Faith Fitness and Laughter

Surprisingly Satisfied

on January 8, 2012

What a great Sunday!   Lynn (SNL) and I combined our Sunday School classes this morning and we marched around Jericho.  Surprisingly, it only took about 20 minutes.  🙂  We also were on the roster to teach Children’s church this morning and we were thrown overboard into the water and eaten by a fish!  Good times. 🙂

I was so sleepy last night.  I mean more than usual.   So after dinner, I thought that I would go ahead and climb into bed.

Grilled chicken, broccoli, and sweet potato wedges.  Yum, yum, and yum.

I also had one of the Gluten Free brownies……..these were super moist and chewy!

Two thumbs up!

Wanting to go to sleep early and actually doing it are TWO different things.  My body wanted to, but my mind did not.  It was probably 12:30 when I finally went to sleep.  Thank goodness for rest days!!

My usual, 100 Calorie Thomas English Muffin, egg/spinach, and turkey bacon combo.  I am really enjoying this for breakfast.  It’s really keeps me full for a long time.

My mom put a roast on last night and it was amazing!

Watching my portions, I tried to just put the food on the red part of the plate and it really worked.  Tip of the day!  🙂  Roast, potato’s and carrots!

As I said earlier, it is totally my rest day and I couldn’t be more excited about it.  I put in a lot of minutes working out this week.  My body is feeling it and I was so glad that I didn’t have a work out to do.

Before I go I wanted to share something with you.  One of the things that I really wanted to work on this year is being content.  Now, when I say that I don’t mean that I want everything to stay the same all of the time, it’s more of being satisfied that I want.   I have been continuing to read this book called Resolution for Women.   Here is a section that I wanted to share with you:

“Maybe if feels like choosing contentment is a simultaneous choice to quell your desires and silence your future aspirations, to quit ever hoping for more.  On the contrary, contentment is the equilibrium between the enjoyment of life now and the anticipation of what is to come.  Contentment serves as a guard against desires gone wild.  It is the key to unlock you from the bondage of unrestrained longing that wells up within your heart and inevitably begins to control your life, making you a slave to what you don’t have instead of a fully engaged participant with what you do.  It is the faith-filled belief that what God has bestowed now is worthy of gratitude and appreciation, not merely because it is enough, but because it is good.”

Priscilla Shirer

This really resonated with me.  There are days where I sometimes feel like nothing will satisfy me.  If I just “busy” myself then maybe I won’t feel that way.  This doesn’t help either.  It’s only when I set still and stop.  When I am quiet.  When I clear my thoughts of things that may be weighing me down.  God can certainly come to you in a massive way, but the Bible says that He isn’t in the wind, an earthquake, or a fire, but a still small voice.  Make some time today and everyday for just a few minutes of some quiet.  You may only hear silence or you might be uncomfortable at first, but give it a try.  You might hear something that you like.   In saying all of this, I do still struggle myself with what life brings me.  I don’t have all the answers, but I know Who does.

Have a great day!


6 responses to “Surprisingly Satisfied

  1. Krystie says:

    This is so inspiring! I I need to be more content with my life too, I also love roasting veggies they come out so yummy 🙂 Have a great Monday Brandi.

  2. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance says:

    You are NOT alone. I think it’s in human nature to simply always be striving for “more”, and as Christians its hard to detach from the world in that sense too. I definitely am guilty of this myself, and sometimes without even being conscious of my discontent.

    That sounds like a great book! Would you recommend it?

    • Highly recommend! 🙂 It’s a great book so far and I am really loving it. I would also recommend, Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World” The authors name is Joanna Weaver and it totally changed my life! It’s a good one!

  3. just like Brittany said, i think we all continually feel like there is something better/higher/more we can achieve. partially that’s wat keeps us motivated and driven to set and achieve goals. BUT we can’t lose touch with the process and remembering what we HAVE achieved thus far.

    i love your commitment to being satisfied and i should take a bit of that advice. sometimes i feel anxious or lost because i’m not sure exactly what i want to do/achieve but sometimes things just have a way of working out if we keep plugging along and moving ahead. 🙂

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