I am soooooo excited! I can hardly STAND it! I have something to share with you! (WITH permission, too, I must add!) OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY!!!
I have had the pleasure of coaching a wonderful lady…named Adriane Sims. She is just a doll! You will love her, too.
Like all of us, she has struggled, but this lady is a fighter. I watch her and I think of the passage in 2 Corinthians 4:8-10:
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed;
perplexed, but not in despair;
persecuted, but not abandoned;
struck down, but not destroyed.
We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus,
so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.
One day this past week, Adriane was really, really discouraged, like many of us. At first I thought “Oh, no! She is going to throw in the towel!” Do you know what? This precious lady got back on the horse. Not only did she get back on the horse, but now she is leading the CHARGE! Here is a sound file that she created for us. I am so excited to share it with you![soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/92368398″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
If you want to read it, here is a file that has her commitment in it. Adriane – My Commitment to God
How about you? Will you make a commitment to God that even when you slip it will NOT spell disaster? That you will keep on keeping on? What if you were to read Adriane’s (or a similar one YOU write!) commitment to God each day once, twice, or maybe three times? Would it make a difference?
THANK YOU, Adriane!
Wow! Very profound. Thank you for posting and putting your commitment public. God bless and keep you. You have been an encouragement to me today. I too will continue the good fight.
Thank you for sharing this with us all. Was very encouraging…I’m committed to following God all the way! 🙂 Ready to grow and go forward in Christ Jesus. Amen. God blessing you all today. 🙂
Thank you for sharing Adriane’s prayer with us. It is so encouraging and so powerful. We will not give up. We will hold on to the Lord as we struggle to be free. God bless.
I am so excited that it might help others!!!!
Thank you, that was a perfect end to a weekend where I was eating without restraint. Being reminded that Satan was pulling me away from growing closer to Christ, opened my eyes and my rebellious little heart. I have confessed, and asked God to forgive me and cleanse me from all unrighteousness, and trust that He did just that. It is so important to keep a short account with God! We’re going to fail, but we need to get up and march forth.
Have a wonderful tomorrow everyone!
Hi, Becky. How are you doing now? I hope that you are experiencing the joy of hanging in there…even when we struggle to obey and die to self. God continues to open his arms to us and comfort us with his love. He delights over us with singing.
Was doing well, then, as they say in the song, “It started with a whisper” – I listened to the protagonist’s voice and ate with abandon. I finally got my Heal book in the mail yesterday, so things should be better when I’m actually doing the study with you instead of following along by listening to the recordings. I have more than usual anount of stressors in my life right now, marriage counseling for the first time in 39 years, quitting a job I recently started without any prospects, busy with my cottage cookie business in the evenings while putting in a garden, plus struggling with daily fatigue because of sleep apnea. Okay, and sometime in there I’ve got to do my Bible study my journal, devotion and now the Heal study. Please pray that I God will help me work this all out.
Thank you for sharing! I started my day with a commitment -a promise – to God. And I have reminded myself of this throughout the day. When I feel like breaking my boundaries, I remember I made a promise -a promise to The Lord. I don’t usually break promises! And I don’t want to break one to the most important “person” in my life!! I try my best to not break promises to my husband, my children, my best friend, my mom,etc. I should try to not break one with The Lord either. I know, I know, if I slip up, there is no condemnation, but thinking of my boundaries as my commitment or promise does keep me on the straight path!
Wow, CMK. THat is a GREAT way of looking at it. THanks for that insight.
Thanks for sharing. Perseverance is the word the scriptures use to express the idea of not giving up. It’s something God values. Way to go, Adrianne. Thanks for the encouragement not to quit before my miracle. You go girl!!!!!
hugs from Kansas City, MO where we did not see any twisters last night or today,
Thank you for sharing. When I get stuck it is so hard to persevere. When I am are on the floor in a face plant how do I get up? When for the umpteenth time I go to food to soothe myself from the cares of the world what do I do? Learning to accept God’s gifts with an open hand. Reach out to have him pull me off the floor. Open my hands to receive his love, acceptance, forgiveness, blessings and take one more step closer to God. PERSEVERE!
This is so powerful and inspiring! Thanks for sharing Adriane!