Monday, December 29, 2014

Fit Bit (Courageous)

Fit Bit (Courageous)
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Dec 29th, here we are starting to throw away the left over cookies, thinking about putting the decorations away, and looking toward a New Year.

What will 2015 hold for you?  In order to reach our dreams we must first have them.

I heard a number of sermons on Holy Discontentment this year.  Do you have any of that?  Do you have a nagging feeling that you need to change something? 

Change is difficult even if it is for the good.  Many times we only change if we are forced to.  Ten years ago, I received a drunk driving ticket.  I was forced to quit drinking unless I was willing to risk getting another ticket and loosing my life, as I knew it.  In order to quit I had to muster up the courage to live my life differently.  That meant new friends, new habits, and hard work.  Deciding to live sober is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.  But this change took courage.  I found the courage in my Lord, Jesus Christ.  On my own, I would have failed.  With Jesus, I am strong and clean.  If you have a Holy discontentment, call on the Lord to help you.  He is with you 24/7.

Deuteronomy 31:6  “Be strong and Courageous.  Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you.  He will not leave you or forsake you.”

Be fit and be blessed,


Courageous by Casting Crowns;

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Fit Bit (You are Very Special!!)

Fit Bit, You are very special!

Holy, God loves you so much he created you on purpose; he formed you in the womb, every part of you.  He created you, to do what only you can do!!!

 Jeremiah 1:15 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

 What gets in the way of your special purpose?  For me it has been, alcohol, busyness, promiscuity, materialism, and food and exercise addictions (to name a few).   To do, what God has called me to do, I’ve needed to rid myself from the things I’ve put ahead of God, or at least put those things in perspective.  Personally, I’ve needed to rid myself of alcohol.  I couldn’t’ have managed alcohol, it managed me!  I’ve needed to rid myself of promiscuous behaviors.  Those types of relationships, took over my life, making it impossible for me to be intimate with God.  I am still too busy, I still concern myself with material things, over eat and over exercise.  These problems, I have tried to keep in perspective.  The way I keep them under wraps is by keeping God first in my life.

  Mathew 6:33  “Seek ye first the kingdom of God as His righteousness and all these things will be added unto you.” 

I’m not perfect, are you?    The last guy that was perfect…they hung on a cross!  Because of Jesus’s righteousness we are made right with God.  This Christmas season, celebrates His birth and your rebirth!!

You are very special to God.  He created you on purpose.  This Holiday season, remember YOU ARE LOVED, by the one who matters most!!

Merry Christmas!!


This video is AWESOME!!!!!  It is a must see!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Fit Bit (Celebrate Rspectfull)

Fit Bit (Celebrate respectfully)
Healthy and well throughout the Holidays, sound good right?

This is maybe easier said then done.  Many people gain weight during this season, over spend or do something stupid because they’ve over imbibed.   These indulgent behaviors are very accepted in our culture.  How can these behaviors possibly honor the One we are celebrating?  The answer is, they don’t!

How can you celebrate respectfully?  Remember Jesus is the reason for this season!!

Be Holy= Remember God loves you.  You are His precious child.  He made you on purpose and loves YOU so much that he sent His only begotten Son to die for you, so you could be made right with Him.   Trust Jesus is Lord.  (John 3:16)

Be Healthy= Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit (1Corinthians 6:19).  Your life is a gift you have been given.  Every thing you have comes from God.  Be a good steward of all your blessings, your physical body, your mind your finances, etc..  Honor God in all you do, or at least try. This shows your love for God and for YOU!

Be Happy= God loves you, love Him back, by being a good steward of your life and you will be happy! (Happy are those whose God is the Lord. Psalm 144:15) Take the love you have through Jesus Christ and spread it!!!  Share His love with other and feel your happiness increase!  Many people act unlovable during the holidays and throughout the year.  Love them anyway, with a Christ type of love.  (John 13:34)

Isaiah 7:14  “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.”

John 3:16  “ For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
1 Corinthians 6:19 “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;”
John 13:34 “A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.”

Psalm 144:15 “Happy is that people, that is in such a case; yea happy is that people, whose God is the Lord.”

Be fit, be blessed and Merry Christmas!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Fit Bit (sometimes his answer is NO)

Fit Bit (Sometimes His answer is no)
I was recently with my step Father as he was on his way home, to our Lord.  During this time frame many parts of the process were very difficult.  I told my Dad#2 that when he feels anxious, simply pray and trust God.  He said, “I tried that and it doesn’t work.”

Have you ever felt that way?  Feeling as if your prayers were falling on deaf ears?

Sometimes His answer is no.

I have run into people, I used to date and thought to my self, thank you God for having that end.  Yet, at the time of the break up I was begging God to fix it for me.

God hears the prayers of a righteous person.  We are all righteous if we are praying through Jesus name.  Without Jesus our prayers don’t reach God.  It’s kind of like trying to make a cell phone call without a cellular provider.

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, “I am the way, the truth and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but buy me.”

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

So, if you are felling that your prayers are falling on deaf ears;
 1st make sure you are coming to God through Jesus holiness, not your own. 
 2ndmaybe He has greater plans for you, trust Him.

Romans 8:28  “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.”

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts I think toward you, saith the Lord, thought of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”

Be fit and be blessed,


Here is a link to Garth Brooks live signing unanswered prayer; I was wowed by how many were signing along.... how many times have you sang sincerely to this song?

Be fit and be blessed

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Fit Bit ( A Repentant Heart)

Fit Bit (A Repentant Heart)
Today, as I was getting ready for the day, my adult son openly cut me down, told me to shut up, and was completely disrespectful. 

My heart breaks at his unrepentant heart.  More then anything I want my children and all those I love to have a repentant heart that is filled with forgiveness through Jesus Christ. 

Recently, I have been spending time with my slowly dying Step Father.  He is 75.  A few days ago, he was terrified of turning into a snake.  He was crying, he said he was so ashamed.  I was able to share the Gospel with him.  He told me; he believes Jesus died on the cross for him in order, to make him right with God.  He believes Jesus rose again, conquering death.  I have shared the Gospel with him many times before.  Yet, this time, with his truly repentant heart, he was finally able to hear and understand it.

I know in my own life that I could not get well until I realized I was sick. 

John 8:36  “So if the Son sets you free you will be free indeed.”

Be truly well today; take your shortcomings to the CROSS!!!


Be fit and be blessed,