We All Got Troubles! Everyone has a battles and struggles in life. If you don’t, then you are most likely not living. Don’t let the battles and struggles get you down, instead let them build you up and grow you into what God desires for you.
A Word From The Word! “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.” I Corinthians 6:19-20
Spiritual Growth! I have for the biggest part of my life been very serious about taking care of my spiritual body by making sure that I have daily taken time to feed on the Word and by taking time to have nourishing conversation by listening to and talking with my God. Spiritual discipline is a priority and I know that there are great benefits. Spiritual discipline comes easier for me because of the benefits that I know and trust that they will give.
Physical Fight! Physical discipline has never been easy for me. It is a huge battle to make myself eat the right things. And keeping myself committed to any exercise program is really a challenge. I know that there is value, but I value the comfort of the food and relaxation over the discipline and work, and so I tend to let my self slip in the physical department.
God’s Dealing! A few months ago, God really began to deal with me in the area of physical discipline. He helped me to see that I was overweight and out of shape. I know most of you think I carry it well and so did I, but God really got a hold of me. I have always been blessed with very good health, but God helped me to see that I was taking advantage of this very precious gift, so I set out on a journey to do something about it.
Holiday Diet! Right before Christmas hit, I changed my eating habits and amped up my exercise. And over the holidays, I actually lost 15 pounds. I have at least 40 more pounds to go. I am sharing this with you, because we all have our battles and struggles. I don’t know what your battle is, but I know that you have one. I also know that God is talking to you about it. The question is: ARE YOU LISTENING?
Victory! Whatever your battle or struggle – know this: GOD WANTS YOU TO BE VICTORIOUS! When you are victorious, it brings God glory and everyone blessing. So take some time to listen for God’s voice and then make sure that you are obeying by doing your part! You are His temple and you matter. Here is an amazing truth: God wants us to get it right. God wants us to live in blessing. God is not against you! God is for you and don’t you forget it! Enjoy your victory!