Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Walking In The Son.

Today is a great day for me.  I feel full of energy and the Lord Jesus!  I walked three miles today.  It just feels so good to get out there and do it!  While walking I take the time to breathe in the fresh air and smell all the new spring flowers that are just begining to bloom.  We have such beautiful green mountains here.  Hawaii is truly paradise.  I just marvel at God when I look at His creation.
Just think about this, imagine the most beautiful place you have ever been to in the whole wide world.  How you ooh and ahh over its beauty.  Now think on this  God loves us more then the most beautiful places on earth!  That excites me.  It humbles me to think that a God so great could ever love me a mere human.  But He does and I will be thankful for His love everyday for the rest of my life!

I was thinking today about faith.  Sometimes we blow it because we are to afraid to step out in faith to do God's will.  We think is this really what God wants me to do?  We get so nervous that we decide that is is better to do nothing then to do something wrong.  We can’t go back, and we’re afraid to go forward. Never mind moving to the left or right. The devil has us right where he wants us. We’re hemmed in by doubt and unbelief.  This is actually a lack of faith in God.

Faith is like blind trust.  For instance  when you get really sick and have to go to the doctor.  You don't question him for hours about taking the antibiotic that he just gave to you to make you well.  No you just take it believing that you will be healed.  God likes it when we walk out in blind faith with him.  When I was diagnosed with lung cancer, the very first thing I did without thinking was to drop to my knees and cry out to God. In the deepest part of me I knew that He was the only one who could truly heal me.  The doctors could do surgery and give me chemo, but when it came down to the nitty gritty it was God who saved me.  Just remember God has a plan for our life. His plan will give us the desires of our heart. 

So when you feel the devil sitting by your ear telling you that you don't really love God.  That you aren't good enough to be His child.  Or that you aren't a good enough writer to have a blog and tell your story.  You have a bible right to rebuke the devil in the name of Jesus Christ.  Tell him to get away from you and when you say this in the name of Jesus he can't stay.  We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.  That is my motto of late.  I find myself singing this to the Lord when I am out walking.  He works in my life and I know that He will work in yours! As Christians we can soar in our dreams, and if we are submitted to God, the reality of that trust in Him is that there is a period of time that must pass before God’s will is implemented.
Sometimes this will require patience God does things all in His own time.  For me I had to just give it all up to God.  His way is better then anything that I could have ever imagined for myself anyway.  You just have to bring it to the Lord in prayer and thank Him for all His blessings. Only the fullness of time will bring about the fruit God has planned for you. God’s timing will always bring satisfaction and joy.

After my walk today I juiced. a hanful of grapes, strawberries, 1 apple, lemon wedge, about a cup of pineapple, and a cup of fresh beets and some ice.  It tasted great and really filled me up.  I use a whole food blender Vita Mix so that I get all the pulp along with the juice.  It is really helping me to control my appetite and gives me so much energy.  I have lost five pounds over the last couple weeks.  It is so nice to see some results in this life change.

My son Peter has taken over as my personal trainer three nights a week.  He is really tough!  I asked him if we could pray before we started his unique form of torture for me.  I asked him if he was trying to pay me back for all of times I punished him as a child.  He just looked at me and said "now that you mention it, lets add another 50 sit ups.  Then he laughed and said "cmon mom it is easier to do if you just close your mouth and do it"  He was right.  I just closed my eyes gave my exercise up to God and did it.  I was so happy to have that hour over with.  I ended up in the tub with a glass of merlot.  Now that was relaxing!

I hope that you all have a great day and may God bless you richly in everything you do!


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