comments.

05/26/2017 4:04am

I agree with you that the Holy Spirit is always with us. Never feel alone because there is always someone who cares for you. We all know that all of us loves foods so much. Foods are everything to us because it's one of our happiness. Eating is one of our favorite hobbies and I think this will never change.

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05/26/2017 11:47am

Thank you for your comments. With knowledge and the help of the Holy Spirit, we can make the hobby of eating healthier.

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08/11/2017 7:21am

Excellent read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on that.

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08/19/2017 5:50am

We can feel alone. But it's our battle only. No one can help us.

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