Everything's Bouquet

Friday, February 4, 2011


The TRUTH will set us free.  Lysa Terkeurst says in her book Made to Crave, "Truth is powerful.  The more saturated we are with truth, the more powerful we'll be in resisting our temptations.  I am listing some truths today, and not listing the lies that sometimes play in my head opposite of each truth.  "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."  John 8:32  I want to be FREE;  I want TRUTH.  By His grace may I see TRUTH, know TRUTH, and do TRUTH.

I am a child of God.
God loves me.
God created me for victory.  For a victorious relationship with Him.  As Lysa says, I am made for more.
I am overweight. Obese.
I can eat healthy foods.
I can exercise.
I can lose weight.
I can maintain a healthy weight.
I can rely on God's power to consistently make right choices.
I am not alone.  He will help me and empower me to see the truth, choose truth, and stop lying to myself, God, and others.

These are just a few of my truths.  I am ready to choose right.  I want this to be permanent.  No more going back to my old ways.  I have been asking God to help me, give me the wisdom, strength, knowledge, will power, desire to be victorious in this area.  Really I was beginning to to be desperately discouraged and hopeless.  Hopeless is never a good place to be.  All of it was compounded by the guilt that I was letting so many people down.  I love having a big family.  A family given to me by God to take care of, inspire, support, help, and be mamma dream maker for.  I have a husband who never says a negative word about me, but deserves a wife who doesn't already feel like she is 65 and wants to sleep all day.  Hopelessness permeated my soul daily when I saw all the lost possibilities slipping away because I am not the best me I should be.

God sent my angel friend.  She called from many states away and asked if I had heard of a book on healthy eating.  I shudder now when I think that my response was "if I buy one more diet book I will be in the Guinness Book of World Records."  She said she was ordering 2 books, so we could read them together.  I know God sent me this book.  It is changing my thinking and my life.  I am reading, highlighting, re-reading, and learning so much in this book.  Thank you Jesus for speaking to my sweet friend, for sending me this book, and for speaking to me through this book and in Your Word.

Along with this book I am doing My Clean Program again.  I have done two 21 day cleanses, and one 7 day cleanse using this Alejandro Junger, M.D. plan in CLEAN. I loved the results each time.  This is my third time.  My prayer this time is that with the help of Lysa's book and scripture, that I will continue to eat clean and make right choices so that I lose all of the weight I need to lose to be healthy.  I can only do this in His strength!


Stay on track with my reading through the Bible plan.
Follow the CLEAN program cleanse all 28 days of this month.
Move more.
Blog once a week.
Organize my eleven year old son's room.
Host Disciple Now weekend for my seventh grade daughter's class.

These goals may seem a little on the light side, but baby steps for me.  My main focus this month is on following the TRUTH and completing 28 days of the cleanse.