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HOW WELL DO YOU ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES OF LIFE?

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Well if I depended on myself not too good. I have had asthma since birth. It was real hard when I was much younger. I remember most of my life not being able to breath even with Med's. Back then they did not have much meds out that would not make you nervous, or your heart race. Many nights while I was a young girl my mother had to hold me upright so I could breath. Too many hospital visits to count.

At the age of 35 I had a very close encounter with death and I was not ready to meet God. At that time I had not received Christ as savior. Through the prayers of my hd friends, his prayers, God in his mercy and kindness he brought me back to the land of living. I can say this with truth since I received Christ as savior I have not had any more asthma attacks. I believe I am healed of it. I thank him every day.


With my third pregnancy I developed diabetes and high blood pressure and I wanted so desperately not to have to deal with the regular hospital. So I found out that their were midwives at the clinic in my town. The Lord knew that I wanted that. So he provided. They worked with me even though I was what they called high risk. My blood sugars were normal. I stayed strictly to my diet and exercise routine and visited the clinic every week. Jesus was with me all the way. I was not fearful at any of the reports of what could happen to me or my baby. I walked until the second week of my ninth month of pregnancy. I started cramping and had to stop walking. The Lord was with me through all of this. So I trust him, and I know him to be a healer. If he wants me to wait for my healing for high blood pressure and diabetes I will with gladness. I say this by his grace. He is still good even with my goings thur. He will never leave or forsake me.

How well do I roll with the punches of life--- with Gods help. He helps me over them, thur them, and at times he removes them. I still give him thanks, All things work out to the good of them that trust him. My life is in his hands. emoticon

  
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JOE731 5/1/2008 1:22PM

    Love your testimony. We both have love for the Lord..See, i knew you were special. And you are. You will reach your goal. just keep on keeping on.

JOE emoticon

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HTML_JUNKIE 4/25/2008 10:31AM

    You are an inspiration to me!

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Erica

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ANGELBELIEVER 4/22/2008 11:40PM

    Thank you for your testimony. I am so glad that your asthma is cured. I was diagnosed at age 21, and still have it today. In fact am on disability because of it. But, God is keeping my lungs clear! I am so happy for you.

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BONNIE627 4/22/2008 9:43PM

    what a testimony you have.. thanks for sharing it.. hugs, Bonnie

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MSTIGGERFAN 4/22/2008 8:03PM

    How true this is. Thanks for sharing it.

Cherly emoticon

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SUNNYGAL2011 4/22/2008 7:19PM

    wow what a powerful message you share with us today :)
I soooo agree.. I roll well with the 'punches' as long as GOD is with me.
Praise His sweet Name that you were healed of your asthma!!! and thank you for sharing your lifes story here.
Amazing Grace.. How sweet the sound.... One of my favorite hymns as I feel the Holy Spirit move within me each time it comes to my mind and I am singing it. :)
God bless you my friend
your friend
Amy/SunnyTnGal

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GLORYTOGLORY 4/22/2008 3:22PM

  Good stuff!

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MOMZILLA52 4/22/2008 10:36AM

    emoticon Beautiful...you are blessed and a blessing, thanks for the share and the thoughts today

hugs and love
kat

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A negative plan cancelled and I am glad!!!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Today my hd wanted to eat out and I used to really enjoy going out to eat but he always eats way too much and has two desserts and will ask me if I want some.. Of course my flesh and old habits are always around. I do refuse desserts most of the times. I am always reminded that I have diabetes. I am extremely blessed to be able to control my diabetes with diet and exercise along with prayer. I only have up to 35-45 carbs to work with at lunch time. I would rather not eat up 60 carbs just to have a piece of cake or pie. It is just not worth it. I would rather have a variety of foods like fruits and veggies and whole grains. I found that these foods keep me satisfied and more healthy, and keep my blood sugars in range. I am not disappointed that we didn't go out to eat. This way I can control what I eat when I make it myself.

This emotional eating isn't easy to overcome but I am learning a new way to eat. I have had many times that I ate when I was not hungry. Now I have learned that cravings are not hunger pangs. Just a desire to eat. I have a long way to go and I am a work in progress. By the help of Christ I will overcome this battle. So not eating out is a blessing in disguise. Just posting to be accountable. emoticon I kind of blunmdered this weekend but I am back on track now. Thanks be to God.

  
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MOMZILLA52 4/15/2008 9:10AM

    Do, you always come out ahead in Your walk...God is so with you in all you say and do!

Blessings to you today
Kat

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GRACED_BY_GOD 4/14/2008 4:55PM

    You sound very knowledgeable regarding what you need to do to take care of yourself. That is great! I am glad God worked the situation out for your good! Congrats for getting back on track! God bless you as you continue your journey!

