I am in need of guidance and forgiveness. My real issues are a lack of a sincere motive and how I consume what I eat and drink. As I was praying to You, I had a thought. It was as if You were speaking to me about this very thing. I wonder if You believe if I had an insincere motive for repenting for my sins. The truth is, I have had numerous doubts about being saved. There are times when I wonder if I am saved or if I am lost. I do want to be saved by Your Son, Jesus Christ. I also ask to be forgiven for all of my sins, including my lack of a sincere motive. Your Word does say that we are to repent and be baptize, but have I repented. I don't want to be saved by prayer; I want to be saved by Jesus. I look unto Jesus, Lord. I want to live holy and righteous.
I also want to live and be healthy. I find myself frustrated with my lack of weight loss. There is a bright side to this however. I am not gaining. The scale just isn't budging. I did learn that I have become too scale-conscious this morning and that has not helped. In fact, obsessing with anything is not good. I ask You for guidance, that You would guide me and provide me with the wisdom that I need when it comes to my health. I want to lose 60 pounds which means that I have 53 pounds to go. I am happy that a seven pound weight loss is in order. However, and that is not a good word to use, but I am not happy that I lost those pounds. Remind me that I don't want to gain any weight and that I don't want to give up. It now makes me wonder what kind of diet book should I buy? What kind of recipes should I follow? What foods should I buy from the store?
I have these questions because it seems that is what I need for myself. I ask for immediate assistance in these matters. Thank You Lord, for answering this prayer. Thank You for hearing my petition.
In Jesus' name, Amen