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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Biggest Loser---Is that You?

There's been a lot of hype lately about the finale of the popular reality show, The Biggest Loser. In fact, I like the show and have watched it faithfully for 3 yrs now. Why? It inspires me. Yes, I'll admit I've sat in my chair watching while munching on chips and drinking a Pepsi, but I've also watched while working out on my Gazelle and weight bench.

Christmas is coming and so many people feel like they're The Biggest Loser...and I'm not talking about weight loss. It's a season where any loss comes back to haunt you doubly hard. Maybe you've lost a spouse to death or divorce, or a child ran away or was killed, or someone you love has gotten trapped in drugs or alcohol. Possibly you had a horrible childhood and money was tight, so Christmas intensified the stress your parents were under and it kicked back on you.

Regardless of your situation, you don't have to feel like the biggest loser, because God is on your side. That's right. On YOUR side. The bible says "If God be for us, who can be against us?" Sure. Sometimes it feels like everyone's against us, and God's forgotten our address. But He hasn't. Most of the time we're the one who's taken the steps away from Him...He promised to never leave us or forsake us, but He also expects us to seek Him. So if you're feeling lonely this year, or old memories are coming back to haunt you, remember the One who came to earth so many years ago, that you could have perfect peace.

Peace. Not happiness, peace. Joy. Abundant life. Those are what He promises if only we'll reach out and touch the hem of his garment. He's there for you. Just call on His name.

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