Dear Fellow Bloggers and Followers: Today is my birthday! No, not my real birthday, I try to keep that a secret because age to me has always been an attitude, not a number and I feel younger than the date on the calendar!!!
In celebration, I wanted to re-post my very first blog. Looking back on it, it’s been a humbling experience before the Lord and I praise Him for all the wonderful friendships I have accumulated from all over the world this past year. Many have become like family – which actually you are because you are my brothers and sisters in Christ! Thank you for your friendship, I praise God each time I remember you. Therefore I hope you’ll enjoy reading how this all began:
So you are probably wondering, why did I create this website, New Creations Ministries? Glad you asked!
Many years ago, as I was relating the basic requirements for losing weight to a new patient; consume smaller portions, slow down, exercise and drink water, she sat back in her chair looked at me and stated discouragingly, “Oh Ellie, I know all that already!”
Well, I didn’t doubt it. The average patient who came to see me had attempted at least six weight loss plans before coming into my office. With so much media coverage today from morning news shows to talk and cable health programs, magazines and infomercials, everyone seems to be an expert in the field. Most people know what is required to lose weight but they fail to follow through.
So it got me to thinking; if patients know “all that” already, then why aren’t they following it? Immediately a Bible verse popped into my head:
“You believe in God? Good! Even the demons believe that -and shudder.” James 2:19
The demons also had all this “head” knowledge and no “heart” knowledge and it failed to change their actions as well.
As I meditated on that verse, I thought how very much like those who say they ‘know’ Christ but do nothing with it. Knowing and doing are two different things! It is a matter of doing something with the knowledge of Christ’s gift of salvation, personally accepting it and evoking a changed behavior, that glorifies the Lord. For many know, but do nothing to practice their faith, anymore than they have all this health knowledge and do anything to become healthy. Just like salvation, change must come from within!
My objective through this blog is to educate and motivate readers to present their bodies as living sacrifices before the Lord, as it states in Romans 12:1,2:
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God–this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
So stay tuned and learn practical applications and how all this nutritional “gooblety gook” physiology pertains to you in “dog years”. I’ll be here to offer practical ways to change your behaviors to glorify your personal Temple of the Holy Spirit in a way to honor God.
Postscript 8/23/13: Now with God’s wisdom and with humor, I humbly offer “Life’s Too Short To Eat Bad Cheese . . . “ reaching out to Christian groups through a practical, encouraging and motivating mind, body and spirit, 3-part seminar based on 2 Corinthians 5:17. I’d so appreciate your prayers that God be glorified through this project. Blessings my friends,