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My Body Devo Day 4: Write and Visualize

The world is starting to look very different to you now! You’ve purposed in your heart not to defile yourself with delicacies, you’ve renewed your mind about what exactly food is, and the deception in what is available around you to eat has been uncovered. Glory to God!  
This is liberation for you, which at first may feel like some kind of bondage.God promised  us in His word that He will satisfy us with long life. If you consider taking 5-10 prescription medications every day, being in and out of hospitals, feeling sluggish and unfit and living in fear of disease satisfying, then go ahead back to ur Facebook scrolling and stop reading right here! Here’s the truth: You are free from all that when you are obedient to God at your mouth gate. We can pray for healing from food-related diseases, but James 2:17 tells us that faith without works is dead, so here’s where the work comes in. 
In every life pursuit, visualizing and writing your goals down is a crucial step. In most cases, the difference between success and failure lies in whether this step was taken or foregone. Without revelation, people cast of restraint says Proverbs 29:18. Revelation is what God shows us, its His vision for us. If you can see it, you can achieve it! A vision board is a great way to visualize your goals. I’m sure there’s an app for this, but I highly recommend a cork board on the wall. I always kept mine right near my bed, so it was one of the first things I laid eyes on every morning. You can find images of people in magazines and stick your face on them – people doing things you want to do, like running or swimming, or people with body shapes you are aiming for. One of the things I did was I changed the body shape on my Bitmoji. When I first made my Bitmoji avatar, she was a thick empress, but sometime in early 2015, she dropped 50 lbs. I changed her to a slim body type. I sit writing this in April 2016 having lost 45 lbs and gone down from a size 12 to a size 8 in skinny jeans. This is powerful! 

Nick Zizi, a great motivational speaker I learned about recently, said of goal setting “If you can think it, ink it”. This is biblical wisdom. In Habakkuk 2:2, God tells His prophet to “Write the revelation down and make it plain so that a herald will run with it”. Hark, the herald angels will sing to the Lord that you are finally ready to go through the narrow gate and take the path to life, satisfying life, abundant life. Here again, I’m sure there’s an app for writing goals, but I recommend pen and paper – assuming you don’t have stone tablets handy like Habakkuk did. I put this question to Nick Zizi on a Periscope broadcast once, and he mentioned about some studies that have shown that writing on paper for this purpose is more effective. Get a journal to keep track of your food life scriptures, changes and choices, but also to plan ahead and dream big about the rewards you can reap from this level of obedience.  
Read all of Daniel chapter 1 for inspiration!  

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