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The 4 R's To Getting Your Life Back! or, How will I do it?

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Day 2 emoticon 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).
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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”!
(Consider), Remember
(Repent), Regret
(do the things you did at first), Re-Act

This lesson came back to me in a emoticon 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.

The fix:

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.

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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!
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