Monday, October 13, 2008

THERE ARE GIANTS ALONG OUR JOURNEY ALSO

WILL----Used to express desire, choice, willingness, consent.

WAY----The course traveled from one place to another, a series of actions, or sequence of events leading in a direction or toward an objective.

MY OBJECTIVE IS TO MAKE GOD'S WILL, MY WAY.



At our church, we have been in Revival this week. Bro. Taylor our visiting Pastor who is bringing us God's Word this week has been bringing very thought provoking messages each time he has spoken. He used as one of his references tonight the story of Moses sending out the 12 spies to spy out the land of Canaan. This story is found in Numbers 13. My husband and I were discussing what a very good message it was tonight. It got me to thinking about the words found in Numbers 13:33. "AND THERE WE SAW GIANTS, THE SONS OF A-NAK, WHICH COME OF THE GIANTS: AND WE WERE IN OUR OWN SIGHT AS GRASSHOPPERS, AND SO WE WERE IN THEIR SIGHT."

On this weight loss journey as I have travelled along and things will be going fine and suddenly up jumps a "giant." There are many "giants" on this journey I am on. Some times they come in the form of a piece of cake, a family reunion, a class reunion, a death in the family, a family misunderstanding, willful attitudes, and the "giants go on and on and on. You see what I mean. We have giants in our lives also in this particular area of our Christian walk. We are grasshoppers in their sight. How can we stand up against them? We are weak, they are strong. We are small of stature and they are tall. They are full of temptation and desire. How can we overcome?

As it is in every other area of our Christian walk, it is the same with this, weight issue. It is our attitude and what and who we turn to for help. I have turned to my husband before and he loves me with all his heart, I know he does. But sometimes he will say, "oh, go ahead hun, it want hurt this one time." I have turned to my friends before and sometimes they offer me the best piece of dessert. They love me but they don't understand my weakness at times. No, it is my choice. I have to go to the one who made me for the help that I need. He knows what needs strengthened. He gave me His word to know exactly what to do.

He tells me, "Fear thou not: for I am with thee: be not dismayed; FOR I AM THY GOD: I WILL STRENGTHEN THEE; YEA, I WILL HELP THEE; YEA, I WILL UPHOLD THEE WITH THE RIGHT HAND OF MY RIGHTEOUSNESS."

In this moment of weakness if I look to Him, it will pass and I will remember His words where He has said, "I SHALL NOT DIE, BUT LIVE, AND DECLARE THE WORKS OF THE
LORD." No, I will not die and because He helped me get through this particular trial then my inner being is made stronger and I can give glory to Him.

He wants me to remember that as He has said, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." So, alone, I would fail for sure but if I look to Christ for the help that I need, HE WILL STRENGTHEN ME. You know sometimes I don't look, nor ask because in my secret self, I know I have not always wanted to be strengthen. I want to partake of that little piece of what I should not have and pretend that I had no strength. What a lie. It was done in willfulness and not in lack of strength. We have all we need in Christ.

I learned a lot tonight after coming home from Revival meeting and it all stemmed from a message brought from an entirely different perspective but God used in it is own way to show me what I am, I am a sinner saved by grace. But by God's help I will keep trying to do what is right.

I hope each of you are finding out things about yourselves along your own personal journeys. Just know that if you are saved God is there and He is wanting to be your strength. If you don't know Him and would like to, please e-mail me at jimandconniemc@yahoo.com and I will be glad to answer any questions you might have. It would be a blessing for me to introduce you to my Lord and Saviour. connie

4 comments:

Kim S in SC said...

I love the way you related this story to our walk with HIM towards health! Great thoughts!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Dear Kim s in sc,thank you. Hope you are doing good. connie

Des said...

Thanks for stopping at TheWildOliveTree!! I am also on this same journey. I am learning to look to God to meet my needs, instead of food. It is a hard journey at times, and it does come down to a choice. Tonight the thing known as greed reared its ugly head. Just when I thought I had slain that beast, I come to find out it is still living in me. Your blog tonight was what I needed to read.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Dear Des, I am so glad that you had a chance to come over for a visit. I enjoyed going to your blog and meeting you.

I am glad if something on my post was a help or an encouragement to you. May you have a good week. connie