Sunday, December 30, 2012

Fit Bit (lonesome)

Fit Bit (lonesome)
Dear Kimberly,
 I took your advice; I let go of my married boyfriend.  I can’t stop thinking bout him.  I keep thinking of reasons I can call him.  He is very smart; I would like to just talk with him about politics.  Would that be so bad?  I know that relationship was wrong, but I feel so lonesome.

Dear Lonesome,

 You are not alone!  Although God doesn’t give us physical hugs or talk with us verbally He is still always with us. 

 Mathews 28:20  “Teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and Lo I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Hebrews 13:5  “ Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such thing as you have, For He Himself said, I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

The more you perseverate on this relationship the harder it is to give it up.  What you think about expands.  When you start to fantasize about this man, STOP!  You can control your thinking; intentionally think about God and His promises for your life. To change your thoughts, read Gods’ word, it is powerful.  Call a Christian friend, or do something that is fun.

It is hard to be single.  Our culture teaches us that we should have a mate.  Yet Paul said, that if we can control our lusts (promiscuous behavior) it is far better to be single so we can focus on God.  Many of us desire a mate, yet if we settle for a mate that is not God’s choice for us then we are interfering with God’s will for our lives.  How do you know if the person you are dating is a person God would approve of?

1.     Does He love you like Christ loved the church?  (Cherish you?)
2.     Are you equally yoked? (Is God and His ways first in your lives?)
3.      Does she respect you?
4.     Is being together a sin?

Ask yourself these questions.  Dating is to determine if you can marry that person.  If you cannot marry that person, then move on.  Trust God.

Mathew 6:8  “Therefore so not be like them, For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.”

Be fit and be blessed,


Friday, December 28, 2012

Fit Bit (staying clean/birthday)

Fit Bit (staying clean/birthday)

    Today is my 8th birthday. 

It was eight years ago today that I did not pick up a drink when the craving hit.  I spent the next three days in bed with the shakes, sweats and delirium.  I had just been pulled over for driving intoxicated with my children in the car.  I woke up this morning eight years ago realizing that if I did not quit drinking I would loose everything that was dear to me, once and for all.  I had already given my life to Christ; I had told everyone that I had quit drinking.   I was relapsing.   My life was spinning far out of balance I did not want to tell anyone, I was embarrassed, I had already told people I was a Christian.  .  Each day I was living a lie.  8 years ago today, I decided to walk in truth regardless of how difficult it would be.  Not because I really wanted to quit drinking, I didn’t.  I wanted God to make me a normal drinker.  I quit this day because I knew   drinking had become my God.  I threw in the towel.  I decided to do what ever it took to stay away from the booze.  I got serious about my recovery.  I sought counseling and I did what the professionals told me to do.  It was the most humbling experience in my life.

The first time I quit drinking I was 13 years old.  Eight years ago, I was 42.  I have been a Christian my entire life.  It’s hard to admit, as a Christian, I still struggle with horrible behavior.  When drinking was my secret, it kept me sick.  Now that I have accepted the forgiveness through Jesus Christ, I know I am a beautiful child of God, alcoholic or not.  This does not let me drink.  It (He) gives me freedom from drinking. 

John 11:25-26  “Jesus said unto her,  “I am the resurrection, and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live, 26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die, Believeth thou this?”

Be fit and be blessed,


Today is my Birthday, is it your birthday too?

  Are you struggling with alcoholism, co-dependency, eating disorders, anxiety, depression etc.…?  Jesus Christ is the great healer.  Let today be your birthday.

My story is not an immediate release from my sin; it’s one of endurance and continued attempts to try to live a life more pleasing to God.  My life theme is “keep on keeping on”.  I sincerely hope that I have taken my last drink of alcohol.  I do know that regardless of how many times I fall, Jesus loves me!   He loves you too.

What about you?

What sin are you struggling with?  God is with you.  He will never leave you nor forsake you.  Keep on Keeping on! 

He is with you.

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

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Fit Bit (He likes me back, but)

Fit Bit   (He likes me back, but)

Dear Kimberly,

He likes me back!  He like me back!!  I am so excited …He likes me back!
There is one problem though…. he is still legally married.  He says that they have already been apart for a year.  The divorce should have been final already, but it got held up.  I am so excited about him; he has so many of the qualities I’m looking for.  I haven’t felt excited about someone in such a long time.  I’m uneasy about it because he is married.  Some of my friend say, so what.  Go for it.  In my heart all I can think about is…He is still married.  What should I do?


