Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Who does your body belong to?

It's been a few days since I last posted anything.  But then again, the blog is called Nuggets from God for a reason.  I don't have something new to say everyday.  However, today has been a stressful one for me.

I told you previously that I have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.  That in itself has been a struggle for me.  Today, I went to the Diabetes Education program in my area.  I will begin a series of 4 2-hour classes next month to help educate me on diet, etc.

During the course of my discussion with the dietician I learned a very troubling fact...well, at least it is troubling to ME!  You see, I am somewhat addicted to soda...there is nothing better than a good ol' Sonic pop!  I love their ice and the pop is usually the BEST!  The troubling part comes with the knowledge that one 32-ounce soda pop is equivalent to 3/4 of a loaf of bread in carbohydrates!  Can you believe that?  When she told me that, I nearly fell off my chair.  For most people carbohydrates aren't a real problem...for a diabetic...major problem.  I guess that information is probably the one most influential factor in my decision to eventually get off pop!  I say eventually because I know that I will not be able to stop 'cold turkey.'  I have purposed in my mind and heart that I WILL stop drinking soda pop!

After I got home and got over my 'pity party,' I got to thinking.  What does the Word say about taking care of our bodies?  I Corinthians 6:19 says, "19Don’t you know that your body is a temple that belongs to the Holy Spirit?  The Holy Spirit, whom you received from God, lives in you.  You don’t belong to yourselves." (God's Word Translation)  Hello!  The WORD of God tells me that my body is not my own but belongs to God! 

I remembered that the dietician told me that "pop is poison."  God has entrusted me with my earthly body therefore I MUST care for it in a manner that would be pleasing to Him. 

I need to remember daily that my body is NOT mine to abuse.  My body (heart, soul and mind, too) belong to the Creator of the universe. 

This is very difficult for me...I am not one to give up my Sonic Pop easily!  I am quite fond of it and will do nearly anything to get at least one a day!  I truly need prayer for this...I am sure that you will join me in praying for strength to do what must be done.  God help me to treat this earthly vessel as you would have me to do.

Walking the walk...talking the talk,


Vickie said...

Will pray for you Debbie! Love your blog!!

Unknown said...

Thanks for posting this. God has been dealing with me about this very truth. And I am praying for you.

Jenifer Metzger said...

There is a scripture in I Corinthians that I have been living off of. It talks about everything being permissible but not everything is beneficial. Our body belongs to God and we were meant to take care of it. Something I need to work harder on. I am praying for you!!

Deane said...

We will be praying for you, Sissy. Only people that have an addiction to something can understand what you are going through but some will not admit to their addiction. God will give you the strength, He knows the pain you are going through. Yes, it is pain when you want something so bad and know you should not have it. You are in our prayers!!