Sunday, October 30, 2011

Lord A-Mighty!

Ok, I'm just going to jump in here.  Today has been the best of times & the worst of times.  We spent the afternoon at an amazing Pumpkin Party out in the country with a huge group of friends.  I'm talking dinner in an old barn, games, pumpkin carving, and a glorious silly-string war to end it it all.  Seeing my boys laugh their little heads off did my soul good.  All in all, it was a perfect day.  Well, almost.

I need to confess something now that is really embarrassing. I ate so much at this little shindig that I was almost sick.  Now I'm not talking "had a big lunch, muffin-top is much more visible" sick.  I mean, "probably could throw up, need to lay down, what have I done" sick.

I should've been running around with my kids and having fun but instead I was out of breath and barely able to move. All I kept thinking was, "I have to write a blog tonight!  I can't even move & I'm supposed to write about overcoming food addiction!" 

This was just another reminder of how easily I fall back into my old ways. The good news is this: in my weakness He is strong.  I love this really old song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says, "His strength is perfect when our strength is gone.  He'll carry us when we can't carry on.  Raised in His power the weak become strong.  His strength is perfect."

I'm still trying to figure out how to incorporate His strength into my super weak situations.  I am hoping that this is going to get easier with time and practice.  The practice of laying down my will should no doubt help me learn to lay down my fork.  Ok, the fork could've basically been a trough today.  I'm just saying.

Tomorrow is the last day before our 30 day challenge begins.  I'm still thinking about my 3 goals (food, exercise, & spiritual).  Let me encourage you to join us for this challenge in the month of November.  I am 100% certain that God is going to do great things in each of our lives.

I will post my goals tomorrow.  Have a fabulous day & thanks for reading!