Thursday, June 28, 2012

FIt Bit ( every little bit counts)

Fit Bit (every little bit counts)
Question:  I’m up North.  I thought the water was to be pristine up here.  Yesterday, we were boating and it was full with foam.  It dawned on me that people have to be dumping their gray water into the lakes.  Am I the only one who sees this?

ANNswer:  I’ve noticed that too.  Many people are so used to foam in the water they do not even consider it’s pollution.  I understand the temptation to dump gray water into the lakes.  I was taught, it’s OK; it does pollute the water.  It saddens me when I see us as a humane race not taking care of the world God gave us.   But, I too don’t’ do everything I can to be a good steward.   I believe we are all to do our personal best to protect our environment.   Recycle, conserve and be responsible.  Yet in our fast paced, busy lives it is easy to take short cuts.  I’m with you on this.  Education may help.  I believe if people know their actions are hurting our environment they are more likely to do their part.   Every little bit counts. Do what you can to be faithful.  When you do what is right, it makes your heart sing.

Mathew 25:21  “ His lord said unto him Well done good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things; enter into the joy of the Lord.”

Be fit and be blessed,


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Fit Bit (It's not my fault)

Fit Bit (It’s not my fault!)
Question:  My faith is shaken; I don’t feel God can be real if He doesn’t protect me.  I work closely with men and we live together 24/7.  We sometimes get close to each other even though it is against the rules.  Lots of people do it.  I got caught and now my career is ruined.  How can God be real if He lets me be the only one persecuted?  I was just doing the same as everyone else.  This is not m fault!

ANNswer:  Oh, beautiful child of God, you are a Christian.  God loves you.  Just as a good parent disciplines their child so God corrects us.   As His child you are called to a higher level of behavior.  I know in wartime, it is stressful.  God is the one who will never leave you nor forsake you.  Seeking comfort in sexual relationships will only lead to more emptiness and insecurities.  God wants you to be pure until marriage.  He wants this for you because it is good for you.  I know you feel persecuted now.  Yet, God will work this out for good.  Take a good look at yourself.  Are you living a life you are comfortable with?  Or are you compromising your integrity and living like the world?  You are a beautiful child of God.   Find His strength.  Repent; accept the forgiveness Jesus died to give you.  Go forward and try to sin no more.  He will work this out for good.  Trust Him. 

Mathew 28:20  “Teaching tem to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”

Philippians 4:5  “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are of good report;  if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise think on these things.”

Philippians 4:19”But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

Be fit and be blessed,


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

FIt Bit (simply inspiration)

Fit Bit (simply inspiration)
Each of us is facing something.  That’s life.  Today, remember these verses and find the strength to THRIVE!!!

2 Corinthians 3:5  “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God:”

2 Corinthians 4:17  “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;”

Be fit and be blessed,


Monday, June 18, 2012

Fit Bit ( It's Monday again!)

Fit Bit (It’s Monday again)
Question:  It’s Monday again.  Each week I try to get motivated yet, the give up attitude always creeps in and wins.  How can I actually stay motivated to do what it takes for me to lose this weight?

ANNswer:  You have to truly want a different life then you have right now.  You have to be sick and tired of carrying around the extra pounds.  None of us are able to change by wishing things were different we have to take action!  Action starts with a game plan, then follow through. To lose weight you must consume fewer calories then you burn.  The simple solution is to eat less and move more.  I know that sounds simple, but if it were so simple no one would have a weight problem.  As Americans we are bombarded with fast food and inactivity.  Take actions by planning out a fresh fruit, vegetable and lean protein diet.  Include drinking water as your main beverage.  The simplest way to move more is to were a pedometer and walk at least 10, 000 steps a day.  Not everyone can walk.  10,000 steps a day is roughly equivalent to one hour of intentional movement a day.  Swim, bike, chair aerobics, are all good exercise ideas if you cannot walk.   We are all at different fitness levels.  Start with what you can do comfortably and work up.  Remember you can do this!!! First you have to want to.  Secondly, you have to do it!!! Remember your body is His temple.  Be diligent in taking care of your temple.  It is your reasonable service to God.

Romans 12:11-12  “Not slothful in business; fervent inspirit; serving the Lord;
12.  Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer.”

Philippians 4:13  “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

1 Corinthians 6:19-20    “ What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?”
20.  For ye are bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

Keep on keeping on!  Eventually it will stick.  Never weary in well doing!

Be fit and be blessed,


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Fit Bit (it does matter)

Fit Bit  (It does matter)
Question:  I just got home from a wonderful retreat week.  We ate fresh fruit, vegetables, and lean proteins. We drank water with lemon as our main beverage.  I was set to continue when I got home.   The night the retreat ended I went out for dinner and had a soda instead of water.  It was so good.  I figured it wouldn’t matter.  I had been so good.  The next morning after church I picked up two, litter bottles of soda and have polished them both off.  I have already backed off my water and started sneaking in the bad stuff.  How can I get back on track?

ANNswer; It does matter!!  It is easy to tell ourselves, “a little taste won’t hurt me” Yet those little indiscretions can be the end of our success.  It is very easy to go from, “ it doesn’t matter” to “I can’t do this anyway”.  Before you ordered the soda, I am confident you had a voice of truth inside of you (The Holy Spirit) telling you, “Order water.”  The problem occurred when you decided that “it doesn’t matter.”     Sometimes a little cheating on a diet is OK.  Although, it can be harder to control a little cheating then maintaining a base line of good behavior.  When you are tempted to go back to your old ways, listen to the voice of truth inside of you.  Bad behavior does matter!  Your body is His temple. Would you put just a little graffiti on a beautiful temple? 

John 14:17  “Even the spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him’ but ye know him; but ye know Him for He dwelleth in you, and shall be in you.”

Be fit an be blessed,