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LENT--Lets Enter New Territory


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.
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ELLENIRENE 2/16/2013 6:14AM

    great food for thought-thanks

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GRAMMA247 2/15/2013 8:50PM

    Thanks for the encouraging words. They help so much.


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JOANIE69 2/15/2013 12:54PM

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I am rooting for you too, and I know that with Jesus helping you, emoticon

There is a Daily Challenge post area on one of my Teams here, and today she suggested that we get up and exercise through every commercial when we watch TV...even if we just hold in our stomachs for example. Hope this spurs you on! emoticon

emoticon Blessings, Joanie emoticon

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SAINTBERNARD6 2/15/2013 12:18PM

    great post.....you will accomplish this

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