In this time where so much breaks our heart, I want to introduce you to something that helps me stay calm and invite peace into my life. Meditation. Is meditation helpful… absolutly! Check out why every week.
*** Thank you mindfulness.org for the incredible tips! Enjoy.
What are the benefits of mindfulness meditation?
- Understand your pain: Mental pain and anxiety are a background noise that can underlie much of what we do. Here’s a chance to see firsthand what’s causing it.
- Lower stress: There’s lots of evidence these days that excess stress causes lots of illnesses and makes other illnesses worse. Mindfulness decreases stress.
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Occasionally the trials and misfortunes we come across in life attempts to overshadow the love God has for us. I am here to assure you that no matter how many times you have messed up, or what is going bad in your life today, God still loves you.
In church you are encouraged to read your bible because the bible gives a roadmap of how God loves you through every situation that you may be going through. The bible is bursting with examples of the brilliant way God loves us past our issues. So I encourage you today to dig into the great book and experience the life changing love of God. Still Don’t believe God loves you… read Romans 5:8. Peace
The statement “you don’t get something for nothing” is beyond true, it’s a winner’s mentality. The bible uses the analogy of a farmer planting a seed then reaping a harvest. When you look at your life, if it’s not what you want it to be, evaluate the seeds being planted. If you want to be an entrepreneur, are you taking small steps towards owning your business? If you would like to be a writer have you enrolled in a class to learn how to effectively convey your message?
No matter what it is that you want in life, it will require of you. Make a plan for your future, then intentionally run towards it. I guarantee there will be struggle, but after enduring you will march into a world where your life become your wildest dream.
Many times when you have an ailment in your body and you can’t explain how it came to be, a doctor asks you to make a list of the things you eat. The concept is that you are putting something into your body that is harming you because there is no sign of destruction from the inside. A list allows the doctor to see your habits, and what you have been feeding your body, so that he can then pinpoint what is going wrong.
Today, if something is ailing you in your life, I ask… what are you eating? If you made a list of all the conversations, television, radio, friendship, and relationships you have subjected yourself to, could you put your finger on what’s hurting you the most? Sometimes we think God is doing something to us or life has an agenda against us when that’s not true! Some of the issues we face is because we allow it into our life. We have to be careful what we eat ladies and gentlemen. God has made us in such a beautifully courageous way, but it is our responsibility to aid this flesh with the best nutrients possible. What is the best? Prayer time, positive television, uplifting friends, relationships that push you and don’t pull you down. You are in control of what occupies you mind and your heart, so it may be time to get on a spiritual diet. Take back the control and cut out whats hurting you.
Let’s throw out the toxins today! Peace
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A little tip I learned while working with a psychologist was to make a to do list at the end of the day so that I could enjoy a more serene slumber. How…Write down all the things you would like to accomplish, so that when you put head to pillow your thoughts will not be jam-packed with tasks.
What makes this tip effective? To-do lists presents a level of accomplishment, every time you think of what needs to be done the next day, tell yourself that you already addressed it in the to do list, then move on. We have enough baggage during the day, you deserve to have a peaceful sleep. It’s time we take a strong hold on our time. The bible tells us to cast our cares upon a God who doesn’t sleep or slumber. We accomplish nothing by allowing issues and tasks run rapid in our thoughts day and night. Write them down and put them away so that you can truly appreciate sweet dreams.
The question the world inquires is: how can I sit at the table of fulfillment and destiny? In order to accurately answer this question, we fist have to establish a truth. The error in finding destiny is that most of us are looking for the wrong thing. We aspire to gain, when life’s fulfillment comes when you learn to give. What do you have to give this generation, your community, your home? That is your purpose, that is your gift.
One lie the devil sells is that your goal, dreams, and aspirations will make you happy…will bring value to life, or will fix all of your problems. But the truth is that in achieving a goal or dream, you and I open a new door of opportunity, vision, and work. You stop working for the dream and begin working in the dream. Life will not become a vacation; it will set you on a destination that changes the world around you; and that my friend is an entirely new level of work. A work that starts on the inside and branches out onto the nations.
Become free, stop looking for the leprechaun at the end of the rainbow and find out how to create a rainbow of your own; Filled with colors, dimensions, and gold that people rarely see and spend their whole life running after. Prodigious freedom is seeing past the darkness of where you are to run toward the source of true light. Peace
Do you know when you have won in life? Sometimes we can be so engulfed with success, we fail to acknowledge the battles we have won. If you look at life today, have you overcome struggles, conquered a bad habit, or paid off a debt you thought would never go away? Well then it’s time to lift up your head and be thankful! Acknowledge your win and tell God you appreciate what He has done in your life; whether you made it to work on time, or published your first book… it deserves to be celebrated. If no one else noticed, or has told you yet… I am proud of you! In God there is victory, and my friend we are winning.
What is one of the secrets to success? Discipline. Don’t be afraid to put yourself on a schedule. Sometimes we work so hard to be off of the “clock” when time is crucial to prevail in life. If you can control your time, you can narrow the street you’re walking on, neglecting unnecessary distractions that will come up in life to deter you from your goal. If you can learn to structure yourself, life will have less room to do it for you. Write down the events of one day, I guarantee you would be surprised at how time is used in one day. If the majority of your time is not spent on your gift or passion, it’s time to reorganize; plan out who you want to be and be it. Peace.
Rain can come across as gloomy, dreary and depressing; sometimes it is. But rain is essential for growth and development. We all come to a space and time where we need to be nourished and hydrated. Lack of water causes fatigue and may kill an amazing seed. Your dream and passion lives as a seed, it has the potential to grow and become life changing, but you have to do the appropriate things in each season. Great seed in amazing soil is still fruitless if there is no water from time to time. Some of us run so passionately toward a goal or purpose, that we become dismayed when the season of rain comes. But I’m here to tell you, bask in the rain, take that time to look inward and see what needs watering in your life, then when the sun comes back out you will not only appreciate it, but gleam in its season. Instead of running from the rain, take your seed before God and allow Him to pour His love, enrichment, and life over it so that it can grow past your wildest imagination.
I have been on a fast from television, and the idea was to sacrifice for God. The intent is to show God that I chose Him over comfort, and I have to tell you, God has been blowing my mind! The more I set my heart and intentions on God, the more He loves on me, giving me a new stride of confidence, a new stream of blessings, and a rendered peace that passes all understanding. The mission was to give God more of what he deserves,and yet God has been pouring more into me which is way more than I deserve. Never allow someone’s opinion of God change your relationship with Him. Get to know God for yourself and watch your life blossom in ways you could never imagine. With this sacrifice God has shown me that I am a queen…. Priceless gift from a timeless God.