He likes me back

Dear He likes up back,

     RUN!  Married is married.  I know that it is exciting to have someone pay attention to you.  It is alluring.  Looking for a mate is a difficult process.  Your Heavenly Father does not want you to settle.   If you walk in this sin, you may never know the blessing God has waiting for you “He will supply your every need.”  God’s timing is not our timing.  Be patient and wait on God.   That uneasy feeling you are having   about this man, is the Holy Spirit saying, “ STOP! It’s wrong! “ God’s commands are very clear.  He does not approve of adultery.   Don’t fool yourself into thinking separated is divorced.  You know better, otherwise you wouldn’t have written me.  The friends, who have counseled you to give this guy a try, are not giving you Christian counsel.  It is difficult to wait on God.  Yet, when we wait and walk patiently in His ways, we feel His peace in our hearts.  Ask God to forgive you, for your adulterous thoughts.   Accept the forgiveness Jesus died to give you.  Go and sin no more. Know that,
    God always likes you back!!!

1 Peter 3:17  “For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing food that for doing evil.”

Be fit and be blessed,


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Fit Bit ( Holy for Holidays 6)

Fit Bit (Holy for the Holidays 6)

In today’s world, many people are wishing each other Happy Holidays.  Now, you and I know that means Holy days.  The truth is that phrase has become the politically correct way to take Christ out of Christmas!

Be bold in your walk with the Lord!!  Wish those strangers you meet a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!  Do not be timid in your faith.  Be bold in the Lord!!!  I have noticed when I wish people a Merry Christmas genuine warmth comes over their face and they smile and wish me a Merry Christmas too.  Today see how many people you can share His love with…Whish them a Merry Christmas!!!

Mathew 28:10  “Then Jesus said to them,  “Do not be afraid, Go and tell My brethren to go to Galilee, and there they will see Me.”

Mathew 28:19  “Go therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always even to the end of the age.”  Amen

Mark 14:30  “Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you that today, even this night, before the roster crows twice, you will deny Me three times.”

 Ask yourself; are you so worried that you will not offend a stranger that you deny God?

Be fit, be blessed and Merry Christmas!!!


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Holy Holidays-the perfect gift

Fit Bit (Holy for Holidays (5)
The Perfect Gift!)
My dear friend just gave me the perfect gift, a Christmas Angel ornament with the word GRACE prominent on her garment.  Those of you, who know me, understand how perfect that is for me.  Yet as perfect as that is, the true perfect gift is the child who was born this season, some two thousand years ago. 
Today, I felt a pain in the center of my right hand.  The pain reminded me of the great pain and punishment this glorious child went through for you and me.  Because of Him, His perfect gift, we no longer have to suffer.  Sure this world is tough.  But if we are losing hope it is because we have forgotten His perfect gift.  He came that we may have life and have it to the full.   So if you find yourself suffering with guilt, shame, anxiety depression, gluttony, drunkenness etc.…Remember you have been given the Perfect gift!!!  Take His promise and Give Him your pain.  This is the great exchange!!!  This is the perfect Gift!
    This Holy season, do you know someone who is suffering?  Maybe that suffering person is you.  Jesus Christ is the perfect gift.  He loves you and me and will never let us go.  No matter how many times we walk away from Him, He welcomes us back, with open arms, helps us up, forgives us and gives us a fresh start.   Walk in and share His perfect gift!

John 10:10  “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill and to destroy;  I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

1 John 2:1-2  “My little children, these things write unto you that ye sin not, And if any man sin, we have an advocate wit the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.  2 And He is the propitiation for our sins;; and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.”

1 John 2:10  “He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.”

Be fit, be blessed and Merry Christmas!


PS Tonight we walk the Christmas lights!!  Meet at Ginny’s Cupboard in Sparta at 5pm.  We’ll join together in a light dinner and then walk the lights.  Sparta Rotary sponsors the lights and accepts donations to keep them up.  Hope to see you there!
Kimberly (608)-487-4879