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Saturday, February 2, 2008

Body Fat

I got my body fat percentage taken today and it is 20%...not sure if that is good or bad (and I haven't been trying to work on it)...but one thing i don't understand is why women are supposed to have higher body fat percentages than men. ;)

Anyway...
I just downed a bunch of cheese dip that I made...so yummy!!

then...i got this off of www.gty.org (John MacArthur's website)

What does it mean to pray without ceasing?

Alone with God Unceasing, incessant prayer is essential to the vitality of your relationship to the Lord and your ability to function in the world. But exactly what does it mean to pray without ceasing?

The first time someone hears about the concept of praying without ceasing it may conjure up the image of Christians walking around with their hands folded, heads bowed, and eyes closed, bumping into things. While certain postures and specific times set aside for prayer have an important bearing on our communication with God, to "pray at all times" obviously does not mean we are to pray in formal or noticeable ways every waking moment. And it does not mean you're supposed to devote yourself to reciting ritualistic patterns and forms of prayer.

To "pray without ceasing" refers recurring prayer, not nonstop talking. Prayer is to be a way of life--you're to be continually in an attitude of prayer. It is living in continual God-consciousness, where everything you see and experience becomes a kind of prayer, lived in deep awareness of and surrender to Him. It should be instant and intimate communication-not unlike that which we enjoy with our best friend.

To "pray without ceasing" means when you are tempted, you hold the temptation before God and ask for His help. When you experience something good and beautiful, you immediately thank the Lord for it. When you see evil around you, you ask God to make it right and to use you toward that end, if that is His will. When you meet someone who does not know Christ, you pray for God to draw that person to Himself and to use you to be a faithful witness. When you encounter trouble, you turn to God as your Deliverer.

Thus life becomes a continually ascending prayer: all life's thoughts, deeds, and circumstances become an opportunity to commune with your Heavenly Father. In that way you constantly set your mind "on the things above, not on the things that are on earth" (Colossians 3:2).

Adapted from John MacArthur's Alone With God , pp. 15-17.

5 comments:

Honea Household said...

20% for a woman means that you are fit. Good for you! :) I only know that because my husband is a health and workout freak! I've learned a lot since I've been married to him. :)

Bev Brandon said...

He makes it sound so simple yet it is so profound.and he's profound too! Oh well...i'm over here in Texas running out of gas on the freeway and stuff like that. Never a dull moment. Thought of you when we went out to eat last night---did you go out with Morgan? I love that you do that! You are such a great mom!

Fran said...

DId you read Stephanies post on Praying without ceasing?? Go check out Ocean mommy if you didn't! :)

Have a great weekend girl. I thought 20% sounded good.

Love,
Fran

Charity said...

That is really a great word! The Lord needs to be our BFF that we immediately turn to no matter what is in front of us. What a great perspective!

Cheese dip sure does sound good!!

Hope you guys have a GREAT day!

NYC said...

I think I have that book, but I haven't been able to read it yet- I have so many books that Ihaven't been able to read yet! Argh, school, :) Let us know how you like it :)

I think 20% is good.. whoo girl, I don't even know what my percentage is :)I need to get my behind back to the gym, ASAP :)