Friday, March 05, 2010
"Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ." Phhilippians 1:27
The word "conduct" does not merely mean our talk and converse with one another, but the whole course of our life and behavior in the world. The Greek word signifies the actions and the privileges of citizenship: and citizens of the New Jerusalem, be worthy of the gospel of Christ. What sort of conduct is this? In the first place, the gospel is very simple. So Christians should be simple and plain in their habits. There should be about our manner, our speech, our dress, our whole behavior, that simplicity which is the very soul of beauty. The gospel is pre-eminently lusterless and valueless without the jewel of truth. The gospel is a very fearless gospel, it boldly prclaims the truth, whether men like it or not; we must be equally faithful and unflinching. But the gospel is also very gentle.
So, our whole person if we could conduct our days with the simplicity of eating good nutritious veggies and fruits, boldly but clearly stating our yes to health and our no to frivilous eating habits and excercise patterns, setting our goals and sticking to them fearlessly, saying no to excesses.
I am writing to myself. It is in the crowd that I get lost and sometimes go along with what seems easiest at the moment. My goals go out the window and so should the scale as far as I am concerned.
1) Plain and simple eating habits in March.
2) Be true, faithful and unflinching to my goals.
3) Remember your MUFAS.
Tuesday calories at 1339, healthy veggies & fruits, extra protein in the form of smoothie, protein bar. Water 8 glasses. Dinner out with a friend...salad with colorful veggies. My MUFA was flax with oatmeal, seeds & black olives with salad, grapeseed oil with smoothie.
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
FRESH WINDS OVER GALILEE
I love new beginnings. Don't you? I am honored to embark on this new beginning with someone like you. Let's count on God to take us places with Him we've never been and accomplish a work we didn't know He could. As James and John cast their nets on the sun-kissed waters of the Galilee, they had no idea the Son of God was casting His net for them. Soon they'd find themselves caught by His call and compelled by His love. Let's allow the same divine affection to catch us as we, to, are called to be disciples of Jesus Christ.
These words were taken from "The Beloved Disciple" Following John to the heart of Jesus by Beth Moore. The pictures are from my trip to Israel in 2005 and the people are friends on my tour and from my church. The boat is actually one of the fishing boats similar to the ones the disciples took out fishing. The sea is the Galilee.
Oh, the beginning of a new day and a new flower...this one was taken in Israel by yours truly. March a month of beginnings & I have trusted God with my day. A day to be happy and rejoice!
Incidently, today March 1, 2010, my nutrition was within my goals at 1339 calories, with some MUFA at each meal, flax with my oatmeal, grapeseed oil in my cherrie shake, and almonds with my dinner. It was a good day!!
Best of all I have a Team of Sparkers who are my encouragement and though I cannot see each of you yet I feel that I know who you are and your input is a part of my day, week, month, year. Day by day we will arrive at our goals.
Thank you for reading my blog!!!
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
A day to worship the LORD...went to the church service...message was on the first and only mission that Paul and Barnabas took together. Acts 14
Song - "I am yours, O LORD"
Six things we must do to share Christ.
1. Prepare - they spoke so effectively
2. Prayer - tell God the truth
3. Fast - self denial
4. Persevere - even in opposition
5. According to the Scriptures - meet them where they are
6. Boldness - do it with grace and humbleness of Christ.
I can see that a lot of the same principles can apply to this journey of healthy living.
1. Prepare your menu
2. Pray for God's strength and guidance
3. Fast - take a day and meditate
4. Persevere - under opposition, friends, family,
5. Word - eat as Jesus would (there is a book about it)
6. Boldness - do it with grace & humbleness but get out there and excercise, join a gym, join a support group.
My goal is to reduce my calories each week by about 300 and burn 100 extra calories twice a week. This should help me to lose 1# per week.
My nutrition was good, with 5 fruits & veggies, drank 8 waters, calories 1475 (I haven't started to work on my goal yet.) Slept 7 hours. No excercise today.
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