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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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To do the will of my Heavenly Father for my life. That he may be glorified in everything I do.

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

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1/23/2015 3:26:22 PM

Hey Carol...I'm back below my preholiday wt...yes wouldn't think it could take so long to get ballenced out and body burning fat's crazy...I was worrying when I kept going up on the scale....then it stayed there..then slowly started back down to my pre-holliday wt...I don't know how the maintainers do it...I hope to have learned enough about myself and understanding my body by then that I won't just let the wt. keep escalating like I have in the past...I would say not past 5lbs...then no more than 10...before you know it...more than before...that's the part I hate the worst...the more than before....I'm feeling stronger..walking better..I had a small hickup...tried bad knee hurt for a full wk...and that was sad to my wt. loss...but what I know now Is I pushed too hard too fast..write more after class starts... emoticon

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1/12/2015 10:30:12 AM

Carol--thank you for the tough love...I really needed it..I have been working but not hard enough...I have been slowed by the weather here some but this wkend I went dn.3pds...back to pre holiday and some...back on are a great friend and a very good motivator...see you have had a lot of experience wife gasps..still when I say..yes..I'm still trying to loose wt...I understand her feelings..and know that by me trying to eat better she will too...but that will only go so far..she has to want to be down some..when she sees me at 50 pds. dn..I think then it will hit's time to make the move...she already is eating better...sometimes..came home from mc.dees...with two side sallads to go with our meal sun...good move I praised her on the choice and the salad was actually really good..all for just a buck....too...I keep telling her I'm never really that hungry...but I have the want to let myself feel some hunger..from time to that natural..part of the process or am I going wrong..I just don't want to be scared of being a little empty stomached from time to time...even the pple in the bible did without....grasshoppers and honey...don't know if I could do that...might try this summer...I'm like said chocolate covered insects just tasted like candy...he ate in the Philippines....any..goto go next class...just telling you ..your great..and I love you in a Christ you are..and you have motivated me....I'm back on track..and full of steam...moving harder than before...ran my first 5 yrs..sat...slow time..but I'll take it..rico emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon sorry had to change campuses...My 5k was a virtual one from here on sp...have you ever tried a virtual's a blast...I run/walk against ppl. from all over the it's free...that's what I don't get from other ppl. if something this wonderful is offered to you free why not take it...I tried to get ppl. interested last go around this time I'm focusing on me and the ppl. I surround myself with here at SP..if I reach someone off line..then that is great but I'm not focusing on self being is too important..Yes I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.....I'm working with a couple on Wed. church classes...both are new Christians and new to's amazing....they are just like babes in Christ...and the book were studing on is on becomming a stronger it's good for all....but were almost to choose a new one...hope God leads me to the right one..I know He have a wonderful day Carol...hope you don't mind I chatted so much..just had a lot to say.....I'm your biggest fan...go team Griff...rico emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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12/23/2014 10:14:21 PM

Griff wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas..I'm working hard during break to try loose a lb. or two...walked and did ab crunches today...working on the punching bag and riding my bike tomorrow..if the weather holds chance of us getting a white xmas here what about yall...Hope you are doing well and still wife keeps on promising she will start walking with me, but I'm not holding my breath..she knows I will go on without her...which I think is easier for her to not start...I have found a walking friend while in school...we walk the halls before school starts...she is fast and it pushes me hard...I keep pushing myself with the virtual 5ks too...trying to get the times lower each race...hope to do plenty more before I do a real's hard to push myself to walk without Willie...but I'll get used to it some day...still miss him...I have got goals to be under 200 somewhere in March...may or may not happen..but that is my long term goal..I'm steadily still loosing wt...not going to weigh in this wk..will next wk...I'm trying my best to eat good and pay attention to my body signalling it's know that is not easy after not paying attention to it for a long time....even last time I was on sp...I still wasn't listening to my body close enough...I haven't had to use any tums or pain meds this time...I think that is a good sign I'm listening closer to my belt keeps getting looser..I chopped off a lot of it two weeks ago and have already moved up two more holes...can't wait to get another one that actually fits me right...maybe I'll get one for xmas...haha..well I got to get ready for bed...have been doing a lot better sleeping lately been working on my breathing before I sleep...never knew it effects the sleep so much...3 days in a row I got 8 hrs. or streak I've had in a long time.....Have a wonderful xmas...sorry I have'nt written in a while...been pretty busy with bbgames and parties and all...your friend in Christ ...Rico emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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