Friday, February 15, 2013
Lent. To me this is always a time to take reassessment of my relationship with our Savior Jesus Christ. Am I always in tune with His will? It seems each lent I am taken into a deeper relationship with Him, like entering new territory. Deeper into his heart and he in mine.
It makes me stop and think as a temple of the Holy One, shouldn't I be doing all I can to make it ready for Him to dwell? Cleansed of any baggage that is remaining from the junk food consumed in the past---sagging muscles strengthened and honed--plus any negativity remaining in my mind banished and replaced with positive, optomistic thoughts and goals?
"I think I can, I think I can, I think I can", are the words of the Little Engine That Could. I change these to: I know I can, I know I can, I know I can, with the Lord's help and persistence. In my heart I know He wants me to remain healthy and fit, and who am I to argue with his will?
During the past couple months, since I am home more, and because of some nasty weather, I have become quite a TV addict. (Something I need to look into more closely---moving from food addict to TV addict???) I would turn it on after meditations in the a.m. and it was on until bedtime. So as a "fast" for lent the TV is off limits until hubby gets home and needs his 'fix' in the evening. It is amazing to me how much time I must have spent in 'the chair'. I am now getting some long awaited, not done, quilting projects looked at and plans to complete.
My lesson these first days of lent is "move more---feel better---better attitude=easier weight loss".
I am looking forward to the new territory Jesus is leading me into this Lent.