~*~ Weigh Down Workshop ~*~ In July of 1998, the Weigh Down Workshop came to our little Chapel here at Bad Aibling Station, Germany. There were about five people who went through the first session and on our fourth session, we have almost 20 people. That might not sound like much to you, but let me tell you that God is doing powerful things through this seminar. You could really call it a life-altering course, because it teaches you so much more than how to lose the weight. So far I have lost about 27 pounds and I am wanting to lose about 30 more. Who knows where God will take me, but I just want to share with you my best jewel that I have recived since I started this course almost a year ago.
If you haven't seen or heard anything about the Weigh Down Workshop, you are probably wondering what a jewel is. For those of you who have heard Gwen Shamblon speak, you know exactly what I am talking about. Gwen Shamblon, the lady who started WDW, says that jewels are the special blessings that God gives us through our trip through the desert. To get a fuller explanation about jewels and the desert, please click on the title and you will be taken to the Official WDW website.
My biggest jewel is that I now love God with my whole heart. If you have already read my testimony, some of this will sound very familiar. God has finally convinced my heart that he loves me. I have lived through alot of garbage in my life. (For more detail, read my testimony.) It took a long time for him to break through all of the walls that I had set up around my heart. Trusting him with my heart was the biggest obstacle I had in my relationship with God. I am here to tell you that if you want to love God more than the food, all you have to do is ask God to show you his love. When you feel his perfect love, you can't help but fall in love with him. Whenever I hear a love song on the radio, I IMMEDIATELY think of God. For example, I'm a Foreigner fan and I recently bought one of the Best Hits CD's. I was listening to it and the song "I Want To Know What Love Is" came on. From the first word that was sung, I was thinking about God. The Chorus goes like this: "In my life, there's been heartache and pain. I don't know if I can face it again. I can't stop now, I've traveled so far to change this lonely life. I wanna know what love is. I want you to show me. I wanna feel what love is. I know you can show me." Let me tell you that I started crying. That was MY life before I knew what God's love felt like. This is the ballad my heart was singing to him for so long, even though I didn't know the exact words. I am here to tell you that the love of God will make you desire less food, or any other habit that is controlling your life. The love of God will make you desire to obey his commands. When you obey his commands, there is no greater freedom.
If you are someone else who is going through WDW, please send me one of your jewels.