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Weigh in and measure

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I finally got a chance to weigh again after a month. It was a different scale. I haven't lost ANYTHING since the initial 2 pounds. It sure felt like I'd lost weight! My measurements are a better story. Since the beginning: Waist 2" smaller, hips 1 3/4" smaller, thighs the same and arm 3/4" smaller. I really don't get how my weight could be the same! I've been doing this since August 11th, so about two months. I walk a 15 minute mile for 3 miles, 3 times per week. I strength train different body parts 5-6 days per week and I do pilates and cardio for a total of 6 x's per week. I also keep my calories in the middle to lower range most of the time. I don't know what else to do. I really don't think I can lower my calories or work out more. I know I feel better and my clothes are looser, but good grief!

  
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JAMIE601 1/12/2011 11:34AM

    You look fine and I think the fact that your measurements are down is a good indication that you are making progress. I am kind of in the same boat right now- everyone says that I am looking trimmer but the scale isn't budging. But I am wearing size 4 jeans today!

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PURPLELVR7 10/16/2010 8:49PM

    I second the comment that muscle weighs more than fat, and I am sure that is part of issue. Also the scale can be a factor - trust the measurements - they verify you are makeing progress

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BESTSUSIEYET 10/16/2010 5:47PM

    Remember that muscle weighs more than fat -- that may be the key here. Don't be discouraged -- the tape measure shows improvement! and I'm sure you feel better than you did back in July! And yes, the scale not being the same one can also come into play in this! emoticon

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Newness in the Fall/It's Springtime in the spirit

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

It's spring time! It's an exciting time of newness in the spirit. God is bringing forth the new in a season at least in this state where everything is getting ready to lie dormant and the beauty of the spring, summer and early fall with the beautiful colors will soon be behind us. There has been a spiritual wilderness, a desert place that has lasted way too long in this region, that is breaking off. As in the song of Solomon, we are coming up out of the wilderness, leaning on our Beloved. The dry desert places should cause us to lean totally on Him, to look only to Him, to love Him more!

During this time in the wilderness, the hard times, the dire circumstances, the physical prison should cause a new wine skin to be formed. In old times, an old wine skin was prepared to receive new wine, by rubbing olive oil into it, then beating it to make it pliable and this was done over and over again until it was again soft and pliable. New wine cannot be put into an old wineskin or it will burst. This past season, there is a remnant (there's always a remnant) whom God has prepared to receive new wine. Those whom He has prepared He is repositioning (if necessary) to places who are ready for the new wine. He is placing those whom He has prepared together, creating new connections for His glory.

I am glad I've never put in writing where I attended before. If any one knows me and where I've been, please don't judge that place as there will be opportunity at a later time for them to step into the new. There are many places like that and God still loves them in His great grace. It's just that He's ready for the new, and now.

In the word, specifically in Amos 9:11-12 (Complete Jewish Bible) "When that day comes, I will raise up the fallen sukkah (booth/tent/tabernacle) of David. I will close up its gaps, raise up its ruins and rebuild it as it used to be, so that Israel can possess what is left of Edom and of all the nations bearing my name," says ADONAI who is doing this.
In the Tabernacle of David, skilled musicians and singers worshiped and prayed 24/7 for 40 years.

This is what God has placed in my heart to have a part in what Yeshua proclaimed, in Matthew 21:13 - He said to them, "It has been written, 'My house will be called a House of Prayer.' But you are making it into a den of robbers!" He was referencing Isaiah 56:7 in the Tanakh (Old Testament).

When I presented what was in my heart to the place where I was, it was not received at all. Actually I had not been received at all. I had served there as an intercessor for 1 year and 9 months. I had attended there faithfully for 2 years and 9 months. I had suffered emotionally as I had been ostracized and an outcast. I represented something new, a forerunner of the new. Suddenly, the Lord made a way for me to get to the new place He had for me. I'd been there 9 months ago for 4 or 5 weeks and loved it. Then my car broke down and I wasn't able to get there any more. Dance and expressions of worship are allowed and welcomed there although most don't step into it, yet. Flags and scarves and worship in spirit in truth. Very powerful and He is SO worthy. God has already opened the door for my giftings to be used there. I've heard it said that your giftings make a way for you and in this place it is truth. I am being asked to find out about having flags made for worship and to possibly teach on dance, flags, artistic expression and movement as an expression of worship.

