I have lost 40 pounds!!!
I am still doing the same thing, but now I have officially added exercise to my life. Let me tell you I feel great. At the end of July I have my three month diabetic check up. I am hoping for a good report. I am also going to request a couple of readings just for my knowing, but don't want to say much of anything about that right now until I know.
To all the people who are supporting and helping through this, thank you. God bless.
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Prayer. It's communicating with God, our Maker. Any kind of growing relationship requires communication. Think about your relationships. Can you imagine what it would be like if there was no communication? No I can't. The relationship would be boring. There are some moments when being quiet is nice and acceptable, but come on! I know that I, for the most part, like to talk. I enjoy a good conversation, even if it is random. Having communication produces growth. It establishes relationship. Well, how do you think God feels when He doesn't hear from us? He already knows your heart, mind, and soul. So why try and keep quiet. In my experience, if my family and friends don't hear from me in a while, they will think and assume that something is up and possibly wrong.
Our communication with God is prayer. It's a straight and direct line to Him. He wants to hear from you and me. He wants to know about your day. He doesn't just want to hear from you when things go wrong, but talk to Him about the new and exciting things happening in your life. After all, He is the one who gave them to you. He's the one who blessed you. However, he does want to know about your broken heart, your sadness, and your frustrations. Feelings are very real. He wants to help you lift those un-welcomed feelings. He can replace those with joy, strength, peace, etc. Whatever you need, He will be.
God is seeking and pursuing you. Why can't we do the same and seek/pursue Him?
Christ even helped us out and did us all a favor by showing/telling us how to pray. You know it as The Lord's Prayer. You can find it in the New Testament. "Pray, then, in this way: 'Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 'Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. 'Give us this day our daily bread. 'And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 'And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. [ For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.' ] (Matthew 6:9-13 NASB)
Begin your talk with God this way, then ask of Him your needs and desires. All He wants is for you to spend a little time with Him. I look at it like this: God is my Father. I am His daughter. So it's growing a relationship between a Father and His daughter.