Monday, August 31, 2015

Fit Bit (From GLory to GLory)

Fit Bit (From Glory to Glory)
2 Corinthians 3:10 

 “For what was glorious has no glory now in comparison with the surpassing glory.  11And if what was fading away came with glory, how much greater is the glory that lasts?”…16 But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.  Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of Lord is, there is freedom.  18And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is Spirit.”


From Glory to Glory, Moses showed us the glory of the law.  I am so thankful for this.  I am very thankful that I am convicted of the things I do wrong.  I have a genuinely repentant heart.  Many people in our “Its all good society” don’t have any idea that what they are doing is wrong.  Today many people don’t know or don’t care that their behavior is bad for them.  They have no idea those behaviors that can wound their soul.   In our society it is just called depression or anxiety and they have a pill for that.   So, I am very thankful I have am aware of the first Glory of the law.

The greatest Glory is what I am most thankful for.  I have spent much of my life living in defeat, convicted of my failure.  Convicted I deserve the worst.  At one point in my life I felt so hopeless I was certain, I could never get on track, never loose the weight, never quit drinking, never get my finances in order…why try?  I longed for someone who could love me just the way I am.  Then I found someone who did…Jesus.   He loved and loves me in my brokenness.  He loved and loves me regardless of my behavior.  BECCAUSE OF HIS AMAZING LOVE I want to do better.  I want to take care of my body.  I want to read His word.  I want to be the woman He created me to be.  When I fall short, (which I often do).  I want to repent, accept the forgiveness He died to give me and press on.  This is FREEDOM!!  This is the Greatest Glory!!

From the Glory of the Law, to the Glory of the Lord Jesus be inspired to press on today!!



Be fit and be blessed,

Kimberly



Friday, August 7, 2015

Fit Bit (Help)

Fit Bit (Help)
Do you know someone that needs help?  Can you help them?  Sometimes it is very difficult to help others.  Many times, I find that even if someone I love needs help they are unwilling to take my help.  That’s usually because my help come is the form of lecturing or telling said person, what to do.  Who needs that?  Yet, that is what I call help. Ridiculous right?  I remember my mother telling me what to do, when I was a young adult.  I also remember it making me viscerally mad when she did, so much so that I would do exactly the opposite of what she suggested.  Even today, as a middle-aged woman, if my mother tells me what to do, I get irritated.  So, then if telling people what to do is not of help what is?

   I find that if I truly want to help someone, first I ask God how.  Maybe it is that I help them clean their house, take them for dinner, spend time talking (without lecturing) or play a game of cards.  Most importantly if I truly want to help someone I pray for them and remind them that Jesus knows them, loves them and died for them so they can live forgiven and good with God.  I remind them, Jesus has a plan for their life.  They matter!!  Showing someone, anyone the love of God is truly the very best way to help him or her.


“If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?”

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”

1 John 4:12 “No man hath seen God at any time.  If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and His love is perfected in us.”


Be fit, be blessed and be helpful through sharing the love of God,

Kimberly

The below Youtube video was produced by a youth group;



Monday, August 3, 2015

Fit Bit (Friends make a big difference)

Fit Bit  (Friends make a big difference)
This Summer I have been on a mission to make more friends that will encourage me in a Holier, Healthier and Happier life style.  Surrounding myself with like-minded people has been very refreshing.  It is easy to get sucked into the opposite and find myself wallowing in unhealthy.  I have watched someone I love fall back into unhealthy friends and it is taking its toll.  Personally, I have to be willing to be alone verses with people who are bad for me.  It is difficult to make that choice.  Yet, Jesus promises we are never alone.  Mathew 28:20 “Lo I am with you always. Even to the end of the age.”

Today be encouraged to surround yourself with people who will help you walk the walk.

Romans 16:17  “I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned.  Keep away from them.   18For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites.  By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of na├»ve people.  19Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I am full of joy over you; but I want you to be wise about what is good and innocent about what is evil.
     20The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.   The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.”

Be fit and be blessed,

Kimberly





Saturday, August 1, 2015

FIt Bit ( ENdurance and Encouragement)

Fit Bit (Endurance and Encouragement)
Recently I participated in a Triathlon.  At this event I met and man fully encouraged by his family.  This man had lost 100 pounds and was doing the event.  I told him, that I was very excited for him, regarding his new lifestyle.  He said, his wife had lost 200 pounds.  WOW!!!  I spoke with his wife and she was glad about their life style choice.  She also said, “it is hard”.   I looked at their children, and said, “I imagine it is, but it sure is worth it know this will help you be there for them.”  She agreed.

Life style choices can be hard, especially when they are not the norm.  It’s hard to be a non-drinker in the drinking culture of Wisconsin.  What ever you are going through today.  Be encouraged to keep on keeping on.  Keep doing what is right.  Run your race with endurance!!!

Roman 15:4 “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”



Be fit and be blessed,

Kimberly