October 2010 Entries
Every week, I watch Skinny Wednesday on The 700 Club, and I’m seeing more and more how our earthly bodies are a reflection of our walk with God. I am overweight and a yo-yo dieter. I have many excuses, not the least of which being having my children. I allow myself to eat out of boredom, out of stress, and just because I feel like it. When I should be reaching for my Bible, I reach for the chips.
Raising my children in a secular world is scary enough to make me want to run to the hills and live like the Von Trapp family, singing folk music and running away from the immoral influences that surround us daily. That is when I need to take a deep breath and pray. God doesn’t’ want us to run; He wants us to teach others about Him. So I have to show my children that they should not be ashamed of loving God and believing in Him.
A church sign I saw the other day really impacted me. It’s not that I hadn’t heard this statement before, but I think I needed to see it that day; “God had a purpose for you before you were even born.” What a profound and true statement! I had only applied it to myself in the past. This time, I thought about it from a mother’s perspective.
When my first daughter Sage was born something happened to me; I became fearful. I had a terrible time letting go. My Uncle even said to me “Erin, You are going to have to let go and let God sometimes; we are not in control of our children; God is.” I ignored him. When I was pregnant with our second daughter, my husband and I felt that God was telling us to move away from our home.