“But whoever lives by truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.”~ John 4:21
Living by truth. In my mind, I have this plan where every week I will write a post for myself. A “What’s On My Heart” post. Starting with a verse that has spoken to me during the current week I just want to put out there what’s taking up real estate in my brain at this moment. I’m not sure how this will look exactly since this is the first post of this type for me but I’m excited to see where my musings take me….
What’s On My Heart – September 9, 2018
I feel like I have a lot of priorities right now. My health, my husband, my kids, starting this blog, nurturing my friendships, repairing relationships with my family, growing my MLM business and supporting/training my team. It’s a lot. And at the core of it all, I am trying to keep in the front of my mind that my number one priority is to live a life that is good and by that, I mean living by truth. It’s about living for Jesus in how I conduct myself in every other one of those priorities I listed.
God sees us so intimately. He sees even what we don’t reveal to the outside world and my goal is to reveal more of the inner workings of my heart and what is happening within (the good, the bad & the ugly) so that I am living by truth and unabashedly sharing it beyond myself. The church I go to is starting a new series next week that is intended to be done in small groups and the series is all about cultivating our spiritual habits. Habits cultivate our character and I want to be intentional about my habits going forward and this includes living by truth.
Ugly Truth #1
So here is one of those ugly truths…..today, I went to get a Hydrostatic Body Fat Test. I wish I had done this back in June but I’m pretty sure I had no bathing suit that would fit me at that time. I started a diet (which you can read more about later this week) in early July and I’ve lost 33.5 pounds so far. That seems like a lot, right? I know that it is a lot but I still have so far to go.
My goals are to (1) get my body fat percentage into the range considered “normal” or “healthy” and (2) be able to comfortably wear a golf dress (yes that is a thing) without being self-conscious of the body rolls. That would be around 25% body fat. Today, my hydrostatic test shows me at 35.5%. This places me in the 10th percentile of women in their 40’s with a rating of “Very Unhealthy.” I can’t even imagine what my body fat percentage was prior to the 33.5 pounds I just lost! There isn’t a category below “Very Unhealthy” so, in other words, I think I should have technically been dead.
But you’ve heard the saying “what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger” and I am determined to be stronger. I am responsible for myself. For my health and happiness. For my faith, my habits, my character, and my life. I am responsible for living by truth. I love what Rachel Hollis says in her book Girl Wash Your Face,
“The only person you need to be better than is the one you were yesterday.”
I am going to be better. How about you?
What I’m watching: America’s Got Talent (I can’t decide who I want to win! Michael Ketterer’s story just pulls my heartstrings; I think Samuel Comroe & Vicki Barbolak are both hilarious; Shin Lim blows my mind; & Zurcaroh is crazy entertaining.)
What I’m reading: “Girl Wash Your Face”….see quote above! soooooo good!!!
1 Corinthians Study through She Reads Truth
What I’m praying about: I’m praying for my mom.