May 5th, 2015
No good thing does the Lord withhold from those who walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man who trusts in Thee!
My ear is always open to the cry of My children. None calls to Me in vain. Your cries and prayers are heard and laid up--deposited in My heart--and I will not forget them. I have committed Myself to be a prayer-hearer. You have come late to the place of prayer. Although you learned early that I answer prayer, you did not grow in true prayer. For you it was a cry in a tight spot. It is meant to be more--much more than a cry for help in desperation. Yet even that I do not despise, because I know it can lead on beyond itself. True prayer still takes place in the secret place where we can commune as Friend with friend. Treasure it, My son, and grow in it.
from Echoes of Eternity: Listening to the Father (Volume II)
A Word from Carol:
"I often hear this question: Why a "faith-based" diet program? Or even,
what does "faith" have to do with dieting?
My quest in the early days of this journey was to learn how to apply the
faith I had in God -- the faith that believed he could move mountains
and that he kept my life in balance -- and apply it to my daily
struggles. Each of us struggles; my struggles were primarily with my
weight, my self-image, and my self-worth. I wanted to take my spiritual
beliefs and put them to work in my daily life.
I knew beyond any doubt that God cared about everything I was concerned
about. The Bible says that he cares about sparrows, and even about the
hair on your head! So why wouldn't God care about my struggles with
eating? While asking that question, I looked up at a Sunday school
bulletin board and a simple sign that read, "God Has the Answer." I knew
then and there that I had to incorporate God fully and completely into
the nitty-gritty details of my daily life.
Does God have answers? Yes, he does. He has answers for all of our
needs. We just have to learn how to listen, and believe. That's your
first challenge as you go forward with the 3D plan!"
-Carol Showalter, coauthor of Your Whole Life: The 3D Plan for Eating
Right, Living Well, and Loving God