7 Bible Verses for Christian Weight Loss You NEED to Know!

 

You can lose weight. You can get healthy. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you! These 7 Bible verses for Christian weight loss will help you lose weight, gain control over emotional eating, and transform your mind, heart, and body! And, they come with a POWER Thought to help you overcome where you are stuck!

In our daily walk with Christ, we are called to live a life of self-discipline and self-control, even in our eating habits. As Christian women, we have answers in the Bible about how to eat and find our greatest health. 

These 7 Scriptures and Power Statements will transform your eating habits!

1. Invite Jesus to Eat with You

I will open the door and invite Jesus to eat with me.

Revelation 3:20 says, "Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me." This beautiful promise reminds us to include Jesus in every aspect of our lives, including our meals. By inviting Jesus to be part of our eating habits, we acknowledge His presence and seek His guidance in making healthy, honoring choices.

2. Glorify God with Your Eating

I will make God the focus of my eating and make choices that bring Him glory.

1 Corinthians 10:31 instructs us, "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." Our eating habits can be an act of worship and a testament to our commitment to glorify God in all we do. By making choices that honor Him, we reflect His love and care for our bodies.

3. Embrace Self-Control and Peace

I will eat with the spirit of self-control and peace with my choices.

Self-control and peace are fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23), and it extends to all areas of our lives, including our eating. When we invite the Holy Spirit to guide our eating habits, we align our physical well-being with our spiritual growth. Proverbs 25:28 reminds us, "A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls." Let us fortify our lives with the discipline that comes from God.

4. Choose God-Made Foods

God-made food is best for my body.

In Genesis 1:29, God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food." God's provision for us is abundant and perfect. By choosing whole, God-made foods, we honor the body He created and maintain the health He desires for us.

5. Practice Balance and Moderation

Every food is permissible, but I will not be enslaved by any.

1 Corinthians 6:12 tells us, "Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is beneficial. Everything is permissible for me, but I will not be enslaved by anything." This scripture emphasizes the importance of balance and moderation. While we have the freedom to enjoy various foods, we must not let them control us. Our true freedom is found in Christ, not in indulgence.

6. Overcome Temptation with God's Strength

I am stronger than my temptations.

Temptation is a part of life, but with God's strength, we can overcome it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 encourages us, "No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it." Rely on God's power to resist the urge to overeat or choose unhealthy options. And, when you do eat the things that tempt you that you really don’t want to eat, do not let the devil tempt you to be angry with yourself. Decide to walk in your power and authority and forgive yourself, choose peace, and make your next food choice a good one.

7. Seek God for Emotional Support

I will not turn to food for my emotions; I will run to God.

It's easy to seek comfort in food during times of stress or sadness. However, true peace and comfort come from our relationship with God. Philippians 4:6-7 advises us, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Turn to prayer and scripture for emotional support rather than food.

Let’s Pray Together

Prayer

Dear God,

Thank You for Your Word that tells me I have the fruit of the Spirit – Love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23) And that I can live in the Spirit instead of my weak willpower.  You are my strength, Jesus.

I’ve tried over and over again to motivate myself and white knuckle diets and fitness plans, but the most important part was missing – YOU! 

No more, I’m putting You first and fully relying on the power of the Holy Spirit working in me to accomplish what I have never been able to do without You. 

My goals are for Your glory.

In Jesus’ name, amen!

 

My quote reminds us that self-control is a spiritual gift, not a result of any diet or human effort. While healthy eating habits are important, they are insufficient without the spiritual discipline that comes from walking with God. Seek His guidance and rely on His strength to cultivate true self-control.

I want to encourage and even challenge us to commit to eating with self-control, honoring our bodies as temples of the Holy Spirit. By aligning our food choices with God's wisdom and seeking His strength in moments of weakness, we can live healthier, more disciplined lives.

Remember, it's not about perfection but about progress and reliance on God's power. You are Strong. Confident. His!

 

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