Transformation Starts On The Inside!

Wow, this is an amazing message that I had to share!  I can’t believe I was able to watch this uninterrupted but it is only because God knew I needed it!

Our story is about our lives being transformed inside and out.   If you don’t know the power and the love of our amazing God it’s time to give up!  That’s right give up trying to do everything in your own strength, give your life to God and let the transformation begin!!!

Here I am

Then I said,“Here I am, I have come- it is written about me in the scroll,  I desire to do your will, O my God;  your law is within my heart.”

Psalm 40:7-8

What if we woke up each morning with prayer on our heart, how different our days would be.  Here I am – that is so strong, it is standing before God saying Here I am. I have come– it’s like telling God you are showing up for work. It is written about me in the scroll – I love this because it is true and reminds us how valuable we are to God. Over and over again in the bible God tells us about the book of life and our name being written in it. I desire to do your will, O my God – it is ultimately what I desire but how often do I do it or even to stay quite long enough to hear it?  Your law is within my heart- This is awesome “Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You” (Psalm 119:11)

With all this truth in this one little prayer how can we not hang it on our mirror, put it in our car, or glue it to the refrigerator to remind us of the only thing that matters – doing the will of God!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Shannon

 

Nobody is Motivated Every Day

I don’t know anyone who is overflowing with motivation every day.  There will surely be days that you have nothing, like your motivation tank had a leak and there is nothing left.  But “ Do you not know? Have you not heard?”

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Isaiah 40:28-31 says how even the youth grow tired but if we hope in the Lord He will renew our strength.  So if you have an empty tank and are feeling like you can’t make it through the week remember that God never grows tired and when our hope is in Him we will run and not grow weary!!!

This morning the treadmill seemed more like a torcher devise then fun.  Running outside to me has become pure heaven.  I have a perfect 3 mile loop around my house so it is the minimum I can go unless I turn around and come back.  When I was pregnant that loop took me an hour to walk.  After I had the baby I would run just until I was going to die and walk the rest.  One day I ran the entire 3 miles without stopping, I almost died, I couldn’t breath but it was such a huge accomplishment.  Today, I can run forever but in PA it is cold and dark at 5am so my running fix will only happen on a treadmill…yuck!  To make my treadmill workout a bit more exciting and a good sweat session I do this 20 minute routine.  You can do it on any cardio equipment and if you aren’t dying at the end you didn’t do it right.

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Hope you have a spectacular day!

Love, Shannon

Don’t’ Be Ordinary Be Extraordinary!

Ok Ladies, we get another week to get it right and be the best we can be!

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This is our weekly challenge to ourselves and hopefully you will join us in making small goals every week to stay focused and be extraordinary!

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