Could it be true that I have a minute to sit here and "blog" about life? I have often wanted to get back here to blog on things like: The Biggest Loser contest; Homeschooling; Winter Blahs; Addictions~~Sleep and Facebook... but this is my first time in a long time to have a quiet house and energy to type!!
Let's start with the Biggest Loser contest which brought me back to this blog site. Well, I won--having lost 7 lbs (but could only report 4ish b/c I had weighed in late that day) and lots of inches. But, did I feel like a winner?... not so much. I enjoyed the checks that rolled in, yes, but I knew that it was only the competitive nature in me that won in the long run. I am back up to my pre-contest weight. The exercising stopped the minute the competition was over.
This is how it went down... I had seen that the competition wasn't too stiff. Not a lot of pounds had been dropped so I thought, "I could drop #s if I just stop eating!" So I did (stop eating). And I did (drop pounds). And I won. During the competition a friend asked, "So, who's glory is this for?" Bingo... my own. I really looked good! I really liked the attention. But it was really for me.
So now, recently I was wondering how to be "healthier", as in exercising for God's glory and not my own. And so I asked God to help me find something in His Word and guess what... He did!
1 Thessalonians 5:23-24
Now may the God of peace (not stressing out about everything I do or do not eat)
Himself (He'll do this FOR me)
santify you entirely, (spiritually and physically)
and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, (He usually means COMPLETE when He says complete)
without blame (this is where I can get in here and mess it all up if I choose)
at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Faithful is He who calls you, (don't I know it)
and He will also bring it to pass.
So there it is, God's Word is so rich. He expects me to (dant, dant, DAAAH) OBEY HIM. And then He'll complete my sanctification, entirely. If He prompts me to get my not-so-little hiney out of bed and exercise, then I should do it. If He whispers, "No more M&M's" then I shouldn't take just one more handful. And then guess what... HE GETS THE GLORY!!!
And, since that is what it's all about, I guess that's how I'm going to try to leave it. Pray for me!