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Try Something New Tuesday – Let God Sustain You

He will sustain you.  Isaiah 46:4

It’s already Tuesday and time to try something new.  Last week I started a new weight loss program, Noom Coach.  I love it!  So, now I have been on the plan a week and a half.  I have lost 10 pounds.  Woohoo! I’m eating healthier and smaller meals.  I’m not hungry and I’m walking more.  All these things together slowly add up to success.  You may be asking yourself, what’s the problem then?  There isn’t a problem yet, but what will sustain me when I get stressed, bored, don’t want to exercise or ready to eat everything that I see?  Noom Coach has some helpful hints that I’m taking advantage of, but when all else fails, God will be there.  I need to train myself to go to him when I face weight loss temptations along the way, just as I do with temptations in life in general.

In many ways Christian life is like a diet.  We learn how to behave and what to do from reading God’s word.  If we follow Biblical teachings, slowly we will grow and see the benefits. What happens when we want to do something that we know we shouldn’t do (i.e. lie, cheat, steal, have affairs, gossip, hurt others, etc.)?  What happens when we are tempted?   Everyone is tempted. Everyone!  Well, we simply ask for forgiveness, ask God to sustain us, and strive to do better.  When we rely on God to sustain us, and we try to avoid temptations, we grow as Christians.

Today, try something new.  Ask God to sustain you.  God bless you.

Tell Me Something Good Monday – Make It Wonderful!

But let every man prove his own work, and then he shall be rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.  Galatians 6:4

It’s Monday and time to share something good.  I was a little down over the weekend, but I was still able to play with my grandson, spend time with my husband, clean my house, get to know my kitten a little better and write half a word study paper on judging.  I will share more on the paper later.  On top of all of that, I made two new friends.  One is from Holland and the other from Georgia.  Meeting these two ladies reminded me that when we think we have it bad, there is always someone who has it worse.  I’m glad God brought these ladies into my life and I hope that I can be a comfort to them.

For many people Monday’s mean we “have to” go to work and do what we don’t want to do for a long week. This type of thinking leads to a bad attitude.  Have you ever considered what a privilege it is to work?  There are many people who are not able to work.  Have you ever considered that when we work we are pleasing God?  Work is mentioned many times in the Bible, and Galatians 6:4 states that when we prove our own work, we can rejoice in what we have done.  Have you ever thought maybe this is the week you can help your boss in a new way that will make his/her work be easier, better and less time consuming?  If you want blessings from God, you must submit to authority.  That means doing your job the best you can when you are at work and trying to help your supervisor.  The attitude you adopt when you approach Monday or the first day of your business week can make a huge difference.  Yes, there will be those who are gloom and doom and who will try to bring you down today, but you can choose a different attitude.  Try it.  You will be so much happier.

Enjoy new opportunities today!  God bless you.