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My Journey to becoming a Nobel Woman – Day 24

January 27, 2010

Give Your Body Time to Digest

Scripture to Memorize:

She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
Proverbs 31:16-17

Passage to Read: Psalm 143:8 Today’s passage deals with putting our trust in God.

Guided Prayer:

For today’s prayer remember to thank the Lord for mornings. Now, if you’re like me, you’re still a little less than enthusiastic about mornings, but think of them this way and maybe it will help change your attitude about them: Mornings are a constant reminder that each day is a new beginning and a chance to start fresh. When you first wake up — you haven’t made any mistakes yet for that day, it’s a new one. Thank God that his Word shows us His compassion, grace, mercy and forgiveness. God’s love never fails. Confess your tendency to put your trust in the wrong place — put it in God, as He alone is trustworthy.

Ask the Holy Spirit to show you the way to go. Ask for help in making good decisions. Offer God your mind, will and emotions. Submit every thought, action, and feeling to the Lord. Place God in charge of your life. When you accepted Jesus as your Savior you became God’s so allow him full control.

Personal Observations:

Donna suggested that perhaps the reason for not being a morning person was due to suffering from a food hangover. She states, “For optimum performance, our digestive system requires approximately 12 hours of rest.” She also suggests that we stop eating 3-4 hours before bedtime, since the digestive system also works better if we are still awake. Another suggestion was an evening walk after dinner to help with the digestive process.

She further suggests that if we do this for a few weeks we will discover that we really did suffer from a food hangover especially if we end up eating during that 3-4 hour prior to bedtime period. To help you avoid this eating trap — remind yourself you just ate _____ hours ago, get a drink of water, or promise yourself you can have whatever you are craving tomorrow.

Practical Application:

  • Stop eating at least 3 hours prior to bedtime.
  • Consider adding an evening stroll after dinner.

Notebook: On your EVENING ROUTINE page, subtract 3 hours from your bedtime and write: “No eating after _____ p.m. (Since I aim for an 11pm bedtime I would have no eating after 8pm.) If you want add EVENING WALK to your routine.

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