Well I am certainly not the sort of person who makes New Years Resolutions but starting out the first week in January and I am definitely seeing that I need to make some changes. I have time to contemplate this as my family has sent me to bed! You see I have not been taking care of myself I have been busy, busy with our move and now I have some nice muscle spasms in my neck causing me great pain and I also found out while visiting the hospital today that I have also gained about 15 pounds ugh! Not exactly how I had hoped to start the new year. But I do believe what the bible says that a cheerful heart is good medicine and I will seek to be cheerful and I will take the wonderful advice of my husband who likes to say when times get tough, just keep smiling.
Sometimes when we won't be still God steps in and depending on how stubborn we are and how hard he has to pull on the reins....he slows us down. When ever I am going through a difficult time I like to pull out my old journals with notes I have taken from my daily bible reading. I wrote a verse in my journal awhile ago that I found to be a reminder and an encouragement that I will share with you.
Journal Entry :
Blessed is the man that perservres under trial because when he has stood the test he will recieve the crown of life that God promised to those that love him.
~No-one should say God is tempting me but rather it is our desires tempting us. Our sinful nature leads us into ungodly desires which become the root of our sin when they are acted out.
Sometimes we make wrong choices but we can always ask God to forgive us and the good news is He does! So here I am not exactly where I had planned to spend the beginning of the year in bed in pain but I am feeling rather grateful that I get a chance to try again and make some better choices in this new year. Which probably means no cookies lol!! So better than just turning over a new leaf I will turn my face towards God who with, anything is possible
The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.