I look out into my yard each morning and I am not just looking, I am longing to see something that is not there as of yet. I know that it is a little early , still I look each day to see. I am looking for the new leaves that will be coming very soon, I hope. I am not to fond of fall, it is very beautiful and it is much cooler but I love trees that are full of green leaves. Spring is my favorite times of the year. It is a time of renewing, of new growth, of vibrant green color. There has been a great transformation from Fall, then Winter and finally Spring.
In the fall, I see feel the air get cooler, then the leaves change color and finally drop off the trees one by one until they are very naked and bear. I know this has to take place before the Spring time comes and the new growth arrives all bright, strong and full of life. So this process takes time and I have to be patient. Then one moring when I go to my yard to look around there will be a complete transformation. A TREE FULL OF LIFE GIVING EVIDENCE BY ALL THE LITTLE GREEN BUDS THAT ARE POKING THERE HEADS OUT ON THE BRANCHES. My heart will rejoice and be glad and I will keep watching as the transformation continues. Then before I know it , those trees will be full and flourshing filled with more beautiful green leaves that I can count. It will give us shade in the hot sunny days of summer. Even now, I can feel the excitement filling my heart as I think about those coming times.
So, it is with you and I as we are being transformed. One by one we will lose those pounds. One thought at a time we will be letting the Lord transform our thinking so that we can better handle the battles that we will face in the future concerning the food that is around us every day of our lives. We will drop those bad habits and learn new and healthy ones. Even now as I read your blogs, I am being made stronger in body and mind. I have learned some very good new and healthy recipes and the different ways that you all are succeeding in your lives. I value everything that I have learned and I thank you. I have added to my memory many of the verses that some of you give for strengthening our purpose and will. They have been a great help.
We must go through this transformation and it is not always pretty to look at not easy to live with yet as the days go by, we are being transformed into that person and body that God would have us to have to be pleasing to Him. One day, with much determination and purpose and focus we will see the person we are striving to become. Then one day we will have become. My heart gets very excited about that day. We can not give up, we have to go through the transforming before becoming the butterfly. The reward will be worth each moment of sacrifice and effort.
I know now something that I truly never knew before. With you and I it will be a daily battle. We are weak in the area of food for what ever reason. We can win this battle daily as we give it to the Lord and let Him lead us in this area also. So, with you, I am looking forward to that peek in the mirror one day soon and actually be able to see for myself that budding of a new body and feel in my mind new thoughts that have taken root and are growing stronger each and every day. God be with you, my friends in our transforming and our becoming what God would have us to be. connie