Today starts the carb deplete cycle for myself and my "Keepin On" friends at Lowcarb Friends. I am running late.
Ooops, just got an email. No workout today. I will be going into work early. Tonight I will do a workout video. I will! :)
Word of the day:
Memorial of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, religious
As Jesus approached Jericho
a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging,
and hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what was happening.
They told him,
“Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.”
He shouted, “Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me!”
The people walking in front rebuked him,
telling him to be silent,
but he kept calling out all the more,
“Son of David, have pity on me!”
Then Jesus stopped and ordered that he be brought to him;
and when he came near, Jesus asked him,
“What do you want me to do for you?”
He replied, “Lord, please let me see.”
Jesus told him, “Have sight; your faith has saved you.”
He immediately received his sight
and followed him, giving glory to God.
When they saw this, all the people gave praise to God.
Thoughts from the cornfield:
Again we are reminded of the importance of persistence in prayer. When Jesus healed, the physical healing was always a manifestation of the spiritual healing taking place. In this case, the eyes Bartimeus (Mark 10:46-52) are opened, but it is the eyes of the soul that cause him to follow Jesus and give praise to God. But we need to remember that while God always answers prayer, he doesn't always do it the way we would have him do it. Sometimes spiritual conversion takes place without a physical healing - and this too is a means of giving glory to God. If you have never heard of Gianna Jessen, I urge you to go to Youtube and listen to some of what she has to say about the "gift of cerebral palsy" that the Lord gave her. The video below shows a bit of her story. It is an amazing testimony to the power of forgiveness and the wonder of how God can take even the most hopeless situations and use them for his glory. What a blessing he gave us in Gianna.
God bless our troops!