8/30/08

Loose Ends Vol. 1 No. 7

Just a few loose ends...

check out my friend Sue's new blog...Journey of a weight watching fool... the link is on my blog roll..she has some great tips and ideas and you'll love her honesty about the struggle we all seem to have with our weight...

We are finally dried out from Tropical Storm Fay, but now Hanna is churning out in the Atlantic...

Kaitlin is doing great at school, we hear from her at least twice a day (cell phones or emails). She did tell me yesterday that she's glad she's there. Thank You Lord...

Her dorm participated in a prayer vigil this morning at 5:00 a.m. The girls walked to the college's prayer chapel which had specific prayer stations. You could write at each station what or who you were specifically praying for. There were stations for the college and students, families, our country, the military, your hometown, your home church and pastors...she felt lead to pray for our pastors and wrote down their names, so now they are a part of Liberty too! We are blessed beyond measure that the Lord has made a way for Kaitlin to attend here.

I've started a fast from junk basically,
the list of what I am not going to eat is so long
I'd be writing for days...

I did have a small victory last night...the kids had some friends over after the high school football game and we got them pizza...so we picked the pizza up and I had to carry in on my lap for the ride home, and I just started to pray: "Lord I need Your Holy fruit of self control, I need You to strengthen me with Your Strength, Your Might, Your Power...I can't do this on my strength, I don't have it..."

And He did, He gave me that gift,
that fruit of self control from the Holy Spirit.

I didn't have any pizza, I had fruit here at the house...
just a small victory...


I've been literally feeding my flesh for 25 years with junk and its time to stop...this is about obedience and disobedience for me. I've been disobedient in my treatment of my body. Disobedient to Who, you might ask? Disobedient to God. I have not treated my body as the temple He tells me it is. I've desired to be obedient to Him but I've followed my flesh when it comes to food. I've given in for years without much of a fight, no fight really, just a numbing "Whatever you want flesh, eat it" kind of mentality.

I know that I'm going to have hard, want-to-give-in moments, but that's okay, that's what growing in Christ is all about. Its about being honest, having accountability to Him and to my sisters, and relying on His strength.

1 comment:

"Virtuous Wannabe" said...

Deb...like you mentioned in my blog...I am so thankful that we are in this together...I am sick of me! I believe if we take this battle to the Lord, not just day by day but hour by hour, minute by minute...this battle can be fought and won. We are both past the point that it is just a vain attempt at looking presentable, it's more about honoring the One that gave us this temple in the first place. I love your idea about blogging what you ate...I might do that on my weight watching fool blog....I went to my room tonight and prayed over this thing (as I have been all week and praying for you as well...) it is not a matter I take lightly...I looked in the concordinance for every word that describes my struggle right now and looked up the coresponding verses...that's the only thing I know to do at this point. I told Mike that when I went to weight watcher's today, it was the first time since 2004 that I went with a fresh mind set....like this is something to be conquered. I love you and am praying for you. I am thankful for your victory last night, no victory is too small to ask the Lord for help with.