During my Bible reading on two of the first three mornings of 2018, I have been impressed by obedience.  One example of lack of obedience and another of full obedience.

Oftentimes, my lack of obedience is caused by temptation.  The temptation to spend too much time on social media, watching too much football (can that really happen?!), eating one more piece of candy/ cake/ pie!  All of these temptations can cause me then to overindulge in those areas.

After surgery, I did not have a taste for sweets.  I have always loved sweets (and food!) which led to me being overweight, etc.  So, after my surgery, I thought great, I don’t have to worry about that anymore.  WRONG!!!!

In the last few months, I have seen my desire for sweets to grow, and then, the holidays came and I made lots of sweets for parties and to give away.  Of course, this led to me trying them out, and one piece led to another.

Between Christmas and New Years, I realized that I gained 2 kilos (4.4 pounds).  My weight has been steady since May 2017 so I was not happy.  I knew that I had to take action right away.

Fortunately, I have gotten rid of all the homemade goodies.  I received some Reece’s cups and Butterfingers for Christmas and I am trying to limit myself to 1 or 2 on a special occasion.  Also, I know that I need to avoid going to my favorite coffee shop too often as their desserts are the best.

So, as I read my Bible, I am challenged to be obedient to the Word.  Sometimes, we can allow the daily grind to get in the way of reading and spending time with God.

I wake up, prepare a cup of coffee and sit and read.  I haven’t been too good about journaling, so I am trying to do that as well.

Setting aside time is difficult, I know, but it is so rewarding. I want to be in full obedience, like the second example I read today, not like the first.


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  1. Thank u for sharing this Joe! It ministered to my heart! We are still adjusting to our move after Pastoring there in Lone Star for the past 30 years. Please keep me and my family in your prayers Joe! God Bless U My Brother! Your Friend Ben!

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