Letter from Pastor Jim. November, 2022


Last week I had my regular doctor’s appointment. He told me I needed to lose weight. Big Surprise. Of course, he was right. Losing weight would help me with my blood pressure. Losing weight would be beneficial with my diabetes. The problem was not that the doctor wasn’t right. A big part of the problem was my attitude. I have often said to myself “I need to lose weight, I’ll start tomorrow.” But tomorrow always became tomorrow, and tomorrow and tomorrow. I really believe the Lord spoke to me, and I decided to think about things differently. Instead of “I’ll start tomorrow” I changed my thinking to “I’m going to eat right today.” Not “I’m going to eat right the rest of my life” Not even “I’m going to eat right the rest of this week”. but “I’m going to eat right today.” A manageable time period, that didn’t set me up for failure over and over again. “I’m going to eat right today.”

Think of the words-of Jesus when he spoke about worry, and not worrying about tomorrow. “Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” (Matthew 6:34) I’ve been trying the new strategy based on this verse for a week now. So far so good. Hopefully, sharing this little insight will help somebody else too.

Pastor Jim