Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Proverbs 18:21 KJV:
21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Yes this is so true! Many times in Proverbs and other places in the Bible we are exhorted to watch what we say and keep a watch over our mouths. So many times we may blurt out words that do not give life. Paul wrote in Ephesians 4:29, that our words should edify. That means to build someone up.
Before, during and after this initial journey we will encounter those who speak words that doesn't make us want to dance a jig. Especially before we started taking the weight off and reclaiming our health. Growing up overweight as a child was not fun and I was the person at the end of a lot of fat jokes and add the fact that my chest developed in the 5th grade LARGELY! You can imagine a child's self-esteem during those years.
We may find ourselves during our journey getting hit with words that are not edifying from those who never knew us before and don't know how far we have come. Or...those who do and think we are losing too much because "you look sick or like you are on drugs". Words are powerful! They can hurt, kill, steal, diminish, destroy or they can lift and give life.
Positive and Negative. God created Everything with Words! Powerful Good Words! Then He Called It and Us GOOD!
What are YOU saying about yourself? Or...what are you thinking about yourself?
I had to get myself a wake up call when I started reverting back to that insecure thinking that I thought was past. I hear something that "offends" me and I dwell on it. Then I start to question my triumphs and get back to that stinking thinking. I DON'T WANT TO BE THERE AGAIN!
God tells us that we have the option to choose Life or Death. He admonishes us to CHOOSE LIFE. That's in anything we do. I CHOOSE LIFE!
I refuse to go back to my former thought life or spoken words that were not words that edify or build myself up. I will speak what I want to be and not what I don't want. The best rule is to operate in The Love of God which means we Love God With ALL we are, Love ourselves and Love everyone else like we love ourselves. (We have to love ourselves so we can love others.)
I'm determined to Love myself and see myself the way God sees me. I see the end from the beginning. That means I'm seeing my expected end. The way I will look when the weight is off. Any other goals that I have I'm going to speak Life words. Words are TOO powerful to let one fall out of our mouths that are useless.
Jesus said in Matt 12:36, 'But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment."
Oh yes! Father I repent for any idle words or none edifying words that I have said that needs repenting of. I am determined to speak LIFE to myself and others! Thank you!
And...thank YOU if you read this today. Much love to you! WE ARE ALL WINNERS...NOW!
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
This is the type of CHANGE I love! It's blurry but I like what I see. I'm telling you SparkFriends, I HATED taking pictures. I take so many pictures of myself it's almost scary! It's been so long since I posted it's ridiculous! smh My page was messed up the first of this month so I went several weeks without being able to pull it up. BUT I'M BACK!!!
I'm having great results with this new meal plan I'm on. It's based on The Flat Belly Diet although I don't do "diets". The meal plan has changed my body in so many ways. As of today I only have 25 pounds to lose. At first I didn't think anything of it but when I started this journey 5 years ago July 6 2007 I had almost 100 pounds to lose.(It seemed like 100!) Now ONLY 25!
I was in High School on this picture my senior year I believe. I thought there was nothing I could do about my weight. I was a loner and stayed in the house all the time. I remember sending my little cousins to the store for my candy and diet soda or to Tastee Freeze for my double orders of whatever I bought. I think back and shake my head. The devil lies to young folks just like adults. I was trapped in my mind. Thought I was a curse to the world but I am SO glad that I finally realized that God created me with GREAT Wealth!
I am so grateful that JESUS Loves Me and Put His LOVE In Me!
So Onward I go in Him my Leader and Guide. I can do this journey and I WILL reach my goal before the end of the year! YES...I went off on a limb and declared it. I finally KNOW I can do it all the way. That new meal plan filled with all those Good fats...MUFA'S: Edamame(soy beans), Dark Chocolate, Olive oil, Flax seed oil, Canola oil, and a list of other good fat oils, Nuts & Seeds, Avocados, Black and green olives...And eating more calories. I thank GOD for showing me what I can do. I believe everyone is different and what works for one may not work for the other so if you are still trying to get your meal plan to work for you, keep trusting God and listening...He Will Lead You The RIGHT Way!
