February 20, 2018
Day 34 of 500. TheNewAndLivingWay.com
Give us today our daily bread. Matthew 6:1
Lifestyle changes whether related to increasing our intake of healthy foods, or increasing our ability to trust God are all daily decisions. We don’t need to focus on what we ate yesterday or how we failed God yesterday but instead start each morning with a plan for today. It is a great habit to record successes and setbacks throughout the day and make corrections, even to review them at the end of the day and repent for our failings; however the next morning starts with a clean slate, an empty basket to gather our manna, our “daily bread.
…Dear friends, let’s make a clean break with everything that defiles or distracts us, both within and without. Let’s make our entire lives fit and holy temples for the worship of God. 2 Corinthians 7:1
“…let’s make a clean break with everything that defiles or distracts us, both within and without…..” EVERYTHING. If we are defiled in any of the F-areas of our lives, Faith, Food, Fitness, Finances, Focus, Friends, or Family it will affect the others. I can also promise that if you have identified a negative issue in one area there is probably a similar issue in another, you just haven’t admitted it to yourself.
So, let’s choose today to make a clean break from something that is holding us from our full potential. Then trust God to replace that with something from His pantry of mercy and grace.
Give us this day our daily bread Oh Lord,
Day 33 of 500.
Lord, today I pray
That You’ll protect my Kids and my wife
Bind us all to the path
That leads to eternal life
I pray for my family
I pray for my friends
Keep us all safe
’til we’re together again
I pray for our pastors
I pray for Your church
Bring to our doors the lost sinners
And please a few more Christians willing to work
I pray for Your missionaries
Spread far and wide
As believers we must send them prayers and a check
Or God may You send us to walk by their side
I pray for my government
Although I won’t name names
Regardless of their party
Their need for salvation is the same
I pray for the prisoners and the homeless
The sick and the lame
For except by Thy Grace
They and I could be the same
I pray for the children
Still in the womb
May it be a doorway to life
Instead of a tomb
I lift these requests
Bound to heartfelt praise
And in all things acknowledge
Your Will and Your Ways
I thank You for another morning
To speak with You again
My Gracious Heavenly Father
In Jesus Name, Amen
If you find yourself too busy to pray, I promise that The God who loves you will find a way to slow you down and make time!!
Let us stand in agreement,
Day 32 of 500
Pray for my healing friends,
Day 31 of 500. TheNewAndLivingWay.com. Flu
The word for the day is: Flu.
To be continued……..
Day 30 of 500
Psalm 28:7 The Lord is my strength and my shield;…He helps me. My heart leaps for joy…”
Fitness. My biggest struggle.
Spinach shakes. Quinoa salads. Dried green beans. All that is easy. Working out is not.
A simple truth in my life is, “If I don’t enjoy it, I’m not going to do it.”
I rarely laugh when working out. I think when I’m on the treadmill what I’m doing is the opposite of laughing. Lamenting maybe.
But if I am truly a “full gospel” Christian then I believe it all. That includes:
This is a sacred day before our Lord. Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the LORD is your strength!” Nehemiah 8:10b
This has to be my theme song, “The Joy of the Lord is my Strength.”
I have to find something that I enjoy and that God enjoys watching me enjoy. Remember he’s our Father. Like any father He is happiest when His children are happy and healthy.
Get up, get moving and get happy!!!
Join with me as we repeat these words over and over until we believe them, “I Like to Move It, Move It!”
Day 29 of 500
“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1Cor 10:31
My work involves a lot of travel. That makes it hard to stop and enjoy my meals. It does however make me really appreciate the time I get to spend around a table with my family.
I have tried to eat better even when traveling. I started the day an all natural homemade protein shake. I even managed to find a quinoa salad for lunch. Snacks were small portions of nuts, cheese and fruits. For supper my wonderful wife had tasty steamed garlic broccoli and rotisserie chicken.
Eating right makes me feel better. And not just physically. It makes me feel as if I’m living in obedience to God’s Word. I have too often neglected my temple. The old saying goes, “A stitch in time, saves nine.” Too often in the past I have slid into bad habits and only corrected those when my weight would hit a certain number, my jeans would get a little too tight or my sugar would refuse to come down. Instead however I need to manage my food everyday to keep my body in optimum shape.
Try something different today. It can be a little change. Today I brought baked snap peas for a snack. That was different, but good.
“Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!” Psalm 34:8
Dear Lord give me the desire to seek what You have for me. You have placed so many good things for me in the garden, help me choose to eat from those that lead to life.
Day 28 of 500
“Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.” Hebrews 11:1
Click here to view the typical 10-day diet plan. This is to be followed throughout the 40 day plan.
Click here to view the 10-day detox plan. This is an alternative for the first ten days to jumpstart the program. I am beginning with this detox.
Aren’t you sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Day 27 of 500
Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus and Friends
I start the Daniel Plan “Forty Days to a Healthier Lifestyle” tomorrow. It combines the essentials of Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus and Friends as they relate to overall better living. I will document the process on my daily blog, TheNewAndLivingWay.com in case you want to follow along or participate.
Jeremiah 15:16. Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and Thy Word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by Thy Name, O LORD God of hosts.
I am convinced that when I eat more of His words there will be less of me and more of Him.
What have you got to lose?
What have you got to gain?
Don’t make me have to do this alone,
Day 25 of 500.
“By Faith the walls Fell……” Hebrews 11:30
This is The Word given before communion in Church today:
Do you doubt my overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love?
Do you not see the table laid before you?
Hear lies The Body and The Blood of My Son, given for you.
I tear down mountains, I made mountains.
I remove darkness because I AM LIGHT.
What stands between you and My Table is walls.
Walls are not made by My Hand.
I am He who tears down walls.
These walls are of your making.
On these walls are written: doubt, shame, unworthiness.
But know this, you do not have to tear these walls down on your own.
Walls fall down at My Word.
Your praise brings forth My Power, which tears down these walls.
But as quickly as I tear them down, some of you gather the stones and build them right back up again.
I say now today that, “Today is the day that the walls fall.”
Remove your hands from these stones.
I tear them down for My Glory.
There is nothing between you and My Table, My Salvation, My Grace, My Mercy; all are waiting for you.
They are here now.
All I say is, “Come, come, come!”