Hugs,
Carolyn

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SUNNYGAL2011 4/14/2008 3:53PM

    yeahhh for you that you did NOT have to eat out... I can sooo relate...
My hubby tends to be able to eat anything.. any time of the day or nite and NEVER gain ONE pound....
We rarely go out for meals.. and I am thankful because I also have a tendency to eat ANYTHING and everything that is on the menu if possible...
so I stick to eating at home and fixing our meals.... that way at least i have a chance to eat healthy....
well i know you are doing good at controlling your eating!!! way to go!!!
and with God on our Team.. how can we do anything but LOSE THESE unwanted pounds!!!
God bless and thanks for sharing with us on your blog~
your friend
Amy/SunnyTnGal

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ANGELBELIEVER 4/14/2008 3:30PM

    Good for you on not eating out. We don't eat out hardly at all for not only money reasons, but my DH is a much better cook than anywhere we can go in our small city. We've just become home bodies and I like it that way.
You are doing great. zgod is definitely helping us because I can't not eat without his help.

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2BEFITBY7-09 4/14/2008 11:46AM

    I am with you on the blundering this weekend. I am also getting back on track today and this time hopefully for good. Keep up the good work. emoticonon avoiding the resturant.

Love, emoticonand Prayers,
Michelle

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PATTYHUDSON1 4/14/2008 11:36AM

    I have to agree with you on the not eating out thing. I used to eat out alot before I decided to get healthy. Now I limit it to one breakfast out a week. and i'd skip that too if it weren't for the in-laws. It is soooo difficult to stay on track when eating out. and so many more temptations out there than in my kitchen. The best way for me to control what I eat is if I cook it. Not to mention, it saves a ton of money!!!

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The battle isn't over

Wednesday, April 09, 2008


I have had a real battle with being over cal range last week. But Monday I was in range but it was on the higher end and I kind of wigged out about it. I will monitor my emotions closely but the help of God. I was in cal range this evening. But the battle still goes on.

I told my hd that I would write abut him tonight. Again he brought oatmeal cookies and put them right under my nose a couple times. He does not realize how hard this is. I guese he thought it was funny but it wasn't.

By the grace of God I wasn't tempted above measure, I told him that I did not want them he could eat them. This time I made it. I realize I am making small changes for the better. The old or weak me would have taken that cookie without a thought, but God is doing a work in my life and I thank him. He has given strength to me....funny on my most worst days of eating I could always--most of the time manage to exercise. It comes more natural to me then eating correctly. Dear Lord please help me eat to live and not live to eat . Thank you Lord for your delivering power. The battle is on and I will win by the grace of God.

  
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ANGELBELIEVER 4/11/2008 12:32AM

    Good for you on not taking those cookies. Some people just don't understand the seriousness of our disease. We will face temptations forever, but with God's help you were able to say No thanks. Keep up the great job and you'll be fine just one step at a time.

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GLORYTOGLORY 4/9/2008 2:53PM

  Yes you did it you made a right choice for yourself! As for your emotional triggers you can choose to go on a journey with the Lord to deal with the root issues of why you are being driven to overeat? God is big enough to help us heal or cope better or do something else when we are bored etc.
I am dealing with things and making changes where necessary! Since i stared sp I have had major finacial stress and betrayel to boot but, I am learning with jesus help to cope healthy in stress! If i can begin to learn this anyone can! Look at my weight I had been a full time emotional eater!
God bless you on your journey and keep up the good work!

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SUNNYGAL2011 4/9/2008 1:34PM

    way to go on your strength for saying NO to the cookies...
Hubbys do that kind of stuff.. urghhh! mine does same thing to me...
and yes by the Grace of God.. we say NO!
congrats again on your saying NO!
God bless
your friend
Amy/sunnytngal

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MOMZILLA52 4/9/2008 12:19PM

    2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (New International Version)
New International Version (NIV)

4The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

I carry this in my heart and use it when ever I have temptations. It works for me.

Love to you
Kat

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2BEFITBY7-09 4/9/2008 7:45AM

    WooHoo! You go girl. You are doing so well. Thank the Lord that we are not doing this alone. Keep up the good work and know we are here for you.

Love, Hugs, and Prayers
Michelle

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MELLY423 4/9/2008 6:16AM

    God bless you with strength to fight the battle. You are not alone! He is with you and we are your cheerleaders! I pray for DH's heart to be soooo soft toward you, broken when he treats you this way. God can change a man's heart...we can't. Let's talk to Him! :) You are in my prayers as well. God bless you as you work toward honoring Him with your entire being!!
Melly Anne

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GRACED_BY_GOD 4/9/2008 2:40AM

    I love your positive attitude, that you will win the battle by the Grace of God! Keep fighting!

Hugs,
Carolyn

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Going forward in spite of road blocks!

Friday, March 28, 2008


This morning I stepped on the scale and I am down 3 pounds. That wasn't expected. Of course I have cut down on the amount of food that I ate by God grace and I have managed to stay on top of my exercise . I started not to post this because it seems every time I post something the enemy comes against me. But I am not letting him stop me. The kids have been home for a week almost and I have managed by God grace to drop a pound or two. Yes I glad for every ounce I lose.

