Where Has Honoring God In All (That’s Me) Been?
You thought you saw the last of Honoring God In All?
Well, not so fast – I’m back…. 😀
I find myself in a rebuilding process – rebuilding myself, my blogging life, and my relationship with God. Wednesday night at church, my pastor was talking to me about being addicted to certain things in my life. And then she made the best suggestion I’ve heard in a while.
She asked me to ask God why I do what I do – like running to the store every other day.
So after breakfast yesterday, I took my Bible and spent some time with God. I haven’t been praying and reading the Word as much as I should have, and I worshipped him as well. I also prayed and interceded for others. FINALLY, I asked God to give me the strength to make the changes that I need to make in my life (my pastor had also told me that too).
And quickly, I was tested. My flesh wanted SO badly to go to the luncheonette around the corner to get some unhealthy food. But, praise God, my spirit prevailed! I ended up making a healthy salad for lunch, and then for dinner cooked my usual pasta, but sauteed some kale and garlic to go with it!
Then today, I did go out (I did my exercise). But what ended up happening was that as I was in TJ Maxx, I found myself looking at an apple corer and asked – “do I really need it?”.
Well, I ended up walking out of that store having not spent a time, and that felt SO good! I went home and admitted to God that I was an addict, and I prayed for His strength in staying away from the things I need to be staying away from.
Is that the end of this process? Heck to the no – it’s only the beginning. But I know that as long as God is with me, I have the strength to overcome! I just ask you guys to pray for me as I start this process over.