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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Making Peace - Chapter 8

Define your week by obedience, not by a number on the scale.

The only true satisfaction we can seek is the satisfaction of being
obedient to the Lord.

Both very good statements and will be my theme for today and tomorrow and
maybe again and again.  Obedience in all areas of my life?  I have some work to
do, but through this study I feel I am gaining insight into that and see that we can
apply these principles to all areas of our lives.

Personal Flaws...Not to make trite of the point Lysa is making here, I did get a
chuckle on question 6.  My "beautiful?".........could use a little lift here .....

Ok, I just couldn't resist that today.

I do pray that each of you are encouraged and challenged by our study.

I got done early at work yesterday and all of a sudden I reverted to the old
habit thinking, " oh its a nice day, think I'll go get a treat before going home"
HA!!! I laughed back at the "tempter"......
 Living in victory tastes sweeter to me today!!!


Lisha said...

Lysa talks about "shifting her motivation from the delight of seeing the diminshing numbers on the scale to the delight of obedience to God." Let's face it, declining numbers on the scale do feel good, but I also know that muscle weighs more than fat so the numbers on the scale can be deceiving and when you are seriously working out, the numbers can sometimes go up a bit or take seemlingly forever to go down. What is even more motivating to me is putting on a smaller size without laying on the bed and sucking my gut in. But I think Lysa's onto something here. I'm just not sure how to tap into that motivation - or to feel zeal over obedience like I do over a shrinking waist line. As I ponder this, I think that God will reward obedience and the motivation to continue will come as I am faithful to put him first.

I resisted the sugar cookies in the staff lounge as well as the Panera Bread bagels and cream cheese. Then this afternoon during staff meeting someone plopped a HUGE tub of red licorice in front of me. I could even smell it as I watched others devouring several pieces in front of me. I held strong by reminding myself that I needed to be obedient to the Lord. It was hard and I came near to caving, but I thank God that he helped me.

Faith said...

I praise God for you and your victories. I have had a few but then ended up giving in to a few as well. I know I need to cut out the breads and potatoes and I need to start working out more as I am lucky to walk around the block once a day I want to do more but I want to Crave God more as well. I thank God and praise Him in this journey.