Monday, August 4, 2014

Happy Monday?

What’s up good people?  I am coming off a pretty disappointing weekend – but I must say a bad weekend is still better than a good day at work.

Anyway, let’s recap:
Friday – After work I met a friend for a light dinner.  We hadn’t seen each other in years and she recently moved back to the area.  It was fun catching up and I’m hoping that we are able to stay in touch on a more regular basis.  These days “stay in touch” pretty much means like each other’s statuses on Facebook.  Funny how times have changed. 

Saturday – It rained on and off.  I was supposed to complete a long run (8 miles) so I ventured out when I thought it was safe and once I hit the 2-mile mark it started sprinkling, then it started pouring.  I was drenched and started to head back.  I was miserable – not because I was wet, but because the rain was getting in my eyes and I couldn’t see and my phone (which I use to track my runs) was getting wet.  I ended up completing 5 miles, which wasn’t bad but it wasn’t 8!
After that, I showered and put on my comfy clothes and posted up on the couch to watch some Netflix.  I found this documentary and loved it.


It was basically about a woman who discovers the truth about her biological father and how this affected her and everyone in her family.  It struck a chord with me.  It reminded me that we all have the same issues, no one’s problems are exclusive to them.
That evening I went to church.  The message was entitled “How the Holy Spirit Can Help Us”.  The text was taken from Romans 8:26-28

26Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

27And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

28And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose
Folks have a tendency to focus on the 28th verse, but we spent quite a bit of time on the 26th – the Holy Spirit helps us by interceding on our behalf when we don’t know what to pray.  When all we can do is groan.  Have you ever had days like that?  When you couldn’t even formulate a prayer and all you can do is groan.  God knows what you need in that groan.  He knows.

Sunday – I was supposed to have some pictures taken for my website but because they are going to be outdoor shots and the weather was crappy, we had to reschedule.  I was so disappointed.  You have to understand all that goes into getting prepared to take fitness photos.  It’s not as easy as showing up and smiling.  For me, it felt like I was getting ready for a competition – in that I was dieting and manipulating my water.  So on Sunday morning my abs were popping and I couldn’t take the pictures!  I was hungry, dehydrated and miserable!  The plan was to celebrate the completion of the photo shoot with a delicious pasta meal and a glass of red wine.  Let’s just say, I still cooked and ate my pasta (with a ton of mozzarella cheese) and had two glasses of wine.  The pictures will happen when they happen but I needed to eat!
To round out my Sunday, I gave myself a hot oil treatment, washed my hair, trained a client and watched True Blood.  I love True Blood but this final season is the worst!  It’s like the writers have short-timer’s syndrome and have just thrown anything together.  Disappointing.

Now it’s Monday and because of the two glasses of wine, I couldn’t get up at 4:00 this morning and go to the gym like I normally would.  Lucky for me, I have a home gym that I can utilize after work.
This is the month of prayer at my church and tonight I get to go to “soaking” prayer.  The only reason why I look forward to Mondays.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with the concept of soaking, this is a time when the sanctuary is open to anyone who wants to come and pray.   The lights are dim, music is playing and the people can come to the altar, walk around the sanctuary or sit in their seat and just allow the Holy Spirit to speak.  So, for me it is a Happy Monday!

Hope it is for you as well!



TJ said...

Your web site looks good. The soaking concept really sounds good.

LadyLee said...

I love the idea of the soaking prayer. I remember something similar early on Monday mornings at my old church in New Orleans. That was one of the reasons I so looked forward to Mondays too.