Thursday, April 26, 2012

Day 1 Disaster!

Okay, folks, so we made it through Day 1 of our "Dialing it Down" Challenge! Well, we sort of made it through. Okay, We failed. We failed miserably.

Everything was going well. Then...........

My head began to hurt slightly, because I usually drink coffee like it's going out of style. It's my energy booster in the mornings and my comfort in the afternoons. Coffee is a beautiful accompaniment to most any meal, and I just couldn't exist without my daily dose.

About 11:30AM, Brian and I had this conversation via text:

Lindsey: Man, the lack of coffee is giving me a headache.
Brian: Drink some coffee.
Lindsey: Did u? I drank tea, but I suppose it's just not strong enough.
Brian: I had green tea. But, I believe coffee would put me in a better mood.
Lindsey: R u grumpy?
Brian: A bit.
Lindsey: Let's drink coffee.
Brian: I move that we add coffee to the drink list.
Lindsey: Good! I'll blog about it.
(10 minutes later)
Brian: COFFEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lindsey: I know!!! I'm healed!

So, there you have it. We've ammended our beverage list to include coffee.

And, I failed to mention yesterday that we ARE still juicing vegetables in the mornings. That's just smart. So, we aren't giving up that health measure.

Spiritually, the day was a good one. Remember, our only objective in this is that we would make less of ourselves (our habits, hobbies, excesses, STUFF), so that we might make more of the Lord. This is a method of retreat, so that we will think more about the Lord. We aren't following a law. We ARE following Christ, in order that we might serve Him well.
Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty."
John 6:35


Life and Times . . . said...

I see this as a form of fasting. You are giving up things you enjoy for a time period to focus on God and glorify Him in your lives. In the end, I have no doubt that you will learn much from this.

Elizabeth said...

Your ever present transparency to share what Christ is doing in your lives is awesome. I also believe He will honor this pairing down in your lives.
Love the conversation between you two - cracks me up!

Oh also, at my 5:30 am cycling class Monday morning my instructor said at one point, "Look up! Get your eyes off your shoes and up straight ahead". I had to laugh at the Lord's reminder to me of the truth we learned over the weekend.