And Jesus answered and said to him, “It is said, ‘YOU SHALL NOT PUT THE LORD YOUR GOD TO THE TEST.’ ” ~ New American Standard Bible – NASB 1995 (Kindle Locations 44740-44742).
How often do we try to manipulate HP
even if we phrase it otherwise?
Surely HP can’t blame us, knowing our history as
nobody else possibly could?
After all, surely a loving God wanted healthy,
effective servants, couldn’t he make our valiant efforts
help him out? Then we found Recovery
and that that phrase, Thy will, not mine
be done. But it felt the same. Surely
a healthy body weight was what he’d have for us…
That had to be his will for us! But it’s not.
His will for us is the three-legged stool.
Spiritual, emotional, and spiritual recovery.
And if we have all three we have the right weight, right?
No, if we/re bargaining we lack recovery in one or two or three ways.
You shall not put HP to the test. Surrender means surrender.