"No temptation has seized you except what
is common to man. And God is faithful; he
will not let you be tempted beyond what
you can bear. But when you are tempted,
he will also provide a way out so that you
can stand up under it."
(1 Corinthians 10:13)

Okay, I know today is Saturday and I'm a day late with my post, but I only just discovered this group and needed some processing time before starting to write anything.

It was while out blog hopping on New Year's day that I popped over to Fitness Friday from Melody's blog, and thought it might be something fun to try since fitness has always been a bit of a challenge for me. I figured, given my past history, some accountability surely couldn't be a bad thing.

So now, the big question according to this week's assignment, is: What do I want to add to my life, and what do I want to subtract.

Well, the subtract part is easy. All those extra pounds I have gained back the last few months. Twenty of them, to be exact. I would also like to subtract slothfullness and procrastination and gluttony, and allowing myself to be ruled by my senses.

As for the adding, I would like to add regular exercise, a real challenge, because I'm not an exercise person at all. I would also like to add commitment, discipline, and becoming master of my flesh--rather than the other way around. I would like to add renewal of my mind with the Word, which means spending more time in it. I would like to add standing firm when Satan comes to call, and being able to truly believe it with all my heart (not just my head) when I confront him and say, "It is written."

I would like to be able to stand strong in the knowledge that what my physical eyes, ears, and intellect have to say may be fact, but truth supercedes fact. Facts are subject to change. Truth is what the Word has to say about them, and the Word never changes. Fact is, my flesh is weak, weak, weak. But the truth says that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, and that the Lord will never allow me to be subjected to more than what He equips me to handle.


  1. I think you are so right that this is a spiritual fight just as much as a physical one. Keeping our eyes on the Lord will be KEY this year!

  2. Great goals!

  3. You are right on with what I need. You just say it so much better that I do. Glad to have you in with the group. Also love that verse. Thanks

  4. Hello again,
    I so agree with all that you have written in this post. I would like to add and subtract those same things in my life. You worded it so beautifully.

    From one Grammy to a great Granny...Happy New Year.

    Please drop by my blog again. I love hearing from you.

  5. Hi again,
    I am sorry but I don't know how I got the music on my blog. My daughter did it for me. I will ask her how she did it and let you know. She showed me once but I just forgot. I have always loved the song "I am a Child of God". We always sing it with our grandson before we say prayers and put him to bed. I will let you know what do to get it when I find out.

    Have a good week. Hugs, Lura

  6. I pray you much success with your goals my friend. God bless!


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