I started my day with a peaceful walk around the neighborhood. I always find that clears the mind. After coming home, my Bible reading for the day began in Hebrews 11.
The people listed in chapter 11 in the book of Hebrews are often called the “heroes of the faith.” I’m not a big fan of that title. It makes the men and women mentioned in the chapter seem almost inaccessible. I noticed in the way the Living Bible paraphrases this chapter, the word “trust” appears 12 times. I’d rather think of the chapter as being about “regular people who chose to trust God – and look what God did.” But that’s kind of long 🙂 So let’s just call it “trusters of God.”
Chapter 12 begins with this verse:
“Since we have such a huge crowd of men of faith watching us from the grandstands, let us strip off anything that slows us down or holds us back, and especially those sins that wrap themselves so tightly around our feet and trip us up; and let us run with patience the particular race that God has set before us.”
Very appropriate for day 1 of breaking up with food.
Also very appropriate are verses 16-17 of the chapter 12: “Watch out that no one becomes involved in sexual sin or becomes careless about God as Esau did: he traded his rights as the oldest son for a single meal. And afterwards, when he wanted those rights back again, it was too late, even though he wept bitter tears of repentance. So remember, and be careful.” I wrote a poem of sorts and a follow up to this some years ago. And I’m still learning, it seems.
Today, I’m choosing to be a “truster of God” as the folks named in Hebrews 11 were. And perhaps even more so or with a fresh understanding, since I have Jesus helping me.
“And now may the God of peace, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, equip you with all you need for doing his will. May he who became the great Shepherd of the sheep by an everlasting agreement between God and you, signed with his blood, produce in you through the power of Christ all that is pleasing to him. To him be glory forever and ever. Amen.” Hebrews 13:20-21
Bible Reading: Hebrews 11-13
Prayer Cards Prayed: Check
Food Tracked: Check
Daily Reading Read: Check
Choosing to Trust: Check