Thursday, April 19, 2007

Samurai



Good Morning. After two nights of sleep I finally have some energy back... only to go back to work tonight and tomorrow night! LOL. Hubby asked me yesterday if it was worth it... I told him it will be when we get our house added on to and the bills paid off!! I am just trying to find my rhythm right now. I'm sure I will figure it out soon!

This morning I am planting grass in our front yard. the weather is beautiful and the wind has finally quit blowing! It sounded like a hurricane last night. This afternoon I am hoping my mama will be coming by to watch the girls for me so I can get in a good nap before heading into work.

I am drinking tons of water. I noticed that at the end of shift I was getting leg cramps.. not enough water... which is probably why I feel so terrible the next day too. I am minimizing what I eat during the day, because I need the food and energy during the nights I work. I am taking advice and making my lunch/dinner and snacks at home and taking them with me to work. Mostly it is made up of fruit and veggies. Might as well catch up on my healthy eating at night!! LOL

Today is devotional Thursday... and I think it is perfect for me right now... hopefully it talks to a couple of you as well.

Samurai

There is none like God, O Jeshurun, who rides through the heavens to your help, majestic through the skies. -Deuteronomy 33:26

Medieval Japanese text speak of kyuba no michi ("the way of horse and bow"), a description of the life of a samurai warrior. These men, to whom family honor was ultimately important, managed feudal lands; but their major occupations were war and training for war.

Whether with a bow and arrow, a musket, or an Uzi, to spend life preparing for battle is the world's way, not God's. "He subdues the ancient gods, shatters the forces of old; he drove out the enemy before you... Happy are you, O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the Lord, the shield of your help, and the sword of your triumph! Your enemies shall come fawning to you, and you shall tread on their backs."

For me to go to war with my nibbling habit wouldn't be the way of the Lord, either. I don't need to fight - in fact, the harder I battle, the more likely I am to fail. Only when I admit to my helplessness and my dependence on God can I be victorious. No samurai needed here; God is the warrior.

For Further Reflection

1. Do you think you have to fight the food battle alone?
2. Are you allowing God to work in all your life?
3. Do you think your nibbling is too small a problem to take to God?


Prayer

To the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power, and victory. Amen

6 comments:

Cory said...

I hope these changes make things better for you over the next couple of days! You'll find your balance soon though.

de said...

tl they messed up at the eye plsce yjey are going to have to reschdule me do not know when

jeannie* said...

Sounds like youve got a good plan for packing food and eating it at work! I'm sure you'll settle into a routine soon.

Just think how great it will be to be caught up on all the bills!

Carol Bardelli said...

I get leg cramps when I don't get enough potassium. If you're watching carbs or going low calorie you might want to supplement with potassium. Most multi-vitamins don't have any. It really helps me.

Enjoying your blog!

~~Midnight Raider~~ said...

You'll fall into a rhythm soon... in the meantime, take good care of yourself!

Maria said...

Thank you for sharing Tigerlily and for the devotional. I've been praying about my overeating for a long time.. and I feel like I'm in the worst place ever with my weight and exercise. I actually don't trust myself anymore to maintain healthy habits as I always break them and resort to 'feeding my flesh'. I'm so tired of 'square one' that I think I have convinced myself that this is where I'm staying. Terribly negative.. but no matter how many times I've been fired up.. prayered up.. and positive.. I fail. It's really hard.