Water Bottle

Water Bottle 2

Written/ Photo By:Joyfilledwords
September 2, 2013
(Inspirational Read)

On Friday, I founded this little reminder of God’s great love inside of my water bottle. Of all places… Can you believe it… The ice is frozen in the shape of a Heart… Which is a nice reminder that God has the ability to do anything that He wants to do!

Whelp… After work on Friday I was feeling good and looking forward to Labor Day, and the three day weekend, when suddenly that same night I found myself starting to get sick… I was coughing, congested and had a runny nose. So, in the morning I went to Quick Care only to find the office was unusually closed that day…

Persistent to feel better I preceded onward to “Plan B” which involved: Soup, Orange Juice, Lemons-Honey-Tea, Medicine and Apple Sauce…

For all my friends, family members, and anyone else who knows me; their very aware of the fact that I don’t like to be sick. So, on Saturday, feeling extremely unhappy about the situation I decided, “Nope, I’m not going to stay sick!” I got up, cleaned up, and even worked out.

The funny part about my three day extravaganza, is that I had my mind all set to watch movies, eat BBQ, and catch up with some Much-Desired-Extra-Relaxation time but the attacks on my body wouldn’t permit it.

For me, it almost felt like I had to work harder not to feel any worst… 

During the next two days everything seemed opposite… When I tried to sleep, my nose got congested. When I tried to eat, I automatically felt full and after I tried to cool down minutes later I began to sweat.

What was I to do???

Determined not to allow this sickness to rule me, I decided to get out of my slump the best way I know how… So I put on all the Praise & Worship music that I could possibly find and started singing as loud as my congested voice would allowing me too until I could hear my normal voice range again… 

And thank God it worked!

Well today is Monday night and thank God I’m feeling so much better. I’m not coughing as much, or even cold. I even got a chance to enjoy some BBQ… 

Overall, even though I got sick in a silly-sort-of-way I feel like I got more accomplished this weekend then I would have done by following my own plan…

I can’t say that I understand it… But hey, that’s life and God allows things to happen for HIS Purpose.

Believe me, I can trust my God, who is even able to place a “Frozen Heart Shaped” reminder in my water bottle to let me know He is always the one in control…

Day 10: Time with the Family

Well I got up this morning and continued my work out but I must admit that today I ate way to many carbohydrates. I made the family fried chicken, corn on the cob, corn bread and mashed potatoes for dinner. I told myself to bake my piece of chicken but instead I ate the whole dinner. I’m not going to let it get me down. Tomorrow I’m going to get back on the treadmil and do my cruches. As for today I’m going to stop worring. For God is going to see me through my entire 20 Day challenge. Be blessed people.

Day 9: Pushing On

You know what the crunches seem to be getting easier, the walking is getting a lot better and the writing is becoming a lot more powerful all because of the presence of God in my life.

He is truly worthy of His praise. I have to say that I am truly happy that I was able to find a site and have the opportunity to share with so many helpful people. I am blessed and God is with me and God is with you too.


Day 6: Living Happier and Finally on Course

Today was another really good day. I’m really feeling positive because I was able to do my exercise routine and accomplish it for the second day in a row. Thank God… I even had a really good talk with several of my family members today. It felt good to get some stuff of my chest, laugh and even to encourage one another to stay strong.

This morning God truly blessed me with the understanding that I should not write material that is against Him. Since He is the most important being in my life I will honor Him with my talents.


Be Brave you can accomplish everything that God told you to do!

So right now I’m going to let you know that when I started I weighted 202 pounds… Ok. I’m pulling out the scale and it says…. 196….. Well by the end of my first 20 Day journey I will be at a healthier 185 pounds just by simply working out and eating right. (Without any pills or supplements) I know that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.


Day 6 of 20


Pray for today:

Let the Lord watch over us all as we continue to praise His name together in Love. Thank you Jesus Christ for your plans for my life and I thank you for the courage that I now have to stand strong and do your will in Love. In Jesus’ name Amen.

Day 5: Thank you Jesus!

Day 5: Thank you Jesus!

YES I did it… Hallelujah!!! I did it I actually worked out today… Let me tell you why I’m so excited because my plan included getting up at 6:00 a.m. and working out at 7:00 a.m and later that evening at 7:00 p.m.. And I actually did it.

Now it may seem little to some of you but I actually accomplished these three goals so far. I stayed Faithful and that’s what mattered.

Today I accomplished Faith and Works! Hallelujah again!

Goal for tomorrow: Continue my workout regiment, get up early and really begin big details for my book.

Pray Today: Thank you Jesus for allowing me to reach my small goals today. You are an awesome God. Lord you deserve the Highest Praise!!! In Jesus name. Amen.

Day 5 of my first 20 day challenge…

Day 4: What a Challenge!

So, today was a really good day. Even though my family and I couldn’t find the dog we have made our sincere peace with him disappearing. 

We loved him but just like God says, life is full of seasons and I do believe that it was time for us to let him go. Don’t get me wrong we’ve searched for him but keep in mind that he was a very old dog and sometimes animals have a way of knowing when it’s there time… I’ll miss him though.

Now as for me and my work out plan; I was up a 5:30 a.m. this morning doing yard work but I don’t really know if that counts as exercise.

So, today I’ve decided to make myself clear goals that will help me.                                        

Plan: To make a plan with real achievable steps and goals.

Pray: God help us to surrender our lives completely over to you. To obey your calling and have ease with your way. In Jesus Christ name I pray. Amen

Day 3: Wow


“Words of Worth” is how I am going to start my blog off today…

I know that today I’m getting off to a rough start but it’s more important that I’m persistant and don’t give up. Like I mentioned yesterday I want a healthy life so I have to make the right choices on purpose.

Today I should have gotten up and worked out but I couldn’t because as soon as I woke up I found out that one of my dogs ran away and had been missing for two hours. I couldn’t believe it and thought that my family was joking but it turns out that they really weren’t.

I called myself trying to help them locate him but they really didn’t want my assistances. I don’t know all day long I felt like I spent so much time doing some of the wrong things when I really knew deep down in my heart what I really should have been doing.

Have you ever had that feeling of knowing there is something your avoid doing just because, well I don’t know,… you think you want be good enough?

I really want to do what I know in my heart God is calling me out to do but, if I try I don’t want to fail. I keep reminding myself that “Faith without Works is Dead”. I guess I have to let this fear go.

Day three I’m letting the fear go…

Father God please help me let this fear go that continues to stop me from doing your will. Give me and my family comfort in our time of need and watch over us all every day and night in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen

Day 2: Let the Journey Begin

Well, two days ago I decided that it is time for me to become completely real about my health. So, I decided that it is time for me to live totally health, by being physically, spiritually and mentally healthy…                            
  And for me right now that means working out like I’m suppose to, doing what God wants me to do and being around the types of environment God has called me to be in. So far, over the course of my life, I’ve realized  that I’m happiest and at my best when I’m doing the right things. With that said I’m feeling inspired to purposely make the right changes in my life starting today to do those things that I know I should have been doing all along like eating right, working out, using my time wisely, and obeying Gods calling. Today is Day 2 of my first 20 day journey. Please be encouraged to start yours too. I am picking up my cross and following Jesus Christ.