Comments on: Is thinness next to godliness? /blog/index.php/2009/08/26/thinness-is-next-to-godliness/ News and happenings from around Thu, 30 Jun 2011 00:17:29 +0000 hourly 1 By: Holly /blog/index.php/2009/08/26/thinness-is-next-to-godliness/comment-page-1/#comment-40487 Tue, 23 Mar 2010 00:45:56 +0000 /blog/?p=2009#comment-40487 Who is to say that as Christians we can’t meditate upon scripture, listen to songs of worship or even pray while we assume “yoga” pistures. Why as Christians can we not exercise and improve flexibility without the attachments and hangups of another culture. I enjoy tacos that doesn’t make me Mexican

By: New Life /blog/index.php/2009/08/26/thinness-is-next-to-godliness/comment-page-1/#comment-39898 Thu, 11 Mar 2010 04:32:58 +0000 /blog/?p=2009#comment-39898 I am in strong agreement with this! I glad you made a comment about this. I believe there is not way to practice yoga and not be subtlety or not so subtlety influenced by it. Any pose you do in a yoga class is a pose created for worshiping a God other than our Lord Jesus Christ. Please do not be deceived by the ways of this world!

By: Kim /blog/index.php/2009/08/26/thinness-is-next-to-godliness/comment-page-1/#comment-24930 Sun, 01 Nov 2009 12:02:01 +0000 /blog/?p=2009#comment-24930 I have a saying in my ministry Take Back Your Temple: “It’s not about size, it is about stewardship.” I was once 85 pounds overweight and that was due to my tendency to gluttony and also choosing to indulge in “deceptive food” as Proverbs calls it – processed foods that impact your brain chemistry so that your natural “stop” signals are dulled, and so you eat more.

However, God showed me how to overcome this through his word and I lost weight. I’ve seen many people who are thin, but they are still gluttonous. They just hide the results on their body because they are in bondage to bulimia!

I have an article about this on my blog that I hope helps anyone who is struggling with this issue:

God bless you!

Kimberly Floyd
Take Back Your Temple

By: Angela /blog/index.php/2009/08/26/thinness-is-next-to-godliness/comment-page-1/#comment-19486 Sat, 26 Sep 2009 16:21:18 +0000 /blog/?p=2009#comment-19486 I agree about yoga isn’t good; we have to learn to stay focus on the word and do exercises that doesn’t come from people worshing false gods.
I posted lastnight a site that is awesome for many areas in our lives such as loosing weight, and if by any chance someone is having struggles in their marriage then there is a study called a united front. Go to This has helped me so much, and I believe it will help those who are seeking help on here. Blessings!

By: Angela /blog/index.php/2009/08/26/thinness-is-next-to-godliness/comment-page-1/#comment-19478 Sat, 26 Sep 2009 09:54:37 +0000 /blog/?p=2009#comment-19478 My sugestion is to go to and do the lessons on the Lord’s Table.

By: Angela /blog/index.php/2009/08/26/thinness-is-next-to-godliness/comment-page-1/#comment-19477 Sat, 26 Sep 2009 09:53:11 +0000 /blog/?p=2009#comment-19477 Just reading your comment, and wanted to say I too have struggled with weight since I was 10. Not as early as you, but still at a young age. There is a site called:
Here you will find a site called the Lord’s Table, and you receive a mentor and they teach you biblically on how to loose weight. This is a free site, and it has helped me so much. So, please enjoy and don’t give up.
Be Blessed!

By: LordsLight /blog/index.php/2009/08/26/thinness-is-next-to-godliness/comment-page-1/#comment-19434 Fri, 25 Sep 2009 17:14:38 +0000 /blog/?p=2009#comment-19434 Yoga in not good source of exercise for Christians. The word is associated with meditative practices in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.
In 1989, the Vatican declared that Eastern meditation practices such as Zen and yoga can “degenerate into a cult of the body.” Despite the Vatican statement, many Roman Catholics bring elements of Yoga, Buddhism, and Hinduism into their spiritual practices. From Wikipedia

By: God, Food & the Bible | Womens Ministry Blog /blog/index.php/2009/08/26/thinness-is-next-to-godliness/comment-page-1/#comment-17779 Tue, 15 Sep 2009 21:58:17 +0000 /blog/?p=2009#comment-17779 […] today, I come across this post called Is Thinness Next to Godliness?, which links to a post Does God Want you to be Thin? which links to a post This New Life of Veg. […]

By: Jackie /blog/index.php/2009/08/26/thinness-is-next-to-godliness/comment-page-1/#comment-17550 Sun, 13 Sep 2009 13:16:46 +0000 /blog/?p=2009#comment-17550 I’m right there with you! However, I often nurse a pack of Oreos when I’ve a had a hard day. I need God’s power to fight my selfish will also. Phillipians 4:13

By: Karen Ericson /blog/index.php/2009/08/26/thinness-is-next-to-godliness/comment-page-1/#comment-15886 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 12:38:13 +0000 /blog/?p=2009#comment-15886 It’s all in what you focus on. Here’s what Jesus said-
Matt 6:31-34

31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

When I was 23 my doctor told me that I needed to exercise 20 minutes a day to get rid of muscle cramps, migraine and prevent diabetes. I’m basically a clumsy, non-athletic type and the only way I could do this is to forget becoming an athlete and just enjoy walking, biking, and stretching. I’m 49 now and can still do whatever I want. When I quit focussing on being an athlete it was much easier to do 20 mins a day. I chose to focus on how good it feels in my muscles and pray while I work out. I can handle 20 minutes.

I believe it’s the same for food- my doctor told me not to eat prepared foods but real food. For some reason in the US we associate “feeling better” with food. While eating well does make us feel healthy, our inner feelings are best healed by studying the Bible and praying each day. Too much sugar is a depressant. Exercise also relieves stress and anger and provides energy. But both are only temporary solutions for inner heartache. It takes a daily quiet-time with prayer, confession and Bible Study to get the joy we all seek.

Another trap I fall in- is to get caught up in how things taste and not listen to my body tell me it’s full. I find comfort in Jesus words that we don’t need to worry or think so much about food, being thin, or what we wear (as long as it’s modest). I’ve chosen to have “eat right and exercise so I can do whatever I want as I age” as my objective. It takes the pressure off for thin perfection- which isn’t what’s most important anyway.

Joni Eareckson Tada is a great example of an extremely beautiful woman who’s blessed so many lives. It’s the Spirit in her heart that makes her so beautiful, and her humility and willingness that makes her able to serve God.