I love how God is always at work on each one of us, but we have to be open to hearing Him. This week’s prompt is DECIDE, and as I thought about what I would write about this morning with the #FMF girls and Kate Motaung I remembered what I had been reading this week in my Bible study.
This is something I’ve been talking about a long time – deciding to lose weight. What happened to that little skinny girl that couldn’t gain weight. She had two children and sit at a desk working for 43 years. It has been like a yo-yo since I retired, BUT I still weigh less than what I did when I retired. YES!
As I was reading Wendy Blight’s book this week, I Know His Name, I was at school with downtime which I seldom get subbing, but I had taken my book just in case because sometimes you get a lunch with no one present but Jesus, and He was and I was listening.
I’ve heard His Word over and over and over the last few year. He’s sent it through books, the Bible and doctor’s appointments where my blood pressure is high and sometimes my cholesterol. I’ve listened some because my last appointment in January my cholesterol was normal for the first time in years without meds which she had wanted me to start. She said, “keep on doing what you are doing.”
Wendy reminded me this week that His Word has to penetrate our hearts. “Once we open our ears to hear it and our hearts to receive it, we must pray that it will lodge deeply within.” BAM! I heard it, I’ve received it, but selfishly I haven’t been praying for myself to receive it.
Last month I wrote about March Goals as God was speaking, and I’ve done well. Today, I need to sit down and really pray about my goals for April which start today.
Today I’m deciding to take control of my blood pressure and get rid of the bp pills. It’s in the genes with my Dad dying of a heart attack and all my grandparents on both sides dying with them or strokes, and I am not ready to join them yet. There is much to do still here for Him.
TODAY I’m deciding to start praying fervently for healing and asking Him to create in me a desire to exercise more, to eat healthier, find stress relievers spending more quiet time with Him, and wisdom and time to do it all.
These are Wendy’s words that jumped out at me this week. “I claimed God’s promise from Proverbs 4:22 – that His Word is life and health to my body. I literally prescribed myself an additional medication – God’s Word. I ingested it every day, just as I did the blood pressure medicine, believing in full faith that God would heal my body of whatever was causing my hypertension.” She reminded us that high blood pressure is in her genes, but she also loves and serves a God, who is able to trump genetics. That brought a few tears because we have a little grandson who born with a horrible disease caused by a gene, and our family has watched as God is trumping Colt’s genetics.
The whole point is I can sit here and worry and let high bp and cholesterol overcome me, or I can do what His Word says focusing on His promises, and I can exercise and eat better and at a minimum be healthier longer than I will be if I continue on the path I’ve been on.
I am excited to see what He is going to show me today as I focus and DECIDE on my April goals