Faith Fitness and Laughter

All you are is Tall!

on April 29, 2013

Morning guys! 

 

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are ready to start your week!  Yes, it’s Monday, but it is a new day.  Yesterday, for breakfast, I had something that I hadn’t had in a very long time.  A smoothie!!

 

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  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 large handful of spinach
  • 1 scoop of Whey protein powder
  • 2 tbsp of PB2

 

So so good.

 

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I was also reminded of something yesterday.  I have read the book of Philippians many many times, but yesterday at church I read 4:13 with a whole new set of eyes.  Let me share it with you…

 

Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead.

 

This is Paul talking to the church at Philippi, reminding them that he counted everything as a loss just to gain the knowledge of Christ.  What stuck out to me the most??  It was the word “forgetting”.  Forgetting here, is in the present tense.  It’s in the process of.  Still continuing. 

So many times I have let what others think of me, or the insecurities that I have, hinder me from being apart of Gods work or plan for my life.  Oh He must shake His head sometimes!!   What are things that can distract us from moving forward?

 

  • Disappointments
  • Failures
  • Distorted plans
  • Misguided focus
  • Heartaches

 

All are painful and hindering in their own right.  My pastor told the story of how he had to present this sermon in a seminary class one day and at the end his professor was to tell them what he thought.  All his professor could come up with was, “You’re tall”.  He talked about how sometimes being tall had hindered him and kept him from doing what God wanted him to do. 

It made me think of things that I have or have had in my life that have kept me from moving forward.  How am I to grow in Christ if things are good all of the time?  I must go through the difficult times too for a deeper relationship with Him.  If my goal is to be more Christ-like, there must be change and sometimes heartache.  God’s word says we were made in His image, but I believe it is speaking of character too. 

There will be (not maybe), but will be times when we feel like just crumbling. 

 

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.  We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair, persecuted, but no forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.

 

I think and believe that we go through difficult times so that the power of Christ can be seen.  The forgetting is a process and is something that can be constant.  Forgetting past hurts, failures, disappointments, plans that you thought would work out, and yes even successes. 

 

Everyday is better than the day before.  Smile

 

 

MiMM

 

Marvelous in my Monday!!  It’s sponsored by the lovely Katie at Healthy Diva Eats..

 

Marvelous is the fact that I have been driving on an expired DL for almost four months now!!   How is that marvelous??  Well, I just happened to be looking at it and saw the year it expires and I nearly screamed out loud!  It just struck me funny…..  How in the world did I miss this??  Lol!  I have got to go get it renewed like yesterday! 

 

Marvelous is the fact that I feel really good right now.  After a very long month of not feeling all that great, I am so glad to actually feel like working out.  With the new running shoes in my closet, my feet are itching to run. 

 

Marvelous is the blogging community.  I really can’t say it enough.  I love it.  The different people that you meet and make contact with.  It’s like none other!  

 

Marvelous is the drive that I have in the morning.  Lately, it was a time to just fret over what was wrong with me and worry about things that are out of my control.  Tomorrow I am looking forward to spending that time in prayer and reflection. 

 

Marvelous are my friends.  I can’t tell them enough how much I appreciate just their presence.  All they have to do is hug me and I feel so much better.  Last night at church my friend Gale sat with me….her friendship means so much to me and I appreciate just being able to set there in silence.  My neighbor Cameron who just lets me come to her house and hang out with her and her family.  My sister-n-law Lynn who I have cried to many many nights in the last month, listens to me and sets her feelings for me aside to give me godly advice.  I love them all! 

 

 

Okay!  Now it’s your turn!  What’s Marvelous about your Monday??!

 

 

 

I hope you guys have a great day! Smile

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6 responses to “All you are is Tall!

  1. Nikki says:

    Oh my goodness about the license! haha Good thing you saw it!!

  2. chasingchels says:

    I’m so happy to hear that you’re starting to feel like yourself again 🙂 I think your marvelous things are pretty wonderful too! The drive to work isn’t something I normally think of as marvelous, but I like how you are…I’m going to try and use all my drives for similar time this week 🙂

  3. Brenda says:

    Enjoyed your comments today……very uplifting! Luv u sister!

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