Sunday, September 12, 2010

What are you thinking? Day 7

Psalm 139

 1 O LORD, you have searched me
and you know me.

 2 You know when I sit and when I rise; 

       you perceive my thoughts from afar.

 3 You discern my going out and my lying down; 

       you are familiar with all my ways.

 4 Before a word is on my tongue 

       you know it completely, O LORD.

Psalm 139:23-24 (New Century Version)

 23 God, examine me and know my heart; 

       test me and know my anxious thoughts
 24 See if there is any bad thing in me

       Lead me on the road to everlasting life.

I Can't Fool GOD!   I can lie to myself, stick my head in the Sand.... Pretend ...  but HE knows me inside and out.

When I fail at making healthy choices or exercising.... I can make ALL the EXCUSES in the world and even believe my excuses BUT  GOD KNOWS.

That is why on this journey I've had to really truly stop and have a talk with the Lord.  WHY oh WHY do I make choices I KNOW are not right?   Like the late night Snack that I don't really NEED.

Quite Honestly, the foundation of what I found out is this.   EXAMINE my HEART!
Where are my desires?  

I know I say I want to serve the Lord
I know I say I love my family first
I know I say I want to be healthy and well

BUT, if it's not happening
If I don't read and pray each day
If I have "issues" with family members of resentment, upsets, unforgiveness... things harbored
If I don't make choices every day towards health and wellness...

Then MY TRUE DESIRES are not where I think they are!

That's what I've discovered

I'm so elated that I have entered into a new level of Health in my 50's!  I feel more energetic, stronger physically... can run without passing out, wake up without the aches and pains in my feet and joints.... I've lost weight .... my body is more toned....

WHY!  Because I found out that to be BALANCED I need to set my focus (desires) on The LORD!   

He is my creator
I seek to please HIM.....  All that I have HE has given me

TODAY I will again re-enforce those HABITS that reflect my focus:
I woke up and PUT a big SMILE on my face and quoted 3 times: this is the day the Lord
   hath made, I WILL REJOICE and BE GLAD IN IT.
I did my thing (ya know) and then stepped on the scale.  BE ACCOUNTABLE!
I got my "organic" coffee (still working on changing that to herbal tea- better choice)
JOURNALIZING!!!  Which is nothing more or less than putting MY FOCUS for the 
   day on my walk with the LORD.  Reading HIS word, LISTENING and Talking to 
   the  LORD.  Reinforcing my thoughts about making HEALTHY CHOICES!

21 days to Health and Wellness is about MAKING NEW HABITS
but ya can't make new habits until you are HONEST about your current HABITS!

you can't make new habits until you exam and clean inside- MIND and HEART
then You can exam and clean up the BODY.

EXAM yourself IN GOD's WORD!

Salute!  to your Health and Wellness