Day 2: The Pain Has Come A-Knockin’

My last post, On a Diet and It Doesn’t Feel So Goodwas about the new no sugar, no carb diet that I started yesterday. The title was just a joke because I really felt fine. At the time.

I knew the pain would come.

It hit the back of my head around lunch time today.

Hebrews 12:11 says, “No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening–it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way.” Normally this verse is used to refer to the consequence of bad behavior, but it also refers to self-discipline-whipping your body, your habits, your thoughts, your sinful nature into obedience to the high calling of Jesus Christ.

That’s what this diet is really all about; proving to myself that my mind, focused on Christ, is stronger than my default inclinations.

And I look forward to the “peaceful harvest of right living”.

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