Hi, my name is Nancy Malinchok, and this is the story of my journey with Weigh Down Ministries. I struggled with my weight from an early age, I knew I was different from my sisters (one a twin) because Mom had to drag them to the table and she had to drag me away from it. I knew instinctively that I was different I just didn't know why. In 2004 I read the Weigh Down Diet and in it Gwen mentioned that she had learned that she had a heart that was greedy for food. When I read that I stopped and thought about that and it was then that I realized that this was my problem too. A heart greedy for food or anything is called SIN! Mark 7:20-23 tells us: "What comes out of a man is what makes him 'unclean.' For from within out of men's hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and make a man 'unclean.'" I repented and cried out for God's help. He is faithful and merciful, when I cried out for His help He walked all the way with me on this amazing journey.
I've not shared this part of my past until recently but I struggled with bulimia from about the age of 14. I hated what I was doing but I did not know how to stop. I want you all to know there is HOPE! With God's help you can be set free from any eating disorder. You can be set free from any "thing" or wrong attitude that has mastery over you. That IS freedom! I have lost 65 pounds by applying the principles I've learned through the Exodus out of Egypt Change Series and the Weigh Down Advanced Series. My weight came off easily and fast without exercise. Now when I exercise it is because I want to and not because I think I have to in order to manage my weight.
Weigh Down is mere Christianity and through these classes I've learned to trust God, to wait upon Him and to follow His leading for my life hour by hour, day by day. By putting this day by day decision into practice it has allowed my relationship with God to grow and for me to love and trust Him more. I am not special, if I can do this so can You! You CAN choose Change! I did and as a result I have a growing relationship with God the Father through His son Jesus Christ and He can and will fill your heart too, more than any "thing" ever could.
Well, my life changed forever upon finding Weigh Down back in 2004-2005 and since I first wrote my testimony change has continued! When I first found Weigh Down I knew I needed to lose weight. By God's grace and mercy the weight I lost has remained off. What I don't think I realized back then was that not only did God want to rid my heart of the roots of greed for food, self, laziness, etc. But He also wanted to grow me up to maturity in Christ. I now know that God wants me to grow to maturity in Christ is all areas of my life so that I might be a more affective vessel through whom He may work. My relationship with Him, especially recently, is growing ever deeper. I cry out to Him more and more. He is helping me to run this race faster and to dig deeper into this relationship with Him.
Recently I read somewhere that we can either go forward or backwards But we cannot stay the same, this is especially true of our personal relationship with God. Nothing is more important than continuing on (forward) in your personal relationship with God, it is your salvation! That is my purpose in life now, to grow more in Love with God every day for the rest of my life. My heart's desire now is to find God's lead for me daily and to share this wonderful message of Hope and Truth with others who are longing to have a closer walk with God Almighty. It is exciting and a blessed opportunity to live wholeheartedly for God Almighty.
Please don't wait another minute, choose Change NOW!