Ladies, this excerpt of a sermon is must have for wives.
Even if you're marriage is perfect, even if you are the perfect wife who does
everything right (ehh hem...), let this sermon be a reminder. (wink wink)
Be the best wife you can be!
FYI, Robert Morris has a series called, "Happy Wife, Happy Life" and "Happy Child, Happy House" as well. I have listened to the Happy Husband series already today (and yes, I've already put some of into practice) and I will listen to the others over the next couple of days.
I FEEL wonderful! This juice fast is invigorating. I wonder what it is doing to the inside of me?
Link: Rebooting My Life Series
1 granny smith apple
1/3 bag cranberries
5 leaves of cabbage
1 thumb of ginger
The color turned out to be a dark orange and the flavor tart! Pucker up! I added 7 drops of stevia to counter the lemons and then it was perfect.
To be honest, I expected the effects of this fast to be more on the physical side. That's not so. I see some physical improvements but it seems as though I am experiencing more in the Spirit realm (Holy Spirit). That's fine by me. Looking at Isaiah 58, it seems that changes spiritually during a fast are inevitable. It comes with the territory!
A few inches off my body :)
Desire for smaller portions
No desire for sweets or breads
Hearing very clearly from the Holy Spirit (Not just a "feeling" or "I think" but words)
Noticing His presence on an all day basis
Heightened discernment level
Receiving words of knowledge and words of wisdom for others (one of my gifts)
Very clear on my top spiritual gift as it's been confirmed several times
Hearing direction for my business and waiting to see God do what He said He would
Clearly receiving revelation in the Word
Hallelujah! God is sooooo good!
I leave you with this video:
Matthew 6 says, "...when you pray..., ...when you give..., and ...when you fast..."
Isaiah 58 says, "...is this not the fast which I choose..."
Fasting is expected. Fasting is a choice. What you fast for is your choice. How you fast is your choice.
This is day 6 of the fast I chose. I chose to juice twice a day to get this temple, my body, in shape. My spirit has been growing tremendously over the last few years and I've allowed it to leave my body behind. Needless to say, my body has a lot of catching up to do.
The Holy Spirit has been speaking to me very loudly over the last couple of weeks in preparation of my juicing. While I am eating, He will say, "You're done." or "Stop now." or "You're full now." Things like that. I will admit, I ignored Him a couple of times but I soon learned to listen carefully. If I didn't listen, I suffered with a tummy that was too full and very uncomfortable.
That's not all He said. He's been telling me other things as well, but that's not what this post is about.
On Saturday the ladies from church went to a craft show so I didn't have time to juice that day. I did, however, eat one of my muffins that I made from juice pulp! Talk about filling! I ate a healthy dinner and had healthy snacks.
I've also noticed that my stomach must be shrinking. My mom said that the Granny Smith apples may be causing that. I guess they may have that effect on the body. ....GOOD!
Sunday, which would have been day 5, I didn't have time to juice for obvious reasons. My Sunday isn't like most people's as we have a ministry to concentrate on. My time on Sundays is focused on practicing the presence of God (because He's always around us, we're just not always aware of it). I must lead the people into worship and help them realize the presence of God.
I did eat healthy on Sunday for the most part. I'm very proud of myself... to be honest!
So, here I am at day 6. I've lost a couple of pounds and probably some inches. Praise the Lord! I feel healthier and more energetic. The mere smell of the juice gives me energy!
I feel like my stomach is shrinking with the result of eating less. Hallelujah!
My spiritual gift has been confirmed to me twice while I've been on this fast. God is so good!
I'm hearing from the Holy Spirit often and His voice is very clear.
So, here is my juice from today:
The veggies and fruits that I used are in the pic at the top. Because of the beet and the cranberries, it turned out very red. LOVED this one!
My husband and I split the amount of juice that came out and it was a full cup for both of us. Just imagine my body consuming all of those fruits and veggies in that top pic. How awesome and concentrated!
1 bag of cranberries
1 yellow pepper
2 granny smith apples
I added 7 drops of stevia to mine to take away some of the tartness from the lemon. Mmmmmm....
Did I tell you that God Is Sooo Good!!!!?
