Yesterday

Yesterday was a bad food day.  I had a snickers.  I ate pizza, and breadsticks.  I ended my day with a bowl of ice cream.  At least I used the small bowl…

Needless to say, I had over 1700 calories yesterday.  Probably closer to 2100….or more…I lost track and stopped putting food into MyFitnessPal app.

I confess this so I can let you know today is a new day.  Clean slate of calories.  The Lord brings me to Psalm 51, and I know I can pray this as my prayer today:

51 Have mercy on me,[a] O God,
according to your steadfast love;
according to your abundant mercy
blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
and cleanse me from my sin!

For I know my transgressions,
and my sin is ever before me.
Against you, you only, have I sinned
and done what is evil in your sight,
so that you may be justified in your words
and blameless in your judgment.
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being,
and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Let me hear joy and gladness;
let the bones that you have broken rejoice.
Hide your face from my sins,
and blot out all my iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right[b] spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from your presence,
and take not your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
and uphold me with a willing spirit.

13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
and sinners will return to you.
14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God,
O God of my salvation,
and my tongue will sing aloud of your righteousness.
15 O Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth will declare your praise.
16 For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it;
you will not be pleased with a burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

18 Do good to Zion in your good pleasure;
build up the walls of Jerusalem;
19 then will you delight in right sacrifices,
in burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings;
then bulls will be offered on your altar.

In Christ, there is freedom.  I read this morning on the Made to Crave Bible Study blog, “Where the spirit of Christ is there is freedom!” (Shout out to Vanessa for that!  Thank you for sharing!)  This sentence just resonated with me!  In Christ, is FREEDOM, FORGIVENESS, PEACE!  He is my strength.

Lamentations 3:22-24 reminds me of this truth:

22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
23 they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“therefore I will hope in him.”

The Lord is my PORTION!!!!  He fills me with ALL that I need!  Lord, may I turn to you FIRST!  Thank you for this new day, for this new beginning.  Thank you for being my portion, my freedom, my peace.

And I hope you as my readers enjoy the Super Bowl today!  Pray before heading to those parties, enjoy some healthy choices (including monitoring glucose levels if you are diabetic!).  I already have restocked my insulin and strips in my purse.  How do you organize your meds?  I use the small zipper pouch from ThirtyOne Gifts.  Perfect size for the quickpens, a number of pen caps, and even an extra bottle or two of glucose monitoring strips.  Check out https://www.mythirtyone.com/stephmoore for more info!

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