Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Weight...Memory Verse....Study of Daniel...& More

Much to talk about. Much to share. Since I am a couple of weeks out from my last blog, I am not sure what I should share first. About the weight thing - there's good news and then there's bad news. Since my last Dr's appointment the week of Thanksgiving I have lost 11 lbs. That's the good news. The bad news is - I am impatient. I do not want to wait for months to loose 25 lbs. I want it off in weeks. I know. Slow weight loss is lasting weight loss. Can't swear that is true. The last time I lost, I lost it over several months and I gained it back (within a few lbs). I think the truth has something to do with me and how I think about eating and changing my thought patterns that were instilled in me from the time I was small. Eat everything on your plate - EAT IT ALL! Clean your plate so the sun will shine tomorrow. There are children in Africa that would just love to have what you have on your plate - they are STARVING -EAT! Good Southern Mothers love to cook for their family, and more than that, they love to see their family eat, and eat, and eat.

Now - that has not worked for me. Everything I eat over what my body needs, turns to fat. Since I have gotten older, it is even more of a problem. It is a problem that I am coming to terms with - knowing the why of the problem is half the way to whipping it. In studying Daniel, the Lord again has shown me that self discipline is a must for our every day lives. That includes eating. Please continue to pray for me in this journey.

Again, I must say that the Bible Study of Daniel is awesome. We are now finishing up Chapter 5 and in studying each day I see how precious I am to God. In fact, He regards me as Holy. Because I am Holy to Him, I must treat myself as Holy. I must be set apart from this world. During Daniel's time the Israelites and their low regard for the temple and its furnishings, opened the door for their captivity. They had come to live too much in the world around them, deciding that it had more to offer than their God. The Israelites had ceased regarding the holy as holy. The same thing can happen to us. When we have a low regard for what God has called holy (Himself, followed by what belongs to Him), we open the door for captivity. I do not ever want to be captive to this world. God isn't looking for perfection. He's looking for purity of heart: our authentic desire to do His will and give Him glory and He wants us to regard ourselves as precious and holy. I love this statement that Beth made: "God will call your enemy, the devil, to account for every single time he treated you, God's holy child, as unholy." Yes! I can't wait!

Memory Verse for 2-15-09 I Cor. 2:9 "No eye hath seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him." ( NIV) I probably should have already memorized this one but better now then never!

Valentine's Day was good at our house. Hubby and I went to one of our favorite restaurants and points were NOT counted that night. Bodie and Chessy talked Dad into getting me some beautiful flowers (he wanted candy) that I am still enjoying. It was a good weekend and a great time to reflect over how fortunate we are to be where we are, doing what we are, and headed in the direction we are. We are truly blessed!

To quote another famous blogger - enough randomness! It's good to be back and I'll try not to stay away so long next time.


Greg P. said...

Donna, are you eating a "little to much" of Bethanne's snow cream?

We don't have snow cream in the North. We have other things to "help" us gain weight.

Nice to hear from you again.
I'm about due to post also, but, I'll have to reintroduce myself to my reader(s) first.

jcdisciple said...

Sounds like God is doing a great work through the Daniel study in your heart. Keep it up lady...He is faithful.

Love you,