This morning I implemented my devotional time. I am using the Women of Faith book "Contagious Joy". One of the first pages of this morning's reading presented this question: "Are you a Puddle Plodder or a Puddle Jumper"? In other words, when the storms of life are raining down around me, do I plod through with a bad attitude, or jump in the puddles and choose joy despite being wet with rain and troubles? I know my answer: I'm definitely a plodder. If there is any sort of way to complain, I'm going to do it! So today is where the change begins. I'm going to strive to be a puddle jumper! Despite what may be happening around me, I'm going to do my best to choose joy. I have to be honest: I'm afraid of this admission and goal. Will God test me through this? What will I have to endure to learn to be joyful? It's an incredibly terrifying test, and I soon could be eating my words. Psalm 30:5 states "weeping may remain for a night, but joy comes in the morning". I think this means that our pain and suffering is temporary. I've often heard the joke of people quoting from scripture "And it came to pass". They use it as a promise that whatever strife we're going through, it too will pass. So here we go! We're jumping in!!
I only lost 8 ounces for my first week of weight loss. BUT I didn't exercise, I didn't drink enough water, and my eating was less than great. So I KNOW I can do better this week. I'm going to dedicate myself to at least 8 glasses of water today, going to plan out my week of meals so I'm not tempted to order out, and going to at least go for a brisk walk today (I'm recovering from a nasty cold).
Anyone else on a new journey? Weight loss or organization? Spiritual or physical? Ready to jump with me?