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Is Fat Sin? Part 4

Posted: September 22, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Quite a bit of time has passed since I last made a post. I recognize that I had said I would include at least three more posts on this subject. They were specifically related to the topics of disrespect, examples, and sin. So here I am…

So what does the concept of disrespect have to do with this guys conviction about the weight I was beginning to pack on? Why would that been something that The Lord had convicted me on?

Let me start by saying that I am an incredibly blessed man. I have the blessing of being married to an incredibly beautiful, godly, hard working woman of my dreams. I can honestly say that a day does not go by without me thanking God for allowing me to have such an amazing wife. Not sure how I got her but it definitely is proof that prayer works. I definitely married up! Again, as I said before, all I can do is attribute it to is the power of prayer. (That being said, pray for my wife. Her husband is a bit rough around the edges).

As I said above, I am a blessed man. My wife is one of the most disciplined people I have ever met. She rises from bed long before the sun rises and exercises. She guards what goes into her body very carefully. I have long envied her discipline. She has at the same time over the years gently encouraged me to watch my diet and to get some exercise. While I lovingly would acknowledge her concerns and even validate them with my response, I never did anything. All the while, her alarm would go off and she would be doing her exercises while I laid in bed and dreamed about pizza and Chinese buffets.

As God convicted me this year of my food problem He revealed to me that I was being extremely disrespectful to my wife. She was working her tail off to look her best for me. She always looks her best when I get home at the end of a long day. I was making no effort. 1 Corinthians 7 makes it plenty clear that my body, as a husband, belongs to my wife. My responsibility was to take better care of myself so that I might better take care of her.

1 Corinthians 7 showed me that my lack of discipline was not just affecting my health but if left unchecked could very well affect my relationship. One of my responsibilities as a Christian husband is to take care of myself out of respect for my wife.