"9 I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, 'You are my servant'; I have chosen you and have not rejected you. 10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand"
Hello guys and gals,
This is my second attempt at this blog, note to self: don't use HTML in my blogs, lol.
I woke up early this morning with a headache, so I took some medicine and laid back down. I just could not go back to sleep, so I got up about 6:45 am. Besides someone had to get up take Nicholas to school, considering his Christmas and New Years break was over. I made me some breakfast and dove into the word, before we left the house.
For breakfast I had me some Cheerios with light brown sugar, and a banana. I love this meal it had just enough sweet. Here is the break down of calories.
Cheerios - 2 servings (2 cups) = 200 calories
Light Brown Sugar - 1 serving (1 tsp) = 15 calories
Whole Milk - 1 1/2 servings (1 cup) = 225 calories
Banana - 1 serving (9 inch banana) = 70 calories
Total Calories = 510
I am trying to keep my calorie intake between 2400 and 3000, so not a bad start. I probably could use some more protein, maybe I will add some peanuts, almonds or sunflower seeds. I am not very good at figuring out exactly what to eat, but we have to start somewhere. After I was done with my breakfast I was still hungry so instead of eating more food, I drank 16 ounces of water, and that seemed to work.
Yesterday while I was looking at sparkpeople.com and reading various different forums and posting. The Holy Spirit moved me to post some scriptures and brought to my mind some things that needed to be addressed. I feel that the Lord brought me to this point in life not by accident, but for a purpose. So today I was praying to God and asking for guidance and wisdom to understand what he wanted me to learn and to share with you guys.
I went back to a scripture that I have been standing on for a few months now, Isaiah 41:10. I read it in context and realized I never understood where I came from. So I also shared verse 9 with you.
He took me from the ends of the earth, I was at the end of my rope with my marriage, and it was about over. He called me from the remotest parts, I was not looking for Him in my life when He called me. He made me his servant, I am now teaching disciples and leaders for His kingdom. He chose me and didn't reject me, even though I am a sinner He chose me. I will not fear for He is with me, there are so many things that hide around the corner in my life, and I will not fear them. I will not look anxiously around me, when the temptations of food and life come I will not waiver for He is God. He will strengthen me, through bible study, exercise, and trials in life I will get stronger. He will uphold me, if I continue to actively seek him and remind myself he is there.
This is what I feel God has laid on my heart. This New Year has brought me to thinking about a new life style. Like an athlete, I will train and condition myself to be the man God wants me to be. I started by reading the bible daily, and eating better. I will be starting my exercise before to long to help with the whole process.
I pray that in some way this blog touches your heart and you find some motivation to continue your journey with Christ and healthy living. May God bless you and protect you this day.
Thank you guys for all your support and I hope you enjoy my blog.
TTFN, ta ta for now.