(Day 29) Beginning The Fifth Week of My Journey

IMG_1573Here we are at the beginning of the fifth week of my journey. We are also nearing the end of this blog series and I am please to be able to show a 4.2 pound loss from October 1st. What I see represented by these numbers is that I began a sprint and then plummeted by the beginning of week three but then I really started working on those baby steps. The first two weeks I tried to forge ahead with what I knew worked. Then by the beginning of the third week I really started to let myself be led by the Holy Spirit. It has been a wonderful learning experience for me.

I am learning that truly I am a spiritual being housed in a physical body and there has to be balance between the two. Jesus used natural and physical illustrations to teach spiritual truths. I am learning to have such a beautiful balance in my life that is seasoned with grace because every day is not so balanced. Oh but I feel like I am living out what Paul talked about in 1 Corinthians chapter 2:

“But as it is written:

“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.” – 1 Corinthians 2:9-12 NKJV

This may be the fifth week of my journey of transforming my temple but I feel like it really is just the beginning. I am so stirred in my heart to see how God is going to continue to not only transform my body but my mind as well. I’m so grateful for you coming along side me in this journey as I walk with Jesus learning to live abundantly and be balanced in mind, body, soul and spirit. ~ 1 Corinthians 6:19 – “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?”

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7 thoughts on “(Day 29) Beginning The Fifth Week of My Journey

  1. This is most certainly a great thing to learn from this challenge. I’m sure you will continue to learn how to balance your newly found fitness aims as the time goes by. I struggle with balancing fitness as well and making it a priority.

  2. You are an inspiration! You have made great progress. There is no going backwards because you learn more about yourself with each step. I admire your courage to put your journey out there for everyone to see. That is sooo difficult to do! Ten years ago I lost 1oo lbs and have been maintaining that weight loss for the last 10 years. I have written a series about it on my blog (www.theholymess.com) but you are braver than me — I didn’t write about it until my weight loss was done. 🙂 When I was in the middle, I wasn’t sure if I would be successful and I kept my progress to myself. What you are doing is very courageous. Keep up the fantastic work.

    • It has taken me a long time to be able to share my journey again. I’ve had so many ups and downs but I know I’m right where I am supposed to be now. I will check out your weight loss series. Your post actually made me cry. The theme the Lord gave me this year was courage and I hadn’t even considered this to be a part of that journey. Thank you for your kind words.

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