Freedom Sunday; the Strength training plan continues
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Today I gave away a booklet of McDonald's coupons to a little girl at church who greeted me with the church bulletin. What a wonderful trade! My plan was to use a coupon to buy a fast food lunch and take it to the lake and eat there in the beautiful sunshine. The only problem was that the coupon for the 2/$3 Fillet of Fish sandwiches would have cost me over 2/3 of my daily WW points for the day. Sometimes I'm a fool for coupons and get lured into the overeating trap. I knew I couldn't eat just one fillet, and my mind was trying to devise all kinds of ways to eliminate one or both rolls and just have the fillets, sans the tartar sauce, of course. But I knew the temptation would be too great, once I was holding them in my hot little hands. It began to get really complicated in my mind. I know from the Bible that confusion is not of the Lord, so prior to church I stopped and briefly sought the Lord for wisdom on the matter. That's when the idea of a Wendy's salad came to mind. I remembered last spring how they had such a beautiful variety of delicious salads, and so I began to settle down and took the coupons with me to give to the first outstretched hand, or just leave them in the lobby for someone later on! That's when the little girl came running to meet me when I was being pushed up the wheelchair ramp. It was like God had it all planned out for me once I surrendered my will and my plans to Him. It was like a tremendous load was lifted from me. He truly did carry my burden today.I wanted to shout "FREE AT LAST! Thank God almighty, I'm free at last!"
And so , after church I stopped at Wendys and then found a lovely spot at lakeside and really enjoyed my Apple/Pecan salad, with the delicious vinaigrette dressing, blue cheese, and spicy pecans. It was just a dollar more than the fried fish food that would have destroyed my day, and my "JUST SAY NO" plan. And if that were not enough of a victory, I also passed up Wendy's little $1 key chain special that gets you a free small chocolate frosty. I put the frosty in the same category as my beloved
Mcdonald's small vanilla cones, and my strength plan continues in full force.
Instead of Sunday being a day of destruction, it turned out to be a day of blessing, which is what the Lord's Day is supposed to be, and I am so grateful, and looking forward to my next weigh in.