Luke 9:23 “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.”
How hard it is to deny myself. What a world we live in. I have been on a journey over the last 13 months to get healthy, (after having 3 boys in a span of 2 years and 2 months, and the toll that the twins’ pregnancy took on my body). Since February2012 I have lost 30 lbs through Team Beachbody’s (www.teambeachbody.com/mtrahyn) Challenge exercise and nutrition programs. I have more energy, weigh less than I did before having my 4 year old, and feel so much better about myself. Recently, I saw my husband’s 2 liter Coke in the fridge and thought – “I could just sneak a little”. Then I replied [to myself], “It’s not sneaking – I’d only be hurting myself.” This is what came to mind when I read the passage DENY THEMSELVES. I’m not denying myself the Coke or the cookie or the cupcake – I’m holding out for the better reward.