Sunday, November 1, 2015
November is: Joy and Thanksgiving
Those who are in captivity learn to truly understand the value of freedom. When we have been captive to an abundance of flesh, we long for freedom from obesity. To be able to walk my distance without feeling exhausted, to be able to wear fashionable clothing, to look fit, to not be embarrassed; all these things attain a preciou value when we don't have them. When we travel the road toward a healthy, normal body, we come to appreciate the gift of the human form that God intended us to have. We learn to be thankful for what we have been given, and when we live as God intended us to live, we come to possess a deep and abiding joy beyond words. God gave us life to enjoy to the fullest. When we allow our bodies to become unfit, we make it impossible to live life as fully as is possible. Our Lord offers us a second chance; a chance of renew ourselves and enter into a life of peace and joy. Let us be thankful that He loves us enough to help us find a truly fulfilling life.
Hebrews 6:10 - NLT
For God is not unfair. He will not forget how hard you have worked for him and how you have shown your love to him by caring for other Christians, as you still do.
What a great reward! Robin had never looked so good. All her months of dieting paid off royally. It was beautiful to see the expressions on people's faces when they saw her. She couldn't wait to go out to show herself off. God had certainly blessed her through the rough time of dieting. There were days when she decided it just wasn't worth it. Now, she could hardly believe she ever had doubts. Looking in the mirror, she even surprised herself. She never thought she'd look this good. When we dedicate ourselves to doing things that are right and good to do, God is sure to bless us and reward us for our labors.
Today's Thought: Improvement comes with practice. I can even get good at dieting!
Today's Tip: "Plan for the holidays ahead NOW in order to forego unwanted weight gain - no matter what your current size is right NOW." Keep in mind that most people put on unwanted pounds during the holiday season - some more than others. Rarely does an individual cross the Holiday Finish Line at an even keel in regards to their weight loss scales. If you're already trying to lose unwanted weight, gaining holiday weight is a disaster in the making.
Spicy Chicken Breasts
2.5 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon ground cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
Lightly oil grill and preheat to medium high. In a medium bowl mix together the spices. Reserve 3 tablespoons; store the remainder in an airtight container for later use. Rub the reserved 3 tablespoons of seasoning on the chicken breasts and grill over medium high heat for 6 to 8 minutes on each side.