MightyFull's Journal, 10 October 2018

"The Whispering Spot" by Mark Batterson -- today's lesson on Right Now Media.
There is no place void of God. (Let that sink in)
Genesis 28:16 KJV - And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not.
To hear the Word of God, we have to be quiet.
God speaks loudest when we are quietest.
Psalm 46:10 KJV - Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
We are faced with chronic noise - when we turn off the noise, we have the greatest opportunity to hear God.
We are to set boundaries to intentionally turn off the noise of the world to tune in to God.
Start listening and see what happens.
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I am totally guilty of surrounding myself with noise. Every morning I place myself in front of the TV (after checking my phone first - it is my alarm clock). After preparing breakfast, grabbing coffee, I am in front of the TV watching Prime Video and playing a game multiple times before I have to go to work. In the car, I have the radio going. At the office, there are phones ringing, coworkers chatting to me and others, music streaming from my phone, an occasional game is played during breaks. Headed home, the radio is on until I arrive home, then you have the noise of the TV and the game the remainder of the evening. Sometimes I read an online chapter of the book I am currently reading before bed. But there is noise from the moment I awake to the moment I go to sleep. It is noise that I just do not think about -- I am on auto-pilot. After today's devotional, it makes me wonder what I am missing. What has God been trying to tell me, and I am not making time for Him. I had wanted to get back into sketching. This requires me to turn off the noise and focus on the details of the object/landscape I want to sketch. I have been putting it off - simply because I wanted to find the perfect sketch pad - the perfect place to store my drawings before I even started! Yet I have a ream of perfectly good paper that I could start this moment (or at least today). Seems I can constantly find a reason of why or why not to do something. I believe it is quite safe to say my life is out of balance on what is important and what is trivial.

Food wise - still fighting sinus drainage, which equals to intestinal purging more frequently than not. Seems nearly funny to believe I had quite the opposite issue a few months ago. Safe to say -- this aspect is out of balance.

Exercise wise - Missing one or more days just throws me off balance of consistent working out. Laziness seeps in and broadens the wedge of complacency. This aspect is out of balance.

Interesting when I stop listening to God's still small voice, my whole existence seems very lacking. Fortunately, it is one that is an easy fix. Turn off the noise of the world and turn on the quiet and be still. Speak Lord, for your servant is listening.

Diet Calendar Entries for 10 October 2018:
1780 kcal Fat: 73.39g | Prot: 61.51g | Carb: 245.40g.   Breakfast: Jam Preserves, 100% Whole Wheat Bread, Member's Mark Powder Coffee Creamer, Coffee, Tap Water, Crust less Broccoli Cheddar Quiche. Lunch: Rice with Beans and Tomatoes, Larabar Cherry Pie, Apples, Peanut Butter, Stop & Shop Roasted Unsalted Sunflower Seeds, Kraft Natural Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese. Dinner: Apples, Peanut Butter, Stop & Shop Roasted Unsalted Sunflower Seeds, Kellogg's Special K Protein Meal Bar - Strawberry. Snacks/Other: Cheesy Cauliflower Muffins, Claeys Horehound, Fiber One Chewy Bars - Oats & Chocolate, Goosefoot Acres, Inc. Dandy Blend (Instant Dandelion Beverage). more...
2698 kcal Activities & Exercise: Resting - 16 hours and 10 minutes, Sleeping - 7 hours and 50 minutes. more...
on diet MightyFull's own diet  

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