21 Day Church Fast 2017 What I’ve noticed differently about my life now that I’ve started a Fast of no social media.  

1: More time studying my bible.
2: More prayer time.

3: I feel relaxed.

4: I feel happy and loved.

5: I move around the house more but I have to say having two new puppies would do that anyways.lol

Meet Ola and Olivia, our little girls.


6: My mind thinks on things that I want to think about. Not Facebook!

7: I find myself wanting to post a thought or what I’m doing or where I’m at. It’s become first nature to me and I don’t like that about myself. Facebook taught that to me. It’s time to stop and live my life freely and for myself.


8: I miss my blog. I miss writing.


9: I’ve been reading more books that I can hold instead of a blinding iPhone. This one was given to me by my best friend Rhonda. I love this book! ❤️



10: Speaking of blinding. My eyes have been feeling a little better. Not so strained or as dry.

11: On the down side. I can’t completely stay away from Facebook because other people bring it into my life by talking about it. The good, the bad and the ugly. I like the good, the funny and some info it can bring but I sure could do without the bad, ugly drama and the just plain stupid stuff. In the future I’m going to ask this husband of mine to fast social media with me. Lol


12: Facebook became my diary of sorts. Pictures, videos, albums, thoughts, sadness, happiness and some…. very few….. aggravations.

I have spouted off a few times on feelings of hurt and pain but then apologized and then deleted them. So, I’ve not been totally perfect on Facebook let’s make that clear. But overall, I feel like they’ve all been tucked away where I can’t see them. I miss my normal diary and photo albums. Where is my life?

On Facebook! I’ve made a mistake!

Note to self: Make photo albums.


13: Begin my blogging again. I just looked at my blog. I’m filled with so many emotions. Nothing for the last year and a half. Why? Two words. Breast Cancer. I had breast cancer and I couldn’t write about it. It was so personal, so horrible. So I stopped and just focused on getting well. I’m alive. ❣Thank you Jesus!


14: It’s Sunday morning and I’m in my rocking chair drinking my hot green tea. I feel Facebook pulling me. I say no and it still pulls. So I decided to record my thoughts. Time to pray through and remember I am in a fast. Get closer to the Lord and pray fervently for others. 🙏🏻


15: Talking more on texting.

16: Getting and making more cell calls ;) I’ve been reaching out to others and having real conversations. Some went well and some didn’t. I prayed and gave it to God. I trust Him to take care of it.

17: Had time to organize cabinets that have been on my mind to do.


18: It has changed my routine and I love it!

19: I’ve stopped watching Real Housewives. I have no desire or care one bit about them. I even took all of them out of my Twitter feed. Lol. I don’t want to watch someone else’s drama. I have had enough in my own life. No more!

20: There’s way more to life then social media. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest are all great forms of communication on all topics but I need to remember to put God, prayer, bible study and praise and worship first in my daily life.

21: I finished our Churches 21 day fast devotional @thechurch.at

http://www.thechurch.at


God is good. God is faithful. God is love. Thank you Jesus for saving my life!


I hope this blog is encouraging you to take time to Fast Social Media. It will set you on a straight path back to your first love, Jesus and life …… real life.

I have a Confession

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I have a confession to make…… I can’t cook worth a darn in the microwave :)
I had a hankerun ( that’s Okie for taste) for a boiled egg in my lunch salad and didn’t have any pre-made….. So I got the bright idea to cook one in the mic….. You can start laughing now….. Anywho….. I broke one into a glass bowl and popped it in the mic and set it for one min…. Now mind you I heard this little voice in my head saying put a cover over it and stand here and watch it BUT I walked away to put something away ….. Keep laughing….. All of a sudden I heard this LOUD POW! …… OK….. You can stop laughing now :/ what I saw was the worst mess I’ve ever witnessed in my microwave… EVER! Now before I go on, I feel the need to tell you that I first stopped and thought to my self…. Should I take a pic? ( because you all know I take pics of everything ! ) lol, but I quickly decided not to because, well, it wasn’t perfect and it wasn’t pretty at all and that made me not…. well….. Either one of those either. Visualize a LIGHT BULB over my head while washing and scrubbing out the mic….. Which btw looks great now :) …… Back to the light bulb….why do I always need to be perfect? I’m not sure, maybe because I’m a Leo or maybe because I have a self image problem or maybe I have a insecurity problem…… No maybes about it! I do :( now….. What do I need to do about it? I’m thinking I need to wash my mind with the watering of the word of God. Meditate on Gods word ( Selah… pause and think about it ) and memorize scripture and think on it so I can see myself the way God does :)

Image:
I have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. (Colossians 3:10 NIV)

And just as we have borne the image of the earthly man, so shall we bear the image of the heavenly man. (1 Corinthians 15:49 NIV)

So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:27 NIV)

And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. (2 Corinthians 3:18 NIV)

Security:
It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure. (2 Samuel 22:33 NIV)

Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure. (Psalm 16:5 NIV)

It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure. (Psalm 18:32 NIV)

When I felt secure, I said, “I will never be shaken.” (Psalm 30:6 NIV)

You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety. (Job 11:18 NIV)

Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, (Psalm 16:9 NIV)

Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear; in the end they will look in triumph on their foes. (Psalm 112:8 NIV)

Whoever fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge. (Proverbs 14:26 NIV)

I will strengthen them in the Lord and in his name they will live securely,” declares the Lord. (Zechariah 10:12 NIV)

“Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the Lord loves rests between his shoulders.” (Deuteronomy 33:12 NIV)

My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest. (Isaiah 32:18 NIV)

 ‘Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security. (Jeremiah 33:6 NIV)

Kathleen’s Parable: Trying to be perfect is just way to hard……don’t do it.

Even though you are not perfect and even though you are insecure, God has you covered in all these areas so just learn to trust him in everything and learn to except yourself for who you are….. Flaws and all :)………. Ok Lord :) and don’t worry about what others think. It’s what God thinks that’s important :) Ok Lord :)

All this just because I goofed up an egg in the mic :) LOL.

FYI…… I’m sticking to the oven egg making system :)

Heaven

Heaven

This morning I was Reading in the word and came to the part in John 14:1-4 where Jesus was comforting His disciples, He was telling them about how he was going to prepare a place for us. Well, It made me stop and think, God made the world so beautiful, the trees, flowers, sky, ocean, mountains and everything that he has put on the earth. Our earth is a beautiful place. Really, we can not even fathom what Heaven is going to be like, some think it will be all airy, spirit’s flying around a big place of openness but I think that it is going to be soooooo much more than that, just look at the earth and Gods artistic hand, just think if God made the world as beautiful as it is now just wait until we see Heaven, it will be so much more than we could have ever thought of. Our little minds could not even imagine it on our own. It will be a awesome site! I cant wait! 

Jesus Comforts His Disciples 
1″Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. 2In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4You know the way to the place where I am going.”

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