Thursday, January 23, 2014
I have had a lot of post-stroke pain over the past 3 years. To deal with it and for the strength and motivation to move through and beyond the pain I call out to my Lord Jesus Christ.
I grew up Southern Baptist and we use to say God all the time as a child in the church.
Since I had my Stroke I have had a lot of left-side weakness/ pain/ swelling and arthritic pain on my right side, I have started to call on my Lord Jesus Christ. It brings me such strength and peace. And for today I am ever so grateful and I know I am living and prospering with God' s grace, mercy and blessing. And I know for me He is one and the same, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Thursday, January 02, 2014
I heard in a 12 Step Program that fear is false events appearing real. Also that one cannot be in fear and faith at the same time. I do not wholeheartedly endorse that point of view. I have also heard that courage is faith in spite of fear, and the beat goes on...
My mantra and prayer today is FAITH. My acronym for -
F - Forever and
A - Always
I - Intuitively
T - Trusting
H - Him (my God, Lord Jesus Christ Almighty, Father, Son and Holy Spirit).
Friday, October 25, 2013
I read a lot of spiritual writings on my weight loss journey. Why? Because I do a lot of the tried and true things that are recommended by the experts and programs that supposedly work for weight loss and I am sporadically stalled. So I have surmised that a lot of my problems are in my head, emotions, mental, subconscious.
Pursuant to that line of thought, the Dalai Lama states that "the worse feelings are anger, hate and fear". I think I have to work on my anger and fears.
Another guide I use is the King James Version of the Holy Bible, specifically the Book of Proverbs, chapter 16, verse 18 (16:18),"Pride goeth before destruction and a haughty spirit before the fall". This translates for me to accept my failings and weaknesses in the area of food and exercise, to do something about it daily and to never think I got it beat. I have to be vigiliant, not harsh, but consistent, consistently monitoring my diet and exercise.
I know that I have a higher power who will work with me, will help me and it is only through God's grace and blessings that I will be able to lose this weight and keep it off one day a time.
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
My weight loss efforts have not been working to my satisfaction for the past 3 months.
I have stepped up my efforts by tweaking my food plan, increasing and changing my exercise and for inspiration I read books by Joel Osteen, Evangelist- I Declare, Live Your Best Life, Friday, etc...
Some of the things he says really resonates with me...(I'm paraphrasing)
Do your best and God will do the rest
The rest of your life can be the best of your life
I am the victor, not the victim
A setback is a set-up for a comeback
It takes the same amount of energy to Believe as it does to worry
Strive to become a better person instead of a bitter person
And especially for me, more than a survivor, a success!
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