Saturday, April 28, 2012
I place my trust 100% in God. No doubt about that. His grace is greater than my own foolishness and I keep telling myself day in and day that everything happens for a reason. I am here in KC for a reason, this is not by accident. I am working midnights for a reason in a different department. I have challenges just like the next person. I just take a deep breath, exhale and let go and give it to God.
I visited my local Family Christian Bookstore today and it was placed upon my heart to donate and sponsor a child through World Vision. I have never sponsored a child before, and this particular little girl is four years old from Sri Lanka. Now in my mind, we have homeless and unhappy children right here on US soil and I am going to to see about sponsoring a child here in the states. Children are children, all over the world and deserve a chance for a decent life, roof over their heads, clean water to drink, food to eat. Things I take for granted each and every day, things I am use to. It made me think about how irritated I would get if something interrupted the flow of electricity or water and there are families that go day in and day out without fresh water, a clean bathroom, shrimp egg foo yung for dinner, Netflix, internet, Target stores, barking poodles for pets and I could go on and on. I went into the store today because I got a sales flyer in the mail and wanted this cross necklace I saw. God orchestrated the nice cashier to ask me if I was interested and filled me in on the details. At first I wasn't going to do it, then I heard a small voice in my head that said why not. I have no children and is $35 bucks a month going to break me. One of Dave Ramsey's financial peace principle is to give. So I am going to practice more of being a giver instead of having my own hand out to God asking Him to give to me all the time. No, I am not doing this to receive a favor or a blessing, it just seems easier in my mind to let someone else know that they are being thought of faraway and God truly blesses His people.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Today is my last work day of the week and I am glad of it. It has been an eye opening week, still awaiting word on my transfer back to my old department. I also had a lesson on truly giving help to those in need, not just lip service. The Lord has blessed me beyond measure, more that I feel I deserve and I realize that I block my own blessings by not being a blessing to others. Call it selfish, call it prideful, call it whatever, I had to shake myself out of that ideology and truly step up to the plate, put my money where my mouth is so to speak and do as what would Jesus do.
When I made that simple, yet often escaped decision, the peace of God surpassed all understanding, just like that!
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
I love it when I clearly get a word from the Lord. It helps me focus, plan my future, see things on the God's side and keeps anxiety at bay. I was in my prayer closet today and God addressed some issues and concerns that I had. I was able to use my sister as a sounding board and as always she came up with some great ideas. I put it to pen and paper, which always helps me to visualize and plan. I had a great birthday month, now its time to get back to the basics. I know I am planning a trip home in July and that I need to save for gas, hotel, food, etc. I know I want to upgrade my IPad during the tax free weekend in Missouri in August, I know I need to plan for that. School is always looming and not having to take out a bunch of student loans this late in the game is important and I may want to be volunteer to be part of the crew for the Avon Breast Cancer 39 mile walk in Charlotte, NC this October and I have to plan accordingly for that.
Following God's plan is what works for me and that is what I am sticking to.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Further investigation I have found a holistic accredited school that offers bachelor's, master's and PhD degrees in health and nutrition. I am looking further into it, but it may be more economical for me to go this route and still achieve the education I need to do a career makeover. Health and wellness go hand in hand and the new word "diaobesity" here in America is too prevalence. Unfortunately it comes with poor eating habits and there is not real quick fix. The best fix is portion control and exercise. For me, cutting back on high complex carbs, eating more grains, upping my fiber intake, fruits and veggies more common place on my plate, cutting back on red meats and I choose to stay away from pork, even though it has gotten a bad rap. Portion control, portion control, portion control is the name of the game. I have done my homework, I have done my research and it all leads me back to the same thing. My body reflects it when I stay away from sugars refined, white flour products, diary and bread. I don't bring it into the house, stay away from menu items and I see results on the scale. From my highest weight of 294 (yes I clocked it) to where I am at today (around 238) I know I have a ways to go, but I did it without pills or surgery. I am going to have to step up my game and exercise more, do more cardio and I will know I will get even more banging results!
Sunday, April 22, 2012
I spent most of the day laid back, giving God honor my first work day of the week. I didn't do much, just some laundry and really just reflected on God's goodness, His grace and mercy. My cousin in Detroit had a small wedding reception, she and her long term boyfriend finally tied the knot last month. It was an intimate gathering of family and my sister sent some pictures. I miss family gatherings like that and I think that is why it is weighing heavily on my mind to move back to Michigan. I am being prayerful and learning not to lean to my own understanding. I have to go in the direction God wants me too, no matter what.
Well I start the work week off hopeful, full of grace. following my lead from God. I keep in mind that it is not about me, I can't go by what I see here in the flesh, it is about the kingdom of God-no matter what.
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