Just like Dieting

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“Just like dieting, everyone knows what to do, it is the discipline to get it done that is needed.” was what I heard Tom Barrett, District 71 State Representative say and it made me pause. Is that true? YES! People in our country are overweight, I am one of them, they know what needs to be done but lack “… the discipline to get it done.” The American Heart Association reported: “Nearly 78 million adults and 13 million children in the United States deal with the health and emotional effects of obesity every day.” http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving/WeightManagement/Obesity/Understanding-the-American-Obesity-Epidemic

I confess, the State Representative was using the diet illustration to make a point about politics, if you don’t do the work you won’t get out the vote speech however the point is one for the believer in the Lord, too, it is universal in application: if you really love someone won’t you work at reaching them for the Cause of Christ? You know what to do for others: love them, pray for them, care for them but will you do it to the level that will make that difference for all eternity? There is someone right now struggling with an addiction, fighting to make their marriage work, hoping their child will make a friend and be accepted, concerned about their building debt, fearful about the security of our country. Will you reach out to them today? James1:22 “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”

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