I realized yesterday that exactly a year ago this week I became gluten free. I have not had a slice of bread for 12 months. I have not had a my favorite chicken mushroom fettuccine. I have not had a cinnamon bun, garlic toast, or a big bowl of corn chowder in 52 weeks.
I did this primarily because I was sick of being sick. So I decided to just stop. Cold turkey. I won't say there hasn't been hurdles along the road but when I have something with gluten in; oh my not good at all.
Alright I am going to take a small detour here, but stay with my I will wrap it up fast and it will soon all make sense.
I have been doing the Kept study through the Hello Morning Challenge and one of the words that jumped off the page to me today was obedience.
It got me thinking about how hard it is for me to be completely obedient to God. Then I wondered why. I have a very strong desire to follow Him, and learn from His Word. I desire to want to be the sheep He wants me to be. So why then is it so difficult.
(Get ready because here comes the link between the two. :))
Then I thought about my ability to be able just give up gluten. Why because it made me sick. If I cheat or disobey I pay for it.
So how is it any different from cheating or disobeying God.
Obeying God makes me healthier spiritually wise. It makes me a better person and one that helps me be the Proverbs 31 woman I desire to be.
If I am strong enough to give up gluten why can't I be strong enough to give up my strong willed personality and hand my life over to HIM?
The truth is I am working on it. One day at a time, sometimes one hour at a time, even one minute at a time. I am a sinner, I am weak, but I know that God loves me anyway. No matter what.
He has chosen me. He will give me the Grace and Peace that I need. (referenced from 1Peter 1:2)
So to further my quest and strengthen my walk I have joined the Hello Morning challenge, (which I love) and Sept 20 I will be starting the Good Morning Girls study. ( I already am in a group and connecting big time with these wonderful ladies) These studies I am and will continue to do first thing in the morning. (after I manage to keep my eyes open for more than two seconds. LOL)
I have also joining the 4x4 reset. This study I will do either during the day or in the evening whenever I have time.
My goal on doing these studies is to learn more about His Word and how I need to live in it.
Through it all I know that I am nothing without Him, and He is always there for me.
Today I am linking up with Mary Beth and Sam.