Wednesday, April 04, 2012
The thing I really want, more than to be fit, is to be lovely inside. And I've often thought about a meek and quiet spirit as something good to have that I don't naturally possess. I might have been able to "fake it" when I didn't have 5 children. But because the children are always here, it's hard to fake it constantly.
We had this fantastic sermon Sunday from James about God scorning the scorners but lifting up the humble. One of the application points was to ask God for what we need, acknowledging that we don't have it, because to the humble, he gives more grace. So this week, I'm asking for the meek and quiet spirit that I couldn't wump up the steam to have on my own.
And about the sweet tooth, it's definitely there. I might feed it some really ripe mango tonight after supper. But it feels pretty tame. And my children seem more content with a piece of fruit when I tell them to grab a piece if they're hungry, too, which is a definite and tangible side-benefit to having started this process. It's easier for me to get a meek and quiet sweet tooth than a meek and quiet spirit!