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Lenten Walk Day 1
What path should I walk?
As I start this year's Lenten journey I wasn't sure what path to take. So this morning I was searching myself. I have been down as of late. Probably a little depressed. There are a lot of factors causing my depressing but the big one is myself. Stupid thoughts that are getting me down. I need to give these to Jesus.
We all get this way once in a while - self-absorbed in what we deem to be problems, especially with ourselves. Financial burdens have been plaguing me of late, along with my weight. I haven't been taking action to get myself out of either situation, I have just been wallowing in it. Maybe it is the February blues, maybe that's why Lent starts at this time. To kick us in the butt and get us moving again. To start shaking the cobwebs out of our head and start thinking again.
So as I start working on my problems, let's find some answers in scripture.
Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
A reminder that we are not in this alone. The Bible has a lot of wisdom in it, lots of advice from God. You just need to search. Friends or family might leave us, but we are never alone. God is always with us. This alone should make us feel better. We try to handle things always on our own. Be strong and courageous, so shake it up, get moving, make a plan. What do I have to fear or dread? Nothing the Bible says because God it with me.
Proverbs 22:7 - The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower [is] servant to the lender.
Whoa, ain't that the truth. I have become a servant to the credit card companies. I made one mistake in December. I either did not get one of my credit card statements in the mail or misplaced it. Anyway, long story short I missed a month's payment. First time with this card, but of course it is a big payment one. It resulted in the usual phone calls, wanting payments, me not having the money to pay (I probably used the money to pay other bills). I finally have dug myself out of that hole. But after 4 years with no raise and the cost of living going up it is a fine line I walk. So the first thing I have started is to start writing down all the bills. I want to see if I can come up with a monthly budget that will work.
1 Corinthians 10:31 - Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
Oh, oh, I hope God likes chocolate. I am sure He does make all the ingredients, right? I really need to think about this. If we are eating to the glory of God I would guess that He would want us to do it in a healthy manner. That's one thought I should put in my head. This is something I really need to learn.
So Where do I go from Here?
I am going to take it day by day. Today I am going to pray for the Lord to help take this this overwhelming fear of failure from me, to guide me to the correct path and to take it one step at a time! Amen