Isaiah 26:3-4 (AMP)
3 “You will keep in [a]perfect and constant peace the one whose mind is steadfast [that is, committed and focused on You—in both[b]inclination and character],
Because he trusts and takes refuge in You [with hope and confident expectation].
4 “Trust [confidently] in the Lord forever [He is your fortress, your shield, your banner],
For the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages].
Psalm 29 (NLT)
11 The Lord gives his people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace.
John 16:33 (NLT)
33 I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
Matthew 6:31-34 (NLT)
31 “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ 32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.33 Seek the Kingdom of God[a] above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. 34 “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.
Matthew 11:28-29 (NLT)
28 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
1 Kings 8:61 (NLT)
61 And may you be completely faithful to the Lord our God. May you always obey his decrees and commands, just as you are doing today.”
1 Timothy 1:12 (NLT)
12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength to do his work. He considered me trustworthy and appointed me to serve him,
Galatians 6:9 (NLT)
9 So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.
Psalm 37:5 (NLT)
5 Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you.
Proverbs 16:3 (NLT)
3 Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.
Philippians 3:13-14 (NLT)
13 No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it,[a] but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.
Colossians 1:29 (NLT)
29 That’s why I work and struggle so hard, depending on Christ’s mighty power that works within me.
Are You Committed?
We are now well into the New Year. This is the time that the gyms and the health clubs, will start to see who’s really committed to reaching their goals and who’s not.
Commitment requires going the distance and hanging in there until the very end.
When it comes to getting healthy, it means rising early to exercise and doing food prep on days when it would be easier to drive through for fast food. It means saying no to the extra cookie, or the extra helping at the dinner table. It means staying true to your commitment until the goal is accomplished, no matter how difficult or how long.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
When I was made in the secret place,
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
All the days ordained for me were written in your book
Before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts,[a] God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
They would outnumber the grains of sand—
When I awake, I am still with you.
In the passage of scripture above we are reminded that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. God has created and formed us just as he desired for us to be. So with that being true why are so many women these days trying to be, or look like someone they aren’t. The great God of this universe has given us His stamp of approval.