Shug...My Steps of Faith

Shug...My Steps of Faith

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

I must wait.....

          ...... It is so very important for us to believe that God hears our prayers!

One might say: "Why isn't God answering my prayers."

Do you have a situation in your life that you have prayed for and yet you receive NO ANSWERS?

I will confess that I have been guilty of searching for answers to this VERY QUESTION....for a very long time now!

I've had thoughts such as....

1.  God Knows I love HIM. (so why doesn't he love me enough to answer my prayers?)
2.  God knows all about my needs...(so why is HE not concerned)
3.  And Oh....God knows that I believe in the Power of Prayer!


I have even had a conversation with God....asking HIM to please understand that I'm not asking for prayers are for others!  

Doesn't this change the entire situation?  Like...when we ask for answers in prayer...for other people?

And then....I have to STOP myself and remember God's words...John 15:7.

"If you remain in me, and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be done.!

OH BOY....this sounds wonderful, doesn't it?

What we (I) must realize is that God desires for me to ask in prayer....with a heartfelt expression of dependency and need.

First of heart must be right with God. My relationship with the Lord must be PURE!  

I can not expect to come before the Lord...seeking answers to my prayers and at the same secretly trying to hide the sins in my life.   I can not allow my iniquities to separate me from God.

God's WILL is what I must be seeking.  HIS will and HIS timing!

Read the story of Abraham and God promised Abraham a son.  In this Bible story, it is clear that God's mercy is sovereign and HIS will is accomplished regardless of human frailty.

I can not expect to have an effective prayer life...if I am only in halfway!!!!!

I am so thankful that I know the Lord....that I can trust HIM....that HE loves me....and HE cares about my concerns!  

I must wait....even if the days turn in to weeks, and months, and years....


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Changing Habits.....

A change in habits is certainly a task that has to be continually exercised.  

Can it be done?  I think so....but it sure has to be a mind set that one is truly desiring to change!

(*^$%*):#@@%O"^*).....ARGH!  This is day two of NO SUGAR in my system!  NONE, NADA....meaning zero!  Am I grouchy?  I think so!

I'm admitting here, that I have been a sugar addict for some 30 or more years.....and I can fully fill the negative responses that my body is trying to relate to me.

Hurting, aching, retaining fluids, being moody, having a somewhat sluggish feeling all the time.. ........these harmful effects, caused by too much sugar in my system.... is making me feel so bad.

I'm cleaning up my pig pen diet (meaning - filthy eating habits)
and hoping to replace the sugar foods...AND...foods that are processed!

So....I'm trying to eat more ROOT vegetables.  Good healthy foods like sweet potatoes, carrots, turnips, beets, and even parsnips!!  

                         photo source....images of root veggies.

Believe it or not...I had no clue what a parsnip was until recently!
I bought them...but, I have not cooked them yet!  lol.

Hope they are tasty!

In the past....a change in diet has always been about weight!
NOT THIS TIME.  Now don't get me wrong...if I shed a few pounds, I won't mind.....However, I am just hoping to get my A1C level well as feel better!

It sure saddens me to think of all the horrible junk that we are feeding kids these days!  Fast Foods, Processed Foods, Sweets, and those flavored drinks!!  

When it comes down to is all about CHOICE!  Good foods or bad foods.

Hugs to each of you,

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