A few months back, I signed up for a charity race. My company was sponsoring the event. I had to work the vendor table before the race. Naturally, I decided to run the race as well. The problem was that I signed up for the 10K without a training plan! Not the best strategy I assure you. Even so, I began working toward running 6 miles. At first, I ran on the treadmill for 10- 15 minutes. After doing so for a week, I bumped up the time. I ran for 20 minutes, 25 minutes, and so forth. I worked up to 45 minutes comfortably on the treadmill after a few weeks.
Wonderful thoughts from Ellie! So often I get tempted and justify my behavior. “Just this once” or “It’s not a big deal”. Strengthen your faith, confidence, and belief that you can overcome temptations and make the best choices!
“When tempted, no one is to say, “God is tempting me” For God cannot be tempted with evil, nor does he tempt anyone, but each one is tempted when by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed.” (James 1:13)
Let’s face it, Satan does NOT want us to succeed. If he sees a Christian or church growing closer to the Lord, he will influence them by throwing roadblocks, half-truths or unholy actions into their midst to disrupt their progress.
In the same way the devil will do anything in his power to steer the health- conscious away from reaching positive goals. He doesn’t want us to honor our earthly temples of the Holy Spirit!
And don’t be fooled, Satan isn’t the ugly red monster with horns and a pitchfork we see in cartoons. Satan is a beautiful, enticing creature – the George Clooney of the angels. He…
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Peace: In this day and age, it is so difficult to find a mindful calmness. We have distractions, loud music, annoying people, and electronics that keep us busy. Finding peace and quiet almost means locking yourself in an empty room with nothing to do. Or, does it? The secret to outward peace is inward peace. Our minds create peace or chaos depending on what we feed it. If we feed busy distractions and fill our lives with commotion, our body will feel the business. If we fill our minds with peace, quiet, kindness, and compassion, we will feel such. Give yourself some quiet time and your body and mind will thank you.