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Refresher

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I always know talking to God is my strength. Listening isn't always that strength. It is my downfall. When I first start something it's full speed ahead and then the steam starts to dissipate and that's when my good intentions fall apart. I found myself wavering last night while Bob was gone and I did make it through. I want the instant cure. To be able to say I no longer crave this or that. Another words I want the results without the work. LOL I went back to the book and started reading all over again. As I read new insights came to me. Turning to my own strength I fail but turning it over to God succeeds. My practice of trying to control things my eating especially is my downfall. For me reaching out to read scriptures and talk the situation over with Him is what I need. It has occurred to me being alone allows me freedom. Freedom is a good thing when I make good choices. As we all know a child let out to experience life can allow that freedom to lead them into bad situations. If we have a good friend with strong convictions they influence us to make the right decisions. So ...........even in my "alone" times I need to call upon the friend who will help me make right decisions in these moments of "freedom". I guess this sounds a little messed up to some but it makes sense to me. When I began quilting the stitches were awkward to make. I stuck my fingers a number of times. Sometimes they bled ..........the stitches were crooked or too large. Although I haven't got years of experience of quilting under my belt the stitches come pretty easy now..........estimating the distance from a seam is easier...........the stitches are pretty consistent and the length has gotten smaller. The stitches make the pattern stand out and enhance the quilt. The practice is the key. So learning to call upon him in situations when I am confronted with food asking for the guidance. Am I feeding my body or am I trying to fill my soul? Only He will have those answer and I'm learning to rely on him. I am never "alone". I'm learning to rely on him so my actions whether with others or alone enhance my behaviors. I may not always get what I" want" but I know I will always have what I "need".

Positives and Gratitudes..................be
ing spiritually filled..............prayer (it does come with answer just not always what I want to hear).....................a beautiful day although it is raining.........always having a friend by my side.......................a day to sew.................Bob (time to wake him)...................God (my constant companion when I let him).

Marie
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  • MAURIZIA
    Marie, I think about all the memorization back in my day in school...which is why I remember all my catechism answers, all my math formulas, all my grammar rules...and isn't it the same with prayer and healthy lifestyles? Thanks for the reminder...

    Blessings!
    4025 days ago
  • NJMATTICE
    Freedom. That's a good word. And when we have confidence in our choices, there is a wonderful freedom. It doesn't sound a little messed up to me, because I am learning that my confidence is in listening to those 3 friends.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Love,
    Nancy
    4027 days ago
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    Practice...it works!

    Lots of hugs,
    Wanda
    4027 days ago
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