Monday, August 1, 2011

Welcome to the 30 Day Challenge~Day 1

Congratulations to the 17 people who committed to starting the 30 Day Challenge today! Today is the first day of the rest of your life! Sound too good to be true? Can We Talk?! If you commit yourself fully to the next 30 days your life will never be the same. That's a promise. No matter the workout routine or eating plan you decided upon, if you submit those plans to the Lord, surrender your will to His, and allow Him to minister to you daily you will surely be VICTORIOUS on August 31.

Remember I said this was going to be a spiritual journey. Don't try to walk this journey alone with just YOUR willpower. You will fail. If we could have done it with willpower we would have already conquered the demons that contribute to our unhealthy lifestyles. Years of feeding our flesh whatever it wanted whenever it wanted it, slothfulness, and allowing the flesh to control our thinking and our appetites.

As you eat ask God to give you the desire for the foods you are eating. As you exercise ask God to give you a passion for exercising, give you strength for that workout day and ask Him to guide you to the right exercises for where you are right now. Seek council.

Now that you have made this decision Satan is coming in like a flood. That's no surprise. All the excuses of why you cannot do it now will come up. Remember that "it easier to make excuses than to change." Obstacles are going to get in your way. Cravings will seemingly come from nowhere to overwhelm you. BUT GOD and His grace! If you slip one day, don't quit! Start over immediately. Don't start over everyday for 30 days though, you might need to reevaluate your commitment and resolve to change.

We are putting Satan on notice today! He has no authority and we will no longer work with Him to destroy our lives. Healing begins today for you and for your family! The curse of unhealthy living is broken today!!

My good friend gave me a book for my birthday that she hoped would help with 4 His Temple Ministries. I will share some excerpts from the book over the next 30 days because I think the book is powerful and God breathed. The name of the book is Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire With God, Not Food by Lysa TerKeurst. I hope some of it resonates with you so that you can receive revelation, power, and healing on this 30 day journey.

"Spiritually. I had to ask God to give me the desire to be healthy. I knew a vanity-seeking "want to" would never last. Shallow desires produce only shallow efforts. I had to seek a spiritual "want to" empowered by God Himself. So, I asked. I begged, actually. I cried out to God. And day by day, God gave me just enough "want to"  laced with His strength, to be satisfied by healthy choices. God also settled in my heart that this is an issue of great spiritual importance. ...I can honestly say that this is one of the most significant spiritual journeys I've ever dared to take with God. I hope you soon say the same thing"

I thank God for this ministry because I know that lives are being changed and I thank God for you and pray that you will be empowered to help someone else on this journey. Please feel free to share your successes and your struggles with us as we travel this journey together. If you would like to guest blog or just share with the community your plans for the next 30 days, please email me. 

Your body is the temple of the Living God! Live Well in His Name!


Anonymous said...

Pushing myself hard on day 2...28 more days and counting....


Aqua said...

Congratulations Lizzy. I'm so proud proud of you and thanks for stopping by to share your progress. Keep pressing. I am praying for you sis!

TheOneTraining said...

I gladly accept the 30 challenge! Exercise is what I do so the challenge for myself is to eat more fruits/vegetables. For most of us if we concentrate on increasing the fruits/vegetables and decreasing the red meat, high starch foods and carbonated drinks...that's our battle with eating right! I have been a certified personal trainer for over 10 years. I would like to offer advice for exercising rather you want to get started with a exercise regime or needing some more option to your regular routine. Feel free to contact me @
Glory to God...Its In You!

Aqua said...

Minister Marshall thank you so much! You are right. Those are some doable food changes.

I'll be praying for you as you strive to meet your goals. We appreiciate all that you do in the name of health and fitness to the glory and honor of God. May you be blessed richly.

Thank you for that contact information. If someone contacts you and signs up for 2 training sessions. 4 His Temple will pay for the 3rd training session.

Please contact Minister Ron Marshall at

Janice Brown said...

OMG!! I just bought that same book a few weeks ago! It caught my eye at the bookstore. I haven't been focusing on it, so I will make this a part of my challenge.

Thanks Aqua!

Aqua said...

Hey Janice! Thanks for your comment! I think the book will help you succeed in your challenge and help move you to make better choices more often than not! That's what we all need is consistency. Praying for you as you challenge yourself to be healthier 4 His Temple!