Saturday, October 10, 2015

A Writing Challenge: Day 10

What. A. Day!!!  Let me tell you, I have been debating on whether to post in the morning or in the evening each day. It's hard, because if I post in the am, I am less likely to forget and it ensures that I post something everyday. Somedays, I am just so drained after work and have less time to post. On the other hand, if I wait till the day is over, I am able to reflect on the day and give praise for what has transpired. I think that I will continue to post depending on the day. At first, I felt bad about it not being a consistent time, but I let go of that and have focused on just making sure I write each day, no matter what time of day it is.

Praise: Today's praise is on His strength and guidance. I am on day 6 of my Whole 30 challenge and without His strength and discipline, this would have been a lot harder for me. Before I started Whole 30, I read up about how hard the first week was going to be. I was very nervous about how I was going feel and if I would be able to resist the temptation and just give in. I have to say honestly, it has not been that bad at all! I know that through His strength and guidance I have been able to follow the guidelines n what to eat and the cravings for all that unhealthy stuff have been very minimal! I praise and thank Him for this, because without Him guiding me everyday, I would have given in and given up on day 1!

Prayer: Today's prayer is for His patience. Just like we need His strength for those tough areas in life, we also need His patience. I was told by my mother, that I am never to pray for patience directly, because my patience would in fact be tested. Instead, we ask Him for His patience during those frustrating times, because without it, we can quickly loose our cool. There were a few times today when I started to get frustrated and could my mood shifting in a direction that I did not like. A couple times, I caught myself before spewing words that I would have regretted later. Here is the prayer that I prayed to redirect my thoughts back to Him. This prayer is for you too!

Dear Jesus, It says in Your Word, the Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still. Please give me your patience as I deal with this situation and to remember the grace that is offered to me day after day. I have the choice to get frustrated or to let it go and see things from a different perspective. I ask all these things in Your Name, Amen.

Many Blessings,

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