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Inspiration With Some Breakfast

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Isaiah 41:9-10
"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.
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    Cool version!
    1902 days ago
  • ANY010113
    Awesome progress with the works of god, keep the good work up!
    1903 days ago
    I am glad you are working on becoming the man God wants you to be and starting your day in the Bible with God is a great start. I hope you begin to feel better once the medicine kicks in or you are able to rest later.
    I wish my son's school break was over. I have been working part time at home and then taking him in to my cube at work for the remainder of the day. They still have a few more days of freedom before school starts again.
    Keep sharing your journey because like dropping a rock in water the rings are like out influence on others we never know who we will touch or how we can change their journey to better health.
    Keep Blogging emoticon
    1903 days ago
    God saved our marriage also and I'm so grateful for what he's doing in our lives.

    With God's help everything is possible so i'll think we'll see you reach your goals.
    Keep on sparking! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1903 days ago
    Zach, it is a great gift that God has given us not only his unconditional love, but also allows us to make decissions that can take us to the ends of the earth. I know for me my faith usually becomes I try to face life's challenges by myself, only to have the Good Lord step in & help me out, whether it was from my prayer of despiration or intercession from others.

    I think at times we end also can end up at the ends of the world, as those individuals need to hear His story also.

    I want to wish you the best on your jouney. Keep up the good work, even when you slip the Lord will help you back up. Don't push away His helping hand when He offers it.
    1903 days ago
    emoticon emoticon I enjoyed the blog.
    It is a well worth journey to take care of ourselves. emoticon . You are off to a good start by sharing with others what the Lord has given you. emoticon
    1903 days ago
    To get some more protein in besides your milk, you could add 12-14 almonds or walnuts to your Cheerios. You could also cut back your brown sugar slowly until you don't need the sweet flavor.
    I think God does want us to consider our walk of faith to be like that of an athlete aiming or running race. He is the one we keep our eyes on during the race of life.
    Thanks for your efforts!

    1903 days ago
  • SUNSHINE1954
    emoticon emoticon on your post and on your sharing. I agree that God brought you to this place for a purpose which He will reveal to you in His time. However, let me say this, I believe that you were brought here to help all of us, with your words of wisdom and your humility, on our journey (whether spiritual or physical). Thanks for sharing these words and thoughts with all of us. I invite you to come join us in the chat room where you will find an incredible amount of support and encouragement. We share difficulties, prayers, praises etc. This group has truly inspired and helped me in my journey. Keep us posted on your journey. emoticon Joanne
    1903 days ago
    Great Job!! Z man!! emoticon emoticon
    1903 days ago
  • KRYS210
    emoticon You are on the right path. Keep your focus on God and your goals!
    1903 days ago
  • SAC-6582
    emoticon blog!! Keep your focus on God and keep on moving toward a healthier lifestyle and a healthier you.

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    Steve (SAC-6582)
    1903 days ago
    Thank you all for all your uplifting and encouraging words. I will try and continue this blog.. I just hope they dont take 3 hours to write like this one did, lol.
    1904 days ago
    Yes, great blog and wonderful to see He is holding you up!
    1904 days ago
    Your blog is very uplifting. It's wonderful when someone takes scripture and directly applies it to their lives the way that God intended. Good luck with your goals, although we have the Lord to help keep us on the right path we have to do the work. You sound as if you have made a wonderful start in the new year. As soon as you begin your exercise program you will see how much better you feel. Keep up the good work(s)! Take care and God bless, Deb
    1904 days ago
    Great Blog. Thanks for sharing how God called you and you answered Never be ashamed of Him and He will see you through every thing

    1904 days ago
    I can see the power of the Holy Spirit at work in your blog.....yes inspirational, please keep sharing what the LORD has placed on your heart to share. Some times we don't know when something we said or an action we make has touched someone in a positive way to GOD's glory but people are watching especially Christians so continue to live a Godly life and GOD will do the rest!

    Thank you for the blog!

    Your breakfast sounded tasty...know what I will be having tomorrow. hehehehe

    The water was a smart choice....your body doesn't have a different signal when it is thirsty ....it makes you feel hungry when in fact your body needs water so drinking the water first and waiting 20 minutes will tell you if you really are hungry or not.

    You are on the right path...keep moving my friend!


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  • CELESTE2013
    Zach, good start on breakfast today! You chose well and you're tracking it! Awesome job. I am just starting (again) and I think tracking is going to be most important aspect of it all. I am enjoy reading about your spiritual journey, and although I am on a different path, I can completely relate to everything you are saying and it is touching. Please keeping writing and sharing.
    1904 days ago
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