Remember Your Past. Celebrate Your Gifts from God!

Jan 13, 2021 | Bible & Beans Blog

Celebrating four years of a

joy fueled journey to healthy holy living!

4 year ketoversary

Today is a special day in my journey to healthy holy living. Four years ago, I stumbled on the life-changing gift of a low-carb lifestyle and intermittent fasting. All because of a random conversation with a girlfriend. Today I’m having a random conversation with you. Over coffee. Don’t forget the coffee!

Back to my friend. We were discussing hormones. I was complaining about my slow weight loss over the 10 months of my “quitting sugar” journey. Surely giving up all sweets and factory processed food would have better results? Not. Sigh. I had absolutely zero idea how carbohydrate intolerant my metabolism was at the time.

The conversation truly piqued my interest. I recalled she mentioned “fasting” and some doctor I had never heard of. Jason Fung, MD. A nephrologist out of Toronto treating his diabetic patients with some secret formula.

Although, thanks to Dr. Google, the secret is getting out. I typed “hormones and fasting” into the search bar and landed on Dr. Fung’s short 5-part video series “What is Fasting?” Bingeing on Dr. Fung videos into the wee hours of that night changed my life forever.

As God already had my attention as far as my health was concerned, I believe 100% deep down in my soul this new-to-me information was a direct gift from Him. Never hearing the word “ketogenic” in my life, I’m still amazed on that very day I committed to a way of eating that would change my life forever. No more bread, potato, or pasta for this gal. How strange…those were the staples of my diet! But look at all the whole, rich foods offered from His bounty. Bacon included. Hallelujah.

Fast forward to today, I’m celebrating 1,461 days of walking in this healing journey with Him. How does He meet me in this celebration? Right in His Word first thing this morning, of course. Perhaps the words He shares today will spark some curiosity or ignite a flame as you contemplate your own journey of healing.

Ephesians 2:12-13 “…remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.”

Oh boy, do I remember how far away I lived from Christ. Not a day goes by in which I don’t recall the big hairy mess He delivered me from. Woohoo! God is so good.

And not a day goes by that I ask myself, “Why God? Why me?”

Now I’m not wallowing in that question. I think it’s just a way to check in with myself and my story for His glory. Four years and I still have to pinch myself every single day.

Wouldn’t you know it, He answered my “Why?” question today in His Word, too. Check this out.

James 1:17 “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”

Every. Good. And. Perfect. Gift. My physical, emotional, and spiritual healing is a gift from above. Holy WOW! This is another jaw-dropping gift from Him today as I remember my decades of wandering in the desert–very far from Him. Thank you, Father, for this good and perfect gift.

Friends, your health is a gift from the Father. How awesome is that truth? He wants you to live wholly and holy in Him. He wants your WHOLE self.

The reference to shifting shadows made me examine the corners of my mind. I walked a fickle path for decades; I’d say with my feet shifting in sinking sand. But look at God. He will never shift on us. Cling to that promise as you contemplate these questions:

Need to lose weight, beat back chronic health issues?

Full of emotional turmoil in the current never-ending cycle of bad worldly news?

When’s the last time you picked up the Word to find your source of strength? Peace? Hope? Joy?

Jesus never changes His desire for you. He wants you–body, mind, heart, and soul.

Today, I invite you to join me in this journey to living healthy for Jesus. Trust me, I need this gift from Him each and every day as I battle through the trials of life physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I am so grateful for the foundation and freedom only He provides.

God has used my mess for a message of hope to people struggling to bust through everything holding them back from walking in their best health. I’m still confused and yet extremely humbled He asks me to share this story of healing to inspire, motivate, and encourage you.

Right now, it’s my delight to be teaching a group of 102 women successful first steps in navigating a healthy lifestyle in a 21 day challenge. I strongly believe you can do anything for 21 days. Strongholds surrendered, chains broken, difficult choices being honored by the Father. Such a beautiful time we are experiencing together as we celebrate victories in Jesus every day!

If you’d like to join me in the next challenge, please sign up here so you’ll be the first to know when I announce the next start date: 21 Days in 2021 Wait List.

Are you ready for His gift of healthy holy living? I must repeat this amazing scripture.

James 1:17 “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”

Hope you’re ready to join this fun and rewarding journey to healthy holy living. And if you’re already participating, pass along to a friend who might need a friend in this journey.

Be Joy Fueled,
Christine Trimpe