All Things New
And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them,
and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”
And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.” New American Standard Bible (Re 21:3–5)
A Little Background Story
As I grow older, the more I value what time I have here on earth. I relish my time with my children while they are still home. My youngest son is playing the drums now and I LOVE the noise! It is a little bit of heaven on earth I am becoming all the more aware of how short life is. I no longer think as a teen or young adult that I have a long future but understand that Christ has never promised me a tomorrow here.
As my muscles start to ache a little more than they used too, that I do not shed the weight like I used to, I am finding my weight problem is much more than age. I have been aware of my submission issue in this area. But, I am also learning it is a fear issue. I am one of those women who ‘crave’ security. I tend to view the fullness or emptiness of my pantry as a sign of if life is good or bad. I have been convicted of this lack of trust in His care a lot lately. I have also started on a new journey of understanding His love for me. This is bringing me to a new place of submission in my love of food. He is making all things new in my life!
A New Start
My husband and I have been trying new weight loss strategies and found some really good programs. But, for me, I needed something a little different. I needed a change of lifestyle. I found it with Trim Healthy Mama! I know, this appears to be the latest craze online and that alone makes it a little suspicious for me but a dear friend recommended it to me and I’m reading through the book. I know this is God’s plan for me! It is spelled out in a manner which makes sense to me and for the first time, I can see a way of eating which will appeal to my whole family. I am jumping on the bandwagon. I will let you know how it goes. If you are also on a weight loss journey, why not join other ladies who are walking the same road? Come and join us at proverbs31jewels.com and join the group, Living Waters