Today’s verse: Matthew 17:20 Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and it shall move; and nothing shall be impossible to you.
If someone is not healthy, or suffering due to an addiction, it is hard to find a way out. My addictions are minor compared to some , but it is no less disturbing to me that I can’t break free of them.
I want to eat healthy, live healthy, exercise and do whatever it takes to be healthy. But quite frankly, living an unhealthy lifestyle is so much more fun. Everything that tastes sooooo good is bad for you. Everything that makes you feel soooooo good is bad for you. Vegetables cannot ever, in my mind, replace chocolate. Vaping and patches cannot replace cigarettes. Exercising cannot replace vegging on the couch.
We know we must reach deep inside to conquer our fears and addictions. We need to turn to God. I read a blog the other day, and it questioned God. That is where faith comes in. If you sincerely believe, without doubting, your faith will allow God to work through you, and with God, all things are possible.
Faith can move mountains. Faith can help us through any addiction. We have to believe. Faith doesn’t mean it will be easy, but we will know that we have a friend helping us along the way. Blessings to you in your journey to good health!
Healthy Living Menu (adapted from Prevention Magazine‘s 28 day challenge
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs with Tortillas
Saute 2 Tbsp each diced red bell pepper and onion in skillet until tender. Add 2 lightly beaten eggs and cook until cooked through. Divide among 2 warm corn tortillas and top evenly with 1/2 oz. shredded Jack cheese
12 oz. coffee
Lunch: Chicken BBQ Wrap
Arrange 3 oz. sliced grilled chicken breast on whole wheat tortilla. Top with 1/2 oz shredded cheddar, 1 Tbsp barbecue sauce, 1 Tbsp chopped onion and 1/2 cup shredded lettuce
12 oz. green or herbal tea or water
Dinner: Tuna Pasta
Sear 3 oz. tuna in skillet until desired doneness (or used canned drained tuna in water)
Add 1/2 cup cooked whole wheat penne, 1 cup peas, 4 chopped basil leaves, and 1/8 tsp pepper. Remove from heat and stir in 2 Tbsp non-fat plain Greek yogurt.
Serve with 1 cup steamed spinach
12 oz herbal tea or water
1 oz. dark chocolate (at least 70% cacao)
10 whole unsalted almonds
20 yogurt-covered raisins