There are days, before I set my feet to the ground, that I say this out loud to God. On those days, I claim this…that God will show me His glory. I also believe that speaking it out loud helps. I am not exactly sure why, just that it does.
Some days I need God to show me more of His glory than others. I am certain God needs to see more of me in His glory as well – but that is another discussion.
Asking for some GLORY today.
Taking some turns today. Praying for the right one.
November 2015 – 315 pounds to yesterday – 115 pounds gone! Two years yesterday -surgery- as well.
Most of the time I don’t consider myself very strong. I find that I doubt myself. Just going along saying yes, of course, why not, even when I don’t want to. Mainly because I feel obligated out of years of friendship. Yesterday I said no. Yesterday I said my feelings were hurt.
Seasons have changed, life has changed, and we have grown. Our children aren’t friends as much as we both would love to say that they are. We care for one another, and will forever love one another. Neither one of us wants to hurt the other, but in doing that have caused more hurt it seems.
Hurt. Growth. Strength. I am hurt. I have grown. I have strength. I have changed.
“We can’t grow in knowledge and grace and never change our minds. When an identity is built solely on a fixed systematic theology, we’re terrified to change our minds. Let’s grow in knowledge.” – Beth Moore
“Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” – 2 Peter 3:18 (NET)
Grow…it is hard to think the same way all of the time. To change, or grow in our thoughts is difficult. Thoughts impact actions. I want to change my thoughts, opinions, and actions. Growing is hard. Changing is difficult.
So I come back to baby steps. One day at a time, one moment at a time. Taking time to believe in myself, and giving thanks whenever I can. Every step we take impacts the moment after. Do we not take the step if we don’t know the future steps? We always go forward, but do we go in God’s grace?
Reflecting today. Taking in God’s grace. Taking a step forward in the knowledge of His love.
Asking for God to give me the grace to let go of former things so that I can embrace what He has for me in the future.
Focusing on the gain (and not weight)!
I am one cheap date.
Really. I like most drinks/cocktails now. I haven’t always been able to drink. I think part of my surgery took the part of my stomach that couldn’t handle alcohol. I know it sounds crazy, but my friends can attest that I would not be able to drink a full glass of anything.
Wine lately has been nice. One or two glasses, and I am done. Cheap – or really expensive, doesn’t matter – same affect. Done. I love that I can enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail now.
What is your go to drink?
Happy weekend! Cheers!