Do you need cheering up? In a survey I read about women who spend too much, the #1 reason they gave for doing it was because shopping cheered them up. That’s one reason behind a lot of negative behavior, including eating too much.
Even though you get an emotional high temporarily, you end up with negative consequences long term (debt, obesity). That’s why you need healthy ways to cheer yourself up when you are feeling down.
Jesus had something to say about cheer in the Bible. I found at least 4 instances in which He told someone to be of “good cheer” and He always followed it up with a good reason!
So for the next 4 weeks, I’ll cover the reasons you can be cheerful using those scriptures. I think we can all use a cheer boost!
Here’s the first scripture I found:
“Then behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you (Matthew 9:2).”
Your sins are forgiven too as a believer in Jesus Christ. I don’t care if you don’t feel forgiven; it’s the truth and if you refuse to believe it, then you act as if this Biblical truth is a lie: “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace (Ephesians 1:7).”
When you believe you are forgiven and meditate on that, here are the results:
- You Praise
“Praise the Lord! Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever (Psalm 106:1).”
- You Know you are Blessed
“Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, And whose sins are covered (Romans 4:7);”
- You Repent of Habitual Sins
“Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance (Romans 2:4)?”
Remember, the #1 reason to be of good cheer today is: You are forgiven!
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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