40 Day Sugar Fast…Day 13

DAY 13 — Saturday, January 18, 2020

If one verse could sum up the way we are crowding out sugar, it’s this one here: “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33)

When we fix our eyes on Christ (and His righteousness) it’s miserably hard to fixate on foods.

Please take a moment to give me a big, juicy update. What is the Lord teaching you these days as you fast and pray? How has the Lord encouraged you? Share it below so that you might encourage others!

40 Day Sugar Fast

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Wow! This Chapter was just WOW. I’ve pretty much dieted on and off it seems like my whole life. I’ve been extremely heavy and I’ve been thin and everywhere in-between. When I hit the thin stage my thought was nothing feels better then skinny feels. I was treated differently thin..people made it a point to acknowledge me….when I was heavy, they did not. Thing was, even at my thinnest, I wasn’t fully happy or content. There was always something missing……………my journey has taken me up and down and all around, and because He is a loving and patient Father, He never gave up on me.

1 Samuel 16:7 really speaks to me…”The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

While I’m making progress in spending more time in Gods Word and prayer instead of reaching for the chocolate, wine and ice cream, I have to admit I’m still reaching for something to help me get through the nights. I’m making better choices in what I’m reaching for, but I’m still reaching.

Dear God I come to you for strength—strength of body, strength of mind and strength of soul. I feel the infilling of your Spirit. I feel the assurance of your upholding presence. Thank you, God, for strength.

Advent Week Three

A Prayer for the Third Week in Advent – a Prayer for Joy

Holy Father, Lord of all creation, you have power and might over heaven and earth. You speak a word and mountains move. You whisper and the sea obeys. You turn darkness into light, and transform broken things into beauty. Lord, help me to see the wonder in your creation, to find the joy amidst the trials. For in you I can rejoice and be glad. No matter what the world brings, I can find joy in you. Help me to celebrate with joy and gladness this Christmas, for in you all things are made new. You are working to restore and remake all the broken pieces of my life and of this world. In you I will be glad and rejoice forever, delighting in you with joy. All this I pray through Jesus Christ, your only son, you greatest gift to this world. Amen.

Isaiah 65:17-18 (NIV)

“See, I will create
    new heavens and a new earth.
The former things will not be remembered,
    nor will they come to mind.
But be glad and rejoice forever
    in what I will create,
for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight
    and its people a joy.

Isaiah 65:17-18 (NIV)

Prayer Of The Week By Kathryn Shirey

30 Days Of Gratitude…Day 21

Day 21 : His light guides me and helps my inner light to shine on through these cracks of mine ☀️☀️☀️☀️💛💛💛💛💛🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏✝️✝️✝️✝️✝️

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:5)

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 5:16)

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. (Isaiah 60:1)

30 Days Of Gratitude…Day 19

Day 19 I Am Enough….Embracing the me I was born to be. What a gift to know my real Father made me for His purpose, and His love for me is unconditional ❤️🙏

But now, O LORD, you are our Father;

we are the clay, and you are our potter;

we are all the work of your hand.” (Isaiah 64:8)

“Be who you were created to be, and you will set the world on fire.” ~Sister Catherine of Siena~

30 Days Of Gratitude…Day 7

Day 7…I Am Thankful and Grateful for 🙏✝️❤️

my love of books and reading. Today I am lost in God’s Word.

there are four things said about the Word of God.

It is alive, “All Scripture is God-breathed.”

It is powerful. “It is powerful to convict; powerful to convert; powerful to transform; powerful to revolutionize.”

It is surgical, “sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit and joints and marrow and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

It is victorious, “There is no creature that is not manifest before Him, for all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.”

“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight; but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.” (Hebrews 4:12-13)

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. ( John 17:17)