Friday, February 13, 2009
Those are my children when they were little. Matthew is now 18 and Jacinda is 21. He is a senior this year and I am so happy....Now.
I had what you might call an emotional fitness breakdown after Thursday's late Cardio workout. It is a very hard and challenging DVD. Belly Dancing with Indian flare. I worked hard and persevered for 75 mins.
Then I burst out in tears because some things in my life don't make me smile all the time. I love the Lord and I know He is my first focus. Without Him there is no me. I can't lose this weight in my own strength. None of us can. We need God's supernatural help to keep us going. He let me know in my heart that it was ok to cry. I went to pick my daughter up from work and I cried again.
Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning.
My morning came quick. I began to think on the goodness of God in my life and I had to be thankful that my children are not out in the streets. I am thankful that my children are not cheese heads, crack heads, meth heads, weed heads, pill heads, alcoholics, deadbeats, street walkers, gang bangers, robbers, murderers or thieves.
They both have jobs. My son is doing well in school and passed the Taks test that this state requires for students to graduate. He wants to be an accountant. I am thankful for that. I am thankful that my daughter was given gifts of an artist, singing and basketball playing.
I had to think of the good that was going on. I pushed myself during cardio
because I am going to conquer this life long torment of fat that I let stand in the way of the plans God has for my life. I am required to finish no matter how much I weigh. I thank God for all the gifts that He has given me from Jesus. God is so good to all of us!
Everything is going to be alright. I am encouraged in the Lord!!
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty...He is my refuge and my fortress; my God in Him I trust. Psalm 91:1,2 .
I trust God Who made this universe. I don't put my trust in politicians or the media. I am in the Kingdom of God. God is in charge. He wants me to walk in THE BLESSING. Thank You Jesus for making this possible.
Because the Lord is my Shepherd, I have EVERYTHING I need. The Lord is on my side why shall I fear what can man do to me?
It is WELL with my soul. I have a sound mind. God has not given me a spirit of fear, but love peace and a sound mind. Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. Jesus is the same yesterday today and forever. He lives in me. He leads me and guides me to success everyday of my life. Praise the Lord for a new day!!!