Balancing Act

Zero balance are two words that I love to hear when it comes to my credit card account.  It’s a great feeling to know I have some freedom, I owe nothing and my account is in good standing.   Zero balance is not necessarily  what I want to hear when it comes to my prayer life’s bank account.  No prayer, no power is what my former pastor used to say.  It’s hard to experience any spiritual growth without making deposits and balancing things out daily.   Some days you may feel you have lots of time and other days you don’t have as much, so we all have to make choices in our balancing acts. I am here to let you know, you can do it. You can keep an active lifestyle and maintain a healthy balance in prayer and devotion to God. Take five minutes today and make a deposit.

Thought: Today I choose to meditate and pray. I will be like a rock and just sit still.

Ecclesiastes 4:6 Better is a handful of quietness than two hands full of toil and a striving after wind.

New Beginnings

Sometime I have to just start over. I get off track, I lose focus and I don’t always stick to the goals I have planned. I have to constantly remind myself of the beginning whenever I’m trying to live healthy and eat healthy.  I must focus on the genesis, that  initial starting point. I start to remind myself of the commitment made, the desire to do better and take care of this temple God gave me.   I remind myself of the promises of God. When we start to feel alone or stagnant we can always start over. God is with us and for us. I love how the Bible shows us that living on pitch is not a solo act.  In reading Genesis, two words stood out in chapter 1 verse 26 then God said, “let us”.   We need God, the Creator and Lord of all.  He doesn’t need us. It starts with God and a “let us” mentality.  Do you have a new beginnings prayer? 

Here’s mine: Dear Lord I need You and I am totally relying on your help. I don’t want to do anything without you. Help us stay in tune and focused, let us start over, let us make the right choices to reach our goals and let us desire to please you.  Amen.

It’s All God

71b07f1a8ee690ee43f911f1e7c6fdb5About a year ago, I  went to the doctor for a specific health issue.  I had to have a minor surgical procedure as a result and thought everything would be just fine, so I thought.  The doctor told me I had to be put on medication right away because I had another issue going on.  It was a bad combination of D words that kept playing over in my mind.  I heard the diagnosis,  had to change my diet, felt devastated and depressed then the came the big one…diabetes.  It was a shock to hear I had an illness.  I had to lose weight. I  had to face the truth and deal with this new reality.  I worked hard to become more educated, eat right and started to incorporate  more exercise in my life.  I am no longer depressed about it and I have good and bad days but I remain focused on living a healthier lifestyle.  I learned a lesson through this diagnosis.  It led me to make a decision to trust God to see me through every challenge I face.  I, of course had to do some things differently  but God didn’t.  He was already doing the same thing.  God was still being God.  God was still in control so I knew I could trust Him to be unchanging and unfailing. It’s a daily decision to trust Him with my health issues and my actions.  God knows the plan and the purpose so I must trust it’s all working out for my good.