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JESUS FIRST - Seek him while he may be found

My name is Carol Im 51yrs old before coming to sparkpeople I had lost 100lbs on my own no surgery no pills just alot of hard work and putting Jesus First in my life. Since I have been here I have lost an additional 110lbs all to the Glory of the Lord!!

I could have not done this without my Jesus I cried out to him and he answered me.

2 Samuel 22:7
In my distress I called to the LORD;
I called out to my God. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came ...
My name is Carol Im 51yrs old before coming to sparkpeople I had lost 100lbs on my own no surgery no pills just alot of hard work and putting Jesus First in my life. Since I have been here I have lost an additional 110lbs all to the Glory of the Lord!!

I could have not done this without my Jesus I cried out to him and he answered me.

2 Samuel 22:7
In my distress I called to the LORD;
I called out to my God. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came to his ears."

Psalm 34:17
"The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.

The Lord has truly blessed me during this journey. He has helped me to grow and mature in him. He has taught me what it means to be disciplined, determined and dedicated in his word, in my prayer life and in my walk with him. I found out that when you DO his word you will be blessed.

James 1:22-25
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law,the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts,he will be blessed in his doing.

I tried so many times to lose weight to no avail. But when I put Jesus first and I asked him to help me, to give me the wisdom I needed to fight this fight of weight loss in his strength and not my own he gave me the VICTORY!!

I had many crying sessions with him and he taught me to set my eyes on him and stay in prayer, not how much weight I have to lose or how long it would take me. .

Luke 11:1
The disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray. Notice they didnt ask him to teach them to preach, walk on water, raise the dead or cast out demons.
When Jesus prayed people saw the difference. Prayer is where the war is fought and victory is won.

Many people ask me what is my secret to weight loss and I simply say prayer. If prayer was important to Jesus shouldn't it be important to us?

Luke 5:16 But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.

The only place you will find rest is in Jesus. Seek him in prayer and slip away to your secret place and spend time with him. He longs to hear from you, to talk with you, to spend time with you.

John 5:30
By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.

How much do we do on our own initiative? Is it not the great sin to take matters into our own hands and we find ourselves in bondage to it. Ask him to show you, guide you, lead you total surrender to him.

I love Jesus, not for what he does for me but simply for who he is.

Luke 18:8
when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?

Will he find anyone who will take him at his word? Trust him, get to know him, All that you are going through, all the ups and downs of your life, the obstacles, the chaos he knows about them he sees you and hears you. Spend time with him in prayer believe me once you do your whole life will be changed. Jesus is your answer to everything in your life. He loves you more than you know.

Please dont die without knowing Him, give your life to him and seek him while he may be found.

Jesus first
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My Goals:
To do the will of my Heavenly Father for my life. That he may be glorified in everything I do.

Its all about him

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Spending time with Jesus everyday talking with him, praying with him, worshipping him.

Its all about him.


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I am a certified personal trainer all glory to the Lord!!

I give unto the Lord everything I am To deny myself and follow him.

Its all about him.

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Weight train 3x's a week.

Boxing 2x's a week

All to the glory of God!!!!

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PHILLIPS661
10/30/2014 8:57:09 AM

Will do..........Puttin up after school today...have a couple of hrs. before I goto my daughters bb game...she's a sr..their team is in a rebuilding stage..new coach and all..she got cut from the starting 5..thought that would tear her apart..no she just rolled with it..shows some maturity...she works as a waitress at her cousins restaurant..and loves it...I think she just like flirting with the boys...good money though...I know you don't join teams..so don't worry about the team..birding..were small but growing..if you see a bird you like think of me..I am always looking for a new bird to add to my life list...last night I went birding..and walked 2 hrs..saw..a great blue Heron, a thousand woodpeckers, a family of flycatchers, and a flicker that was out with his parents...my coolest birds to spot was a pair of grebes never saw some before..just appeared down the river...and I followed them for some time...it's like God sends things our way when we are following his direction...then I went to church..sad..last night for our preacher...small crowd..but like you said God will watch over his church....and I don't mean the building...love you in Christ...your like the sister I never had..thanks for listening...Rico emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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PHILLIPS661
10/29/2014 3:39:31 PM

Griff..I've been meaning to get out the gloves again..my son took it down when he lived here...no reason for him to now...I guess I was always expecting someone in my family to partake with me..but it never happened..so I will do it on my own...get the gloves out and dust them off...my dog chewed on one of them..and the flood may have damaged them..but I'll do what I can with them anyway..so that all is not lost...thank you Griff you always know what to do and say to me...the gloves are going back on...Rico emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PHILLIPS661
10/29/2014 1:30:35 PM

seriously.....Griff..you made my day...I'm crying just reading your words to me...lets not ever go this long..my fault..with out communicating with each other..that's why you are such a great motivator, it's in your communication..you make me feel stronger..you make me feel better about being me...thank you from the bottom of my heart and feel free to write me email or on my page...either one any time..I won't let it go unanswered for long....I'm now not only teaching hs. art..but this yr..I am teaching ms art too...no elem..sometimes I miss them then sometimes I don't just time for me to move on..my school has been so good to me..I thought I was going to have to share a room on one campus..but now I have two separate..awesome..rooms that I've been allowed to refurbish..too cool for school..my only drawback is I have to travel from campus to campus, but that is where I had my motorcycle accident..and how I came back to sp..so everything has a meaning and everything has it's place...and that's something I need to keep in mind....forever..rico emoticon emoticon emoticon



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PHILLIPS661
10/29/2014 10:16:02 AM

Griff just wrote you a long letter and then it was gone..I'll have to start over...hope I don't forget it..well I am a deacon in church now..it's great..feel more connected to our church now..have a grand child named Caiden..he's 6months..and growing fast..parents are both full time students at ASU and workers at wall mart..yeah...they are happy..but need your prayers as well as our church which is in between pastors...we've lost a lot of members because of death...but we will survive..new generation of church members comming..sorry I lost that last letter..was so much better..now I have to rush...my journey back is still the same..but this time I am going to focus on how I feel and look in my cloths..instead of trying to recruit others as much I'm going to focus on me..without being too overly obsessed...which is hard to do..I have incorperated bird watching..which has always been a passion of mine into my program..even have a team I started called birding across America...come see it if you have time love to have you as a birding member..if your into that..well I'll chat later..hope not to long in the future..I was blown away by seeing my bulldog on your friends..it was like God saying..you still need that connection...Griff is the one who will walk with you through your journey and you will succeed if you still believe in yourself...and I still do..I don't want to be overweight all my life..this is long enough...got my energy back and then some....thank you for being my friend all this time...Rico emoticon ps...I have added you to my friend list as phillips661 or you can chat on phillips66..same person just different attitude....in some ways...not others..it's complicated..but it will work for me...good to talk with yu again..Rico emoticon

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PHILLIPS661
10/9/2014 12:20:07 AM

wow don't seem like it's been so long...I'm back...starting over...trying to get to feeling and looking like my old self again...I never recovered from my running probs. so I took a long break...but now I am back...your last pic was amazing...couldn't believe seeing my pic in your friend box out of all the friends you have that was mind blowing....I wish you the best..bet your training others to do as good as you have done...take care rico emoticon emoticon oh yeah...I was Phillips66, now phillips661 love to hear from you... emoticon

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