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A Lion Or A . . .

Recently I’ve puzzled with the question: Who am I? Who do I see me as? I really like that picture of a kitten looking in the mirror and the refection shows a lion. So when I look~ What do I see? Sometimes my reflection shows a self confident woman ready to go out and face the world, the flesh, and the devil. [I can even conquer chocolate.] Other days the eyes see a blurry vision of despondency; no joy here. So what makes the difference? 



I am discovering that tiredness~ insufficient sleep, poor diet~ eating sugar and fried food [French fries]. .  .  leaves me feeling soggy the next day. I am just realizing this trap of the enemy~ it is true. I’m addicted to chocolate. I’m captured by potato chips [you can’t eat just one], and can crave french fries. I don’t fall as a slave to all at once, but they do have a captivating allure when I don’t pay attention to what I’m doing, or am feeling down. 



We just returned from a road trip which meant constantly eating out plus having salty and sweet treats in the car. Our relatives usually chose the restaurant we were to eat in. So I chose the things I can eat with my dairy free/gluten free consumption. My choices were not always wise~ plenty of French fries. 

Later one day I told my husband we needed to start our walking regimen again when we got home, as I was gaining weight. He said, “I’m not surprised with all you’ve been eating.” Eyes popped open as he spoke the message I’m sure God meant for my ears.



Home now and determined to eat much better. This blog is not suppose to be about diet, but I guess eating right is a message from the Lord, as He created our bodies to be healthy if we treat them right. He has taken the addictive desire for chocolate and fried salty foods away from me, and I’m already seeing that strong gleam returning to my eyes. 




Strong, yes, it is a strength within that builds and causes me to see the lion as my  reflection in the mirror. After all, I have the God-head indwelling me. His might fills me when I obey Him (and this taking care of the body is necessary). 



Philippians 4:13 (AMP)
I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.]




Obedience and relationship are the keys. All God’s promises have routes we must follow to receive them; here in this Scripture we have strength to “do all things He has called us to do”. My close relationship with our Lord reveals to me what He is calling me to do. This connection empowers us to do “anything” through Him who infuses us with that inner strength and peace. Yes, He gives us peace when we trust Him to fulfill His promises. He imparts His force into us enabling each of us to do all He asks.



When my will is bent to His will, and my desire is to obey His will, I have full confidence that what He wants me to do will turn out well in all areas. So with His power working in me I have peace that I will accomplish His will and all will indeed be good.



My friends, do you see the lion in the mirror? Then roar! Feel His love and forcefulness working within; no challenge is insurmountable; obey with joy! If you have not yet begun to  know His love, what do you need to change? It is worth the effort!


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