Tuesday, 14 March 2017

This week is brought to you by the letter I

I wanted to share one of my favourite songs. 




Lyrics


From the highest of heights to the depths of the sea

Creation revealing Your majesty

From the colors of fall to the fragrance of spring

Every creature unique in the song that it sings

All exclaiming


Indescribable, uncontainable,

You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.

You are amazing God

All powerful, untameable,

Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim

You are amazing God


Who has told every lightning bolt where it should go

Or seen heavenly storehouses laden with snow

Who imagined the sun and gives source to its light

Yet conceals it to bring us the coolness of night

None can fathom


Indescribable, uncontainable,

You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name

You are amazing God

All powerful, untameable,

Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim

You are amazing God

You are amazing God


Indescribable, uncontainable,

You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.

You are amazing God

All powerful, untameable,

Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim

You are amazing God


Indescribable, uncontainable,

You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.

You are amazing God

Incomparable, unchangeable

You see the depths of my heart and You love me the same

You are amazing God

You are amazing God


(Songwriter - Laura Story) 


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The line that gets me every time is "You see the depths of my heart and You love me the same" - God can look into the darkest depths of me and yet still loves me and still sent Jesus for me... I do cry every time I think of Him examining my heart and seeing all the crap and sin that's built up in there, yet He loves me the same. Truly an amazing God. 


Keep shining xx 

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Eat Pray Love


This week was Pancake week as we made pancakes in school for Pancake Tuesday, had a whole load of beautiful pancakes at Mum & Dad's that evening and even had the P7s make them in cookery club on Friday! I do love pancakes and they are especially nice when they are as soft as the ones I had this week!!! So to Karen and Dad I say a big massive thank you... you made my week!! 







This week has been a great week. I have been enjoying a new app I got which has really helped me to get my quiet times with God back on track. I enjoy studying God's Word - but I also wanted something that I can quickly start my day with - something to ensure my first thoughts go to Him. So I downloaded the iBelieve app which has a devotional, a verse for the day and other articles I can read. It then means I can carve out a proper time later to continue with my main study right now. I'm working through week one of Lysa TerKeurst's "Finding I Am" and it's amazing!! I would highly recommend it - especially if you watch the accompanying videos! It's brought the Bible to life again for me and made so much more sense of things I thought I knew. 






What else did I love this week?? Well - Thursday was World Book Day - and you all know how much I love reading!! We were dressing up in school so I got a lovely Where's Wally outfit - Wanda actually - and wore my stripey tights with pride!!! It was a really fun day - even though we celebrated on Friday as the school was closed on Thursday! All our wee P1s dressed up in costumes ranging from Disney Princessess to Red Riding Hood, and from Superheros to Harry Potter. Here's a wee photo of my lovely stripes!!! 



And that was my week! I'm so excited to be blogging again and even though I may not be as 'deep' as I have been in the past I hope you enjoy them as I get going again! A good mix never hurt anyone and variety certainly is the spice of life!!! 

Keep shining xx 

Thursday, 2 March 2017

H is for...

When it came to picking a word for this letter so many flooded my mind that I struggled to pick one. Then one jumped out and I realised it had to be this. 

H is for HEALTH. 



This is a subject very close to my heart as I am not very healthy, even though I know exactly what to I need to do - I've just been too lazy and gluttonous to do it. 

So let me share my story and where I am right now. 

Over the past lot of years - perhaps as many as 10 - I have had a battle with food. I have struggled with a binge eating disorder, emotional overeating and gluttony. I am currently about 5 stone (80 lbs) overweight and my BMI is atrocious. 

I've read lots of books and tried lots of plans - from Slimming World (which I just don't get), Weight Watchers (where I ended up maintaining for about 12 weeks), The Daniel Plan, fitness times and personal trainers. But in all of those times my head wasn't in the right place and so, with the best will in the world, I failed. 

I recently read an article entitled 'Are you exercising like unbelievers?' Which really spoke to me about what I'm actually trying to do. All along I've known all the right things - like my body being a temple - yet it didn't impact my heart. I've known that my weight loss / health kick needed to glorify God, but I thought that if I added a few verses here and there it would've 'Christian enough'. 

Nope! It doesn't work like that! 

So what now? What am I planning on trying to do next? 

Well... I'm planning on actually praying, spending more time with God and studying His Word, and taking the time to actually figure out how He wants me to lose weight. I have never actually asked Him what I should do before rushing to try the latest diet, so I think it's about time I started. 



I want to be fit and healthy enough to enjoy life with my family, serve God on the way He has for me to serve, and glorify Him in all I do and say. He's the only one who can help me - I'm just embarrassed that it's taken me so long to figure this out. 

I'll be sharing my journey as we go - mainly to keep me accountable and to share any success I have - to glorify Him and not me. 
 
Hopefully this really will be a great way to shine for the King! 
Keep shining xx