This week I started back working out and eating healthy. Although eating salads is like eating sadness and my hair even hurts I am so sore, but I am already feeling better. What I have realized is that I chose to not give my attention and effort to my health the last few months. I grew a business and kept my kids fed with clean underwear (most of the time), but I was living off carbs and caffeine. And I could feel it mentally, physically, and even emotionally.
So, for the last 5 days, I have moved my body and chose healthy foods. I chose not to eat at Carraba’s and make food at home. I ate a salad instead of pizza at Blaze. And I didn’t eat my kid’s Bojangles leftovers. It was these small choices through the week that kept me on track to reaching my goals of where at least my leggings aren’t tight anymore.
I have realized that anytime you allow yourself to come face to face with reality on where you are, and set goals of where you want to be, things shift. I have also realized the same in my Spiritual life. The last month my husband and I have had some crazy and stressful things happen. We also have a huge family decision to make. I felt weary and weepy. My beautiful friend Dana Birdwell texted me that she was thinking of me and sent me a Scripture for encouragement. I had tears when I looked down because I realized that I totally trusted in my worry way more than God. Can you relate to that?
The scripture she sent is our Scripture for the week. I have read it every day and spent more time with God this week. It’s a choice for me to allow fear and worry to play games in my mind, or to replace it with God’s Word and Peace. I don’t know what you are going through right now but I do know that God is there and He is waiting on you to bring your stresses so He can replace them with His wisdom. You are so loved!
So, I encourage you this next week to take it one meal at a time, one prayer at a time, one worry at a time, and one Peace at a time. You are never alone!
Prayer of the week:
Lord, I ask you that you help us release our stress and worry to you. I pray we can be disciplined in the small things that will help us grow our Faith for the future. Show us where we need to trust you more.Help me hide your Word in my heart and be light out in the dark world.In Jesus name,
Scripture of the week:
“I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Psalm 16:8
Tool of the week:
This week I want you to memorize this Scripture and meditate on it. Repeat it, write it down, and journal to God what it means to you. Are you shaken? Well, through Jesus Christ you can learn to stand with steady feet and Peace in your hearts. Fix your eyes on Jesus this week, every day, every minute, and every second.