This post is part of my Rebooting My Life Series. I won't be posting everyday, but to get me started on the right track, I'll post until I get too busy! ;)
This morning's drink consisted of cranberries, oranges, Granny Smith apples, carrots, and a thumb of ginger. I'll be honest, this was like drinking orange sherbet in a glass. A bit too sweet for my taste this early in the day but my husband appreciated it. He didn't appreciate the green drink from yesterday morning! He said it was ...ok.
As soon as I smell the beautiful scents of the fruit and veggies going in, my senses are perked! I instantly feel invigorated even before I drink one drop. The ginger just sends my senses into a tizzy! I love, love, love the smell of ginger! So much so, I even bought a (natural) perfume from Macy's that is scented ginger!
After I drink the amazing juice drinks, I get an instant rush of God's goodness and feel like I can run a mile! ...well... maybe once some of my fluff melts off. Can't stand the "jiggle." ;) I guess now would be a good time to clean out the basement!
Are you inspired yet? Sick and tired of being sick and tired? Care to join me on my juicing?
My plan so far:
Juice for breakfast and lunch
Natural fruit smoothies, nuts, and bananas for snacks
Healthy dinner (only whole grain breads, no pastas, no sugars)
A lot of people "juice" or "fast" to draw close to the Lord or grow spiritually. I do fast 2-3 times a year for those reasons as well. To be honest, God has had me on a spiritual growth plan constantly for about 4 1/2 years with very little down time. I think it started with my first fast. The one that healed me!!!
My thought is, I take good care of my spirit. I need to take better care of my body! Most of the world concentrates so much on their body that they neglect their spirit. I am the opposite of that so it's time... past time... to take care of my temple.
You can watch my testimony of how God healed me of a disease through fasting:
God can heal you too! Hallelujah!
Ladies and gents, let me introduce to you the "mean green" juice! This is the potent, power packed juice that was consumed on "Fat Sick and Nearly Dead."
I had to add a few drops of stevia to mine to balance out the tartness, but mmmm mmmm! I will ashamedly say that was more GREEN than I have consumed in a while! It was even a little hard to choke down as I'm not used to drinking that large of quantity, especially in a short amount of time. I guess you are supposed to drink it within 5-7 minutes so that it doesn't become "old."
Want the recipe? It's in this video:
Definition of "reboot" ~ To turn (a computer or operating system) off and then on again; restart.
My dear friend Jen at the blog "Beautiful Mess" has helped me to step out and do what the Lord told me to. What is that? Juice.
At one time in my life I had a disease on my face and God told me to do the Daniel Fast. I did it and was healed in two weeks. The disease has NEVER come back. You can read about that here: Rosacea Cure, Rosacea, Daniel Fast.
(The pic to the right is similar to what my face looked like without makeup. My hubs said mine was actually worse.)
I have heard that voice again, that soft, whispering voice of God. This time He told me to juice. It just so happens that my friend has recently done some juicing and I decided to take a look at what inspired her and go from there.
Our family sat down together last night and watched "Fat Sick and Nearly Dead." The website has the trailer that you can watch and recipes! Mmmmm... I can't wait.
In the past, we've watched shows like "Super Size Me" and "Food Inc." Those movies show what's wrong with our food and how people get fat, sick, and tired by eating them. Fat Sick and Nearly Dead is quite the opposite of those shows and is very refreshing!
Needless to say, I've heard from God, I've been inspired, I've done my homework, and now it's time for ACTION!
So the question remains; why did God tell me to do a juice fast? Who knows! I'll probably find out midstream or when I am finished. Could it be to get rid of about 40 pounds of fluff? Probably. Could it be to boost my immune system? Probably. Could it be to give me more energy? Probably. Could it be to ward off disease? Probably!
Amen and hallelujah! God is sooooo good to ME!
I KNOW He wants good things for me.
I KNOW He wants me healed.
I KNOW He has blessed me and continues to do so everyday!
Thank You Jesus!
Rebooting My Life ~ Day 1
photo credit: Food Thinkers via photopin cc
photo 2 credit
photo 3: Copyright 2012 Janet Powers
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