June 13, 2020
#Recovery in Christ is the Main Theme of my Writing by Wendy L. Macdonald
Before I recovered from eating disorders, I didn’t think I would ever be able to keep dangerous foods like ice cream or chocolates in my home. (At this moment, there’s a bucket of ice cream in my freezer that has gone past its prime because I lost interest in it.) Being normal about food is something I never take for granted. I never thought I would allow my body to have enough fat on it to pinch an inch. I would have jogged it off or purged it by other means before enabling curves to cling to me.
Right now, I can easily pinch an inch.
I’m recovered. I’m normal. I’m thankful to God.
My desperate need to control my body weight has been replaced by my need to cling to Christ. He’s the one who calls the shots now. It’s not a perfect relationship. I’m a work-in-progress.
Some of the things I learned at the beginning of my recovery were:
- It doesn’t hurt to ask God for our needs.
- God will never stop loving us.
- We’re saved by grace—not by works.
- Nature nurtures our spirit because it’s God’s artwork.
- Christianity is a relationship with Jesus, not just a religion.
God wants a relationship with you. Being born-again isn’t a religion; it’s being dead to sin and alive in Christ.
God is our good Father and he wants us to expect he’s listening to our prayers and answering them in the way that is best.
We can do all the things God asks us to do by the power of the Holy Spirit in us.
Trusting Jesus is the only way to be saved; therefore, we cannot earn or lose salvation.
God gives us victory over sin when we trust and submit to him.
God’s love for us is everlasting. Our salvation is everlasting.
God’s presence in our lives is real. The more we believe, the more we receive evidence of his power at work in and around us.
When we die as a believer, Jesus will say yes to our entry into paradise because we said yes to his invitation to repent and trust in him.
I hope my post blessed you because I was blessed all over again writing about my recovery story. God is good.
Recovery blessings ~ Wendy Mac
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7 KJV
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