Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I have goals, for such a time as this

Yesterday, History was made. For my part in this, I pray I will be what Gods word tells me to be.
One passage that comes to mind is Romans 2.
Romans 2
1You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. 2Now we know that God's judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. 3So when you, a mere man, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God's judgment? 4Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God's kindness leads you toward repentance?
5But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God's wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed. 6God "will give to each person according to what he has done." 7To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. 8But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. 9There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; 10but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. 11For God does not show favoritism.
12All who sin apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who sin under the law will be judged by the law. 13For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God's sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous. 14(Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law, 15since they show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts now accusing, now even defending them.) 16This will take place on the day when God will judge men's secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares. 
17Now you, if you call yourself a Jew; if you rely on the law and brag about your relationship to God; 18if you know his will and approve of what is superior because you are instructed by the law; 19if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light for those who are in the dark, 20an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of infants, because you have in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth— 21you, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal? 22You who say that people should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? 23You who brag about the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law? 24As it is written: "God's name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you."

So for my part I will obey the law of the land and I will respect my President. I am a Christian. I am an American. I want to honor God with how I live.
All that said, my personal goals are get healthy- I have started that process and with God's help I can keep moving in that direction. My name is Lorie -I am addicted to food and unlike a drug addict or an alcoholic I still need food to survive. So my big task is to make sure that I put it in it's proper place. Food is the fuel that keeps me running-not the thing that gives me joy or comforts me when something’s wrong. I can learn to appreciate the right food in the right amounts and this is my task.
My other goal this year is most important- besides weight, it is always on my mind. I have friends and loved ones who need to hear the truth. So first off  I need to make sure my heart is right and I am always in the word, so I am ready. Listen to Mark Hall share from his heart because it is my heart- I lay awake at night and pray for those who I love that need to hear the word. Don’t forget to mute my music!

I saw this on Pam’s blog and it is what is on my heart this year- wouldn’t it be awesome if we all made it our goal, just like people do weight loss at the start of each year.

Just some thoughts on my mind in this time of HOPE!

Be blessed!



Memaw Barbie said...

Awesome video. What a great reminder for us. Blessings

Debbie said...

Those are some mighty great thoughts. You need to share your plan on the get healthy.... Hello, my name is Debbie and I also am hooked on food (and not the good kind).

Charlene said...

Hello, my name is Charlene and I am a food-a-holic...but with
Gods grace I am overcoming it...and your posts are an inspiration to me.
Love you,
Meme Peete

LittlePeopleWealth said...

Great video :)

Liz said...

wow that was awesome! I loved the video and whole absolute truth behind it! Take care and God Bless ~Liz

Pam D said...

Wow, Lorie.. I haven't been by here because I am so goofy that I didn't put you on my blog roll. And as scattered as I am, that's the ONLY way I remember to visit someone's blog. I knew there was someone missing, and I finally went through my followers list and found you! I'm reading back on all that I've missed... and amazed that you gave me a shout out on your blog! Thanks, sweet lady.. and I'm heading back to MY blog to put you on my "blogs I follow" list RIGHT NOW! :<)
Happy Valentines Day and biigggg hugs!