My Special Pajama Time with God!
I recently started juicing to assist in my detox programming towards a healthier me. My health started deteriorating over a period of time. I put on some extra weight that was weighing me down and stopping me from being able to do the things that I love to do. I went through the loss of a child, and then the death of my parents. And just as I began this journey of detoxing and purification of my body, I realized to get a thorough cleanse that I also needed to detoxify my heart. I needed to be able to forgive those from the past that hurt me and forgive those that continue to seek revenge on me. I had to walk into this with a clear understanding that the weight I put on was partly due to anger and resentment and a broken heart. It was hindering my relationship with my Savior, Jesus Christ. And now it was hindering my health. I often heard when you start a complete body cleans that it stirs up the anger in you. Releasing all of those toxins, some would say, you’re not the most pleasant person to be around when it seems like you’re the only one making all the sacrifices. But, maybe, I need to look at it the other way. Maybe it’s me that needs an inside and outside attitude adjustment that comes with this new healthier me. Just like extra weight slows you down from doing the things that you want to be able to do, so does sin. It weighs you down where you feel so heavy that you can’t enter into the holiness of God’s presence. I know a complete body detox isn’t going to purify my heart. Only I can do that by releasing all the past pain and present disappointments. Life is a journey, and some appreciate your presence in the world and some don’t. And some want to suck the life out of you as a starving parasite. But only I can change it all by the way I react, and that’s a fact. I can be the female warrior that God’s called me to be or I can be the submissive pessimist that the world made. I choose to be the warrior, and never give up, no matter how hard it gets. Or whoever comes against me, my battle isn’t mine alone. I know my battles are God battles too! And I know as I meditate on his word. I will find my peace and inter healing! See, just as I detox. I fill my soul with God’s word. Oh, Lord, I pray that you release from me all past and present pain. I pray that your holiness rains upon me cleansing every part of my mind, body soul and spirit. Oh, Lord, let it rain! And cleanse me of all my heart’s impurities. And remind me daily that my security is in you!
Patricia Kelley is an author, content writer, copywriter, songwriter, wife, mother, Nana, missionary, soap maker, but above all, she is a follower of Jesus Christ!