Go Boldly

 

 

beam-me-up-scotty“Wow, Mom! You’re going where no man has gone before!” That was my sons’ reply  when I told him that I now weigh less than I ever have in my adult years, and that from that point forward, it would be all new territory for me. He looked me square in the eye and continued, “Mom, go boldly! Explore new worlds and seek out your new destination.” We had a good laugh when I responded with a hearty, “Beam me up, Scotty.”

  Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16

 

God has continued to use this brief encounter with my son to give me just what I was needing to spur me on. You see, He doesn’t ever want us to rest on our laurels.gold-laurels-md Scripture teaches us in Isaiah 43:18-20 to forget about the former things. That can include former victories and weight release too, not just the failures (in our eyes). Today is a new day that has never been lived before and it’s all any of us really have. I want to look at TODAY and have hope to perceive God’s wonderful plan for me. Everything is yet to come today. I want to get up every morning with expectation and anticipation of all God wants to do in me and through me. Don’t you? I know you do!

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!”  Matthew 7:7-11

So I am starting to take stock of my attitudes, to determine what has been holding me back from a more abundant and exciting life. It’s a little scary, because it’s unknown. But I think God wants me to become familiar with many new things and adventures. Here are some of the questions posed to me along the way. Maybe one of them will help spur you on as well. I hope so.

 Do I think I can really change in a permanent way? Have any past struggles been dragging me down again? Am I too old or too tired or too busy or overwhelmed for this to work? Do I have any real fears about facing a new way of life? Have I stopped caring or lost interest? Is thinness something I really desire? Am I earnestly asking, seeking and knocking? Do I believe?

The original Star Trek Starship was called the Enterprise. Their mission was to go boldly where no man had gone…..where was that? SPACE! God is calling each of us to explore this strange, new world of health and thinness, a world where food does not dominate. A life where there is space  in our clothes, space on our plates, and space in our thoughts for outrageous adventures. He wants us to passionately seek out this new life that He has placed within us. We have a new mission. To seek out new civilizations, to go boldly into new opportunities, to minister to others and to help others get free from this heavy weight we too once carried.

enterprise_wall01_1920Of course Faith is the name of our starship and Jesus is our captain (sorry Kirk). Let us blast off fearlessly to shed the layers of protection and fear. He will cover us with His grace and love and a new faith and boldness. It will be an amazing journey!

How about you? Are there questions you need to ask yourself? Can you find that desire and passion within you for a new life? Will you ask for boldness?

What do you need to do to be ready to blast off to your new life? Are you ready? 5.4.3.2.1. BLAST OFF!!!!

He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. Psalms 91:4

Cathy lives in Lakemoor, a suburb of Chicago, IL. She and her husband, Joe are empty nesters, not counting the three cats they adopted. They have a total of six children and nine grandchildren. She enjoys prayer walks and great fellowship. Reading and writing are still her favorite subjects, along with some new favorites of photography and video recording, and of course blogging.cathy new

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7 Responses to Go Boldly

  1. Christine April 30, 2014 at 7:42 am #

    This was such an inspiration to keep on pressing forward and seeking the Lord in new ways. God does have so much more for us to experience so that we might bring His Light into this world which has so much darkness in it.
    Psalm 36:9 states “In Your light we see light”.
    Thank you Cathy for allowing the Holy Spirit to bring forth this anointed message to us all.

  2. Cathy Maher April 30, 2014 at 8:08 am #

    Thanks, Christine. I so enjoy hearing what folks get from blog posts. It means a lot to know God is using the words. We can all inspire one another along the way, can’t we? I think it’s so grand of The Lord to co tinue using our grown children to help us grow.

  3. Corrinne Neufeld April 30, 2014 at 10:43 am #

    Cathy,

    Your enthusiastic post has given me hope to carry on. I have been on a steep learning curve since beginning TW in January! During the “discernment phase” I began realizing the effects of certain foods. A couple of weeks ago, I went to see an allergy specialist (again) and this time found that I have allergies to more than grasses, trees and nuts. Plus, grain and seeds intolerances (not gluten). I cannot eat raw veggies and fruits either. This, the Dr. tells me has been a reason for not being able to release weight.

    I feel as if I have “gone through the wringer” in these last months. My father was not a good man. He suffered from many allergies and had severe asthma. In taking down my history, the Dr. asked if I had infertility problems. Turns out probably my allergies played a part in my being unable to conceive for years. (By the grace of God we have a biological son and two adopted children). My father is no longer alive, but I felt such anger towards him, for yet another negative impact on on my life.

    All this to say that I feel exhausted from the work of “peeling away the layers”. I continue to read and work through the lessons and videos and blogs, lapping up all the encouragement I can get. God is doing a new thing and I know He will give me the victory.

    I love your statement “let us blast off fearlessly to shed the layers of protection and fear. He will cover us with His grace and have a new faith and boldness. It will be an amazing journey.” I am SO ready to blast off!

    I will make a number of truth cards from this post. Thank you.

  4. Cathy Maher April 30, 2014 at 11:12 am #

    Oh Corrinne, what an awesome response you shared. Yes, let’s carry on…together. I need you too! I found out at age 65 that I’m gluten, dairy, cheese and nitrate sensitive. Eliminating them also eliminated migraines and joint pain. It isn’t easy or instant though, I commend you for tackling your allergies.
    I hope you’ll share your truth cards! They are so helpful to me too.
    Forgiving your dad will help you “blast off” more than you can imagine. You’re headed for a wonderful destiny that includes health and fitness and freedom. Yay, God!

  5. Sarita Rivera Clayton April 30, 2014 at 10:03 pm #

    Cathy,
    First of all you look GREAT! Second, thank you! Thank you for your insights. Those questions really got me thinking. I can only take one at a time. they are very deep and life-changing. God is ever changing and I too should be ever changing as He continually wants to bless me and not see me struggle. I just need to be willing.
    To you many blessings !!

  6. Susan Bradbury May 4, 2014 at 9:49 am #

    I love boldness…confidence..it comes from God! 🙂

    Proverbs 28:1b says the righteous are as bold as a lion.

    These are the continuing missions … boldly go….to the space with God where He has not taken you before…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqEO8TyJQ9c

  7. Christina Smith May 7, 2014 at 5:19 pm #

    Very encouraging! Thank you!

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