With every year that passes the Winters seem to get colder and colder, or maybe I’m just getting older and older!! These cold and bitter temperatures can also be a trap for me to constantly crave “Comfort Foods” and of course wanting to hibernate at 4:50am when my alarm goes off for the gym!
Two things I’ve learned throughout this Winter:
1. You need a group of FRIENDs or a cousin named Shannon to motivate you to get out of bed in the morning to workout!
I can’t tell you how many times I would have gone back to bed this winter when it was -5 below, if it was not for the amazing group of women braving the same cold temperatures waiting for me at the gym.
2. First and foremost true comfort and grace can only be found when you seek and ask God to fill you with his Holy Spirit!
Yes “Comfort Food” tastes good while you are eating it, but that euphoric feeling is only temporary. True lasting comfort, joy and peace come from God’s complete filling of his Spirit in you!!
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with it’s passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” Galatians 5: 22-26
Spring and warm weather are right around the corner! I pray for the comfort and filling of the Holy Spirit who can joyfully get me through the next couple of weeks of cold weather! I know when I walk in step with my creator I crave the healthy foods and desire to get to the gym all for His glory!
“May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.” 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
Next time you are craving some good old fashioned “Comfort Food” try this clean healthy version of “Shepherd’s Pie.” My whole family loved this so much that it was gone before I could take a picture!!
Love, Becca xoxoxo
Link for the Recipe:
Clean Low-Carb Shepherd’s Pie