Saturday, March 1, 2008

IN THY LIGHT WE SHALL SEE LIGHT

PSALM 36:7-12

How excellent is thy loving- kindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of they wings.

They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of they house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.

For with thee is the fountain of life: IN THY LIGHT SHALL WE SEE LIGHT.

O continue thy loving kindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.

Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me.

There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise.

If we are walking in the Light of God then we can see light. When we are doing things that are not pleasing to him (overeating, not taking care of the temple he gave us to house our soul and spirit, our body) then we know it and it is up to us to do something about it. As Christians we must remember that the SPIRIT OF GOD lives in our hearts .
We need to not let the "foot of pride," or the "hand of the wicked," take over our lives. They will cause us to fall in our Christian walk.

PRIDE---The state of being proud; inordinate self-esteem, conceit

WICKED---Morally bad or evil; causing or likely causing trouble

If we find pride creeping into our lives, or anything that will cause us trouble , then we should cast it out of our lives. These are not character traits of God so we do not want them in our lives.

You know as a child, my Mom and Dad were always saying to me, "YOU have to have some pride." I don't think that they realized what they were saying. I know that I sure didn't when I said these same words to my children. We must always know that we are nothing and any good thing seen in our lives is the Lord Jesus Christ as we allow Him to work in our lives.

In the matter of weight loss there is always the possibility of allowing pride to come in and we think if not say, "look what I have done." We could have done nothing except God allows us. So we need to always give God the glory that is where it belongs.

As the week will begin anew tomorrow, I want to commit myself to doing all that I can to keep pride and evil from my life and treat my body with the respect it deserves by remembering who is living in my heart, The Holy Spirit of God. I pray that you have a good week. connie

10 comments:

Pam--in Jerusalem said...

Thanks for this, Connie! Good reminder to give GOD all the glory for any progress or good that might be done.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Pam, thank you. I know at times I fail to do this and it is very wrong of me. I hope you have a great week. connie

Sis. Julie said...

Thank you for this Sis. Connie!! I always try to give God the glory for any progress (no matter how small) that I make or that He allows me to make. I can't do this without Him!!

I've put an updated picture on my journey blog. I liked your and Sis. Tori's idea to do that so that is what I did. I hope you can see a bit of a difference. I know I can and I feel so much better already!!

Love you Sis!! Thank you for your prayers and your encouragement.

Tori said...

Good one Connie!
I sure need this post. A couple years I lost 75 lbs and was looking pretty good but I had a time dealing with pride. After being big for so long it was very hard to deal with such a drastic change and attention where it never was before.

In a way, small way, I'm glad I gained it back. Really I needed a wake up call and I never want to have to fight the pride that naturally come so easily in women. I want to honor God with everything including my body. Now as I loose I'm trying to keep Him in mind always and why I'm doing this.
To please Him
To Please Husband
To live longer and healthier
then to please me.

Thanks for a great post!!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Sis. Julie, Yes I can see a difference in the pictures. I would say that God certainly gets the glory, as you said. Keep up the good work. We'll make it yet, with the help of the Lord. You are welcome, it was my priviledge. connie

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Dear Tori, when I was in my thirties I lost 100 pounds. Yes, pride does exist and was living and well in my life and gradually I too, gained back all but 15 pounds. I am trying also to do it God's way this time and see to it that He gets the honor and glory for any good thing that I am allowed to accomplish. Have a good week. connie

sparrow's song said...

Best to your goals!!

Being our healthiest prepares and keeps us ready for service to God. And a pleasant appearance is a wonderful reflection on our Heavenly Father.

It took the reality of losing my health to come to a fuller understanding of true beauty. In a nut shell, true beauty is total spiritual and physical health for my unique individual person the way Jesus intended it.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Sparrow's Song, I am so glad that you visited me here also. It is a pleasure to welcome you. Thank you, I am trying to do my very best. This is an area of my life that I have failed in most of my life. I grew up overweight, maybe that is why I didnot see it as a Spiritual problem. God has showed me though that it is, I am trying to submit my body so that the lust of my flesh will no long reign in my body. It is one of the hardest battles that I have ever fought but I know that God promises victory when we obey Him. I finally woke up to the fact that if I am going to obey in this area then WHEN? I will be 65 in May of this year. I have waited way too long. My health bears the mark of sin. I want to please God in ever area of my life. In these past few years as the Lord has brought things to light in my life, I have confessed and repented and am trying with His help to please Him.

Well, that was a long comment but I felt led for some reason to tell you. Thanks again for visiting. connie

Tori said...

Hey Connie,
Just wondering how you're doing. How's the weight loss coming along?
Missing your posts!!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Dear Tori, thank you so much for coming and checking on me. I am so touched. I am really doing very good. Learning alot of new things and making lots of plans to do what I am doing better. After the gain that I had while runing here and there with Jim while he was sick, I have recovered and am losing again and in a better way now. So, I hope to have good things to report when we return home from our anniversary trip. love you and keep up the good work. You are always in my prayers. connie