On the Seventh Day, God Ate a Magnum Ice Cream Bar AND Corn on the Cob, 08SEP
I want to start earnestly returning to my witness that the Lord awakened me to change MANY aspects of my life, to correct my path moving forward, to understand that I was not in charge of me – HE IS IN CHARGE OF ME, if I let Him be. God dreams bigger than we do. So, 4 1/2 years ago, my mental focus and internal conversations with Him led me to Jesus, THEN my physical dramatic change of losing 70 pounds over the course of 9 months was a direct result of my focus on HIM. The changes were SIMULTANEOUS. A new exercise focus gave me stress reduction, and then came my crucial change of eating habits (and thus weight loss). All were all powered by my focus on HIM… Plus I got new friends to compare notes with… I do believe that was ON PURPOSE – so the Lord reminds me to give HIM all the praise and glory!!! I can take no credit for the focus of anything that “I put my mind to”…. that all belongs to the Lord… give credit where credit is due.
WHY? BECAUSE HE WANTS EVERYONE TO KNOW HIM! He uses us for His messengers.
I want everyone (YOU) to know that YOU can call on the LORD to help you lose weight, break bad habits, and live healthier – YOU can do it – if I can do it (and do it again) then you can too.
Call on the Lord and there is no better focusing power. NONE.
Our compliance helps our follow thru.
We all know that the mountain that has to move is us, WE OURSELVES ARE OUR OWN MOUNTAIN.
“Then Jesus told them, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith and don’t doubt, you can do things like this and much more. You can even say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen.”
Yes, the Lord moves mountains – I was and am that mountain that the Lord wants to move.
This mountain means anything holding us back.
Yes, realizing my body was a temple was coupled with my awakening – BOTH started the same week – BOTH took months to see results – BOTH were well worth the time: HIS time and mine.
If the Lord doesn’t build the house, the builders are working for nothing.
If the Lord doesn’t guard the city, the guards are watching for nothing. (Psalm 127)
Focus is good. All good things come from the Lord (James 1:17)
“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”
My weight was holding me back. I realized I had my grandmother’s body before I was 30 years old and she had a stroke at age 60… My cousin Mike died at 52. I had gestational diabetes too…
I lost 70lbs because of the Lord over the course of 9 months – He gave this to me to be a witness to HIM –
I believe that I am to teach, to encourage, to plant seeds in people – that their faith can be their focus.
So, with shoulder surgery and life, I forgot my focus and lost my exercise, and then those carbs snuck back in. I forgot to teach what I was taught, until the Holy Spirit intervened (again) thru the urging of a dear friend… So, it’s time for me to refocus. And re-share…
And on my renewed healthy eating plan, carb snacking is allowed on the SEVENTH DAY. Yes, I can indulge in some carbs that I restrict the rest of the week. This 7th day I had delicious corn on the cob, a perfect peach, and half a Magnum ice cream bar.
Today I am back to a 6 day regime of low carbohydrates…. Healthy foods are easy to find. Foods are for feeding the temple. I am also trying to pick walking back up to reduce stress… The Lord gives focus and great substitute foods and redirection… the Lord is good, the Lord is GREAT!
I am the mountain the Lord needs to move…
They say when the Lord wants to move a mountain, sometimes He hands you the shovel…
Move with me, won’t you?
Find your focus by finding your faith.
I believe in you.
God loves you and I do too!
I will share the ketogenic eating plan too – which may work better with men – my original weight loss was not ketogenic but low carb high protein – anything low carb is best! https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/ketogenic-diet-101
As always check with your doctor and all that jazz!
BELIEVE and look for the tools… Find that the Holy Spirit moves the right motivations and motivators to you. Be real and Be true. Be sustainable. The Lord loves you enough to provide for you! The Lord never changes – the primary sustainable motivator!
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created. James 1:17-18
I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.
Rescue me from my enemies, Lord, for I hide myself in you.
Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground. For your name’s sake, Lord, preserve my life; in your righteousness, bring me out of trouble. Psalm 148