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Verse of The Day – Matthew 11:28

I haven’t started this devotional, but it’s a 3-day reading plan that I came across while reading today’s verse of the day, which is:

MATTHEW 11:28 AMP

โ€œCome to Me, all who are weary and heavily burdened [by religious rituals that provide no peace], and I will give you rest [refreshing your souls with salvation].

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Do or DoNut….ย 

Let’s be honest, some days we feel like waking up early and going to the gym and other mornings we would all rather get up and get a donut and watch a few episodes of our favorite shows.

Lately, my schedule has been SUPER busy. So much so, that any downtime I’ve been able to squeeze out of it was quickly occupied by sleeping or a Netflix/Hulu binge (OITNB anyone? ย We’re not going to talk about Episode 12. ๐Ÿ˜ข ย And have you watched Uncle Buck? I ACTUALLY like it. I didn’t think I would, but I DO! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ).

I even managed to make a trip to our local Krispy Kreme to pick up some tasty treats after one of my meetings!

(Don’t judge me, the hot sign was on….and it beckoned me… and there was a drive thru ๐Ÿ˜‚)ย I’m all about balance folks.

… and I was inspired by my newย mug, pictured below.

You can’t look at that and not want a donut! Right!?!? Well, I couldn’t. ๐Ÿ˜‡

So, I’ll give myself some grace for the rest of this week and go back to myย old routineย withย a goal to reset my fitness plan after the 4th of July holiday. I haven’t been too crazy with my eating habits and I’m still on target to meet myย DietBetย goal (yayyyyy)!

Other updates:

I’m working on a few things for the blog. More (and better quality videos), interviews, more podcasts, several deal alerts and product reviews, my couponing tips and recipes and whatever else I think of over the next couple of weeks. I’m excited about it and I hope you are too!

In fact, you can email me at LetsFixIt@FixItWithFran.com with any particular topic requests you may have and I’ll see what I can do to incorporate your interests!

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Being Still Requires Work

This morning, the verse, “Be Still and know that I Am God” (Psalm 46:10) was on my heart.

The more I thought about it, the more I realized this–Being STILL requires WORK!

I locked in on this revelation while getting dressed this morning. Literally, I was putting lotion on my feet and noticed how well my pedicure was holding up and then I thought of this example….

I’m one of those people that struggles to stay still when I’m getting a pedicure. For whatever reason, once I’m in the chair, my toes begin to wiggle. I think it’s because I’m often trying so hard to be still, especially once the color is being applied. God used that example to show me how being still requires work.

Being still requires work, but much of that work is internal. We have to cease from our labors and rest in the fact that God is in control. He has not forgotten us and nothing catches him off guard.

Much like when I’m in the pedicure chair. Once I redirect my thoughts, I’m able to still back and relax and eventually, I look up to see that the work is done!

God’s doing the same thing for us right now. Rest in Him. Again, I understand that resting isn’t always easy, and you’ll still have the urge to want to “do something.”

Instead of trying to do God’s job for Him, redirect your energies toward meditating on His promises.

Scriptures to meditate on:

Habakkuk 2:3 (NKJV)
3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come, It will not tarry.

Isaiah 40:31 – But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew [their] strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint.

Psalms 37:34 – Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see [it].

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Color selections from my most recent mani/pedi session