Saturday, January 27, 2018

Workout - It's Becoming a Lifestyle

Friday Night was the start of my churches marriage conference.  It is something I always look forward to.  I love spending dedicated time to that wonderful man I have been married to for 25 years.  

I have to leave school, come home and change and fix dinner for Scott and I.  There is no time tonight to go to they gym.  I texted Jordan my trainer, "  I don't know who I am anymore.  I actually missed being able to go to the gym today - I really wanted to go.  But no time with the marriage retreat."
He replied, " .... You're doing amazing so keep at it!  You're now part of the "addicted to the gym crowd   Welcome to the club"

My lifestyle has completely changed.  I change into my workout clothes at school and drive straight to the gym.  I work out and then go home.  It is getting to the point that I do not even think about it, I just do it.  I am watching for the "newness" to wear off, but I really enjoy going so hopefully it will not.  

Monday, January 1, 2018

OUCH!!! OUCH!!! OUCH!!!

OUCH!!! OUCH!!! OUCH!!!




God has wasted no time in stepping on my toes in 2018. God put on my heart this devotional, Made to Crave, a few months ago. I even joined the plan on my Youversion Bible app. However, I never started it. God kept tugging on my heart over and over. Well this morning, I started it.
Well God had a message for me today, in more ways than one. This one stepped on my toes and hurt quite a bit.

"I had to get honest enough to admit that I relied on food more than I relied on God. I craved food more than I craved God.
Chocolate was my comfort and deliver. Cookies were my reward. Salty chips were my joy. Food was what I turned to in times of stress, sadness and even in happiness" ~ Lisa Tykhurst, Made to Crave 21 day Devotional Plan, Youversion Bible app.
My word for the year is FAITH! God is already getting started!!!!!1 Ready or not here we go!!!!!!!

Word of the Year: FAITH

Each year I pray for God to give me a word that will help guide, focus and draw me back to His plan for my life.

Last year, the word was "change".  The scripture was Isaiah 64:8 talking about that He is the potter and we are the clay.  Change was good, bad and hard throughout the year and there were a BUNCH of BIG changes all throughout the year.  In fact it became almost comical every time a big change occurred.  However, I took comfort in knowing he was molding me into his image.  

This year, the word came to me early in December.  The word scared me as much as change did last year.  That word could go in so many different directions.  

FAITH

I had to wait a little longer for Him to give me the scripture to go with it.   When it came was both comforted and scared about the year to come.  You see, when God puts as many "changes" in your life as He did in mine last year, you begin to get a little nervous.

The scripture was Matthew 21:21 Jesus replied, Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, 'Go throw yourself into the sea,' and it will be done.  




I am not sure what the mountain(s) will be this year, but after last year I know God's Got This!!!  God is stirring something in me.  I do not know what it is, but I feel the stirring in my soul.    God is preparing me for something and I have to just follow the course until He reveals the "mountain".