It's Monday morning, once again. And once again I find myself waking up to a new week with a new resolve to start fresh. I find myself tempted to be cynical about starting fresh...again. How many times does a girl get to start fresh!? As many times as it takes...that's what I say...it beats the heck out of the alternative which is to give up....doesn't it?
So this morning I chose to wear white socks, for my weigh in, as a symbol of a new, fresh, clean start. As I was digging through my sock drawer, which, by the way, has far too many socks for one person, I pulled out this pair with the words "No Nonsense" across the toes! Perfect!!! So here's to a new day, a new week, a new beginning and a fresh "No Nonsense" resolve to not only get back on track with my eating, but to be resolved to be in the word, spending my quiet time with the Lord in the mornings, and keeping my focus on the things that really matter.
My weight is up 1.2 pounds this week. No surprise there! I haven't been anywhere near "on-plan" this past week. There are a myriad of excuses but no real, valid reason other than CHOICE. I made the choice to ignore what I know to be good for me and it showed up on the scale just as I knew it would.
The bigger issue here, for me, is that I have made choices in other areas as well. Choices to not read my bible and pray as I should. Choices to focus on my circumstances rather than to focus on my Lord.....and it shows up in my heart. It's not as obvious as the numbers on the scale....but the change is there...ever so slowly drawing my heart away from where it belongs and ever so slowly, almost imperceptibly, hardening it rather than softening it and allowing God's word to take root in it and set the course of my life.
So, I start today with a new resolve of "NO MORE NONSENSE!!!" and a prayer of....
Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
One translation actually said, "and make me faithful again. That's my prayer, that God would cause me to be faithful again.
What a beautiful new day it's going to be....
Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.