Talking to Myself

It's not the first time I've had this talk with myself. At various times throughout my life, I've had to remind myself that I am not my own. I belong to the One who created me. Jesus paid for me with His life!

When He offered His life in exchange for mine and I received it, He placed a new spirit inside me. A spirit of power and love and self-control.

The trouble is, I get side-tracked. I get selfish. I get lazy. I get fat. There! I said it! And then I need to talk to myself as Paul talked to his protege. "Fan into flame the gift of God which is in you"!

After a few years of increasing carelessness in my eating and exercise habits, I tried to self-reform only to be faced with discouragement, disappointment, and failure.

Then, a few weeks ago, a fresh wind of power and love and self-control gently blew new courage and determination into my most inner being. I can't explain it except by the mystery and gift of God's Holy Spirit.

By His grace, I have been "dying daily" to my inclinations and appetites. And simultaneously the flame of the spirit of power and love and self-control has been ignited once again.

I am SO grateful.


  1. I totally understand my friend, thanks for starting this blog.

  2. Well my dear friend, I will take this new journey with you.

    For so long I have been trying to lose weight. I have tried every diet I can get my hands on, but to no avail.

    But then the Lord shows you that without Him, I can not accomplish a thing.

    Thank you for making this blog. Yes, I will take the step and walk with you through this journey.


    lady m