I have a special treat today: A lovely lady named Judith Smith wrote me and shared with me her Take Back Your Temple success story. I know her story will encourage and inspire you in your own weight loss journey.
On February 2009, I was reading my daily devotional online and I saw the words “Take Back Your Temple.” I immediately became interested because I am always looking for ways to improve the treasure that the Lord has given me. I reviewed the site and became captivated by the biblical approach to self improvement and weight loss.
After purchasing the curriculum, Judith began the 90 Day challenge. By day three, I began to be very sensitive about “my Temple” and I was repentant for the way that I had mistreated it. No, I have never drunk alcohol or smoked, but I had denied my Temple the rest it needed after laboring in kingdom pursuits. I had also disregarded the signals that it sent to let me know that, physically, I was out of balance. Consequently, I had more than weight loss to attend to. You see, when the “Temple” has been neglected we operate at half of our capacity.
To address this second issue, I had to slow down and give much attention to my body. Once I began to get the proper rest and nutrition, I was able to effectively achieve assignments for the Kingdom of God.
It was evident, to my co-workers that I was losing weight, but they could not understand what they called my “Spiritual Glow.” I was finally in touch with my spirit man. My weight loss was slow but steady. The pace at which I lost weight reminded me that not every assignment in life needed to be completed in an instant. In 90 days I developed more patience in dealing with others and myself. The 90 Day Challenge enabled me to put many important things into perspective.
Do not be surprised if while you shed pounds you develop the ability to take a better introspective look at yourself. I want you to know that I did not reach my weight goal, in exactly 90 days but I did not become despondent. I held on and in ten days I experienced total success. I have become a better equipped vessel for the Lord.
I am Judith E. Smith and I will celebrate my 61st birthday soon. I am a Prison Chaplain at a medium security private prison. Some days being the Shepherd for 2,500 male inmates is challenging but I no longer rely on food to get me through the rough times. My Temple is fortified and I gain the strength that I need from the Lord.
Be blessed with health, healing, and wholeness,
Creator of the Take Back Your Temple program
P.S. When it comes to weight loss, do you often know what you should do but have a hard time doing it?
I struggled with this issue on my own weight loss journey, but I discovered that “Nothing is different until you think differently.” – Pastor James MacDonald
The value of the Take Back Your Temple program is that you will learn how to think differently through using Biblical keys to overcome obstacles. You’ll discover how to win the Spiritual and mental battle that often causes us to become inconsistent and get off-track on our weight loss journey.
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