How will I do it?
I preached a sermon once using the text from Revelation 2:4-5.
(No I’m not preaching here, but if this reaches your spirit, it’s all good).
Verse 4 is the offense. Verse 5 is how to fix it.
4: Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first.
5: Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.
At the time, I was in a position where I encouraged people to apply the Scriptures to their daily life. The message title was “The 4 R’s to Getting Your Life Back”!
(do the things you did at first), Re-Act
This lesson came back to me in a
moment, when I was thinking about how I am going to start drinking all that water again.
So…. Paraphrased, made personal, and applying the Scripture to drinking water, it goes something like this;
My offense against myself is neglecting the good healthy habits I learned when I first joined SP. The light of good health and energy was removed from my life.
Remember: I found ways to drink water and enjoy it when I first joined Spark People. I worked hard to form good habits, and I successfully lost weight.
Regret: I am sorry and disappointed in myself for not following through. (acknowledge and get over it) !
Re-Act: I know what I did back then, and I know I can do it again!
1.Drink it warm
2.Drink it cold
3.Drink it flavored with lemon, orange, cucumber, or vinegar (yum).
4.Use a straw and pre-measure, for sipping all day.
Sounds like a plan!
The 4th R will come later, after I am consistently drinking water every day.
So stay tuned if you want to know what that 4th R is.
Hope your Sunday is a day filled with blessings!