Jesus, Lamb of God,
when you walked this earth
you did not consider
though that was yours to choose,
but took the role of servant,
and in humility
allowed the rough nails of our sin
to be hammered into your flesh
for the sake of our salvation.
And so it is
that we acknowledge you
as Lord of all,
to the glory of God the Father,
Son and Spirit, Three.
Amen. "The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!" - John 1:29 "Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, just as you are in fact unleavened. For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed!" - 1 Corinthians 5:7 "On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb was being sacrificed, His disciples said to Him, "Where do You want us to go and prepare for You to eat the Passover." - Mark 14:12 "Then they led Jesus from Caiaphas into the Praetorium, and it was early; and they themselves did not enter into the Praetorium so that they would not be defiled, but might eat the Passover." - John 18:28
As I sat watching Carl Thompson beg for help on British TV in 2015, I kept willing him to live. I just kept intoning under my breath, "You can do it! You can do it!" Unable to move, Carl was confined to his bed in a lonely flat. He eventually tried to lose weight and return to a normal life, but it was too late. He died in June 2015, aged 33 and weighing 65 stone (approximately 412kg). I was 18.5 stone (118kg) when I finally made the decision to turn my life back around. Yet, some serious damage had been done. Looking at me move today, you wouldn't notice it, but I have osteoarthritis. Watching my diet and exercise habits earlier in life could have helped. Now, I have to watch my knees and hips with every move, otherwise I could do them more damage than they've already borne.
I don't mean to alarm anyone, but the reality of obesity is bad enough to make you want to sit up and take back control of your life. The list of weight-related health challenges may be familiar to most people fat or fit, but why wait until you're borderline one ailment or the other, or worse? Why not start to live your best life now?
Friends, every day you live is an opportunity to turn your life around. Don't wait until your doctor sounds the warning bell. Start now. You can do it!
Today I celebrate @shugafree_rny for pressing STOP on the decline and taking her life back. ************************************************ Would you like me to feature your transformation story on my page? Your transformation story might help someone else start on their own life-changing journey. Don't keep a good thing to yourself. Send me a message and your pictures and I'll take it from there.
Once you have found the courage to set out for the Sun's abode, do not let any fears turn you from this sacred road. They will do their best to thwart your precious labor on this path, but when you have a captain like Mahdi, you will reach safe harbor so be not grieved. Do not turn your heart away, suffer gladly love's paradox, rules, trials, and conditions. One day your desert will become a garden, one day desire for union will be fulfilled.
@Regrann from @heavenlydeposit - Once you know better, the key is to not go back to those sinful ways. Heavenly Deposit is the newest family film about a faithless man who finds himself carrying the weight of the world until a Divine encounter changes his life and he can't deny the power of God. The story is based on true events! To see the main cast and to learn more visit us in our bio ⬆️⬆️⬆️. Peace to you and your loved ones during this Holiday Season. Coming early 2018. Stay tuned !! #faith#movie#blessed#heavenlydeposit#Jesus - #regrann