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”Honor and Discipline”

What words are resonating with you this morning?

One morning as I was about to eat breakfast and exercise, 2 words keep echoing in my spirit: ”Honor” and ”Discipline.”

Here is a little known fact about me: I almost joined the Navy.

A Naval officer tried to recruit me when I was in nursing school, saying that I could enter the Navy as a lieutenant if I joined the Navy Nurse Corps (this was back in the 80s).

The recruiter even came to my house to talk with me but when I discovered that I had to learn shoot weapons (guns freaked me out back then), I changed my mind!

Still, I have always admired military personnel for their commitment and dedication to a cause and for the discipline to stay ready to fight for it.

This reminds me of 2 Timothy 2:2-4

You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.

As a committed follower of Jesus, then you recognize there may be some hard days. However, you rely on the Lord’s strength to get you through, believing that you are fighting for a great cause: To share Jesus with lost people who need salvation.

Otherwise, they will perish!

That is a honorable cause that leading a disciplined life supports.

When Jesus says ”Follow me,” I have learned that it means ”Follow with me.”

That means that Jesus just doesn’t throw you into the deep water of life and say, ”Swim kid!”

He is with you every step of the way, day-by-day, supplying what you need (peace, wisdom, strength, power, etc.) at the moment that you need it!

So, what words are resonating with you today? Please share in the comments!

Be blessed in health, healing and wholeness,

Kimberly Taylor

Author of the Take Back Your Temple program

P.S. When it comes to weight loss, do you often know what you should do but have a hard time doing it?

I struggled with this issue on my own weight loss journey to losing 85 pounds. But I discovered that you can win the Spiritual and mental battle that can make you inconsistent and lose motivation on your weight loss journey.

I developed the Take Back Your Temple program to show you how you can win the battle too.

Click here to learn more about the Take Back Your Temple program

  • Signa Schmidt says:

    Thanks tat is very encouraging for our weight release journey.

  • Kristine West says:

    The most profound truths are always simple. May we internalize these truths as we live them out in our day to day lives!

  • Stephanie Chase says:

    I need to take back my temple & keep it, clean eating, strength to Fast (when called to) & just an
    Over All Tank for Christ
    & Vessel for the Holy Spirit to work through…IN JESUS NAME…this is my prayer! ❤️

    • Kimberly Taylor says:

      Amen, Stephanie! I touch and agree with you that the Lord will give you wisdom and strength each day as you walk out your journey of wellness in Him!

  • C says:

    Thank you for these encouraging words! I sent longer comments to your “info” address. Will you get them?

  • Debra says:

    Ha,ha…A little known fact about me 🙂 I joined the Army as a surgical assistant, but as a conscientious objector so I wouldn’t have to carry a weapon. Guns freaked me out then too! Later, however, a soldier convinced me of the importance to the other soldiers to know that we were able to protect ourselves if our hospital was overrun, so I learned how to fire a weapon. But when I became a follower of Jesus, I took up sword fighting 🙂 Putting on the full armor of God, carrying the sword of the Spirit, and the shield of Faith to quench the fiery darts of the enemy. Slightly different type of surgery, but both a special blessing in my life.

    • Kimberly Taylor says:

      I LOVE this perspective, Debra! While guns did freak me out then, I have since learned to use a weapon properly for self-defense. So I can use both types of weapons – natural and Spiritual 🙂 Stay blessed, Sister. I appreciate your service to our country so much!

  • Angie says:

    The word “discipline” is standing out for me. That “self-control” is a fruit of the Spirit. My desire to stop getting in the way of the strong seed that has been sown in me…such that it can grow into a strong tree…withstanding storms…and offering shade, shelter and food to those whom the Lord would place on the path running adjacent to my Spirit-fed roots.

  • Karen says:

    Work on being committed to exercising daily has been a struggle before. With the help of the Holy Spirit I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me.

  • Grace says:

    This is timely! I’ve always struggled with my weight loss program, but I think I should also honor my body by not throwing in every unhealthy and junk food. Thanks Kimberly.

    • Kimberly Taylor says:

      I agree, Grace! And you will enjoy your life more and better be able to share the life of Christ with others. A win/win all around 🙂

  • Becky says:

    Stress eating, I’m helping my aging parents daily. They always have food in the house ( esp sweets from what people bring) I drink 1-3 glasses of wine most nights, I know that’s not what I should do because of alcoholism in family. I also sit in recliner too much at my house because I’m busy at my parents house. I am 64 and I want to get control of my life. I attend church regularly but I don’t pray or read scriptures daily.

    • Kimberly Taylor says:

      Hi Becky, the good news is that the Lord is with you, whatever your circumstances. He gives you everything you need to live victoriously and overcome. My prayer is that He open your eyes to the wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him and that you obtain all the riches in Christ that belong to you. Since you mentioned Bible reading, the I recommend the book of Ephesians because it is so important to see ourselves as God sees us. Plus, that will show you everything you have in Jesus so that you walk in it day by day. Stay blessed, Sister!

  • Holly says:

    Thanks, Kimberly. This is most encouraging! The bible is rife with such great examples of staying the course.

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