Monday, April 15, 2013

Like an old school revival

So we are a week into our Instagram and health detox and I just wanted to share for a hot minute on our progress. In short, I feel great. The first couple days were really hard to stay off of social media but after I got used to it it became much easier. Now I don't even find myself thinking about what I'm "missing". As for my body on the health side of things I also feel great. A couple days in I remember feeling like a had the flu one evening, I was achey and tired, but the next day that went away and I started noticing the benefits of our healthy eating. I seem to have more energy than normal and I am waking up feeling rested. As a result I feel like my mind is sharp and my heart and ears are tuned to hear from God. I noticed yesterday in church I was taking away so many nuggets from the message and had a sweet time in worship. I'm just so thankful. Thank you God for allowing this detox.

I'm not saying that all of this refreshing is from my #instadetox or my #whole30 challenge with Robert, but I do think it has something to do with it. I think part of it is setting time apart asking the Lord for refreshing. Like an old school revival in church. People come expecting God to move, and He does. I can't wait to continue this little revival for the next few weeks, asking God for even more refreshing!

I came across this verse this morning and I loved it! It's how I feel about what this 30 days is bringing. I love the last part, "Return to Me, for I have redeemed you". Aren't we so blessed that God allows us to return to Him...always.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Insta Detox

This week Robert and I are starting a #whole30 challenge and to go along with it I feel a little nudge to also do an Insta-Detox and a Facebook fast. I've been fighting it but I think it's time. I know it's going to be hard because I love instagram and keeping up with everyone through Facebook, but I feel it taking up too much of my time on a daily basis. I pray that God will use this time away to discipline me with His word and love. Just this morning I was reading a devotional teaching about the tactics of the enemy, and two of his favorites are noise and distraction. Although social media is not supposed to be noise and distraction it has certainly been distracting me from spending time with the Father on a daily basis. Let me just take a minute to declare that I am the absolute worst at spending consistent time in God's word, and even though me spending time with Him won't change the way He feels about me, it might change the way I feel about Him, and that is what I'm hoping for.

I'm going to try and post every couple of days to share what I'm learning and maybe a couple of #scripturedoodles along the way.  Join me if you feel the nudge too. ;)

P.S. I can already tell this is going to be SO hard, posting the pic above made me want to look at my feed so bad.....and now I am convinced I have an insta-addiction. Deliver me Jesus :)