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Rejoice always

1 Thessalonians 5:16

Reflection on Day #4

It came and went quickly. I thought that I would need to dig in so much deeper to get through the day, but I actually held on well. I felt satisfied which is different. Afternoon cravings are now curtailed with a bowl of raw almonds and mixed nuts rather than chocolate peanut butter cups or some other form of craving killer. I can honestly say that I gave yesterday a full effort without having to force myself. That’s what I call personal growth, even if it is only in one area of my life. That’s what it is and I will take it with full gratitude.

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Focus on Faith

I rally on my time reflecting and meditating on the Scriptures during this detox period. God has been stirring up some old ideas from the past that I dropped by the wayside in lieu of other work and He has also been granting me some new insights into carrying out my ministry work despite the COVID-19 conditions. I am earnestly working on some of the items immediately and eagerly anticipating how to get to other pieces of the puzzle, but as they say God is not finished with me yet. There is more that I am sure that He has to reveal to me in our time of communion.

I am certain of this, though. I am a firm believer that a greater percentage of God’ grace has been spent on sparing me of the ramifications of my own foolishness. Yet, as I ponder further upon how much god has to offer, I am seeking the place and space for when and where God rewards my faithfulness.

Focus on Fuel

This time has allowed me to discover some new dishes and to return to eating more raw vegetables beyond a salad. I usually eat cauliflower and broccoli raw and uncooked. No ranch dressing or cheese, please. I just eat the florets. I have even been able to nibble on a handful of raw Brussels sprouts, but I do have to admit that those have me drinking a lot of water to get them down. At the end of the day, I would rank the broccoli at the top of my got to raw fuel list with baby carrots.

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Focus on Fitness

Today I need some of that vitamin D that only direct sunlight can provide. Working remotely from home has its benefits, but some of he drawbacks include that vortex where you find yourself locked into work mode and without proper break times. I knew this going into this challenge, so I was careful to schedule my fitness breaks. I like how world class runner Steven Gomez shows us how to adjust our schedules. However, I am at the point where I need to add alarms to my smartphone as reminders to take my fitness breaks. My fitness breaks during work a simply mini moments that serve as power breaks where I will rise up and walk around, stretch or even take a break from the screen and step outside. Today I will definitely find me a spot in the sun for a moment and make the most of it. These breaks are key to a continued awareness of my physical restoration and recharging during my work schedule.

An unwavering dedication to God’s way is the mark of a true steward

Larry burkett

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“But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself…”

daniel 1:8 (NKJV)
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Day 2 Reflection

Reflecting on Day 2, I had to truly rely on my purpose. I snacked on raw almonds and ate a hearty salad, but I felt content despite some temptations. I am a chocolate lover and the idea of not being able to grab one of those chocolate and mint or even chocolate and peanut butter energy bars seemed to nag at me at various times throughout the day. I went back to Daniel 1:8 and my purpose. That fed me throughout the day with a mix of mini cardio and strength training sessions. Thank God for Him supplying strength through His Word.

Focus on Faith

Today we focus on Daniel’s commitment to remain undefiled during Live @ Lunch Bible Study. Our biblical focus is Daniel 1:1-16. We look at what Daniel was both refusing and requesting regarding his daily provisions. What we tend to see is that those ten days might have been a test, but I can only imagine how much personal strength and confidence it took for Daniel to even take the risk to make his request known to his captors. I want to keep my focus on my faith as a part of my detox journey.

Focus on Fuel

I got to mix things up a little bit today. The vegetarian chili was a great kickstart to this 10-Day Detox Challenge, but I am itching for something else. I might roast some broccoli and cauliflower with some quinoa or brown rice plus a hearty salad of mixed greens. That sounds like a plan.

Focus on Fitness

This morning I kicked off my workday with a brief session of modified pushups and stretches. I tend to take the first 10 minutes of my day doing my AM workout and downing at least 10 ounces of water. By organizing my fitness breaks throughout the day, I have managed to keep my energy level up to par and I have been able to push through some periods of the day that usually found me looking for a nap or midday siesta.

This has been a great time to mix up my workouts, too. Last night’s breathing exercises and stretching yoga poses settled me in for a good night’s rest and got me in a comfortable place for just sleeping through the night. If I keep this up with daily fitness breaks, I will find myself in an entirely different place come Christmas Eve at the end of this 10-Day Detox Challenge.

“Success is costly.”

A.w. tozer

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