Category Honor My Temple Prayer Challenge

Honor Your Temple Prayer Challenge Day 12

Day 12

Today’s Prayer: Give me healthy alternatives to deal with stress.

I have come a long way in my stress management. I have quit smoking, nail biting, obsessive compulsive cleaning and now my newest addiction sugar. I have overcome the battle of the “Sugar Demon” which is just as hard as any other addiction. Not sure if you know that the addiction to sugar addiction can be as addictive as cocaine. An actual chemical addiction anything in excess is harmful to our temple our body that you have to detox.

Stress also cause hormonal changes and imbalances that cause adverse effects on our body. There has to be a better way to deal than putting things in our bodies to harm it or doing things that we shouldn’t. We always have God, the conqueror of the impossible and the healers of all...

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Happy 1 Year Anniversary

1 Year Anniversary.

“A year from now you will wish you had started today.”-Anonymous

It has officially been 365 days! Today, one year ago I woke up, and I had enough! Enough excuses, enough regret, enough neglect, enough believing the lies of the enemy.  I woke up, and I said I must change now! The week before I had dabbled in a fitness routine.  It felt great but today last year I wanted to do more than just dabble. I wanted to commit. I wanted to commit to a healthy lifestyle.  Now, if you have been following me along the last year, you know that this is not my first weight loss journey. So, what was so different this time around? I did it before so what’s the big deal.  All the times before I was seeking weight loss for vanity reasons...

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Honor Your Temple Prayer Challenge Day 10

Day 10

Today’s Prayer: Help us to overcome obstacles to get healthy.

Sometimes we have physical obstacles; sometimes they could be emotional and others they are self-made keeping us from honoring our temple; whether it is through nutrition or physical activity. We always have a God that is greater and can do the impossible. (Although sometimes it’s not the impossible that is the problem.)

I know that I have hit road blocks in lots of different areas business, personal, financial but to me, the most frustrating can be to health and weight loss. Plateaus, stagnant, it’s hard to deal. You have been doing something has worked and then screech a stand still halt. This has been the last two months for me...

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Honor Your Temple Prayer Challenge Day 9

Day 9

Today’s Prayer: Help me to focus on my inward heart.

Is it me or are you easily distracted by the shiny objects? Or can you tell other people what they need to work on but when it comes to yourself you are lost searching? Today’s prayer is my prayer often; I need to God’s guidance on my inward heart. I need Him to help me not focus on what is around me because I am using it to distract me from what’s going on. Then I realized by avoiding what is going on with me I am avoiding what God is telling me or guiding me to.

1 Peter 3:4 Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.

When you are focused on weight loss, you typically focus on the outside...

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Honor Your Temple Prayer Challenge Day 8

Day 8

Today’s Prayer: Help me to give myself permission to rest without guilt.

Mark 6:31 And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 

It seems silly that you need to pray to give yourself permission. Mom’s and women are nurturing creatures, often going without for other. Never taking the time to put them first and make themselves a priority. We can go on very few hours of sleep, being the mother of a newborn will be our first experiences of and test of our will. The problem is the sleep and rest are vital to us functioning properly. Overexerting yourself does not benefit anyone in the long run.

Even in the creation of the world, God rested. There have been studies showing ...

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Honor Your Temple Prayer Challenge Day 7

 Day 7

Today’s Prayer: Help me to focus on today and not the end results.

When I started this weight loss journey I had a goal in mind. A size, a look, a feeling, I had a destination to where I wanted to be. As I took each step towards that destination some days I felt like, “Yes, I will get there,” and then others I thought, “Oh no, it is way to far, I will never get there or it’s going to take me forever to get there.” That is not for us to worry about.

Matthew 6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

We need to be present here and now. Giving all of our energy and focus on today...

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Honor Your Temple Prayer Challenge Day 6

Day 6

Today’s prayer: Give us strength to abstain from bad habits and let them go.

We all have bad habits, whether it’s something innocent like biting your nails or something truly bad for you and detrimental to your health. They all stem from worry, angst and anxiety. Some are easily conquered and replaced with good habits and others take time prayer and diligence.  Regardless, a bad habit will always be in your brain but you can replace them with good habits.  Maybe turn it to God, be honest and fervent with God to help you fight the battle. God is love, and His love for us wants you to be free from anything that is hurting your body, mind and soul.  Because of this God will make a way to overcome it.

1 Thessalonians 5: 21-22 but test them all; hold on to what is good, reject every ...

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Honor Your Temple Prayer Challenge Day 5

Day 5

Today’s Prayer: Help me to create a routine 

If organization is something you struggle with or consistency. Give it to God! Keep in mind that your organization may look different than mine. Just like our eyes, hair and skin are different so is the way we are productive and efficient. As long as it works for you and allows you to find things in less that two minutes, you are organized. You don’t need labels,color coding or files; you need prayer and a plan.

I have three children and I can only workout out 3 days a week for 20 minutes but I am consistent and do it habitually. Make your workout routine work for you and not against you and with God’s help he will help you with your plan. Meal Planning for me helps me stay on budget, eliminates my stress and holds me accountable...

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Honor Your Temple Prayer Challenge Day 4

Day 4

Today’s prayer is: Give us time in our day to make a healthy lifestyle, a priority.

Sit down and think of your daily priorities. On that list where does your health come in, number 4, 5, prayerfully not 10th on the list. Do you carve out at least 20-30 minutes to be active? Do you have to stop at a fast food restaurant because you didn’t think of how or what you were going to eat until you were famished and your hangry buttons were being pushed? You are worth so much more than that. Sometimes you have to take time out of your day whether its the day before or the day of to think of these things. It doesn’t have to be hours, you don’t have to make a major grocery shopping run and then meal prep for hours to eat healthy...

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Honor Your Temple Prayer Challenge Day 3

Day 3

Today’s prayer is: Give me provision for all tools I need to honor our temple.

God will provide

When I first started this weight loss journey we were not in a financially stable place. I didn’t have enough money to go out and buy weights, resistance bands. I was stretching the budget to feed our family of five and then to add some additional health foods seemed daunting. I took my struggles, worries and concerns to prayer. In every area God found a way to provide. We aren’t control of these things we can try to figure out a way but He already has one. All we must do is ask for His provision, His guidance and His lead and He will find a way.

If you don’t have the right equipment ask God in prayer, if you don’t have the “right” food pray to God to help you to acquire the right foo...

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