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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Keep it on Lock!!

Matthew 18:18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

The GREAT news is that God has given us the ability and authority to overcome EVERY obstacle that we face, while on this earth. We have super powers. We really do. The bad thing about it, is we are our own cryptonite. We allow our own thoughts and actions to supercede the abilities that God has placed in us.

The principle of binding and loosing is not an abstract one. It is a recurring theme that God has shown us time and time again but we loose sight of it because we have 'sight'. We keep forgetting to walk by faith and not by sight. When we resist the devil, he does flee. He has to do what God's word says about him. But when we see him out of the corner of our eye or when he comes back, we think that our power didn't work. It did. It does. It just ain't over yet.

Every day we have to make the choice to bind and loose. The journey that we are on to get healthy and stay healthy is not a temporal one. It is a life long journey. We can't bind up unhealthy habits and loose good habits for a week and think that's got us covered for the next 100 years. It doesn't work like that. We have to be careful when we are setting goals because we are often too shortsighted. Its not about a number on the scale, its about several #s. Blood pressure, heart rate, cholesterol, A1C, Ketones, BMI, BF%...we can't just get to one number and sit down. The promises of God are YEA and AMEN. He made promises to us, but just like accepting Christ; we have to be an active participant in the promises. Choose LIFE! God has some things He needs you to do.

Congratulations Time:
Kamikka W. OUT of the 300's for real!! Down from 347 (May 25th) to 295 (June 29th). I don't know what we gonna do with you with you chick. You knew you was cute at 347, lawd help us at 295 (and still dropping). Errbody - stretch your hand to Mika and say a prayer that the Lord keep her close:)

Tired of Rice or potatoes for your Carb? Try this summer bean salad.
Garbanzo Bean Salad
1 14oz can Garbanzo beans (rinsed and drained)
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
1 small cucumber, seeded and diced
1/3 chopped red onion
2 tablespoons fresh basil
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablesspoon lemon juice
Lite salt/pepper to taste

Place beans, tomato, cucumber, onion and basil in medium bowl. Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, lite salt/pepper in a small bowl until combined. Pour over bean mixture and gently toss to combine ingredients.

Exchange: 1/2 cup serving is 1 Carb B. Use it whereever a carb is needed for a fresh summer side dish.

Prayer: Lord, help us to use the keys you have given us. Help us to be consistent. So often we start strong and give up midway. We need you to help us to stand on your promises and not waver in the faith. Sometimes we face obstacles that feel like we can overcome. Remind us of what we are capable of. Show us your way and keep our feet from falling. We love you and thank you for your forgiveness. We wish to honor you today with our choices. In Jesus Name...Amen

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