Honor Your Temple Prayer Challenge Day 24

Day 24

Today’s Prayer: Give me refuge in God’s goodness.

God is good at the right times, unclear times, and even the hard times but all the time God is good. We must learn to rely on God and His goodness.  He loves us unconditionally and blesses us unconditionally.  He invites us to live in Him completely wrapped up in Him surrounded my His grace and goodness.  But we must consistently yield and seek refuge in Him for our lives to take the order and make sense.  Seeking refuge in Him requires us to be faithful and humble.  We need to trust that He is always conspiring for us, and He knows far more than we ever will.  I think by humbling ourselves to these truths we can be lifted up in Christ and releasing control to Him will allow things to be done for our good.

James 4:10 Humble ...

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Honor Your Temple Prayer Challenge Day 23

Today’s prayer: Remembers God’s Love.

Ephesians 5:29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church,

When I am asked who do I love? I can list off my husband, my children, my mom, my grandparents and so on. I never start with myself. Not that I don’t love myself. I am on that list somewhere, probably closer to the bottom, at least I was. The more that I go on this journey, the more I explore my inner temple I realize that I need to love myself more.

One day it occurred to me I need to love myself as God loves me like God wants us to love others. We wouldn’t be able to experience this life if it wasn’t for God’s love and sacrifice for us. God loves and accepts us the way we are, but He loves us too much to let us stay this way.

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Quinoa Pizza

Meal Time Monday [Autosaved]

My two favorite foods are Sushi and Pizza.  I can eat both anytime of day with anyone but since learning of my wheat allergy and lactose intolerance. I try to stay away from all wheat which has made eating pizza hard.  I’ve tried the cauliflower crust but I guess I didn’t wring it out enough (I’ve tried three time) but it takes a lot of time to make Cauliflower crust and it also turn out soggy.  When I discovered this Quinoa Crust recipe I was so excited. After a few tweaks I look forward to Pizza night every week.

This recipe is really easy and it’s only 4 major ingredients. There is no kneading or letting the dough rice and it’s a nice thick crunchy crust to hold everything you want to put on your pizza.

Quinoa is also a great source of iron and has many other benefits.

  • High Conten...
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Honor Our Temple Prayer Challenge Day 22

Day 22

Today’s Prayer: Give me supportive people in my circle of influence.

Proverbs 13:20 Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffer harm.

This Honor, Your Temple prayer journey, is almost over, and we need to pull out all of our resources and tools to finish strong.  The people in our life matter and we need to ask God to choose the right one for us. About a year ago, I had to make some change. I had to have my outside reflect my inside and get rid of people who didn’t fit. Here I am again making changes but this time for my desire to be in the best spiritual and physical shape of my life. Again, I need to surround myself with those like-minded people..

Put into Practice

Back in September, FaithFueledMom had our monthly Diva Night, which we usually get to...

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Honor Your Temple Prayer Challenge Day 21

Honor Your Temple Prayer Challenge Day 21

Today’s Prayer: Help me to recognize my needs. 

Needs 

Sometimes (for me most of the time) we want what is not needed but fulfill a perceived need at the moment.  I know, you know what I am talking about. “You needed that….”

“If I have this it will make this better….” there are so many scenarios, I am sure you understand where I am coming from. We know what are necessities are and what they are not, yet we strive to fulfill the wants in our lives.

We have to accept what God is; our Provider! He is providing all our needs.  He’s even in the business of giving us our wants too but it’s not like Burger King, “Have it your way.” It’s have it His way, the Only way and we all know: the better way.

Psalm 20:4 May he give you the desire of your heart
and make all your plans succeed.

When we’...

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Honor Your Temple Prayer Challenge Day 20

My family devotes’s every morning for 10 minutes to devotion together.  We are walking through the Bible from beginning to end, day by day, as long as it takes. Every morning my family prays that we can learn, retain the day’s devotion and be a light to other’s to lead them to God. We don’t have to be the direct link but a link in the chain. We are here to lead others toward God and spread the gospel of Jesus.

In August 2015, I decided that I needed to take an active approach to my weight loss.  I wanted to be a voice for other women who are struggling. It is very motivating to see someone after the weight loss because you know it can be done. But, there is something for watching the journey before and after and with God’s direction I set out to  publicly lose weight faithfully.

In Sep...

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Honor My Temple Prayer Challenge Day 19

Day 19

2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me

Today’s Prayer:  Help me to give myself grace during setbacks or mistakes.

We can show other’s grace, not always, but we cannot give ourselves the same. Setbacks are going to happen we will fall from grace, but God forgives us for much more than having a cookie or skipping a workout. We should do the same. According to the word, we should boast about it.  When we boast about our weakness we can show the power of God.

I was reading Nehemiah 9, and the Israelites were confessing their sins to God...

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Growing Faith Muscles

FaithFueled Friday

Changing old habits

When I first came back to Christ, I was a stressed, worried mess. I worried about everything I had no control over, (which is everything) making myself physically sick. It may even have been the cause of me losing one of my twins in my last pregnancy. I would go over scenarios over and over again in my mind, making things worse each time. Then, after speaking with an excellent friend and mentor about my constant anxiety; She suggested a “God Box.” A “God box” is to place all my worries. First, I would write down my issues, pray, and then deposit it in the box. Anytime I began to worry, or what she likes to call “mentally masturbate” (that’s why I love her so) I would look at my box and acknowledge that I had already given it to God.

Matthew 6:34 (NIV) 34 Therefore ...

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Honor Your Temple Prayer Challenge Day 18

Exodus 20:3-6 “You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

Today’s prayer: Help me not to idolize my health and to find balance.

I am an all or nothing kind of girl. I don’t half step things I usually dedicate my all to things or don’t do it all. So, when I am focused on something I find it very hard to have balance...

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Honor Your Temple Prayer Challenge Day 17

Today’s Prayer: Help me to find my triggers and over come them.

Joshua 1:9  Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Are there certain situations that make you uncomfortable, that once you experience them, you reach for that coping mechanism that you are working on changing? I know after a long day with three little diva’s a cookie, cupcake, piece of pie and a glass of wine is a welcomed treat.  Instead of going to my old faithful I have found other things to come over.  To the point that I have been known to keep a bottle of wine in the fridge for months (I know way too long) untouched. I know longer need it to comfort me...

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