I finally finished the new layout today. Well mostly finished it there is some fine tuning with text and such I still need to finish. Yes it's blue again which is to be expected since it is my favorite color. It's a bit different then my previous ones though I think. One major difference I doesn't have clouds. Lol. I think it's simplistic but interesting enough to fit me. If it wasn't for God's help I'm not sure it would have gotten done. I had a lot of issues getting it to work. After a bit of annoyance, taking a break from it and praying for God's guidance I was able to get it working today.
Pastor Shawn last night gave some good advice on fasting, which included journaling it so I decided to do that. On our church website WayWord Ministries has the messages from our pastors, including last nights which actually I video taped. It's not the best quality but it's not to terrible for a first attempt and it does the job of getting the message out there. Back to the fasting I'm on day fifteen of twenty-eight. I'm doing my own style of fast. I wanted not to fail because getting closer to God is very important to me. The first two weeks I was eating 3 small meals with no snacking. I cut out meat(except egg only if it is used for baking a dish), desserts including candies and such, eating out, and only drinking milk or non-flavored water . Mostly just water though. After much prayer I decided today that for final two weeks I'm going to one small meal with a very small snack if needed and all the other restrictions still in place. There have been some tough moments but seeking God harder during those moments make all the difference.
On day six I had such an amazing experience with God. The night before I had come to a revelation on something that part of me though should be kind of sad. The next day though when someone asked me about what it was and upon telling them I had what I can best describe was an intense peaceful feeling come over me. I knew that everything was fine and how it was suppose to be. Followed by the peaceful feeling I was overwhelmed with incredible joy. It was amazing it was like God's joy just took complete control. I couldn't stop smiling or being cheerful. Even doing household chores was a joyful experience. It truly was a outstanding feeling. I'm excited to see what else God has in store.
On a side note I've lost 7 pounds so far. Losing weight is not the reason I'm doing this at all but it is a welcomed benefit to it. Technically though I guess I am trying to lose weight but not the physical kind but the worldly kind. I want to come through this experience caring less about what the world thinks about me and what the world considers right. I desire to focus on being more Christ like, becoming closer to God, and knowing what His will for my life is.
Welcome to my site and my life. I post updates on things I am doing or adding to my site, about what's going on in my life good or bad, & things that I believe the Holy Spirit prompts me to. I live to glorify God in all I do, to share His everlasting, unfailing love, and the nearly unbelievable good news of Jesus Christ.