Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love. I Corinthians 16:13, 14 NKJV

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Can't fall off the wagon...If you never get on

In July things got real. I finally realized the importance to adopt a healthier lifestyle. There are many things I want to accomplish by changing the way I do some things and changing what I eat and drink. I had known that I needed to make this change for quiet some time, but in July I was convicted of the importance to do it now.

It's true that I had attempted to get back to a healthier lifestyle a time or tow and failed. But over the last several month's God had lead me to understand that a healthier lifestyle was light and I needed to live up to the light I had been given. It was truth, the way God intended us to live. It was best, our minds and bodies function much better when we go by the health principals of sunlight, water, fresh air, exercise, rest, healthy diet, and last but certainly not least- trust in God.

The last couple of weeks since my knee injury I've had to take it easy. No more working out with Jennifer Webster on Rise Up program. No more 2 + mile walks at the park. And sadly no more hikes at the state park with my sister. Nope.... I had to take it easy.

It has caused me bouts with discouragement. I have been working towards losing weight and when I could incorporate exercise into my routine I seemed to lose about a pound a week, maybe not every week - but the scales were gradually going down. So now that I am not able to exercise I have been concerned- that I would not continue to lose weight. And even concerned that I may fall off the wagon-what I have fallen off more times than I would like to admit. That's when I was reminded that I hadn't gotten on the it this time. Getting on the wagon would mean that what I am doing is just riding a healthy lifestyle till I got the results that I wanted and then getting off. IT would signify a temporary journey of some sort, but that's not what this is about. This is about me living up to the light that God has given me. This is about my health. This is about my well being. And right now this is about me really acting out all those health principals to the best of my ability. Right now the "trust in God is seriously being put to the test. Sometimes we need to be put to the test not only for us to see where we really stand in that area, but also in order to grow us in that area. I know that this is an area that I've lacked in the past. I believe that God has been working on showing me the importance of this truth.  Trust in God is very important in every area of our lives.

In order to trust God we need to have a relationship with Him. We need to prioritize our time with Him.

Today I would life to leave you with an awesome quote from the book that I just finished reading:

"One of these day soon heaven will open and we will see Jesus coming at the right hand of God. He will be surrounded by millions of angels among whom will be the one that has followed you from your earliest moments. As you look into the face of Jesus, won't it be wonderful to be able to say, "I know you!" ...But greater yet will be the thrill as He looks into your eyes and says, "I know you too!"
In that day, that will be the only thing of importance. Everything else will be nothing without that experience...but it is also true for today as well."

excerpt from Morris Venden's " Hard to be Lost...Good news: God won't give you up without a fight"

1 comment:

  1. All your recent health posts have been so encouraging. Thank you for sharing your journey!


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