May 28th, 2015
I became a minister according to the divine office which was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now made manifest to His saints.
Colossians 1:25-26When I tell you to lift up your heart, I am giving you the opportunity to come out of your enclosed, fear-ridden world into My world. When you lift your heart to Me, I open Mine to you. Remember that, so the words will not be perfunctory, rote sounds, but a real choice on your part. You are but at the threshold of the mystery Paul talked about in Colossians. You have eschewed mystery and have sought to reduce all mysteries to your understanding. What folly! Your limited mind can touch “the hem of My garment” but can never plumb the mystery of My love. Lift up your heart to Me, My child, and expect that I will open My heart to you.
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