Meditation for Weight Loss: A 21 Day Challenge
Can meditation help with weight loss? Of course it can! Remember that God’s word says in Joshua 1:8 “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.” So Meditation for Weight Loss does work!
Meditating on bible verses can help you with your weight loss goals. However, it is important to know that biblical meditation is very different from the meditation you’ll hear from Oprah or Deepak Chopra. This is not the same. The bible tells us Romans 12:2 “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will.”
The Christian biblical way of meditation is to fill your mind with God’s word and not to empty it as most new age gurus will tell you. If you want more information on biblical meditation you can click here
Meditation for weight loss can be quite effective but remember that being mindful of what you eat is not the only thing… you still need to get some exercise. You need physical activity. In this age of technology and television, and with most having a desk job, it is hard to fit this into the schedule but you must pray and ask God to show you where and how you can make this a part of your day. Even if you are only doing 10 minutes standing in one spot it is still much better than doing no exercise.
By this time each year most who made the new year’s resolution to lose the weight have already given up! Well, now is a good time for us to address this issue and get you back on track.
Do you know that it takes 21 days to form a habit? That means that if you will stick with this plan for 21 days straight it will become a part of your life.
During this process of meditating for weight loss you must practice mindful eating. What is that? Think about what you are going to eat before you do so. Ask yourself the question, was this is in the garden of Eden? Remember that when God created the garden it was made in perfection before the fall of man. This means that he made the food to perfection in the garden. Are we suggesting that you become a Vegan? Not really. Unless you feel compelled to move in that direction and God has already told you that you need to do this. But, it’s not a bad idea.
Remember that because of our sin we tend to take what was created for our pleasure by God and warp it into something sinful. So instead of having a glass of wine, we go over board and become alcoholics. Instead of eating a piece of cake we gorge on it. Instead of a piece of chicken in the correct serving size we eat half the chicken and gluttony sets in.
To get back on track you need to be mindful of what you are eating. Most say grace before they eat but what if you start to pray BEFORE you put anything on your plate? That may help with your choices especially if you are at the buffet!
Start praying for the next 21 days before you put anything on your plate and ask the Holy Spirit to guide you in making the right choices.
We also want to share these scriptures below as a guided meditation to help with your weight loss. Do it for 21 days and see if this doesn’t help you lose the weight and keep it off. Will you accept this 21 day challenge?
Remember that we are told to love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, soul & strength. The strength is the body. Jesus won’t come down to earth and do this for you. This is something you have to do for yourself. With the help of the Holy Spirit you will be victorious in this endeavor and you can start shedding the weight: mind, body and spirit.
Take one of these scriptures each day and meditate on it, the next day take another and now you will be meditating on 2 of them. The next day meditate on 3 and so on and so forth. If you can remember them before you start eating this will also help alot.
Psalm 63:5 New International Version (NIV) “I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.”
Ephesians 2:10 “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
Psalm 107:9 “for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.”
John 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
Philippians 4:13 “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”
1 Corinthians 10:13 “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”
1 Corinthians 10:31 “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
3 John 2 “Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. ”
Romans 14:17 “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,”
Galatians 5:16 “So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.”
Romans 12:1-2 “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Proverbs 16:3 “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”
1 Corinthians 9:27 “No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.”
Matthew 19:26 “Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Romans 14:20 “Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All food is clean, but it is wrong for a person to eat anything that causes someone else to stumble.”
Proverbs 25:27 “It is not good to eat too much honey, nor is it honorable to search out matters that are too deep.”
Psalm 139:14 “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
Galatians 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”
Job 23:12 “I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread.”
John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
We pray that you will be successful in this journey and would love you to share your stories or testimonies with us on weight loss below in the comments section.
Meditation for Weight Loss: A 21 Day Challenge
- you workout at least 10 minutes every day
- you meditate on scripture every day ramping it up to 21 scriptures on the 21st day
- you pray before you put any food on your plate
Here are some other resources for weight loss
When you are at the office you can always run or walk up and down the stairs on your break. We also have this 10 minute workout your can do at your office
This one you can do while at your office desk with a chair
You can also search for so many other 10 minute workouts on Youtube by clicking here. You can find 10 minutes in your day to work out. Now let’s do this!