She looks over at her child, full of sadness. There is nothing left that she can do. Its all over. She has reached the end of herself. All of her resources have been exhausted. Every card in her hand...played. She reaches over with the resoluteness that its done. Nothing left to hang on to, nothing left to look forward to, just NOTHING on every side.
The last bit of flour and bit of oil will together make the last cake that she and her child will consume. Nary enough to sustain either of them, but that's ok. Its over anyway. She would be the last to even fathom that she was intended to be the sustainer for another. The thought never even crossed her mind. Who could imagine that it would be possible to take what isn't even enough to keep the widow and her child alive would actually become provision for not only her and her son but also the great prophet Elijah?
It was not her flour and oil that became her provision, but her obedience that saved her. Doing what God commands even when it seems impossible. Getting to the end of herself and even in her giving up on her own provision, she, through obedience to the prophet, found for herself 'life' and not the 'death' that she saw all around her. (1 Kings 17 rephrased).
We have to learn to look past our current condition and trust God. Its ok to be honest with God. He wants it. Tell Him how tired you are of your situation. Remind Him that you are right where He left you. I have even found myself, 'giving up'. A horrible thing at first, but even in my giving up, He's right there...stronger, better, wiser than ever before. Holding fast to me when I have all but let God. Trust God with your progress. Trust God with your prayers. We can't feed our way into wholeness. But we can 'pray' our way through.
Counting it down to your healthy bodies. Getting in shape for the warmer weather. Staying on target with all those new year's resolutions.
Upcoming Activities: (Charlotte, NC)
Boot Camp - Weekly on Saturday's @ 8-9am. 1337 Samuel Street (New Life Fellowship) Starting 2/12/11.
Boot camp will be facilitated by Sis. Tish of Uneek Fitness and the cost is $5/week. All proceeds will be going toward the Fellowship Center.
1Q11 Back2Eden RETREAT
Trying to work out the details now. Dates are looking like March 2011. Details and costs will be provided.
Don's and Diva's Day out - Feb 26th, 2011 2pm-7pm
Area 15 NODA
512 E 15th St
Professional Photo Shoot, Make-up Artist, Pedicures, Manicures, Ardyss, Personal Trainer, Jewerly, Massages and more.......stay tuned for ticket info. Back2Eden is one of the vendor's at this event!!
Roz D. Charlotte, NC - You got a 33 inch waist GURL!! She's a BRICK HOUSE!! Do it. Now let stay focused and keep reaching your goals!
Porshe Charlotte, NC - I'm sick of you:) Not a 31 inch waist OMG. Keep on walking in it. I see you!
Tasha M. - Do what it do!! AT GOAL!! and decided to keep going to give your self a little wiggle room. U got this!!
Prayer changes things! We have to stay focused, trust God, do our plans, exercise and PRAY! Consistency is the key.
Prayer: Lord, continue to revitalize us in our daily regimens. Its not easy to stay consistent. Help us to make healthy choices, choices that honor you not only in our eating but in our every deed. We turn over to you our every situation and ask you to give us the faith and the hope to be able to trust you to handle our issues. Help us to bind up worry and anxiety and fear. All the things that compell us to eat mindlessly. We desire to have our minds regulated and our hearts fixed on you. In Jesus name. Amen!