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DEVOTIONAL FOR DIETERS - Thanks Ruth cblessum on 8/27/2008
Devotional For Dieters 8/18

1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man, and God is faithful, he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear, but, when you are tempted, HE will provide a way out so you can stand up under it.

There are so many wonderful things to indulge in. No matter where we look, there are temptations abounding. The harder we try to resist temptation, the greater the temptation seems. When we diet, everything reminds us of food. Everywhere we turn; there are pictures, signs, advertisements, smells, sounds, and other reminders of what we are trying to give up. If we are honest, we will admit that we need help. God can be that help, if we will let Him. Jesus Christ faced amazing temptations in the wilderness. Satan faced Him directly, though he went away defeated. The same power that Jesus drew on is available to us. We, too, can defeat the temptations we come up against. Dieting is easier when we feel that we are not alone. Make dieting a partnership effort. Include God in your attempt to lose weight, and He will bless you with strength to withstand all temptation.

Today's thought: I can do it with Jesus by my side.