Beck Diet say give myself credit for what I do, but without help from the Lord I would not lose. It has been my flesh that has caused me to become diabetic. Not exercising and eating what I wanted when I wanted. That got me no where. This is a new day and a new season. I am not looking at past slips up that is counterproductive and a trick of the enemy. He reminds me of my slips and I remind him of the fate that awaits him. I am free and he will be bound. I give thanks to God this for what he has done in my life.

  
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BONNIE627 3/29/2008 6:31PM

    Do Congrats on the 3 pound loss... thats great.. especially with the kids home..I have had the week off because of spring break and still haven't done very good... however, I am exercising more so thats a plus.. keep up the good work...hugs, Bonnie

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SUNNYGAL2011 3/29/2008 4:46PM

    ewhhooooo and congrats on your 3 pounds loss!!! that is great especially with the children being at home.. wowow you are truly amazing!!!
Congrats again and keep up the good work my friend
God bless
your friend
Amy/SunnyTnGal

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ANGELBELIEVER 3/29/2008 2:31PM

    Yippee...Down 3 pounds...that's great! You are doing so well. And yes, O agree God is helping you do this. Good for you. I am so happy for you.

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MSTIGGERFAN 3/29/2008 11:40AM

    Way to go my friend and so proud for you. Yes God walks with us daily and without him I could not have made it this far. We are truly blessed. Have a great weekend.

Cherly


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2BEFITBY7-09 3/29/2008 8:23AM

    How wonderful! Congradulations. My Mom had told me a little quote similar to what you said.

When the devil reminds you of your past
Remind him of his future...
HELL.

We are in a constant battle and the devil is trying to trip us up at every turn. God will see us through and support and protect us along the way. What better support can we have than the Lord.

Keep up the good work.

Love, Hugs, and prayers
Michelle

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MOMZILLA52 3/29/2008 6:14AM

    You are so right! That is who we fight against, not ourselves. the enemy is not happy when we praise the Lord....so let's make him crazy!

Love to you
Kat

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GRACED_BY_GOD 3/29/2008 4:38AM

    Great insight! I needed to hear that! congratulations on your loss, that is great!

Keep up the wonderful work!

God Bless you,
Your sister in Christ,
Carolyn

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Among the land of the living!!!

Sunday, March 23, 2008


Today is the day Christ Rose from the dead. Praise God for his power that is everlasting from generation to generation. I have been sick but The Lord is healing me and I almost 100%. He gives me strength each day to endure, overcome, and thur his power bust up enemy plan. His is defeated thur the blood of the Lamb. What an awesome God we serve.

I would be the first to say that I am a fighter but I believe that strength comes from Christ we strengthens me. I have never been the type top use my illness to give up on this race against diabetes and these other irritants.

I want to pick up where I left off but I will have to keep reminding myself to go easy for now. I have been working on some new goals and retool the ones that i have. I will be using calorie cycling to see if I can get the scale going again. I struggle badly with water. I am trying things like using crystal Light as to make to water more appealing to me.

I have some new idea for exercise that I will post later. Just a note to be accountable to myself and let the enemy know that he has not seen the last of me.

On this day by me feeling better I am reminded that Christ power never ends, neither does his mercy. I am very thankful. I must say A BIG thank you to the Gods Prayers Warriors team. The members have so supportive in my time of sickness.
http://among the land of the living

  
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MOMZILLA52 3/24/2008 7:10AM

    What a blessing you are to all of us. You open your heart and share your journey. Praise the Lord in all that you do. We love you and are taking this walk with you in spirit.

Love
Kat

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GRACED_BY_GOD 3/24/2008 3:38AM

    Thank you for your encouraging words. I am so glad that you are feeling better! God is good all the time! Thanks for the reminder that it is Christ who strengthens us and we go in His strength, not ours! God bless you this week!

Hugs,
Carolyn

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2BEFITBY7-09 3/23/2008 10:46PM

    Praising God right along with you. He is a totally awesome God, Who has thought about us since the beginning of time until the end of time. Remember we are here for you.

Love, Hugs and Prayers
Michelle

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MSTIGGERFAN 3/23/2008 10:08PM

    Glad that your feeling better and yes God will see us through. I need to remind myself of this daily and realize his grace will see me through. I sometime forget and try to rely on myself and end up failing. I need to focus my eyes on him this week and let his strength enpower me. I thank you for this reminder of our God and how loving he his. Let's make the week the best and we will fight this together.

Love in Christ,
Cherly

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ANGELBELIEVER 3/23/2008 9:15PM

    Praise God that you are feeling better on Easter. I pray this will be the beginning of a real healthy streak for you. I enjoyed reading your blog. Have a wonderful rest of the evening and a great new week starting tomorrow.

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SUNNYGAL2011 3/23/2008 7:59PM

    ((((YOU)))) I am so glad that you are feeling better today on such a glorious blessed Day~ Easter~ The day that Jesus died on the cross so we may have everlasting life~ :)
Please know that you are in my prayers daily that God will strengthen you and help you thru your time of sickenss...
We are so glad to have you as a prayer warrior team member~
take care and God bless
your friend
Amy/SunnyTnGal

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EFAKER 3/23/2008 7:43PM

    Praising God with you!
Evelyn

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