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Thanksgiving just passed and thanks to the family relative that didn't make enough food, I didn't have a second or third plate. I didn't even have left overs for the next day. But normally I do. I go in on holidays but then the New Year comes and I realize that I have gained more pounds than I would have liked. I have found that I gain more weight for two reasons 1) I am so busy visiting with family that I neglect my exercise routine and 2) I simply have too much food. The Bible places gluttony and drunkenness in the same category. Proverbs 23:21 says, "For the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags." Let us be mindful of our eating this holiday season and below is a prayer to solidify our stance.

Dear Father,

First thank you that we have family to spend the Holidays with. Thank you for food to eat in a world where so many are starving and hungry. Thank you for sending your only son to die for ours sins. We honor your sacrifice with our lives. Help us to enjoy good food but to avoid gluttonous habits. Let our motivation be rooted and grounded in honoring you.We love you and praise you Lord.

In Jesus' Name,


Reflective Scriptures

Romans 13:14 - But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

1 Corinthians 6:12 - “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 - Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

Galatians 5:22-23 - But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

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    Arian T. Moore is the Enliven Department Editor for Faith & Fitness Magazine, where she brings focus to the unique African-American needs, opportunities and initiatives within the faith and fitness culture. She is a fitness/nutrition coach and writer. Arian is the author of Enlivened by Faith: Losing Weight with God’s Help. She also has a heart and a passion for lasting, whole marriages with the ministry, Make the Vow, Keep the Vow. Find out more at

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