Dinner in bed :) we had this other fish too! And that was really good.

Dinner in bed :) we had this other fish too! And that was really good.

Food… food…

My boyfriend is cooking now, and I am very hungry. Therefore I need to write about it. Food… food… 

Made aware

Something happened yesterday that led me to thinking about how important God’s commands/ words/ reminders are. How important it is to stay strong in His word and to stay close to Him… And also how important it is to have a God-loving partner. 

Basically something stupid happened, and I was encouraged to lie about it to my boyfriend. I did not respond to it, or I think that I laughed it off and did not agree to it. 

I reflected on this this morning and thought about how cleverly the devil had planned the entire incident, from the beginning to last evening, just to get me to lie to my boyfriend, just to cause a small crack in the relationship. Remember that the dam falls apart from a small crack. I thank God truly that He reminded me, that He gave me the revelation of what happened. I then spoke to my boyfriend about it, and also we are thankful that He continues to protect us and make us aware. 

What I want to say is, the devil always, always cause even those who are supposed to be good to you, to encourage you to sin, to encourage cracks in relationships. You have to be strong, not on your own but through the Holy Spirit. Because it is written that “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Plus, remember that those who ask for wisdom, God gives without reservation. Ask to be aware, ask to be made conscious of the devil’s plan. Stay strong through Jesus - you can be victorious. 

xoxo

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Day 4

I am hungry from swimming! I shall have the other half of the avocado that I had this morning. 

I think that as we push it, it gets easier daily. It just does. So if you are trying to get off your buttocks to get going to the gym, just try! Start today! Tomorrow gets only easier. I like the pool a lot, hence the pool is the easiest place for me. 

It has been 4 days! I am just trying to improve myself a little daily, and be assured that I know that the devil is coming hard at me too. Everytime there is a want to be a better person, the devil comes down hard on you, because he wants you to be defeated. But God… my almighty God is powerful, and He has sent Christ to die for me that I may be victorious. Thank you :)

It’s date night! I get really excited when it’s date night. I can’t decide on what to wear - heels or flats? My legs feel wobbly from all the swimming… HAHAHA. I might walk like a Karen made of jello later. 

Gonna slap on some lashes and be SEXAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#transformation #day4 my #pool is finally open and I cannot be any happier! I had swam for an hour and then hit the steam room. As I swam I thought about what a #wonderful #creation #water is, and how #wondrous it feels to be almost weightless, to push past the water as I propell forward. 

Then I came back up to watch my mountain sway in the lovely breeze. 

And it’s date night! Omgomgomg!

#transformation #day4 my #pool is finally open and I cannot be any happier! I had swam for an hour and then hit the steam room. As I swam I thought about what a #wonderful #creation #water is, and how #wondrous it feels to be almost weightless, to push past the water as I propell forward.

Then I came back up to watch my mountain sway in the lovely breeze.

And it’s date night! Omgomgomg!

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Day 3

Yesterday was a tough day. It was. We had a big fight and there was stubbornness, then there was pride, and a lot about what I want when I am angry, and what he wants when he is angry. 

Then we made up and promise to be better at this in future. 

On insecurities 

I had read up on insecurities as a Christian yesterday and the advise that I gathered is for me to seek God’s love, to see what He thinks and feels about me vs. concentrating on what I think of myself. 

I have been thinking about this that I read - that I was created specifically for a special purpose, and because so He had chosen every strand of me specifically to me how I am. And because He is God, He can’t be wrong. I am not wrong. I wasn’t a mistake, or a by-product. Plus, because He loves me, He had allowed for Christ to die for me, that I may know, be aware and also return to Him when I die. 

I shall keep thinking about that. 

On food 

The lemon pasta turned out pretty good! Though it was indeed a little too sour. Hence I think that I can go lighter on the lemon juice, though we had lesser pasta than expected because it was late… 

In any case, the recipe is so simple, and it is so yummy that I have to share it - 

1/4 cup lemon juice - SQUEEZE!

1/2 cup parsley - she said Italian parsley, but please, I am in HK. Hahaha. I had just picked some up from the local supermarket.

4 cloves of garlic, but simply because I like garlic. I suppose you can use less.

Olive oil - I had just poured it over my pasta and fried it up. 

I had also made carrot puree soup - without a blender! Hehehe. Wow right? I had spent an hour puree-ing it -_- But it turned out yummy so I like it - well my boyfriend said that it is pretty good too, but, I am beginning to think that he tells me that everything that I cook is good, hence I think that his displayed judgement may not be entirely impartial. 

In any case, I had boiled 2 pounds of carrots, a whole onion and chopped garlic till they were really soft. Mashed them (for a whole hour! My arms are aching) with a strainer. Added pepper, salt and chicken broth to flavour them up. Of course, if you had a blender, you’d probably get better results. Your puree would be smoother. 

On calligraphy

I had worked on 2 words so far, “Christopher” and Believe”. I don’t know if they are any good, but I realise that as I work on new words everyday, the curves, the flare changes. I am working on “Mr.” today and even at that, as I return to the previous words, I notice that they have changed too. 

My lovely cousin had sent this to me and I may just take it on - https://istilllovecalligraphy.com/#!/

In any case there is something that I had learnt from writing a lot of “Mr.“‘s today. As I try to be suave and write it really quickly, I add in curves and bubbles that were not supposed to be there. As I lose focus and think that my mind can function like an auto-pilot, I could not. 

I think that it is like faith (at least for me, right now). It has to be a conscious effort, it needs concentration. It needs focus. Faith is a conscious choice, but when we try to go on auto-pilot, it isn’t possible because “curves” and “bubbles” find their way into the task set by God and the word becomes something unintended. 

In other words, faith has to be DELIBERATE. Faith needs focus. Faith takes concentration. When faith is taken for granted, “bubbles” which I feel represents the room for doubt slips in and we take “curves” which steer us off course. 

What a lovely lesson, thank you God. 

xoxo

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Cooking, editing photos and posting them on #instagram all at one go is no easy task. I also have a #mask on. Watching the #bacon as I am typing this. I am feeling like #marthastewart!

Cooking, editing photos and posting them on #instagram all at one go is no easy task. I also have a #mask on. Watching the #bacon as I am typing this. I am feeling like #marthastewart!

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Taking it a step at a time. I believe that God loves me, and is working with me on these strongholds.

I believe!

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