Recommitted–Twice Over

Weight Loss… it’s a difficult road. If you are overweight you know exactly how hard it is.

If you’re one of my usual readers you know I have struggled for years. You have read my unfinished story. The saga continues…

It has been a few months since I have worked out. I’ve become lazy and more sedentary. (not good!)  I have known just by the way I feel that I have been gaining weight and needed to do something about it. I’ve been angry with myself. I’ve felt discouraged because I hadn’t seen any results when I had been working at it after having been so sick. (My family and I had had terrible colds, lasting many weeks, thrice over the past 2 years).

For the past couple weeks I’ve sat knowing I need to change my habits and get back into my fitness routines, yet at the same time I was thinking, “What can I do? How can I change this?” Then I remembered some wise words I had spoken to others–JUST MOVE!

Yeah, I was taking my own medicine.

This week I jumped off the self-pity train, recommitted myself, and got back on the Fitness Wagon. For the past 2 days I have been kicking my own behind. Do I hurt? Oh yeah! But I’m not going to let that stop me. It’s a good pain.

This morning I did a weigh-in. I didn’t want to do it, but I knew I had to. I was shocked. I knew I had gained, but it was more than I thought I had.

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I’m glad that I made the choice to do better for myself. Not only that, I have a family that needs me too.

With all of that said, last week I recommitted my life to Christ. I had not walked away from Him, I just wasn’t as serious in my relationship with God as I used to be.

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Maybe you’ve been struggling with losing weight or to break a bad habit. Or maybe you, too, haven’t been totally committed in your relationship with God.
Don’t be dismayed. Recommit!
Smile and hold your head up high. You can do it this time! If you happen to fall along the way, get up and keep going.
You only fail if you quit.

Now I’m off to plan my workout for today.
Much love and God bless you. ❤

Ask Seek Knock

The past few days have been mentally and emotionally hard on me.
I have been dealing with negative thoughts & emotions–yes, that happens on occasion with me. I have had bouts with depression which sometimes comes and goes in cycles. I have yet to pin point the exact cause, but trust me I’m working on it.

Well, after being mad, upset, and acting basically a “Grizzly Bear with a root canal”, I prayed and asked the Lord to help me because I hate being/acting like that.
Within an hour of praying, my countenance changed. Yeah, I am still slightly irritated about some things, but I’m no longer acting/reacting angrily. This actually amazes me, because the “norm” is a cycle that can last a few days to a couple of weeks before I break out of it.

Why am I posting this, you may be asking?

First, I want to encourage those who go through similar things. Depression and/or other emotional things are not fun to deal with.

Second, I believe in the power of prayer. And I believe we have entered a time where prayers will be answered swiftly. (They certainly were today).

And last, but certainly not least, I want to say THANK YOU–I know there are prayer warriors out there that pray for me and my family.

No matter where you are in life, no matter how you feel, the Good Lord knows and is there to help you through–He’s only a whisper away. You only need to ask.

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? If you then, being evil (sinful), know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!”  Matthew 7:7-11 NKJV

Love & God bless

Judge Not: The one big lie that is destroying America

We’ve all heard it, and many of us have probably used it at one time or another.

Judge Not!

Really? Do you know the full passage of that scripture?

Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’, and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, AND THEN you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
Matthew 7:1-5

This passage clearly says that a person, after turning from his/her sin, can help others–by showing them the error of their ways, as to bring repentance. However, we cannot judge the heart, that’s God’s job.

We must be careful in how we approach it as well. Many forget and use a critical tone and point fingers forgetting that they, too, have sinned.

Jesus is our example. Jesus loves everyone. We should be walking in his footsteps–walk in love.

Do you realize how many [more] souls could be won for the Kingdom, if people were more compassionate and loving? It’s OK to want to help people, but we must do so in love.

Judge Not: The one big lie that is destroying America.

Excerpt:

It has been said that the most frequently quoted Bible verse is no longer John 3:16 but Matthew 7:1: “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.” We cannot glibly quote this, though, without understanding what Jesus meant. When Jesus condemned judging, he wasn’t at all implying we should never make judgments about anyone. After all, a few verses later, Jesus himself calls certain people “pigs” and “dogs” (Matt 7:6) and “wolves in sheep’s clothing” (7:15). … What Jesus condemns is a critical and judgmental spirit, an unholy sense of superiority. Jesus commanded us to examine ourselves first for the problems we so easily see in others. Only then can we help remove the speck in another’s eye – which, incidentally, assumes that a problem exists and must be confronted.”