"Whoever believes in me...rivers of living water will flow from within them.” John 7:38
This is a really hard blog post to write.
1. It's making me incredibly vulnerable not just to the internet world but to those who are close to me and to whom I see on a consistent basis.
2. I'm afraid of failure. Extremely afraid.
BUT, I feel the Lord leading me here, and I feel that I need to share it. So here goes.
I have a struggle with bad food and healthy eating. Like, a back and forth, roller coaster, up/down, love/hate relationship, however you want to describe it.
I have lots of knowledge on how to eat healthy, I know why I need to do it, yet I just cannot get over the hump of getting all the crappy food out of my diet.
I tell myself...
It's been a bad day, go ahead and swing through McDonalds and get that large Dr. Pepper and large french fry.
The kids are finally in bed, you're completely exhausted, you deserve that ice cream.
It's been a stirring in my heart, to say the least. But I think this post finally pushed me over the edge to sit down, journal out my thoughts, and pray about what steps to take next.
Because clearly, this is a heart issue.
Like Jessi, I decided to write out my own lies/truths about this subject. I won't share them all, but here's my first one:
LIE: food and treats will refresh me.
TRUTH: JESUS is the only true living water and ultimate source of refreshment.
So, what to make of all this?
I'm going to drink only water for the next 30 days.
A goal towards healthier eating and a reminder of what is my true living water.
And yes, that means I'm not going to drink coffee. Do I think coffee is bad? Heck no. I think coffee is God's wonderful gift to mothers. :) But I also believe that good things can get in the way of what HE wants to be in our lives.
So friends, this is going to be hard. I'm not going to be able to do it by myself. Which I think is also what the Lord is going to teach me. My weakness. His strength. My Living Water.