Monday, August 20, 2018

Fit Bit (Suicide)

Fit Bit (Suicide)
It seems to me that Fit Bit and suicide in the same line in just not right.  Yet, when I started writing Fit Bits, the goal was to help others keep their lives centered on the love of Jesus while trying to be a good steward of what He has given them.  I started Faith Centered Fitness in an attempt to help others.  Originally, I wanted to help alcoholics apply health and wellness principles along with Biblical teachings to rebuild their lives.  I wanted to do this, because I was a struggling alcoholic and once I did the above I started to truly “GET WELL”.  Mainly, once I remembered that Jesus loves me no matter what, and I am forgiven that was the beginning of my wellness.  Many days, that is the only piece of my wellness that keeps me together.

Recently, my dear friend committed suicide.  I had wanted to help her.  She suffered with severe depression.  I tried to teach her my program.  Yet, the only step we could get to was, “Jesus loves you.”  She was so broken; she really struggled applying basic life skills.  It is natural,(so I am told), to feel like I failed her.   Yet, I need to remember, that she did trust that Jesus died on the cross for her and He rose again from the grave.  She knew she was a sinner and she confessed that she believed Jesus was her Savior.  I have to know that this makes her truly “FIT”. 

I do believe my Dear Friend is in Heaven with Jesus now.  I have to see her happy and at peace in the Lord, so I can feel peace too.  I cannot pretend to understand the many storms our lives hold.  What I do to keep myself FIT is to remember Jesus is there always.  There is nothing that can separate us from His unfailing love.

Psalm 16:18  “I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”
Psalm 51:17  My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.”
Psalm 34:18 “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
 and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
Psalm 30:5  “For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning”.

BE fit and be blessed,

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Fit Bit ( Don't Weary in well doing)

Fit Bit (Don’t Weary in Well Doing)
Good Morning!

     What a beautiful day the Lord has made today!!!  ( ZIg Zigler used to say, “Everyday is a good day, just try not having one of them.”.  

     Sometimes when I wake up I forget the wonder of the day, because of my hectic schedule.  I have recently retired from the Fire Department, so you may say, hectic?  I guess hectic is an exaggeration.  I do however like to keep busy in well doing.  Yet, sometimes in the midst of my “well doing” I forget to see the beauty of my moments.  Do you ever do that?  Get so busy in life helping others you forget to help yourself or your own family?  I truly love going out and intentionally being kind to others.  Sometimes this comes at the expense of me not getting my needed jobs done.  I recently helped through a shower for my dear future daughter in law.  She is so lovely; I wanted her to feel very special.  I took a short cut on the invitations.  I invited my immediate family with just a phone call and not a written invitation.   I wearied in well doing.  So…things went ok, but I would like to “redo” my laziness.

I don’t think people would describe me as lazy, yet I take short cuts.  These short cuts cost me.  I take them out of laziness.   When I act lazy, I am rushing through my moments thinking I’m too busy.  I believe this is being weary in well doing.  In order to avoid being weary in well doing today:
1.     I will make a list diligently enjoy each task ahead of me with out choosing to be overwhelmed in my responsibility. 
2.     I will choose to enjoy the things God has given me to do and not weary in getting them done. 
3.     I will make a manageable list and not try to be everything to everyone.

I hope this little Fit Bit helps you be motivated to not be weary in well doing but in all things do what you do for the glory of God.

Be fit and be blessed,


Galatians 6:9 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”