21 Day Challenge

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We are on day 10 of the Healthy Challenge!! Woot Woot!! I am excited, not because I have made it to day 10 and have not totally broken the challenge, but because we only have 11 more days to go and then I can have gummy bears and Boston baked beans…lbvs

It is almost like an obsession that I have, see I go to the Dollar General and I would buy 7 boxes of Boston Baked Beans and then 7 bags of Haribo Gummy Bears. Then, I would buy me some type of dark or milk chocolate bar for when I have that craving. I would do this almost every week if I have the funds. Can you imagine??? That is $14 a week and then for four weeks that is $56. That is the price of my water bill every month. I aught to be ashamed of myself. I say, (as a means of justifying my actions) that this is my life pleasure and a way of treating myself. Now, I also go and buy for myself 4 tubes of Lays Stax chips, 2 in Mesquite BBQ and 2 in Sour Cream and Onion. Then, I go to Dollar General and get me two boxes of Keebler striped cookies and Famous Amos cookies. These little pleasures generally last me for about a ween and a half.

Not that I sit and eat these all within the week, some days I do not because I also, have my trail mix and some fruits and veggies. I am not all unhealthy………(side eyeing myself)

Anyway, our meal selection and scripture for today is below:

Total Fast until 3 pm:

Salads, Soups, turkey, chicken and water |

Breaking the Spirit of Poverty and Releasing God’s Favor for Blessings |

Verse of the day: Prov. 8:21 – “That I may cause those that love Me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.”

As always here is the theme scripture to memorize and pray over yourself, home, family, finances and whatever else God tells you to apply this word to:

Ephesians 1:17-23 New International Version (NIV)

17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit[a] of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.

I am decreeing the portion of the word today as we are on a total fast until 3 pm and yet I have to be at the church at 8:30 am for the prayer conference. I am an usher at the church so, I have to arrive early to prepare to receive the people. I also, like to be in the building doing my thing while the intercessors are in the other part of the church doing their thing. I can tap in and still work and pray!!! So, while we are on this total fast until 3 pm and I have to serve I need the power of God that gave Jesus strength! I need His strength on today. I know that while I am serving the time will past rather quickly I am talking about when the service is over and I have to go out and canvass for my business.

The temptation will be all around me to stop inside either Dollar Tree or General and get those yummy delights I was talking about. For me today I am praying for wisdom and strength to continue saying no to my flesh and breaking the will of my flesh to control how I spend money. This just brought me to another point. I am trying to save money and fix my credit and I am spending money on junk food everyday. How then can I say I don’t have money to put away, nor money to snowball method my credit when I am spending about $100 or more a month on junk food?!?!?! Oh my goodness, that just opened my eyes to so much foolery!!

Lord, I pray that the eyes of my understanding will be enlightened as it relates to my finances and where I am squandering away money needlessly. Help me to exercise self control even after this cleansing is over with. In the mighty Name of Jesus I pray Amen!

What are your strongholds and how are you overcoming them this year? Let’s encourage one another to remain steadfast and unmovable!

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