I so love ME and my own journey in this weight loss process! I have been FIGHTING to get my last 25 off of me for a few months now. I got comfy with my size 6 and 8 clothes and now I had to buy a size 10 dress and it SCARED ME INTO DOING RIGHT!!!! LOL
Ugghhhhh….swear, it is like I think that the more that I assumed that all is well, the lazier that it made me…..
Before, I had a method of going to the gym 4 days a week and it was not a fight at all…now – making myself try to turn into a GYM RAT has me a tad bit nervous.
Why is it that women are SO MUCH MORE VOCAL about their weight and appearance than men? Trust me, I do know a great deal of men who primp and press MORE than me and sadly to say BETTER than me –
However, unless they are into same-sex relationships….. men do not make a big fuss about it like us…
I guess that this the calm before the storm…before I get my butt back into the gym…… I will be going in another hour and try to get my spunk and regime back together….
This photo is from 2 weeks ago & I desperately need to shed 25 pounds… you dont see what I know is there! LOL
please pray my strength…..I am so serious I feel soo UN-MOTIVATED right now… Oka, chat in the morning!
God is just; He is no respecter of persons in the sense of showing favoritism (Deuteronomy 32:4; Psalm 18:30). God is omnipotent; He is all-powerful and can do anything that pleases Him, but His actions will always be in accord with the rest of His character (Revelation 19:6; Jeremiah 32:17, 27). God is omnipresent, meaning He is present everywhere, but this does not mean that God is everything (Psalm 139:7-13; Jeremiah 23:23). God is omniscient, meaning He knows the past, present, and future, including what we are thinking at any given moment. Since He knows everything, His justice will always be administered fairly (Psalm 139:1-5; Proverbs 5:21).
God is one; not only is there no other, but He is alone in being able to meet the deepest needs and longings of our hearts. God alone is worthy of our worship and devotion (Deuteronomy 6:4). God is righteous, meaning that God cannot and will not pass over wrongdoing. It is because of God’s righteousness and justice that, in order for our sins to be forgiven, Jesus had to experience God’s wrath when our sins were placed upon Him (Exodus 9:27; Matthew 27:45-46; Romans 3:21-26).
God is sovereign, meaning He is supreme. All of His creation put together cannot thwart His purposes (Psalm 93:1; 95:3; Jeremiah 23:20). God is spirit, meaning He is invisible (John 1:18; 4:24). God is a Trinity. He is three in one, the same in substance, equal in power and glory. God is truth, He will remain incorruptible and cannot lie (Psalm 117:2; 1 Samuel 15:29).
God is holy, separated from all moral defilement and hostile toward it. God sees all evil and it angers Him. God is referred to as a consuming fire (Isaiah 6:3; Habakkuk 1:13; Exodus 3:2, 4-5; Hebrews 12:29). God is gracious, and His grace includes His goodness, kindness, mercy, and love. If it were not for God’s grace, His holiness would exclude us from His presence. Thankfully, this is not the case, for He desires to know each of us personally (Exodus 34:6; Psalm 31:19; 1 Peter 1:3; John 3:16, 17:3).
Since God is an infinite Being, no human can fully answer ANY God-sized question, but through God’s Word, we can understand much about who God is and what He is like. May we all wholeheartedly continue to seek after Him (Jeremiah 29:13).
Sometimes WE ALL can forget on the many wonderful things that we have…… So I am sure before my son even tries to open his mind up to tell his MOUTH to say that there is not anything to eat in the house…he has no choice but to have to look / glance at this photo……
I tell him that a great deal of countries do not even have clean running water while you are BEYOND BLESSED to have a mother that buys you 6 cases of Vitamin Water every month to share with her!
You have fruit to CHOOSE from….. snacks that you or I do not even need…..etc..etc..etc.. He gets it now, because a picture is indeed worth A THOUSAND WORDS!
It is shoes like this that gets ME into trouble with my bank account!! Like aren’t they just DIGUSTINGLY fierce! LOL
GEESH…. I’m just joking – as much as I ADORE fashion….there will NEVER be a stitch of clothing….a purse…a coat…a dress….that will make me go broke…..
I have a child to raise..spoil and look after! LOL –
However, don’t place a new laptop in front of me… like this one below…. whew my goodness.. This is going to be my NEW baby… it is by SAMSUNG and boy do I have a HUGE CRUSH on Samsung Technological Devices!! So after I get this beautiful masterpiece, my son ummmm……he may go hunry!LOL ( kidding ) >> I think I am….ha!
There are two keys to knowing God’s will for a given situation:
1) Make sure what you are asking for or considering doing is not something the Bible forbids.
2) Make sure what you are asking for or considering doing will glorify God and help you grow spiritually. If these two things are true and God still is not giving you what you are asking, then it is likely not God’s will for you to have what you are asking for. Or, perhaps you just need to wait a while longer for it. Knowing God’s will is sometimes difficult. People want God to tell them specifically what to do—where to work, where to live, whom to marry, etc. God rarely gives people information that direct and specific.
God allows us to make choices regarding those things.
Romans 12:2 tells us, “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will.” The only decision God does not want us to make is the decision to sin or resist His will. God wants us to make choices that are in agreement with His will. So, how do you know what God’s will is for you?
If you are walking closely with the Lord and truly desiring His will for your life, God will place His desires on your heart. The key is wanting God’s will, not your own. “Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4).
If the Bible does not speak against it and it can genuinely benefit you spiritually, then the Bible gives you the “permission” to make decisions and to follow your heart. If you truly seek God’s will with a humble spirit and an open mind, He will reveal His will to you.