Now I'm wearing my hair in an afro because some months ago the texture of my hair just up and changed! Wigs are too hot and I've been wanting to wear one so I guess I just got the desire of my heart. lol When I straighten my hair all those years it made it impossible for me to just fix my hair in an afro. Now...it's natural. lol
Yep I like to look cool and stuff. Do I think I'm cute? lol YES!!! If I don't no one else will lol.
I Love You My Friends! Thanks for sharing in my JOY of the change going on in me. That's why on my huddles I always...most of the time...check that I'm Making Progress. And I am! Thank God for the changes and inches and pounds coming off. Been a LONG journey but I'm making it my lifestyle for ever.
Of course my workouts are on point. That has never really been my problem because I love to workout and do various exercises to keep my attention. I love to have fun with it and I do. LAUGHING IS ALSO ONE OF MY HABITS! It does good like medicine(or shall I say SOME medicine lol) No side affects with laughter!
I pray you all are leaving July with the PURPOSE to keep moving forward. It does take work but you have that VICTORY inside of you. We are pushing onward!
Saturday, May 12, 2012
“Willing Hands Full of Love”
She has beauty oh so deep,
Praying at hours she should be asleep,
She has willing hands full of love,
Skilled and productive anointed from Above,
She makes you think she feels no pain,
Yet, she was touched with yours just the same,
Her heart goes out to others in need,
All the neighborhood kids she would feed,
She nurtured every step we would take,
Comforted and guided you after every mistake,
No one can smell as clean as she,
I speak of her heart the Attitude of He,
She spoke the Word everyday,
Upon her knees she often would pray,
Between sister and brother, a peacemaker she was,
You kiss and make up this she really loves,
She is always loving, caring and kind,
Generous to others and protective all the time,
Her lips are sweet, speaking Words true,
She never caused strife or gossiped-one of the few,
She brings much joy as you look on her face,
She is to be honored, a picture of royal grace,
Her meals are always better than any other,
She is, was, and will be…she’s a Mother!
By Deborah Carr Edwards©
ENJOY YOUR GREATEST MOTHER'S DAY EVER!
MUCH LOVE TO YOU!
Thursday, May 03, 2012
THIS PRAYER CAME FROM ONE OF MY MENTORS KENNETH COPELAND.
LET US PRAY:
Throughout the history of our nation, prayer has always been America's instrument of guidance, protection and strength. Today, on the National Day of Prayer,
Our prayers still make a difference! Pray with us for our nation:
Father, I bring the needs of our government before You and ask You to bless our nation through godly leaders. I magnify the Name of Jesus and declare that He is Lord over this nation.
Father, I pray according to 1 Timothy 2:1-3 which says, "I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour."
I pray, in the Name of the Lord Jesus, for our president, the vice president, all the Cabinet and the chief justice and associate justices of the Supreme Court to receive the wisdom of God, to act in obedience to that wisdom and for the power of God to flow in their lives.
I pray for the members of the Senate and the House of Representatives to find Your peace and direction, and for these men and women to act and lead according to Your Word. A house divided against itself cannot stand, therefore, I pray for them to be unified in righteousness for the sake of the nation.
I pray for Your protection to cover all our law enforcement officers and the men and women of the military. I ask for godly counsel and wisdom for judges across this land. In the Name of Jesus, I pray that You and our kingdom of righteousness be manifested in the hearts of all those who are in authority in any way.
Father, Your Word says to pray for the peace of Jerusalem because those who love Jerusalem shall prosper. Lord Jesus, because You love Jerusalem and wept over it, I love it also. I pray for Jerusalem to receive the Shalom of God, which brings wholeness—nothing missing, nothing broken. I pray that no leader of our nation will make any decision n that will harm Jerusalem in any way. And in the Name of Jesus, I pray that You reveal Your perfect will to all the leaders of Israel. I ask You, Lord, to reveal Yourself to each person. Thank You, Father, for hearing my prayers that are in accordance to Your will. I receive the answers, in Jesus' Name. Amen.
(Scripture References: 1 Timothy 2:1-3; Psalm 122:6; Mark 3:25; Proverbs 21:1; 1 John 5:14-15)
Thank you for standing in agreement with us and millions of believers across America. Your prayers make a difference!
GOD BLESS AMERICA!
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