Happy Sunday Divas!!!
I hope you all had a wonderful week, and even if it came with a few challenges along the way…guess what? You made it to Sunday!
This week’s scripture is about being grateful and thankful. The scripture reference is Psalms 100:4.
“Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.”
Sisters, life is happening 24/7 right? We plan our days down to the minute. We schedule our workouts and even lay out our workout cloths. We grocery shop for our weekly meals and make plans to ‘meal-prep’ on a specific day.
As strong, confident women will do; we dream, plan, and put forth every effort to accomplish what we have set out to do…right?
And then ‘life’ happens.
Someone gets ill, or worse we get ill. We get an unexpected task at work that involves us having to travel. One (or several) of the meals we have prepped comes out wrong, or burns. The class at the gym gets cancelled or worse you can’t work out because you are ill (LOL)!
expect the unexpected
Last week we talked about speaking life (click here), from the scripture Proverbs 18:21 ‘The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.’
As we all know when things don’t go according to plan, sometimes it’s hard to speak life. Sooo another way to over come these ‘life’ challenges is to be thankful.
Just like speaking life it’s good to acknowledge (verbally) what we are thankful for.
When life throws me a curve ball I have to admit, I get a little flustered (to say the least), BUT I am learning 😉 to pause, take a moment and think about what I am grateful for.
I start by thinking of at least three things I am thankful for and before I know it I have several things I am grateful for.
- I am grateful for life
- I am grateful for my family and friends
- I am grateful for breath
- I am grateful for beautiful weather
- I am grateful for shelter
- I am grateful for transportation
Once I got into the habit of listing what I am grateful for, I can go way past three. It also helps me get a better perspective on my life and what I’m going through. It’s funny how things don’t seem as bad or complex when I look at all the good in life.
This week I challenge you to try this exercise when life throws you a curve ball and throws off your plans. Try focusing on the good things that are (and have) happened in your life. It might help put things back into perspective.
Lot of Love
Dear Heavenly Father, we thank you for life and life more abundantly. We are so very grateful for the opportunity to live at such a time as this and to be able to connect with other women on the same path/journey to healthy living.
When life becomes challenging and our plans get thrown off, please help us to refocus on you and all that you have blessed us with. Help us to see life in a more thankful and grateful perspective.
Dear father we would also like to lift up the family and friends of our sister, Dr. Tara Heyliger who lost her battle to Cancer this week. We ask you to comfort and strengthen them during this time for loss. Help her legacy to continue to live through the women, children and lives she touched during her life.
In Jesus Name
I’m Priscilla, native New Orleanian but currently living in central Louisiana with my husband. After living away from Louisiana for over 10 years, it’s good to be back in my home state. My spiritual journey has grown and developed over the years into an intimate relationship with my Heavenly Father. I love to worship and take time for daily devotion and prayer. A relationship with Jesus is so vital for living a faith filled, full life. My fitness journey started with FFF in 2015. I was overweight, sickly, and depressed. Within six month of support, coaching and love from this awesome FFF team I got under 170. I believe that with commitment, accountability, inspiration and prayer we can enjoy healthy, long and prosperous lives. I also believe healthy living is one of God’s desires for our life. He wants us to take care of the temple He blessed us with. I’m glad to be a part of the FFF team by sharing weekly devotionals and prayer; and I am excited about all that God has for us this year. Join us every Sunday for FFF’s Spiritual Moment in devotion, inspiration and prayer.