Size 10 Wanna Be . . .
Philippians 4:13- I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ's sufficiency] (AMP).
My food didn’t have to taste good or be good for me. It just needed to be swallowable. Food left its crumby trails everywhere and like Hansel and Gretel, I followed my desirous nature into the weight loss business. I wrote several cookbooks. The latest one is called ‘Fifty Years of Tried and True family Recipes.’
Oh yes, I know about food. Eventually I came to understand that childhood abuse left me in this state. That is, the state of a perpetual and passionate desire for food. My weight fluctuated like a balloon on a hot-air atmospheric binge. When the pain and memories were too great, I had a nervous breakdown. Then my eating disorder took hold. For 16 years I suffered with bulimia.
Finally, someone told me about Jesus. This Jesus, the Son of God, loved me so much that He came to earth to live and then die on a cross—just for me. He rose from the dead—-just for me.
When I asked Him into my life, He forgave all my sins. His Holy Spirit came to live in me.
With His help, I was able to give up my addictive lifestyle. I wrote Bible Studies like ‘God, Gluttony and You’, to help others find that same freedom. I’m still a size 10 Wanna Be but I definitely am no longer a size 26 Havta Be.
When my husband and two children asked Jesus into their lives, we became a family united for God. No, life did not become a fairy tale story of happy ever after. We’ve been through more life struggles than most people. You’ll hear about them all eventually if you keep reading these devotionals! But God has always seen us through because Jesus is the answer to every question.
Hubby and I live near Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Our five darling grandchildren live near by, with their parents.
I’m a conference speaker and author. My latest books include Heartfelt, 366 Devotions for Common Sense Living and the upcoming Meeting Myself, Snippets from a Fractured Mind (my story of abuse and recover).
Brenda J Wood