Every day I think of how I can improve my life - whether it be kindness to others, health, fitness, cooking for my husband & I, social life, generosity, finances etc. And every day seems to run away and into the next.
I am sick of wasting every day running into the next and have decided to make a break into a more exciting, healthy, worthwhile future! Not just for me but for my family - if you are not good for yourself - you are certainly not going to be any good for anyone else. Also I have said on many occassions to my family & friends "God will only help those who helf themselves!" Well it is time I took heed more and make the most of every second of every minute of every hour of every day of every week etc. of the rest of my life.
I feel health spiritually & then physically is probably a good place to start.
My husband & I do Word for Today each morning & this morning's reading was very appropriate to begin the new regime! I will share it with you ...
How Badly Do You Want It?
Monday, 21 May 2012 01:06
Matthew records: 'A Canaanite woman...came to Him, crying out, "Lord...my daughter is suffering terribly from demon-possession" ...He answered, "I was sent only to...Israel...It is not right to take the children's bread and toss it to their dogs." "Yes, Lord," she said, "but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table." Then Jesus answered, "Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted."' (Matthew 15:22-28 NIV) This Gentile woman was an outsider, yet she pushed through and got what comfortable insiders often miss. Talk about hurdles! First, Jesus refused to answer her. Next, He said, 'What I have is only for the Jews.' Finally He said, 'It wouldn't be right to give the children's bread to dogs.' Most of us would have walked away offended. Not her! She cried, 'Have mercy on me.' She wasn't asking for what she deserved, she was crying out for what she needed! As a result, Jesus removed every obstacle and answered her prayer. And if you persist, He will do the same for you too. In reality, this woman told Jesus, 'Let the children have the bread, all I need are the crumbs.' Church folks can become so complacent that they neglect the bread, waste the bread, complain about the bread and sometimes don't even come to church to get the bread. But some desperate people pick up the crumbs and find life! They know that if there's power in the loaf, there's power in the crumb. And when a crumb is all you can get, a crumb is all you need. So what do you need from God today? How badly do you want it?
So join me each day as I share with you what I am doing to improving my life step by step.
I really admire the french way of a manicured life, especially as far as their health is concerned - you don't see too many obese woman in Paris! So I am going to take a leaf out of their way of living and try it out!
This is an extract from funfamilyvacations.org -
6. Don’t eat cooked butter in the morning
Just People in America do this, because of that, they are plump. It’s okay to smear uncooked butter around your tartine or slice of bread, but God restricts you to attempt in preparing an egg with butter — or else you will turn out to be overweight. Right after midday, needless to say, feel liberated to consume the maximum amount of rendered fat as you desire.
SoulFood: Deut 14-17, Mark 10:35-52, Ps 93, Pr 11:30-31