One thing that I know, is that the heaviness of being in the desert place caused me to in the natural put on weight. Our spirit, soul and body are all one. What affects our emotions and our mind affects our body. I praise God for lifting off of me the bondage of this extra weight that would affect my movements in the dance. Now that most of it is gone, I have the freedom of my dance back. God is SO good. I didn't feel at liberty until today to write this out, but as I know a few of you have read some of my blogs as I was expressing going through a birthing and knowing I'd birthed something and that I was now standing in a wide open place although I didn't know yet what that was. Well, this is it! I am free and full of joy at the deliverance out of a hard place by the Lord! He is good!

So.... stand strong if you're now in the wilderness, if you're leaning into Him to get you through, He WILL lead you up out of the wilderness, if you will lean upon Him, your Beloved.
Shalom,
Kathryn
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BESTSUSIEYET 10/12/2010 7:48PM

    I'm so happy for you, Kathryn! God's grace is sufficient, and His timing is perfect. What He has worked in you though this wilderness will be revealed -- but maybe only to you, and maybe only in His presence. Rejoice now, and serve Him with Gladness!!
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The Wide Place

Sunday, October 10, 2010

You know the "Christian speak" that says, when God closes a door, He opens a window? I know it is scripture based and he does deliver us out of all of our trials. Not out of the midst of them 99% of the time in my experience, and not even in the 11th hour, but the 13th. That's how we are truly purified and our faith is tested. That's how He really puts us through the wine press.
I have blogged that I felt like I was going through the birthing process and that I finally felt like I'd birthed something new. That God had brought me into a new wide place, but I really didn't know what that was. Well, yesterday it began to manifest what the new is. It is not in the place where I have labored, where I have served with my whole heart, where I have believed for a breakthrough. It's in a new place and the possibilities are exciting! I connected with people who are like minded and really the possibilities are endless. God has truly brought possibilities into a seemingly impossible situation. God sees all and His heart is for us and not against us and in the process He walks with us and watches over our progress toward becoming more like His Son from glory to glory. So, I praise God in this day that He has made and I will rejoice and be glad in it. No matter what you're going through, He sees you and He loves you and He has plans for you for a hope and a future. Be encouraged.
Blessings and shalom!

emoticon He walks with me and He talks with me. He is my Ishi. (husband - Hebrew)

  
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BESTSUSIEYET 10/10/2010 6:27PM

    Rejoicing with you, and looking forward to hear more about what God is doing!

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NOTSPEEDY 10/10/2010 12:00PM

    Being in a new place with new possibilites is wonderful. God is good!!!

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Whew!

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

The last two days have been REALLY difficult. Spirit, soul and body all affected. Yesterday I hardly ate, cried off and on all day and didn't go out of the house except to let the dog out. Yet, last night as I went to bed, crying some more, I felt the shalom of God rest on me and knew it was all going to be alright. Today is a new day, and though I'm feeling weak, I'm planning to go for a walk. It's just a cycle of life as we walk it out. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil for thou art with me. My Psalm that comforts me. Thank God for the washing of the water of His word. Thank God, that His joy comes in the morning. The joy of the Lord is my strength. I am weak but He is strong. Today is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it.

  
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BESTSUSIEYET 10/10/2010 6:28PM

    Praying for New Mercies for you tomorrow!

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Shalom and Rest of God

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I am hoping to stay in this place, this time. The rest and Shalom of God. Resting in the midst of turmoil. Resting in not the greatest of circumstances, no changes seen in the natural. My hope is in You. Resting in His word. He is a rewarder of those that deligently seek Him. His promises are Yes and Amen. He is not a man that He should lie. Nor a son of man that He should change His mind. Does He speak and not act? Does He promise and not deliver? Nothing is impossible with/in Him. His arm is not too short. So.... I rest in Him. In His shalom. In His perfect peace that transcends all understanding. Let us not be a generation that fails to enter your perfect rest because of lack of trust/faith, that fails to enter in to the promise. Let Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. The Spirit and the bride say come!

  


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