Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Friday, April 26, 2013

Friday Ramblings

Well good morning peeps (sugary coated marshmallows!)!

It’s been the craziest of weeks, mostly because it hasn’t been crazy! As I’ve said before that I haven’t had much “be” time, this week because of some unforeseen circumstances has made up for it. I was able to have 3 days off!! How amazing is that! What exciting thing did I do? Cleaned house, spent time with friends, served in a soup kitchen, and spent some time with my daughter.

I have to say, that eating well certainly agrees with me! And yesterday, I didn’t eat well/clean for dinner. Headache & stuff nose this morning. Let that be a warning to me. My body will not tolerate eating garbage, it was not meant for garbage, my body like me, was made for greatness!!! So back to yummy quinoa egg muffins for breakfast, smoothie for my snacks… and eating well at lunch and dinner. Two words. Good choices.

I said no to serving TWICE this week. Not because they weren’t worthy things to serve, but because it was best for me. Honestly it was good practice because one thing that God has really been saying to me is that I need to do what HE directs not serve because I feel guilty. Because I said no to one thing, it ended up being the best yes for something else! It happened both Wednesday and Thursday night (my pantry looks amazing!! Now that it’s all organized again!!)! Got a bunch more stuff done for the mission trip, it’s so great to see everything starting to come together! It’s super fun everyday walking in the house to see what has arrived! Yesterday it was a big box from Oriental Trading!
I’m excited about starting my bible study this weekend. I ordered two of the First Place for Health Bible Studies and I am going to do the Fruit of the Spirit one first! I also bought their food guide, but was very disappointed in the fact that the recipes had “non-fat” and “sugar-free” stuff because those things are full of chemicals. Needless to say, I am returning that book.

Thankful to my dentist office
Downriver Dental
to bring toothbrushes for Haiti!
I’m so happy about the changes that God has made in my life. The peace that comes from Him really is beyond understanding and it’s amazing. When people do things to me or say things that are not nice, I check myself, and my heart, “is my heart in line with Him? Have I been in the Word, am I smiling? How is my own joy?” If the answer is yes to those questions, I pray for the other person and for me, that I will spread joy where I go. And if the answer is “No” then I immediately repent. I say I am sorry to God and then to them. Maybe that sounds ridiculous and not even real, but it’s true. I see people who pretend to have joy, they fake it until they make it, but I can tell you, there is nothing fake about what’s going on in my heart. It’s been amazing to see the fruit in my own life and to be able to recognize right away that something wasn’t, right away (this happened Sunday when I just had to check myself, stop, repent, & pray). Ain’t nobody got time for a crabby Margie, there’s no joy for anyone in that!

Gal 5:22-23 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.


Deb said...

I love that you're returning the "sugar-free" - "non-fat" cookbook. I try to steer clear of any "fake" foods. I am not always successful especially when I eat something processed and filled with preservatives ....but I know I feel better when I avoid all of that stuff. Enjoyed your ramblings today!

Jada's Gigi said...

Yep...good ramblings...God is at work. :)