I’m a firm believer that God talks to us in ways that makes us say “Hmmmmmm…”
While I was reviewing the music and scripture readings for this weekend, I came across some key words: precepts; follower; trust; faith. You’re probably thinking, “What do these words have to do with your blog?” Let’s review the definitions of each word as mentioned in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
precepts – 1: a command or principle intended especially as a general rule of action; 2: an order issued by legally constituted authority to a subordinate official.
follower – a: one in the service of another :retainer; b: one that follows the opinions or teachings of another; c: one that imitates another
trust -1 a:assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something; b: one in which confidence is placed; 2a: dependence on something future or contingent:hope
faith – 1a: allegiance to duty or a person : loyalty;b (1): fidelity to one’s promises (2): sincerity of intentions;2a(1): belief and trust in and loyalty to God (2): belief in the traditional doctrines of a religion;b (1): firm belief in something for which there is no proof (2): complete trust; 3: something that is believed especially with strong conviction; especially: a system of religious beliefs <the Protestant faith>
I set a precept for myself to pursue and maintain a healthier lifestyle. There are challenges that I face each day not only with this precept, but things come up when you least expect it or you know it will come up. Each time I think about how better I will feel physically, mentally, and spiritually for keeping this precept, I REFUSE to give up. I try to follow good examples of others, and to hold on to faith which sustains me.
I continue to walk outside while I’m at work when the weather is good. Honestly, I walked a 2-mile round-trip for two consecutive days last week. I also am drinking a natural detox water that consists of cucumber, mint, and lemon. Two liters of water to drink each day. Would you believe I got the recipe from Pinterest? LOL
As I say in social media each day, “I STILL wear the shades and move forward in faith!” I hope that my journey to weight loss and a healthy future is a blessing not only to me but to someone else.
You know I can’t close out without some music! Have a wonderful week!