2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
WooHoo! Yay, it’s a new day and a new year and it is all, hopefully, fresh with no mistakes in it! So, what are you going to do with this fresh slate before you? It’s funny how we all feel this way the first day of a new year even though God offers us a new day and new beginning when we come to Him and confess our sins and ask Him to be the Lord of our life! But, for today, since it is the 1st day of a New Year, let’s ask ourselves what we are going to do with it?
So many people make resolutions for losing weight or exercising etc., what have you decided you can do better this year? What are you praying for God to do in your life this year or the lives of those you love? Personally I have decided to continue to revamp the way I eat! I am tired of being tired and dealing with viruses and parasites and I just want to feel good again! I am tired of being tested for cancer and I have decided that I am not waiting for the prognosis to be cancer, I am going to change the way I eat now, so I can be as healthy as possible! I have already begun diligently looking for recipes that are healthful and taste good. I have tried some recipes that Abby and I ended up just throwing out because they may have been healthful, but they were gross! I am determined though so I will let you know how it goes! It’s funny, but when I was a kid one of the sayings we were taught about our minds was, “garbage in garbage out!” That is true for your mind and your body and both should be observed! I want to be healthy so I can be used by God to the fullest extent that He created me for! Illness is rampant, but what do we eat? Even though I would like to lose about 10 more pounds, I am not changing how I eat just for the purpose of losing weight, I am doing it so I can be the best I can be for Him!
What changes can you make in your life in order for God to use you on a whole new level? Are there things you are watching on tv or reading that maybe need to go? Those things may seem small but they are open doors for satan to attack you and your family. Is there a change in how you use your time that could be fixed? Would you benefit from getting more disciplined in what you eat? Do you drink enough water every day? That’s usually a simple one to fix and you will be amazed at the difference in how you feel and your energy level ~ take your weight and divide it in half and use that number to determine how many ounces you need a day. (Example: If you weigh 120 pounds, you need to drink 60 ounces of water a day!) Are you spending time in His word on a regular basis, as in every day, not once a week? Do you need to get more organized?
Take advantage of the day, and do an inventory to see what changes you can make in your lifestyle to be all you can be! Don’t overwhelm yourself, trying to do it all, but be reasonable in your expectations. Maybe if you have a lot of changes that need to be made in how you eat, you could start by just eliminating sodas and sugary desserts. If you have never really read your Bible, start reading a verse a day and maybe begin in Psalms. Pray and ask God to show you what you should change and for the strength to be steadfast in your decision, knowing that with His help truly the best is yet to come!
Quote: “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step” ~ Chinese Proverb
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