Monday, January 26, 2009

What do "lifestyle changes" and "faith" have in common?

"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." (Hebrews 11:1)

Three weeks ago I made changes in my life:
1) I quit weighing myself (2-3 times per day!)
2) I quit drinking red wine (I know it's supposed to be good for you, but calories are calories)
3) I started taking the stairs (4 flights) at work - several times a day

A week ago I doubled my work-out routine. I'm now doing a 30-minute aerobic work-out with Richard:
(Stop. Giggling.)

This weekend I picked up a cough that has settled in my chest, but I'm still pushing forward in faith. I don't want to break my new routine. I am not measuring my progress on the scale, but with the intangible of how I feel. At the moment, I feel kinda crappy.

In faith, I pray. I trust God, even when answers are not obvious. Even when changes are not measurable. Even when it would be easier to feel discouraged. I push forward in faith. I pray. I desire to make my faith part of my lifestyle. Faith intertwined, let me live a prayer - in communication with God. Let my life be a testimony of my faith.

Amen.

2 comments:

therextras said...

Richard Simmons leads well! No sniggers from here. But do get well - don't 'push' too much.

you gotta wonder said...

Thanks Barbara. I'm still coughing, coughing, coughing. But hanging in there. :)