Blessings Journal

 

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Remember this song?

“Count your many blessings.  Name them one by one.         Count your many blessings.      See what God Has done.”

How often do you get over loaded and burdened with the struggles of life? Do you notice your blessings? Have your struggles and disappointments overwhelmed you? Stress can be caused by just looking at what you see. Wish I had a dollar for every time God spoke these words to my heart as I looked at what I saw and became over stressed. Continue reading Blessings Journal

Discouraged

“Discouraged” was written last month. Today is  day 5 of victory. ________________________

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My child, as you proceed, you will grow in confidence. As you learn, you will grow in confidence.

Am I too skinny?

My child, focus on obedience to Me and allow Me to be in control. I will decide where your weight needs to be. Continue reading Discouraged

My Fall

 

 

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Bicycle Fall May 2011

Every now and then we fall. This picture is from a bicycle fall in May 2011. My weight loss plan then was to ride a bicycle to lose weight and get in shape.

With that fall, I got in a shape alright, ended up in surgery with added cadaver bone, 7 screws, a metal plate, physical therapy, and two months in a wheelchair. I think I’d call that “in a shape”.

Just recently I had a spiritual fall. It didn’t hurt as much physically, except Continue reading My Fall

Focus, My Child

 

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Lord, I ate all the seafood last night. Well, I think I did leave one bite, but I lost my focus. Now this morning I’m bloated. How can I lose weight eating like this? What do I do? Do I start over again since I ate all the seafood?

Wait until you are hungry before you eat again.  You didn’t eat all the meal, only the seafood. My child, I want you to hunger for Me.

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This week’s magazine promise. Yea, right!

Lord, do I give up breaded fried foods too?

My child, it won’t hurt you.

Lord, I’ve already given up sweets.

My child, I gave up ALL for you. Do you think giving up fried foods or sweets is too much for you to sacrifice?

Sigh. No, Sir.

Then do it. Remember . . . focus on My Presence, not your food.

Yes Sir.

Renew your focus. Keep looking at Me. Your mistake at last night’s supper was not eating the food. No,  it started when you looked at the food and your heart filled with desire. I want you to desire Me more than your food. Desire Me, My child, and you will be blessed beyond your comprehension, more than a seafood meal.

Yes Sir. Help me keep my eyes on You and Your will with all I say and do, including the food I eat.

Lord, I’m having company for supper and serving their favorite- fried pork chops. What do I eat?

My child, I will lead you at that moment in time. I want your focus not on meal planning, but rather on seeking Me- My Presence. Focus on Me and I will lead you to your victory.

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Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
                                                   For they shall be filled. Matthew 5:6 NKJV

So let’s keep focused on that goal, those of us who want everything God has for us. If any of you have something else in mind, something less than total commitment, God will clear your blurred vision—you’ll see it yet! Now that we’re on the right track, let’s stay on it. Philippians 3:15-16   The Message

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  1. Focusing on God’s Presence
  2. Home of Grace picking up donations
  3. Friends calling and coming to eat supper with us.
  4. Got patio washed off.
  5. Feeling peaceful

 

Victory, Weight Loss, & Blessings

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Go to God for victory.

Lord, I read my food journal and realized I had peach cobbler with ice cream without thinking. It was only two spoonful’s, but none the less it was dessert. I thought I had made it 9 days without desserts. Lost my victory. Continue reading Victory, Weight Loss, & Blessings

Losing Weight & Blessings

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He even helps with losing weight.

Day 1- Lord, I think I over ate at supper. I know I did. How will my reach my weight loss goal if I keep this up? I wanted to eat everything. It was hard not to.  I was hungry and could have inhaled it. But extra food won’t help me with losing weight. And I know I need to drink more water, but that’s hard for me too. Continue reading Losing Weight & Blessings

Hearing From God (Not Just My Weight Loss Counselor)

(This post is not about weight loss or counseling, but due to a request from a dear blog friend. She writes about life from the other side of the world and keeps her identity hidden. But you can check out her blog:               https://susieshy45.wordpress.com

Lord, my friend asks, “How do you hear from God?” What do I tell her?

Tell  her to listen for My quiet voice of love spoken deep within her heart. Listen for My words calling her name. Tell her to answer, “Lord, here I am,” and I will speak to her heart. I am calling her now. Tell her I never yell or scream. Tell her to listen for the still quiet voice. Tell her that I love her more than she’ll ever know. Continue reading Hearing From God (Not Just My Weight Loss Counselor)

Trust

 

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Blessings of New Food Plan, ASK – Day 2 & 3

Day 2 Blessings:

1. Having granddaughters with me in church. They sat quietly too.            2. I was able to precook lunch, get myself and two little girls ready for church, and arrived on time. Wow! Miracles happen everyday.                    IMG_95893. Watching Hubby play his guitar on stage with church orchestra.                                 4. It threatened to rain out church event   at the park, but it only sprinkled a little.  5. Watching granddaughters play at the park.                                                 6.Visiting with friends and family.

Thank you Lord for the beautiful rainbow.  Continue reading Blessings of New Food Plan, ASK – Day 2 & 3

Lying scales, No Weight Loss

Lord, I know I weighed first thing this morning, but I’m thinking about getting on these scales again before I eat breakfast? Maybe the numbers went down. I want to see. What do You think? Continue reading Lying scales, No Weight Loss