I know the Lord has been pressing this hard on my heart.
I am now going to stop ignoring and obey.
I thought about doing it privately. Just like the many many times before.
I believe there are others like me. Tired, no energy, hard time breathing, thyroid issues, heart palpitations, digestive problems, aches in the knees and hips and back and head, allergies, tight clothes, running out of sizes,confused about GMO's, gluten, flour, wheat, rice, almond milk, diet, hating the scale,elevated blood pressure, Did I say NO ENERGY?
That is you? Oh good I am not alone. Whew, the Lord said I wasn't.
I have been obese for many years. Yes OBESE. That is what my medical chart says. In November our work did their annual "health" screenings. Always free of charge and is suppose to encourage you to get healthy.
Mine came back with not so good results and honestly I was not surprised. The Lord has been bugging me about this for a while...remember.
What is a girl to do who is now 41 years old, day job where I sit all day, and weighs 338lbs?
Get healthy that is what!!!
Let me tell you what I am NOT doing:
going cold turkey on unhealthy foods
tossing everything " bad" out of my house
start walking 5 miles every night
drink only water all day
keep a 1000 a day calorie intake
These are all setups for failure. I know I have done them all.
Let me tell you what I AM doing:
increase my water intake and choose soda pop less
modify things I love to eat with healthier versions, but still enjoy a treat
Walking in the evenings before summer gets here
DONT focus on calories. Focus on less carbs and more protein
Obey my Lord and lean on Him every step of the way
I am going to be honest I dont know HOW to loose weight. But I know HOW to pray.
I BELIEVE this victory was already won for me at Calvary.
I just have to accept, follow, my Lord.
I don' own a scale. I do have a gym memebership there is one there. I don't plan on weighing myself unless I feel the need to. My clothes can speak clearly to me.
So here I am...
Yep. Actually I have lost 5 lbs, per my doctor, since Christmas. :)
I did take my measurements. Yep it was painful.
It is my desire in life to live for Jesus.
I seen this statement on fb the other day.
It is from Elisabeth Elliot at Peak313fitness
"We can not give our hearts to God and keep our bodies for ourselves"
This sure hit home with me.
So, anyone else want to join me? Encourage each other? I have a wonderful support system at home, I do know that not everyone does. I am here for you. Maybe you don't need to loose weight, but you want to get healthier, or maybe you could be a blessing to someone else.
I will have giveaways along the way. I am so excited to share them with you!!!
Every year for the past few years I have done the One Word.
Works way better then making resolutions.
Last year the word I chose was JOY. To seek JOY in everything I do. Let me tell I failed miserably at finding JOY in exercising, eating right.
BUT I had found JOY in cleaning my home, cooking, helping others.
For me cooking and cleaning with JOY was such a victory!!
Can I tell you how much it has strengthened my marriage and my walk with the Lord.
This year I prayed and prayed for the Lord to put something in my heart.
A few weeks ago he did. It is a word that so fits what I need.
Isn't the Lord wonderful that way.
Last night at our new year's eve pray in service the word came forth like a ton of bricks. I actually had to stop and write it down.
Like everyone reading my blog..I struggle with things in my walk with God. It's ok he knows. He knew long before I ever knew and as always he has the answer.
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to GOD must believe that He is, and that He is a re-warder of those that diligently seek Him.-Hebrews 11:6
For 2014...My ONE word is BELIEVE.
See I bring prayers for others before the Lord and Believe that he will answer them.
But do I honestly believe he will answer mine. I seek him but do I believe he hears me.
In 2013 my family went through some hard things, just as yours did.
I prayed and some were answered and some were not, just like yours.
I have been diligently seeking him but honestly not believing 100% that he would answer me.
Just like the scripture says... MUST BELIEVE THAT HE IS.
In the still small voice that I know is my father in heaven he whispered to me...Believe.
Believe that I will meet you financial needs
Believe that I will strengthen your marriage
Believe that I will heal your broken heart
Believe that you will be a part of Ayva's life ( our grand daughter)
Believe that you can become healthy
Believe that your business will grow
Believe that I have you in the palm of my hand
Believe that your children will grow in me
Believe that I will fill you with my Holy Spirit with the evidence in speaking in tongues.
BELIEVE that I gave you victory in all these things and more at the cross where I laid down my life for you.
Writing this post brings tears and hope to me. Oh isn't it glorious when we hear from Him. I wish each of you were sitting right here with me, I so feel him tugging at my soul..Believe..Believe.
SO for 2014, I will Believe in my God as I have never before.
This year, just like last I am giving away something to help remind you all year of your One Word, one of the Heart keeps like mine in the picture above. I keep that at my craft desk where I spend alot of time.
TO WIN, you must be a follower, comment on this post what your one word is. You can even share why if you would like. You get a BONUS if you share on your blog and another bonus if you share on FB. I have this on my cynzplace fb page you can click it at the top of my blog. I will make it any color you choose or you can have the same as mine and the tag will have your One Word.
I pray that your One word helps you grow. Whatever that one word is.