Happy Monday!

Sometimes, stuff happens.  Stuff that reminds me of the weaknesses that I struggle with every day.

There are so many things that I, and maybe you too, find myself doing impulsively.  Saying things without thinking about them first, it may sound perfectly fine in my head, but when it comes out of my mouth… boy howdy!  I didn’t mean for it to sound like that at all!  It works the same with things I do.  If only I would have stopped to think, I wouldn’t have done it at all!

Food is my life long nemesis.  I enjoy cooking, and like my mother, I am a “pinch of this, pinch of that” kind of cook.  And then I taste it for tenderness.  I taste it for seasoning.  I taste it because I enjoyed the first two tastes.

I grew up on comfort food.  You name it, fried chicken, biscuits and gravy, homemade cobbler along with homemade ice cream.  Food was where the family gathered, it was a reward and yes, always a comfort.

Move forward to today – Realizing that if I wanted to spend my later years with any kind of hope for health and being able to function, I acknowledged something had to change.  Almost six years ago, I volunteered to facilitate a daytime Daniel Plan group.  I didn’t think about that first and it just popped out.  What a blessing it has been though!  I, and hopefully others, have learned so much about why we act, react and eat the way we do.

I have learned to pray unceasingly!  I pray throughout the day for guidance, for strength, for motivation, for healing for myself and others, and I pray to just thank Jesus for every opportunity he has allowed me and every blessing that I have received.

Jesus has seen every one of my weaknesses and loved and encouraged me anyway.  He has put special people in my path that leave me in awe, because they love me too, despite myself!  I am amazed that He loves me just the way I am and nudges me in the way He wants me to go.

There is an old hymn that I have always loved.  It was used as the alter call song for Billy Graham crusades for many years.  And it says it all.  Total, unconditional love.

Pray Unceasingly!!

In His Light,

Lois

 

Just As I Am by Charlotte Elliott

1 Just as I am, without one plea                                                  4 Just as I am, poor wretched, blind

But that Thy blood, was shed for me                                           Sight, riches, healing of the mind

And that Thou bidst me come to Thee                                        Yes, all I need, in Thee to find,

O Lamb of God, I come, I come!                                                    O Lamb of God, I come, I come!

 

2 Just as I am. And waiting not                                                     5 Just as I am, Thou wilt receive,

To rid my soul of one dark blot;                                                    Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;

To Thee whose blood can cleanse each spot,                             Because Thy promise I believe,

O Lamb of God, I come, I come!                                                    O Lamb of God, I come, I come!

 

3 Just as I am, though tossed about                                              6 Just as I am, Thy love unknown

With many a conflict, many a doubt                                             Has broken every barrier down;

Fighting within, and fears without                                                 Now, to be Thine, yea, Thine alone,

O Lamb of God, I come, I come!                                                     O Lamb of God, I come, I come!

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