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Good morning lovely people,

It’s the end of the week and I’m tired and feeling a little blah. I know that working these two jobs is temporary. And I know that there’s a reason that The Lord gives me the strength to work them and it’s greatly appreciated. I even pray that I feel refreshed in the morning after 2 hours of sleep. And I do feel much better. Thank God!

Driving into work this morning, though, a girl can get cranky very quickly. Do you ever wonder why people race you, just to get to a red light? Ever wonder why people drive in the wrong lane just to whip in front of you at the last minute? Do you ever wish that the person speeding past you gets pulled over by a cop? Do you wonder why people drive really slow in front of you and then when you try to pass them they speed up? Do you ever wish that person that’s speeding every day to get to the parking lot so they’re not late, would just get up earlier? Do you ever think to yourself “Well no wonder your car is all banged up on the side, because you drive like a maniac!” Are you ever leery parking next to said person with the banged up car because you think they’re going to ding your car door? All these questions and more flash through my head as I make my commute to work every morning and, alas, it’s the same ride in every morning. No peaceful scenery like driving past cows or horses in a pasture. Or driving past a lake where the fish are jumping out of the water. Or no woodland creatures out for their morning stroll, hahahaha. Ok, I slipped into a Disney movie, sorry.

Well let me get to work and be productive. Got to make this day count, right?!?!?! Although I’m pretty sure everyday counts. You all have a great and blessed day. Wishing you hot showers and green lights! That always makes my day. What makes your day a little brighter?

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#GodFirstAllGoodThingsWillFollow Gym day 9&10

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#GodFirstAllGoodThingsWillFollow Gym day 9&10

Good Morning Lovely People,

Well, I’ve been busy and tired at the same time, so in between going to the gym Friday and Monday, I’ve been resting. I’m not sure if I’m tired from working out or if it’s still the winter weather wreaking havoc on my energy level. I have come to the realization that I have been slacking on one of my other, dare say, the most important resolution for “Lifestyle Change 2014”. That resolution was to seek God first in all of my decisions, in all of my activities, and in all of my life. I have been all gung-ho about loosing weight, eating healthy, and saving money, that I forgot to seek God and all of his infinite wisdom, first and foremost. Shame, I know, but in dealing in this secular world of always striving for happiness and gratification, I sometimes forget my main objective as a Christian is to seek God first. “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33 ESV)

I must get up in the morning and seek God. I must go to work and seek God. I must parent my children while seeking God. I must interact with coworkers, family, and strangers, while seeking God. I must eat healthy while seeking God. I must exercise while seeking God. I must try to save money and get out of debt while seeking God. Before I lay my head down at night I shall seek God. All of these things and more I should do while seeking God. You get the picture and I hope you strive to do the same as well.

Some of the tools that I use to reach God and listen to his voice, are the Bible App from YouVersion, on my IPhone. I use this app to start a plan and use it to listen through the Bible while I’m at work. Don’t worry, my desk job is quite repetitive and we’re allowed to listen to our headphones while working. I have become the queen of multi-tasking. I listen to music, sermons, the Bible, audio books, all while keeping up my production. And I’m sure some of you are thinking that listening to the Bible is not the same as reading it, yes I know, but I’d rather listen to the Bible and follow along with it then listen to some of the conversations that take place here at work. And if I feel like I’ve missed something or I don’t understand a certain passage, I just mark my spot in the app and go over it at home. I also say a prayer right before I start to listen that God will grant me the wisdom to understand His word and give me the strength to live out his word everyday. I also listen to some sermons on my phone, like John MacArthur on ‘Grace to You’ app, and Mark Driscoll on ‘Mars Hill’ church app. I can listen to my pastor’s sermons from Lakeview Church as well. My daughter bought me some nice Christian literature that specifically pertain to my particular situation and I’m getting to those soon.

So, yes, I’ve been a little discouraged about not seeing immediate results on my weight loss, but I know that’s just the Devil talking. So I need to continually seek God to keep that demon out of my thoughts. So, there you have it, my ultimate New Year’s Resolution; Seek God first.

#GodFirstAllGoodThingsWillFollow

My motto for LIFESTYLE CHANGE 2014, I think I’m going to get me a shirt made with that on it, and a bumper sticker, and a car window decal, and anything else I could put my motto on so that I’ll remember GOD FIRST.

Have a blessed one!!

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. (Matthew 6:33 ESV)

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