Update on Day 5–“Lead Me Not Into Temptation”

NOTE: This post is in reference to a new diet and lifestyle choice that I started on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.  Feel free to skip this post if you aren’t interested.  However, if you are interested, and might like to know how to help me then read on. 


Sunday, October 26, 2014 – Day 5

I have good news!  When we got checked in yesterday I had lost 6.6 pounds and Andie was down 6.8!  As she said, that’s “almost like getting paid.”  It has been a tough beginning, but it’s great to see results on the scale already.  In addition, I have not felt as hungry as I was when I wrote my previous post.  Thank you to those of you who are my praying cheerleaders.  You are making a difference.

One of the things that I know I have to be aware of and avoid is the temptations that are everywhere.  Yesterday we were at a family event and there was pizza, and it smelled really good.   Today, during our family game day, someone made popcorn, and wow that smelled better than the pizza.  Then there was candy being passed around, and I started salivating.  Thankfully, I was able to pray and find the strength to withstand.  The fact that people were excited by our check-in news helped and encouraged me to turn from the temptation.  I know I am weak, however, when I’m on my own.  I need to continually ask God to help me avoid my propensity toward giving in to those tasty temptations that seem to everywhere. 

I was reminded of this verse:

“Keep watching and praying, that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

                                                                                          Matt 26:41 (NASB77)

Thank God that I can turn to Him in my weakness and when I am tempted and He is there to give me strength and help me cope.  I do not have to give in to those cravings, in fact, I can face temptation with victory in Christ.

Next Check-In with the doctor is Thursday evening, October 30.


About bigdbentley

MEET DAVE "BIG D" BENTLEY - A MAN OF MANY HATS I wear a lot of hats in the course of my life. I wear the "husband hat" with my wife, Andie, whom I have been married to for 26 years. I wear the "daddy hat" with my children, Danielle and David, and their spouses, Micah and Tracie. I am privileged to don my "Papa hat" with my two gorgeous grand-daughters, Amaria and Jaydan, and my energetic grandson, Jethro. I wear the "pastor hat" with my church congregation in Wallingford, Vermont. I have served churches in West Virginia, Alabama, Florida and Vermont. In December of last year my wife and I accepted the call to serve in Wallingford, Vermont. In addition to this variety of caps, I am a student, attending Liberty University to receive a Masters in Teaching in Elementary Education as well as secondary Language Arts. My hobbies tend to revolve around my family, so they include, camping, traveling, playing board games, and spending time with them. In addition I enjoy reading, rainy days, listening to and playing worship songs, and cooking.

One response to “Update on Day 5–“Lead Me Not Into Temptation””

  1. praisinggod4ever says :

    Awesome! Keep up the good work, showing yourself an approved workmen (in all things we do as unto the Lord God) and be blessed! Walking in this journey through prayer and other similarities! Your sister in Christ, Ally

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