Tuesday, March 11, 2014
At first sight seeing those words "don't rattle on" it kind of make me laugh. I for one am not a big talker. I am more likely to sit quietly and listen to others woes... but I need to remember that when I am praying.
Jesus gave us a perfect prayer,
"Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us..."
There is a lot written in this prayer and even though I have said this so many times, today I am deeply looking at this prayer. I am Learning that God has a plan for me, he will provide for all my needs and he will forgive all my sins and in turn I must ask for forgiveness of anyone who has sinned against me.
Saturday, March 08, 2014
I am physically doing well, the sun is shining and I am in a good mood. Sometimes I am impatient with myself and my family. There is a constant battle to decide what is important. Sometimes, I need to put myself first, like deciding for myself what is best for me to eat or knowing that the time I spend working out is for me and in turn when I feel better my family benefits too. Why can't I have a strong will to avoid the things in my life that distract from what is important? When I am tempted by things like food that get me off track in my journey of health I need to remember to stop and pray that I will be given strength. God is always here and he is waiting for me to say that I need him. "Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I." Isaiah 58:9
Friday, March 07, 2014
When I think of fasting I always think how hard it is to not eat between meals or abstaining from meat. But today I read Matthew 9:15, "How can wedding guests be so sad so long as the groom is still with them?" On the surface it seems like an odd question, but once I realized that the groom is Jesus and we are waiting to be with him. We are asked to feel sad if we are apart from Jesus and to long to be with him. Can we fast from things that distract us from him, like tv, computer, phone or other tasks that might keep it hard for us to pray and listen to Gods will? Today I will take time to discover what is really being asked of me. I know that in my "fasting" I will be closer to God and he will help me to be strong in all I do. For "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Life can be hard and losing weight can be harder but the hardest question is "How do I follow Jesus?" As part of my journey during lent my daily bible verse states "Those who wish to follow me must take up the cross each day and follow in my foot steps". What does it mean to take up his cross? And how do I make that happen in my life everyday?
"We go to Mass, we hear the readings, we receive Communion and then we go out into the world- to do what exactly? I believe that this question is an ongoing one but I will do whatever I can to live a pure life to the best of my ability. I will eat, pray and love...
in the end I will continue to pray that Christ will change my life for the better by giving me strength to follow him each day.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Today is Ash Wednesday. As a Catholic I always give up something that makes me close to God even though it may not seem like it. Sometimes I give up some sort of food, like soda or french fries and every time I want but don't partake of it I am reminded of the reason I am giving something up. For me it is to remember that Jesus died for me and that was the ultimate sacrifice. I wish I could do more than give up something. I am going to read a daily devotional and I am going to track all that I eat just to make sure I am changing my life for the better. Today if the first day and it is already hard to think about fasting. No eating between meals! Plus two small meals and one regular meal. (I don't know if that's the true meaning of fasting) Most, importantly,
I will spend more time praying and listening to here what God's plans are for me.
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