For all of my Christian Family - STOP ... NO guilt over getting or wanting a Lapband!


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For some reason we who are believers tend to have a habit of continually beating ourselves up over everything. I am taking a moment to encourage each and every one of you to stop, pray, and open up to our Heavenly Father in prayer. Share with Him your discouragements over your weight, and your desires to live a more productive life. He already knows anyway... He just wants us to walk in the cool of the day with Him sharing all of ourselves unto Him.

Remember the advances in Medical technology are NOT solely for those who do not believe in God, they are for us too. We are His children, and God wants us to seek Him for everything that He may be glorified in all areas of our lives. Do not allow the enemy to stagnate you in guilt because of your desire and decision to get a lapband. Instead use this as another pillar and testimony to the Goodness of God!

How? Well, I am glad that you asked... ;)

Study daily, pray continually, ask God to allow your lapband to help you become heathier, and look for ways to use even this part of life's journey as a opportunity to share the Gospel of Christ Jesus!

Luke 11

9And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. 10For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. 11If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? 12Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? 13If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

Be encouraged!

Forever His!

Yolanda

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For some reason we who are believers tend to have a habit of continually beating ourselves up over everything. I am taking a moment to encourage each and every one of you to stop, pray, and open up to our Heavenly Father in prayer. Share with Him your discouragements over your weight, and your desires to live a more productive life. He already knows anyway... He just wants us to walk in the cool of the day with Him sharing all of ourselves unto Him.

Remember the advances in Medical technology are NOT solely for those who do not believe in God, they are for us too. We are His children, and God wants us to seek Him for everything that He may be glorified in all areas of our lives. Do not allow the enemy to stagnate you in guilt because of your desire and decision to get a lapband. Instead use this as another pillar and testimony to the Goodness of God!

How? Well, I am glad that you asked... ;)

Study daily, pray continually, ask God to allow your lapband to help you become heathier, and look for ways to use even this part of life's journey as a opportunity to share the Gospel of Christ Jesus!

Luke 11

9And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. 10For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. 11If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? 12Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? 13If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

Be encouraged!

Forever His!

Yolanda

Great post! I for one had a hard time feeling like it was "okay" to have surgery because I kept thinking with God's help I should be able to lose the weight on my own. And then I got to thinking that Christians don't (usually) forgo having other life saving surgeries because they think they can fix their problem on their own. What if I needed heart surgery? I'd be all over it.

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AMEN!!

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Exactly!!! :)

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U don't know reading this post means to me God has spoke to me from it.

Hope u having a good healthy life style now God bless all of u guys .

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That is exactly what I needed to hear. I've had Philippians 4:13 stuck in my head for over a week. I KNOW that God is strong enough to help me lose weight without the band. But He also made the band available as the tool HE uses to get us there.

Thanks again.

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Praise God! I struggled with deciding on getting a band because I thought it was my own will wanting an easy way out. After some serious prayer and talk with my life together group, I realized that God brought the idea of the band to me to give me support to be the woman he created me to be!!! He blessed me financially (I was self pay) and I need to remember to glorify Him in all of my food and exercise choices. I also need to remember that all of my sins are wiped away each day including my need to stuff my soul with food to be happy. Christ's love is enough! I am perfect in His eyes and am worthy of living a healthy life. Praise God for all that he has given me! He is so good!

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Praise God! I struggled with deciding on getting a band because I thought it was my own will wanting an easy way out. After some serious prayer and talk with my life together group' date=' I realized that God brought the idea of the band to me to give me support to be the woman he created me to be!!! He blessed me financially (I was self pay) and I need to remember to glorify Him in all of my food and exercise choices. I also need to remember that all of my sins are wiped away each day including my need to stuff my soul with food to be happy. Christ's love is enough! I am perfect in His eyes and am worthy of living a healthy life. Praise God for all that he has given me! He is so good![/quote']

Amen!

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For some reason we who are believers tend to have a habit of continually beating ourselves up over everything. I am taking a moment to encourage each and every one of you to stop' date=' pray, and open up to our Heavenly Father in prayer. Share with Him your discouragements over your weight, and your desires to live a more productive life. He already knows anyway... He just wants us to walk in the cool of the day with Him sharing all of ourselves unto Him.

Remember the advances in Medical technology are NOT solely for those who do not believe in God, they are for us too. We are His children, and God wants us to seek Him for everything that He may be glorified in all areas of our lives. Do not allow the enemy to stagnate you in guilt because of your desire and decision to get a lapband. Instead use this as another pillar and testimony to the Goodness of God!

How? Well, I am glad that you asked... ;)

Study daily, pray continually, ask God to allow your lapband to help you become heathier, and look for ways to use even this part of life's journey as a opportunity to share the Gospel of Christ Jesus!

Luke 11

[sup']9[/sup]And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. 10For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. 11If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? 12Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? 13If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

Be encouraged!

Forever His!

Yolanda

You wrote this almost 1yr to the day of me reading this and it's really something I needed to hear. I've been struggling with this for 6mths now and I believe God just used you to confirm what I already knew.

Thank you for being faithful to God's word! God Bless!

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Love love these posts!! I prayed about getting my lap band for over three months, reading this. Post made me smile :)

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