As I created my goals last week (most of which I have not done well with!), I also started thinking about how I need to also be doing some spiritual transformation and not just physical.
Funny that at the same time I started thinking about that, I was given the opportunity to do a book review on a new devotional book that is out. When I filled out the questionnaire to do it, I first thought there was no way I would be picked. Sure enough...I was. Then I regretted it because I'm very picky about devotional books and I've never really found one that speaks to me. But I started reading it anyway and it's been just what I needed. I will be sharing my review later this week. It's a 30 day devotional but the author wanted the review within 2 weeks so I'm reading several "days" each day so I can finish within her deadline. I may go back and do it as an actual devotional after I'm done with the review.
Anyway. I want to make sure that I'm relying on God first and foremost. I want to be more thoughtful, less selfish, more intentional and encouraging. I want people to see Christ through me. One of my favorite Bible verses is "Let your light shine before men so they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." (Matthew 5:16). To me, that says that we need to love others as Christ loves us. On Sunday, we talked about God's love and how if we have a relationship with Him, He pours His love out onto us unconditionally to the point where we are over-flowing with it. The overflow is what we show to others. If we don't invest in a relationship with Him, we aren't able to pour out as much love to others so that they can see Christ's love themselves.
So I'm adding that to my list of goals for this month. And since I haven't done anything that I said I was going to do last week....I'm starting from today lol
Goal #1: Have a quiet time each morning. Start my day off right!
Goal #2: Drink 64 oz of water.
Goal #3: 3-4 classes per week (starting crossfit tomorrow for one month)
Goal #4: Lose 10 lbs this month (giving myself 'til Sept. 13 for this)
Also, I was looking back at my previous posts and I'm obviously not good at following through with things that I say I'm going to do. So hopefully I can change that this month.
Do you have a good devotional that you recommend? Has it helped to change the way you do things?
Do you do Crossfit? If so...how's that going?