MightyFull's Journal, 18 October 2018

I am to memorize 1 John 3:1. So far the word "bestowed" has stuck....only 20 more words!

Today I can report I received a Goal Met star yesterday. Pretty stoked!

Today's food journal has more notes on it from today's Bible devotional that space for actual food entry. (Yes, it was that amazing.)

The program is called "Changes That Heal" by Dr Henry Cloud. Today's lesson was "Ingredients of Growth." Here are some insights from this lesson. Who knew it was really what I needed.

- We don't always get what we need.
- There are 3 ingredients of Growth: 1) Clinical (How we feel/fear/stress, etc). 2) Relational (How can we improve our relationships - 1 John 1:9 (God) and James 5:6 (human). 3) Performance (our talents, gifts, accomplishments). For growth to occur for each of us, the ingredients never change.

-Luke 13: starting at verse 6 - The parable of the fig tree.
1) Period of Bad Time -- no fruit/no growth/does not go away alone.
2) "Cut it Down" - legal/judging/our "all or nothing" This produces wrath and anger and shame. Thus causing our sin to increase, making our problems larger. (One of the examples used was a diet. We decide to start a diet and do good for a bit, then not make any changes, expecting results, then binge and decide to throw in the towel, and get caught up in our shame and guilt, frustration, anger (2) and then we revert back to (1). We try again, but without growth, we revert to repeating the cycle over and over and over. (Honestly, I could really relate to this!)

-- Christians can get caught up in these 2 cycles. All persons can - they are both universal. God requires us to have a sense of true remorse, thus allowing Him to come in and help us out of these cycles.

3) Enter the Advocate - stop the judgement & no condemnation. (Romans 7:8) Jesus came and He silenced the judges. God loves us just where we are now. No matter how good or how bad we feel about ourselves, no matter what we have done or left undone, no matter how many times we have started/stopped a diet. God loves us where we are now.

4) Dig, Fertilize and Year - Dig into the Truth. Fertilize with grace and favor. Year - take in a process (1 Peter 4:10), for only with a process, can change truly occur.

Ask yourself these questions: Where am I under the law? Where is my advocate? Where am I going to go to track my growth?
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Just found it really interesting and really spot on. I know I find myself many times in the bad cycle wanting a way out, but not wanting to "really change" because it takes effort, direction, grace, and time. Let's face it, laziness and gluttony have been my close friends for a while now. Oh, I have exercised alot, but until I delve into the process.... we all know the nutrition is a huge chunk of the process of growth. Just a reminder we are all here for the support and process.

Diet Calendar Entries for 18 October 2018:
1787 kcal Fat: 55.09g | Prot: 66.67g | Carb: 271.93g.   Breakfast: Tap Water, Alacer Corp Emergen-C Super Orange, Coffee, Member's Mark Powder Coffee Creamer, Cream of Wheat Apples 'n Cinnamon Instant, Friendly Farms Coconut Milk. Lunch: Apples, Hormel Pork Butt Roast, Canned Chicken and Sweet Potato Soup, Nature Valley Granola Cups Almond Butter, Fiber One Chewy Bars - Oats & Chocolate, Herbal Tea, Brach's Candy Corn. Dinner: Kellogg's Special K Protein Meal Bar - Strawberry. Snacks/Other: Larabar Cashew Cookie, HEB Pretzel Sticks, Dijon Mustard, Quaker Breakfast Squares - Strawberry. more...
3565 kcal Activities & Exercise: walking dog - 35 minutes, Aerobics - 45 minutes, Crunches - 14 minutes, Resting - 14 hours and 36 minutes, Sleeping - 7 hours and 50 minutes. more...
on diet MightyFull's own diet  

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What study are you doing? I'm in First Place, it is a slow process this time... But He is faithful if I do my part! 
18 Oct 18 by member: Tickleh
I am a church-going person myself. I am I am doing these Mellon Bible classes if you're interested I can send you the information you can call them and they will send you Bible studies through the mail. It's all free I really enjoy them but you get this pamphlet you read it there's a test in the middle you take the test you mail it back to them once they get the test and mail back to you they send you the next book. If you're interested just let me know and I will send you the information gladly. Can I ask why you're trying to memorize versus? I just really never thought about sitting in trying to memorize him so that is something I might leave myself. if you would like a study buddy I'm happy to do that take care and God bless 
18 Oct 18 by member: Mvan33
Our church has given us access to Right Now Media - it's an app that offers many different types of Bible study videos (at least that is what I am using it for). I have not heard of First Place nor Mellon Bible Classes. Sounds interesting!  
18 Oct 18 by member: MightyFull
It's from Crossroads church out of Long, Ohio.  
18 Oct 18 by member: Mvan33
Why memorize Bible verses? Because it is what we should do - it keeps God's Word with us whether or not we have a Bible with us. Sure, always open to a study buddy. :)  
19 Oct 18 by member: MightyFull
We could start our own little study group! :)  
19 Oct 18 by member: MightyFull

     
 

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