21 Day Journey into Breaking Strongholds – Day 8

Sorry I haven’t posted in a few days, just getting too darn busy, no excuses, get back to business. I’m doing very well in the clutter department, and have a large pile for my Friday GW run, so cleansing, so liberating. The weight, well, it need more work, it needs more prayer. I go to the gym, M-F, and have a lot of aches and pains, but keep on keeping on. I just need to have a plan, like the Friday run to GW, for eating. That being said, diets don’t work, may I repeat (for me) diets do not work. So today, I’m praying that God will lead me in the right direction, either be at peace at where I am or lead me where I can find help.

Dear God,
For today, I am grateful that I have you in my life. I give you all my strongholds to break them forever. You know I stumble, you know I fall, but you pick up the pieces and make me whole. Bless all who suffer.
In Jesus Name,
Amen

21 Day Journey into Breaking Strongholds – Day 7

I know I’m starting to sound like the same old tune, but yesterday went fairly well, not perfect, but not stressed out about food and clutter. I was exposed to food – 2 times – o k, this is food away from home, and did pretty good. I think I’m improving. I have a friend who is losing weight, and always says she wants my clothes when she loses weight. One problem is she is losing and I’m not. I feel a little guilty because she has lost a good bit of weight and has more than I do to lose. I should be a better friend, eating only proper foods when around her. She has come so far! Oh well, back to me, I need to get more routines in place, just say no to some foods and lead a simpler life. As for clutter, I did a pretty good job of cleaning out some old vitamins and hair care products. Yeah, they’re gone.

Dear God,

For today, make me think clearly when eating, especially away from home. Make me a good witness to others who watch what I do. Let me let go today of any strongholds and know that you are the answer to all of my sorrows, problems and headaches that this life can give. I’m thanking you today that you already have the answers.

In Jesus Name,

Amen

Have a Happy Thursday

Yeah, today we’re taking our son with autism to a local state park, can’t wait to take pictures on a crisp October day!

21 Day Journey into Breaking Strongholds – Day 6

So, yesterday went pretty well, and can’t wait for my wrist to feel better so I can get into that de-cluttering more. As for the food, I did pretty well. I’m not having the ups and downs like on a diet, so that’s a good thing. I think it may take some adjusting, that hey, you are not on any food plan any more. After so many years, this is life-changing.

Letting go of strongholds is not easy, and I think I have an addictive sort of personality, the kind that only God can fix. God put me here in this time at this place, so this is where I need to listen to his voice. And guess what, in case you didn’t notice, no grade today. Not any more, I’m too special, I have God helping me now and I believe he only deals in excellence in all areas of my life. He wants my life to have direction, no strongholds, and be prayerful through my day.

Dear God,

Today is new, fresh with challenges, but best of all opportunities. I have the chance to have you first, let go of all the strongholds, and live the life you wanted for me. I’m trying every day to seek you more, for you are my salvation. Bless and lift up others who slip in strongholds. Let them know there is hope. You are here.

In Jesus Name,

Amen 

 

21 DAY JOURNEY INTO BREAKING STRONGHOLDS – DAY FIVE

Mondays, so hard to fall back into, and yesterday was rainy, gloomy but it meant routine, something I need daily. And I’ll give myself a B for yesterday for eating fairly healthy but the clutter, I just couldn’t work with it. I did something to my wrist but hope it will get better in the next few days. The grading seems so silly, because God never grades, and only sees me with his perfect mercy and grace.

Dear God,
Thank you for not grading, for your perfect love. Help me today to follow that closely, for that is the way to health and peace.
In Jesus Name,
Amen

Thank you God for not judging, not grading

Thank you God for not judging, not grading

21 Day Journey into Breaking Strongholds – Day 4

So, yesterday, was a church dinner and at my church, we have many good cooks. I did fair yesterday but today starts a new week.  As I begin this new week, I pray for guidance and know that this whole week will be better.

Dear God,

Help me when life seems to happen, and I eat mindlessly. You are in charge. I need to follow.

In Jesus Name,

Amen

21 Day Journey into Breaking Strongholds – Day 3

So, I knew yesterday would be difficult and it was indeed that, and I did O K, giving myself a C.

Things I did right and wrong – food wise
Ate breakfast before leaving home for seminar – but then ate a chocolate chip cookie at the seminar.
Ate lunch – fairly reasonable
Dinner – Had a fairly calorie rich slice of pie and the truth, it was too sweet anyway.

Things I did right and wrong – clutter
Did sell a few handbags at my senior center
But brought home brochures and pens from the seminar – more clutter, and cheap pens

So, you can see, I need help.

So, pray with me as I reach out to those who need help like me fighting everyday things that would hold me back.

Dear God,
Walk closer with me and give me the right spirit to become more as you would have me be, mindfully going through my day.
In Jesus name,
Amen

Let the journey continue

Let the journey continue

21 Day Journey into Breaking Strongholds – Day Two

MP900227833[1]O K, yesterday went really well, like most plans, but this will be oh soooo different. God’s plans are amazing, rewarding, and with his help they don’t fail.

Buying:
I did buy one Coach bag that I had been wanting. This one will replace about five wanna-be-bags that were too small, too big, too heavy, well you know, you just can’t find the right handbag. And the best news, we got rid of a mound of stuff from our den. We piled it up and on Friday’s ( we are such routine people) we will donate, yeah. gone, and learn from your mistakes, silly.
So, for yesterday, in this category, I give myself a B+

Eating:
This was the funny part. I didn’t overeat and I wasn’t hungry. I think God comes to us, stays with us and leads us away from these things that would harm us when we ask.
Breakfast – one piece of toast with about an ounce of cheese – I usually have two pieces and more cheese. Also, 2 cups of coffee, 1 tbsp of creamer in each – I can’t give this up.
Lunch – After going to the gym, stressing over prior authorization for a med for our son (autism- talk about that another day) and getting some work done on our daughter’s car, I had a 6 inch sub on wheat bread with a hint of mayo. I can never give up mayo so just in moderation. The good news is we went to the gym. Dinner – 1 piece of pizza – it would have been easy to have two. But know, I’m on a new journey with God. And snacks, I had two apples, one in the afternoon with a hint of PB and one after the pizza.
So, for yesterday, in this category, I give myself an A – yes an A – I deserve it and praise God for it.

This weekend will be sooo challenging, but I’m praying as I write this that God will keep me from temptation.
Things to do:
Senior Seminar – Booths for wellness and yes, there will be food there.
This Afternoon – Canasta – So hooked on this, the good news, if I am careful, I can eat only as needed.
Tonight – Senior Bingo and Potluck – I need you, God, tonight.

So, have a great Saturday, and let God have all your problems. He has amazing answers when we seek him. Updates tomorrow on today’s journey.
God bless.