Original post 2/18/10
2 Kings 13:14 And Joash the king of Israel came down unto him, and wept over his face, and said, O my father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. 15 And Elisha said unto him, Take bow and arrows. And he took unto him bow and arrows. 16 And he said to the king of Israel, Put thine hand upon the bow. And he put his hand upon it: and Elisha put his hands upon the king's hands. 17 And he said, Open the window eastward. And he opened it. Then Elisha said, Shoot. And he shot. And he said, The arrow of the Lord's deliverance, and the arrow of deliverance from Syria: for thou shalt smite the Syrians in Aphek, till thou have consumed them. 18 And he said, Take the arrows. And he took them. And he said unto the king of Israel, Smite upon the ground. And he smote thrice, and stayed. 19 And the man of God was wroth with him, and said, Thou shouldest have smitten five or six times; then hadst thou smitten Syria till thou hadst consumed it: whereas now thou shalt smite Syria but thrice.
How many times have we given up on ourselves right before we got our breakthrough? You probably can't answer that question because if you gave up, you didn't get your breakthough. Nothing worth having is not worth fighting for. We can't just try once or twice, we have to try and try and try and keep trying until we actually finally GET what we are striving for. Joash could have had EVERY battle WON for him by the Lord. But he stopped short.
Just 'enough' we'll sometimes say. We only put forth 'x' amount of energy and effort and expect the mountain to fall into the sea. KEEP BEATING! KEEP FIGHTING! KEEP PRAYING! KEEP PLANNING! KEEP DO-ING! We didn't get the weight in one meal. We are NOT going to LOSE it in one meal. Not in one day or even in one week. When you stop beating the rock you short change no one but YOURSELF!
Prayer: God, keep our hand stayed. Help us to trust you and give you the opportunity to help us win this war against un-healthiness. Cover us in safety. Free us from frustration and help us to be mindful that if we keep YOU involved in this journey with us, we CAN'T fail because with Christ ALL things are possible. God, bless each one of my sister's and brothers and keep their minds stayed on you. Help us to encourage and support each other and send prayers up not only for this 'weight' journey but the journey of life we all have which includes our family, our jobs, our everything. Cover it and keep us safe.
In Jesus name. Amen.
Brooke R. - READY, SET, GO!! Congratulations on taking the first step toward good health and wholeness! I'm proud of you. It takes a lot to admit when you need help. I got you girl!
Judy D. & Tasha M. - Congratulations! Your concern for making sure you stayed on track and made healthy choices for yourselves even when you were hungry - WOW! You are my heroes ladies! Keep going higher!!
½ c potatoes - chopped
½ Lg. Turkey Sausage - sliced
2 Ts Chopped Onion
½ tsp Garlic
1 Ts Chopped Green Pepper
1 Ts salsa
1 boiled egg white
In non-stick pan sprayed lightly with Pam combine first 5 ingredients. Cook until brown (2 mins – remember, they are already ‘cooked’). Add chopped boiled egg white, turn off heat. Spoon 1 Ts salsa over mix. Ready in less than 5 mins.
(You can also make this in the microwave. Just add boiled egg AFTER everything is done and don’t return to the microwave. It will be heated by the rest of the food.)
Equals 2oz. Protein A, ½ c Carb A, ¼ c vegs. You can add more vegs to the mix (they are FREE) and a fruit on the side if your body type calls for it.
Lisa Thatch - A Caring Professional