Weekends are great! I love getting off on Friday afternoon, and even more so when there is the promise of beautiful weather! But weekends can also be my downfall. For some reason, my body likes to think of Saturday and Sunday as free-for-all days. It takes effort to eat responsibly.
May I be painfully honest with you? I am not at a place where obedience to God is more important to me than gluttony. It’s a hard truth that I admit. As I sit with a great meal before me, I choose to overeat…and I usually recognize that point where I am getting full. But still I eat.
Food is necessary for life, a stepping stone, you might say. It is also my stumbling block. On The Brown Recluse/Margaret’s Musings, I have preached being responsible with yourself. Usually, I am talking about getting drunk at places where there are lots of alcohol and lots of over-indulgence. But I should pay attention to my own directive and be responsible for my health and well-being by being careful about what I put into my body…God’s temple.
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Memorize This Week: Psalm 103
I got a part of it memorized.
Lesson learned: Memorize verses at a time, not chapters.
When you run into a stumbling block: Step over it, step around it, step on it to make it a stepping stone, but take that step! It’s the only way to continue the journey. Stay where you are today and you’ll still be where you’ve been when tomorrow arrives.
I can’t argue the fact that sometimes it feels good to stay where you are and do nothing. We must be careful to not grow stagnant while we are resting.