Saturday, August 22, 2009

DAY 13 Daily Spiritual Input & Flying Time

Hello Journal,

MyGuy is off work today, so this will be short (did I just hear a cheer?!).

I have been thinking all morning about the next topic on my "need to get CONSISTENT" list, which is: daily spiritual input. This is so different for each person...even the words are subjective.

So, FOR ME, here is what I thought about...daily spiritual input has to do with CONNECTING...connecting with that which is bigger than me. Maybe reading, or praying, or meditating...maybe a time of quiet and listening.

In the past, I used to have a more rigid I want reality, not form...a relationship, not legalism or ritual. This helps me get the "big picture", beyond my tiny world, or stuck focusing on the minutia of my day.

Connecting to the Eternal reminds me to live NOW. I believe that when life here ends, that is not the "end". Yet I live here and now, and want to live up to my potential. I am 58, and feel like this excess weight has dominated my life for as long as I can remember...I was put on my first "diet" at age 10!

I want that domination to END, and to make the most of the time I have left... not wasting any of it. I love the quote: "I will live this day to the fullest. Time is the coin of my life, and I choose to spend it wisely."

Connecting with God, I don't feel alone on this journey, even before I discovered friends over the internet. My own experience with things Eternal are traditionally oriented. I feel connected to God through meeting Jesus, and reading about Him in the Bible. Others will have a different frame of reference...this is mine. I feel loved, accepted, and a part of a big family, with a foundation I can trust in good times and bad.

Do I have questions? Of course...many. But that's okay. I like the song that says: "I know not what my future holds, but I know the One who holds my future."

Many times I came close to quitting on this journey to up. But as I got close to the brink, I would feel tugged back, and the thought would comfort me that God wasn't giving up on me...and neither should I.

Works for me. :-)

From Dr Phil's book: "When you kill time, remember you can't resurrect it."

My verse for today: ..."Now choose life."

My quote for today: " I am the Winston Churchhill of weight loss...I NEVER give up."

Enjoy the Journey,



Sean Anderson said...

What a wonderful post. I enjoyed very much.
You're doing so well.

My best always

Rettakat said...

Thanks Sean, I appreciate that...this post was a hard one to articulate. I FELT it inside, but had a hard time writing it.
Thank you!

Karen Elizabeth Brown said...

This morning I read Romans 8:1..."There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit."
This isn't a cop out, it's a freedom to live in a relationship with God. I really loved your blog, and I know you put a lot of yourself in it. Thanks for the encouragement.

Rettakat said...

Hi KEB! I appreciate your comments, coming from a real writer! Yes, I like the "no condemnation" part...and for too long I did so much of that to myself, without any help. :-( Nowadays, I am learning to be kinder to me, trying to find the balance between requiring MORE of myself and yet being my own best friend, too. I am glad you feel encouraged!!
Thank you, and I look forward to your writing blog getting back up and running,

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