Day 10 of 40: Ummm…. I Can’t Believe God Answered THIS Prayer!

Today is Day 10 of 40.

What if we did this for today?  But what if we did it for 40 days?!

{If you’ve heard my rant about this then scroll passed this to today’s account below the (*******) line}

Our goal for 40 days is to strengthen and nourish our spirit, soul and body.  Sounds so sophisticated and a little boring to me…  but what if it got kind of specific…  and…  what if it kind of worked?!!?

We create (Do you need the definition too?  Because I did!  So I looked it up for us!)

create:  (verb)  cause (something) to happen as a result of one’s actions

This drives me to become aware of what I am actually creating.  I’m REEEAAALLY good at creating a grumpy attitude, a negative outlook on life, an overwhelming feeling, 30 extra pounds, irrational thinking….  I am just one talented woman.  You too?  {Big sigh}

But what if we became more intentional about what we were creating each day?!

What if we did these three things each day?!

  1. Create conversations with God by talking to Him (prayer) and/or studying the Bible. 
  2. Create smiles, memories, feelings, giggles, and moments with people by taking the time to stop and be in the moment.
  3. Create fuel for our body with the foods we choose.

For my own life, I notice that I start going into a spiral of the “blues” then slowly but surely off track when I start hiding from God, from people and hiding IN my pantry….  {Anyone else do that too?!}


Today’s Life with Jamye

Day 10 of 40.

I feel stronger.  Ten days in and I really truly do.  Now, don’t get me wrong, not physically in the sense that I could sign up for the next 5K, but one where I feel stronger for the emotional and physical fight ahead.  I scheduled my next dermatologist appointment to take care of the skin cancer on my ear.  While nine weeks into the healing of my forehead, that’s still not healed, I was hesitant to even go there with my ear.

I’m ready now.

That’s strength, right?  It has to be.

1. {Spirit}

I am just LOVING my new journal I snatched from a friend’s etsy account.  It just be one anointed piece of journaling art!  Yesterday and today I spent writing down my heart to God in the most tangible and practical way.  Nothing like “give me more patience” or “Let me see You more, God.”  Nope, it s pretty specific and real list.  More like “Please help child ______ to stop the whining and complaining.  Help her zip it!”

And while you might say “God changes our heart with prayer…”  Yes, I FULLY believe that and know that to be true.  But this time, I’d love to tell you that I was much more of a gracious mother but nope!  Not a chance.  Same ‘ol me who feels 3 steps behind and constantly trying to stay on top of tasks.

Then God answered one on my list!  This child was SO helpful today.  In fact, I felt like she got a whole year older.  She was in more control of her “BIG” emotions (seriously, where does she get those emotions?!).  😉  And she continued to respond with the first request for anything.

I know, right?!!?

WHAT kid is this??!!!

Then I realized.  God heard my heart.  My plea.  My begging Him.

I guess all we need to do is whimper, whine and request the specifics to Him.

He knows what we need but maybe, just maybe, we need to revert back to those young days of when we say our “pleases” and “thank yous”….

Please God, I just need _________.

Prayer has always been powerful in Robert and my life and sometimes I don’t need a big mountain moved, a miracle, or prosperity in the big ways.  I just need help getting to the end of the day with a smile on my face.  “So Lord, PLEASE, I need ______.  I want ______.  I can’t handle ______ anymore.  PLEASE lighten the load God.  PLEASE lighten this ______ emotion God.”

Practical Steps to Strength

Yesterday I ran into a deep sense and desire to talk TO God (aka prayer).  Instead of wanting to hear FROM Him, I just wanted to share with Him, open up to Him and talk to Him.  Then I realized later on that yesterday was National Day of Prayer.  Ha!  Of course I’m in a little mommyhood bubble right now so somehow I missed the news on that one.  But how convenient that the Lord revealed Himself to my heart and home.  Nothing fancy, just a few tugs of my heart and call for me to talk TO Him!

Jeremiah 29:11 promises us that He has plans for us to prosper us and not to harm us, to give us a hope and a future…


Jeremiah 29:13 tells us that if we seek Him, we’ll find Him.

Beautiful, right?!  Yep!  But, guess what we find in verse 12?!  Blogging-High-Fives right here!

Jeremiah 29:12 says

“Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.”

Therefore, let’s take about 2 minutes each day with our phones in hand, jump over to the YouVersion Bible App and follow along this 30 days to prayer!  And if you’re wanting something just a little bit more, search your pick of other plans to follow.

Who’s in?!  Let’s do this!  Super simple!  Let’s refresh the prayers we pray to God.  I know I need it.  Life gets heavy sometimes and we start sinking in the waves of life.  Sometimes it’s good to look to shore to see if we see where we once were.  The waves of life can carry us down shore without ever realizing we’ve moved.  I know I need that reminder.  So here we go!  Back to the basics of “dating God”, per say.

Dear God…

I am soooo into You!  My favorite color is teal…  I’m really enjoying _____….

Maybe grab a sweet journal and chat away!  Even an iPhone note would work too.  Or just talking, haha, great concept, right?!

Here’s the link to the 30 day plan.  Join along Starting Saturday, May 6th if you’d like to.

Here’s a few other plans if you’d like to check it out.  I think I devotion-binged a bit this morning while on that app.  😉

2. {Soul-Mind, Will, & Emotions}

What a beautiful day today was!  Seriously, it’s amazing at how much strength comes when I spend the morning with God.  These last two days of intentionally creating conversation with Him by talking TO Him first about me seemed to bring a deeper level of intimacy and satisfaction that no human being can ever fill.  Only God can work into the deepest places of my heart and life like that.  It’s not magical but powerful.

Today there were moments of laughter with friends in small chat conversations…

Shyloh was helping at Teacher Appreciation Week delivering gift boxes to the teachers….

We had a family BBQ with our daughter’s friend over, followed up by some schnazzy s’mores….

I swept, I mopped, I cleaned the home as much as I could.  It was a big win for today!

I’m seeing how strong I actually am getting.  Not quite ready to do it all and get this belly fat off, but I’m getting stronger and stronger each and every day…  getting back to a place of strength.  You too?!  I’m loving this journey!  1/4 of the way there.

3. {Body}

My oh my!  I am not even tracking on my paper these last three days but that said, it’s kind of a big win for me!  Instead of hiding myself in the pantry, I’m actually finding myself with more strength to get stuff done.  This has to be a turning point to getting my strength back and firing on all cylinders.

If we want our lives to be healthy then we have to create a lifestyle from it, huh?!  Writing down my food every single day is not always doable for me and isn’t desirable at all.  So while I FULLY believe in tracking to get to where we want to be, I’m just not spot on with it yet.  Lots of grace going on here!

So here’s what I ate today!  😉

7:30 a.m. 3 egg whites, 1 egg with mixed peppers; 1/2 cup oatmeal with cinnamon and 70 g of blueberries (and of course, some coffee with creamer)

10:30 a.m. Protein bar and 10 cherry tomatoes

1:00 p.m. 1 medium apple

2:30 pm 1 1/2 oz mozzarella cheese

5:15 pm cinnamon raisin bread

6:00 pm bbq chicken breast and red potato

6:30 pm….ummmm….s’mores!  Two of them!  (They were delicious!  I could’ve eaten a lot more but I didn’t!  That’s a big win!)

So here’s to attempting to at least WRITE DOWN my foods for tomorrow and get more of those cancer fighting veggies in this mouth and body of mine!  Do you struggle getting that in too?!  I know…  We’re in this together!


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