When I was asked to speak at a women’s conference on Friday, I was humbled but also a bit confused because the title was, “Calling for the Wailing Women.” When I saw the guest speaker line up for the next day, I became puzzled. My heart became quiet as I pondered how my message of health & wellness fit in. I became concerned because I didn’t see the connection right away between what I do as educator on healthy & wellness and the conference agenda. As my heart pondered, the Holy Spirit reminded me of a scripture and in my search, I came upon another scripture that supported the first one. There it was. My answer.
Mark 16:15 (KJV): He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.
Romans 10:14-17 (MSG): But how can people call for help if they don’t know who to trust? And how can they know who to trust if they haven’t heard of the One who can be trusted? And how can they hear if nobody tells them? And how is anyone going to tell them, unless someone is sent to do it? That’s why Scripture exclaims, a sight to take your breath away! Grand processions of people telling all the good things of God!
But not everybody is ready for this, ready to see and hear and act. Isaiah asked what we all ask at one time or another: “Does anyone care, God? Is anyone listening and believing a word of it?” The point is: Before you trust, you have to listen. But unless Christ’s Word is preached, there’s nothing to listen to.
I shared with the women what I thought God had given me to share. I spoke for 1 ½ hours. Scripture after scripture. We poured through the word of God to see what He has to say about health and healing and our eating habits. The women’s hearts were so open to the truth, and more importantly, they were open to an honest discussion concerning the spirit of gluttony. To my amazement, and for the first time since I have been trying to approach this subject gently at meetings, women openly admitted it in front of everyone that they were dealing with this spirit, that they were desperate for answers and desperate to be free.
In the body of Christ, it’s a quiet struggle. We are ashamed to admit it, so we suffer and struggle in silence. But it’s real. It’s an enemy to God’s plan for His people. If we are to answer the call to be the wailing women, we have to be fit to carry out our destiny, and I believe that was the message God gave me to deliver. Thank God no one was offended to talk about this subject. They were glued to the word of God and wanted to know how they could be free. How about you? Are you ready to answer the call, and do you want to be fit and free so you can walk out your destiny?
Order my book, Journey to Success: Strategies to getting free from destructive eating habits. It’s my process, the journey that the Holy Spirit took me through so that I could do what God called me to do. It is a good devotional that will help you to be successful. We all have destines to fulfill, but unless we are whole (in our souls) and healthy, we will struggle with being effective in our calling.
I also recommend my EBook, More Than a Conqueror: Regaining your willpower over food. These two books are good resources to help you on your journey. You can order these resources from my website: www.nutritionwithannie.com; just click on Resources.
I pray for God’s best for you and your family in the coming year. Make a commitment to leave some things behind, and then get God involved in the struggle.
If you buy the book(s), you can join me for a free conference call class where we go further into this discussion. If you buy the EBook I will automatically know that you purchased the book. If you order Journey to Success, shoot me an email and just say “I bought the book.” It’s that simple and I will send you information concerning the conference call class.
Pre-order your copy of my cookbook, Cooking with Nutrition with Annie: A new and better way. You will be inspired to continue your health and wellness journey. It not only has recipes; there are also scriptures infused through the book that will help strengthen and encourage you and keep you focused on your “why.”
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