Sunday, February 16, 2014

I loved my devotion for today.  It really hits me because of so much stuff that I have been going through over the past couple of weeks and even month.  It was fitting and so hit the spot.

I have had to make decisions that were not easy ones to make.  In doing so I have come under personal attack.  I have been offended and hurt by people. We have to take a stand when things aren't right, even if it means we are blamed for other people's down fall. 

 Here is my devotion today ... Joyce Meyer

Go to God First
One time a member of my extended family did something that really hurt me, and I felt rejected as a result.  After it happened, I was sitting in the car in a lot of emotional pain and I said, "God I need you to comfort me.  I don't want to feel like this.  I don't want to get bitter or develop resentment.  I've experienced this same kind of pain from this person before and I don't want my day to be ruined by it.  But I'm having trouble handling it and I have to have your help."
Do you know what happened?  God took the pain and all my bad feelings went away!  But how many times, instead of running to Him in prayer, do we turn to other people, mistakenly thinking that telling them all about what happened will comfort us, but it doesn't.  The truth is that talking about something that hurt us only stirs up the pain in our emotions more and makes it more difficult to overcome.  We tend to do everything we can think of before turning to God, and nothing ever changes the situation.  We would be so much better off if our first response to every emergency and every kind of emotional pain were to pray.  If we will depend totally on God, letting Him know that we need Him more than anyone or anything, we will experience major breakthroughs in our lives.

I so believe this.  This is something that God is showing me, right this minute.  These words just jump right out me.  Especially where it says that it makes it more difficult to overcome - that those words have meaning to me and are shouting at me. 

So, this morning I have been praying for the people who have offended me and/or hurt me in any way.  I pray that God will give me comfort and allow me to forgive them.  I am letting God take this pain and give me peace. 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Making Changes ....

I have been thinking for the past couple of days the word "Change" and what does it really mean.  I also asked myself what changes in my life do I want to make. 

In order to make a change you have to find an area in your life that you want to change.  For me, there are many areas that I would like to make changes.  Some smaller than other but none the less - changes. 

Of course, the first one being losing weight.  I have been on this journey for a couple of years.  Yes, I have lost weight but there is still more to go.  So there in lies one of my questions to myself - "What changes can I make to lose more weight?"  "Am I eating the best and healthiest that I can eat?"  "Am I taking my Advocare products like I should, every single day?"  My answers are yes and no.  These are areas that I do need to make changes in ...

Another area is my finances.  Yes, we are getting out of debt - and that I am so thankful for the bills we have paid off.  I am also so thankful for the jobs that we both have - and for my Advocare business to be able to pay extra on our debt.  However,  there are some spending changes that I am sure that me and my family can do. 

I am sure some other changes that I could make ... my house cleaning duties, trying to keep a balance in my jobs and making more time for quiet time with God. 

In taking a look at things that you need to change - don't be too hard on yourself.  Be thankful for the changes that you have made over time. 

One small change at a time ... One small step at a time!!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Super Bowl

I am a huge football fan.   I do like college football more than pros, but I love to watch the Super Bowl.  This year is no exception. 

I am a big Peyton Manning fan.  I have been one since he was quarterback for TN Vols. 

So I guess you know who I am rooting for during this Super Bowl - Broncos vs. Seahawks?  Your right - Broncos. 
Who are you cheering for -  Broncos or Seahawks?

On my facebook page,   I will be doing some giveaways during the Super Bowl game on Sunday Feb. 2nd.  So, go to my page - vote for your team and share to be entered to win.  

If you haven't liked my page - please show me some love and hit like!!  You will have more changes to win the giveaways!! 

I can't wait to see who wins the Super Bowl and who all wins some giveaways!!!