(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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(Day 2) Discouraged Already

discouraged“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.””
John 13:34-35 ESV

I’m just going to be real with you today. I was charged and completely motivated yesterday and this morning I felt like a deflated balloon. I sent a message to one of my accountability sisters and we chatted back and forth and and she really encouraged me. This really was an example of the scripture above. She displayed love to me. It’s so refreshing when you have someone who will just shower you with love and encouragement when the enemy starts whispering lies in your ear. Then I turned around and it was like the floodgates of heaven opened up! I was receiving encouragement from everywhere. Posts from my TimeHop app, posts on Facebook, Twitter, broadcasts on Periscope, a chapter in the book I’m reading, etc. It was like God was saying “See my daughter, I have many ways to display my love to you. Don’t be discouraged and don’t be afraid, I am with you wherever you go.”

I’m so thankful for this day. It started off late, stressed, discouraged and fearful but it’s ending with peace, hope, love, joy and encouragement. Is everything perfect? Nope. Oh but it’s so refreshing to be a part of the family – the body of Christ. This is a process and a journey that takes putting one foot in front of the other. I am so glad that I have sisters to walk with me on this journey.

Do you need some encouragement today?

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