Tuesday, May 18, 2010

WEIGH DOWN DIET week 20

Hello friends! Thanks to another round of the stomach flu in our home, I am back down my five pounds! As miserable as I was when puking my guts up on Sunday, I found it gave me time to read my Bible and pray. I don't know for sure, but I think God used this time to "re-start" me! I was telling my friend Margery that after this bout with the flu, God truly did "empty" me! Also, I as I stated last week, my walk with Him hasn't been as close. I still do my devotions everyday, but not like I used to - in the early morning hours while the house is asleep. There is something magical about that time and though I have continued to read my Bible and read my devotions and pray, when I do it with two small boys clanking around the house, my focus isn't COMPLETELY on Him. I was able to have that quiet time as I moaned and groaned in bed on Sunday with the flu. (You know how you feel....you want to die, but unfortunately you know you're going to survive it?) Yesterday, I was able to continue to find that "empty" feeling before eating. This morning I was able to have that time with God uninterrupted before the house woke up. Oh, I'm a slow learner, but at least I am still learning! I'm sticking with my Jeremiah verse again this week....it is so uplifting and encouraging. God wants me (and you) to succeed!
Have a great week!

Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

25 POUND LOST 9 DAYS TO GO

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7 comments:

  1. YAY!!!

    For you--NOT for the stomach flu.

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  2. The stomach flu is miserable but isn't it funny how God will sometimes use things like that to draw us closer to Him? I'm glad you're over it and feeling better and down the five pounds again! I don't know what my deal is today but I just feel down and sad for some reason so your scripture encourages me as well. Thanks! :)

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  3. Bless your precious heart. I'm glad you're feeling better and glad you found something wonderful out of the pain and sickness.

    (((hugs)))
    Lisa

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  4. The journey on earth is interesting and it is funny how God will use every situation we go through to help us! Gos ia amazing!

    PLeased to hear you are in better spirits! xx

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  5. 5 more pound! Was that the "hard" way via puking?! Ugh. You are doing great...keep at it!

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  6. You are so good at looking at things from a new perspective! I'm glad you are feeling better, and I hope that your "re-start" goes a long way. :)

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