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Resetting My Body and My Heart

Anybody else surrounded by the massive amounts of laundry to wash, as well as Christmas decorations that still need to be taken down?

No? Just me?

Okay then.

Quite a few of you have asked me what I will be doing for my health and fitness, even though I no longer am partnered with my old company.  I still have health goals, and I still want to eat well, so I thought I would share with you what I will be up to for January.

First up, I will be doing the Whole 30, beginning on Monday, January 8th.

 

I did the Whole 30 last year, but honestly, I modified it to my liking and still drank my superfood shake with it.  This year, I will be following her rules and allowing the program to do what it says it will do…reboot my body and help me feel better overall by eating real, whole foods. No shakes necessary.

Keep in mind, I am not against shakes. I love them. They are convenient and often a great and easy way to get in those nutrients we tend to need but don’t get enough of. But for the sake of this program, my body wants lots of veggies and lots of proteins and good fats, so that is why I will be doing it her way instead of my way so that my body gets what it wants and craves.

If you are thinking of doing this, I highly recommend going to the site and getting one of the books.  Also, Nom Nom Paleo and The Defined Dish are posting Whole 30 approved recipes for you all month long, so I encourage you to utilize those recipes as well (so you don’t get bored with meals.)

Fitness:

I am doing the Tone It Up Love Your Body Series that also starts on Monday. And guess, what? It is FREE! Holla!

I have been a Nutrition plan TIU Team member since 2011 and these girls are two of my favorite fitness and lifestyle gals on the planet. They are beautiful, inside and out and I just love how much they love their community and really want to empower us women to be strong and healthy.  You can learn all about this series on their blog. Plus, they have really cute workout gear and nutritional products at Target.  Yes, Target!  Go check them out! Will you join me?

Heart Reset:

I think the most important part of our journey will be our heart.  What flows out of it will be revealed, so it is important to set your heart on the truth and then walk in it.

I am following the She Works His Way 2018 Bible Reading Plan (it is free!) and this year, we will be going through the Bible Chronologically.  I have yet to read the Bible in this way, so I am so excited.

I will also be leading a Bible study (more details on that soon!) with some gals and I cannot wait to dig deeper into the Word together as we attend church together and pursue Him even more.

That is all for now!

I will do my best to update you all on my Whole 30 and fitness journey, as well as what God is teaching me as I dig into His word each day.

Would love to hear what you guys want to see on this blog?  What are you interested in learning more about?

Blessings,

Tiffany

Loving Our Neighbors

Photo by Suzy Collins via She Works His Way
Photo by Suzy Collins via She Works His Way

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.” 1 John 4:7 ESV

“By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.” 1 John 3:16 ESV

Have you ever felt, that perhaps as Christians, we are more known for the things we are against, than we are about our love for Jesus and for God’s people?

Have you been getting that sense?

When I watch the news at home, or when I am perusing social media, I see a lot of adjectives that describe those who follow Christ, and they aren’t pretty. The fruit of the Spirit is not evident in the eyes of public opinion.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5: 22-23 ESV

It is more evident about what we are against than what we are for during the political seasons in our country. It is the truth. More and more Christians will stand up with their Bibles blazing and their cherry picked verses to share why America is going in a terrible direction. We will share Memes that are passive aggressive in nature to let those who are not believers (without calling them out by name) why they are wrong.

I even read a comment on IG from a Christian woman that said if she were to be at a location where there was drinking or a bar, even if she were not participating in drinking, and she was with her friends who were drinking,  it would still be a sin and it would ruin HER Christian testimony.

What?

Sisters, there is a time to hold onto convictions. There are certain things I choose not to do because I know people are watching and I never want to make a new believer or even a person who is searching confused. I am not saying that we should not live above reproach. If you read the passages above Galatians 5:22-23, it lays out the Spirit of the flesh. (Context matters!)

Yet, when I look back on ministry of Jesus, He hung with sinners. He hung with tax collectors, fishermen, even a liar who would betray Him. Yet He loved, and He served them, and He prayed over them.

He broke bread with them. He wept over them.

Isn’t Jesus the example?  What does it serve us, truly, to mock others? To be angry? The direction of our country may not be ideal, very true, but I still believe GOD is in control.

If we see a fellow sister in Christ who may be acting or behaving or making choices that are dangerous or even sinful, social media is not the place for correction. Speaking the truth and reprimands should always be done in love and with a desire to restore a believer. It should never be done to condemn. We are not perfect people.  I can easily list off my own sins.

My point is this, sisters, we need to LOVE more. We need exhibit the Fruit of the Spirit. We need to pray for the Holy Spirit to fill us daily because cannot exhibit His love, His peace, His kindness, His gentleness, patience, goodness, self-control, faithfulness, joy on our own. It is impossible.

May we use our public testimonies not to tell those who do not follow Him what we are against, but what we are for. We cannot expect those who do not know Him to believe in Him or to behave like Christians. But, we can pray. We can love them.

We are for His kingdom. We are for love. We are for joy. They will know that we follow Him when we exhibit His standard of righteousness and love.

Be a Size You,

Tiffany