2 Corinthians 9:6-7b: But this I say, He which sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly, and he which sows bountifully shall reap also bountifully. 7a Every man according as he purpose in his heart…
Those familiar with the Kingdom of God know that everything starts with a SEED.
I was reminded of this after I worked out and immediately went into prayer. As I sow my workouts, healthy eating habits, drinking water, sleeping and even laughing those seeds yield an increase. That’s if we sow them knowing that we will REAP A HARVEST.
We should never think that our efforts are in vain. And if your mindset is that pray and ask for clarification and direction in what you need to do next in order to get the results you desire. Ask and You SHALL Receive. Ask in FAITH and be ready to get an answer. It may not be just when you ask but He’s always faithful to lead us in the path that brings prosperity and success in our lives.
That was such an epiphany hearing that in my heart. God knows how to make ALL Grace abound our way. He’s interested in what we are interested in and He promises to PERFECT That which concerns us.
It’s according to what you purpose to do with your seeds of health and fitness. You know your fitness levels and those things that you are still working on. God doesn’t ask us to do things we are not at that level to do. Be patient and YOU WILL REACH EVERY GOAL YOU DESIRE.
Keep Trusting in God at ALL Times No matter what in EVERY AREA of your life. He HAS ALREADY Given us ALL Things that PERTAIN To LIFE and Godliness. It’s up to us to obtain them by FAITH.
Many Blessings to you all and I pray that March is Bringing forth GREAT Rewards this month. I’m doing excellent with keeping away from those desserts and sugary snacks. With God ALL things ARE Possible!
Enjoy the rest of the week!
Love to All!
One of My Goals. I Never Worry Intentionally Because God Tells Me Not Too. When I Find Myself Being Uptight I Recall The Word and I Pray. I Desire to Be Consistently Doing This. Worry and Stress Cause You To Eat More and Have More Pity Parties and Then A Person's Outlook Gets Clouded and That's How Focus Is Lost. NOT THIS MONTH!
First I'm Putting it Out There...NO SWEETS...NO COOKIES, NO CAKE, NO PIES, NO CANDY...NONE! I have realized that the snacks I choose is what's keeping me treading water. That Stops NOW!
The other night The Lord Showed Me How I look at my GOAL Weight. Let Me Tell You That's Motivation Enough to Stop the Madness! Of course it's about my Health. But I'm Being Real...
Having grown up overweight since 4th grade and believing that there was nothing I could do because I was just one of those girls that was supposed to be FAT. That's what they called me. But I had to realize that I Can Change That! With God! And I Have Started The Process. He's My Personal Trainer!
My Main Focus This Month Is To Monitor My Food and Calorie Intake. Because I Ramped Up My Fitness Minutes My Calorie Intake Was Ramped Up. But That Does Not Mean I have to Eat The Maximum Amount of Calories Allowed. And I Won't.
I Also Have A Journal That I Log My Food In Daily. I Will Also Log It On Spark When Possible. Feb Was Not a Good Food Logging Month But I did Journal My Meals. That's A Must. I have Journals from previous years and I will go through them to see what I was eating in order to compare what helped me get the results I desired.
This is Another Month to Move forward. We ALL Can Do It.
Do something you want to do NOW! Don't wait until you Reach your Goal! Why Put Off Tomorrow What you can do Today unless The Lord Told you to.
Makes Sense To Me!
Many Blessings To A Very Successful Month!
Amazing was the Grace
That flowed from your face
No one can replace
That voice from the Gift Giver
Now…you see Forever…
The gift to the world
Even as a girl
As your skirts twirled
Notes of praise you hurled
Your poise and beauty
Gave dignity to your duty
As you crooned
Many hearts swooned
A gift so extraordinary
Gave challenge to the canary…
Seeing your first interview in that baseball hat
(I wondered about that)
But we all could see
And His Hand Freely Anointed You
His Love shined bright and true
By Deborah Carr Edwards 2/18/2012
To Honor Whitney Houston
And This One I Wrote Inspired By The Voice:
In a blink of an eye you went into the Light
All of a sudden you were out of sight
Carried by the Angels to the Throne of the King
Where He commanded you to sing
For those left behind
Praying that they all will redeem the time
For it won’t be long
When we all will sing His Song
High in the Heavenly Dome
Where we can’t do anything wrong
Oh to see that day
Our Jesus in Array
Dancing down the streets of gold
Such beauty to behold
What a glorious Time
As He invites us to come and dine
Singing the Heavenly song
To never do anything wrong
In a blink of an eye
We’ll be far above the sky!
By Deborah Edwards 2/18/12
God's continued Blessings and Peace Upon Bobbie Kristina and The rest of the Family and Bobby Brown as well. Thank You Father!
I’ve already completed my lower body core strength work this morning and plan on walking and working out with my Core Rhythms DVD. I enjoy these 2 new dvd’s that I’ve had but never tried them out. My endurance is more than when I viewed them so now I AM DOING them! This is part of the journey that makes you want to shot from the rooftops: I’M MAKING PROGRESS!!!
Had oatmeal with almond milk, banana and low carb yogurt for breakfast. Lunch will be barley soup and salad, and sandwich. Dinner will be a Lean Cuisine plus broc and carrots. Two snacks or three if I need another but I’m making it happen with staying on the low end of my calories. I CAN DO THIS!
Working on the book through the day also. I normally work in the evenings but I need sleep and since I’ve been going to sleep (actually falling) earlier I rather write in the day. I set my own schedule. I’m also working on my Greeting Card business so I’m putting action to my Words and Believing that I WILL get it going THIS YEAR!!!
I know you all are Making It Happen in your lives. Many Blessings to a Wonderful Thursday! Enjoy the day outside if you can. That’s where I’m taking my walk because we are going to be in the mid 70’s today and I’m taking advantage of that. Walking is so easy to do…Singing…”One foot in front of the other!”
So how has your month been? I guess mines have been busy since this is my first Blog of the month. I have been involved with the January Jumpstart Challenge and all the extra workouts keep me busy. I kept up my normal strength work and amount of cardio minutes and I tell you towards the end I was very fatigued. I’m analyzing my workout plan to decrease the time and increase the intensity. I think that will help me meet my weight loss goal this year. The new videos that we were introduced to were great and I plan on using them again. I believe this will be the GREATEST Year I’ve been on Spark and I PLAN on reaching my weight loss goal THIS YEAR…2012!
I want to thank all that gave me goodies or comment on my feed or page and I have not recognized you. I do see and I get an email every time someone comments on my friend feed. Forgive me for my slowness. I’ve been working hard on my book…rewrite…and I feel good about my progress. I have a lot of other goals to achieve this year that I am working hard on and I expect to achieve much this year.
I am determined to be all that I’m supposed to be. Using ALL the Gifts that God gave me FREELY so that I can have to give to those who are in need.
My Goals for 2012 In Reference to Health and Fitness Are:
Get these 30lbs off.
Remain Consistent in my Workouts!
DRINK 8 GLASSES OF WATER!
Sleep 8 hours per night!
Eat Plenty of Fruits and Veggies. Try new Foods for Variety.
CUT BACK ON SUGAR!
That's it in a nutshell. Like I mentioned before I do have other goals in my personal life so I’m racing towards meeting them all. I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO GIVES ME THE STRENGTH!