How to invite Peace- Part 2

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. Thank you mindfulness.org for the incredible tips!

What are the benefits of mindfulness meditation?

  1. Connect better: Ever find yourself staring blankly at a friend, lover, child, and you’ve no idea what they’re saying? Mindfulness helps you give them your full attention.
  2. Improve focus: It can be frustrating to have our mind stray off what we’re doing and be pulled in six directions. Meditation hones our innate ability to focus.

How to Uplift Your Community

If you would like to be an active part of your community’s growth and revitalization, check out the following ideas.

Homeless and/or Hungry

  1. Hold a book drive and donate the proceeds to the shelter, and then hold a read-a-thon or give a class on basic reading skills.
  1. Donate art supplies to the local shelter.
  2. Offer to repair or alter clothes for people who are homeless.
  3. Campaign to create a nursery in your local shelter, or help maintain an existing one.
  4. Always keep a few granola bars on hand!

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How to help your Enviornment

If you would like to be an active part of your community’s growth and revitalization, check out the following ideas.

Environment.

  1. Clean up trash from a local outdoor space.
  2. Organize a hike or nature walk with friends, and bring bags to collect trash along the trails.
  3. Have fun with creating homemade paper out of used paper with friends (It’s easy, fun, and green!)
  4. Grow your own vegetables, fruits, and herbs in an organic garden, and encourage others to do the same.
  5. Instead of using the car, choose the healthy route and bike to your next location. Burn energy, not gasoline

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How to Invite Peace- Part 1

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?

  1. 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.
  2. 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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What can I do?

So many emotions have stirred in me like a tornado. Anger, sadness, helplessness and more… but thank God the emotions resolved at hope. After reading and posting, petitioning, and praying God allowed me to see hope and I would love to share that HOPE with you.

All month I will be posting practical steps to find inner peace. I will share with you tools that you and I can use to make change in our community. Change starts in the heart and in the home. Let’s become better , stronger, more caring through this. Lets change our mentality from caring about one, to caring about all.

Join me on goodgirlissues.blog.

Selah

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Prayer to Know God’s Divine Purpose For Your Life

Dear Lord,

help me, oh Gracious Father to not be caught up in religion, but to be caught up in spirit; Your Holy Spirit that I might be more effectual in my prayers and be obedient to You (Jeremiah 1:5).

I want to serve Your Divine purpose, Lord; and do what is good and right in Your sight. Allow me, Dear Lord, to live in Your Light and the Love that You have for me. Show me how to be helpful to Your Kingdom.

Show me how to live a life of constant praise to You. Jeremiah 29:11. Bless Jesus Christ’s Holy Name.

Amen!

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Special Thanks to the Prayer Book for its incredible prayers.

Gods Promise to Bless Me- Prayer

As I give, it is given unto me, good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over. Luke 6:38.

My God makes all grace abound toward me in every favor and earthly blessing, so that I have all sufficiency for all things and I abound to every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8. I am blessed in the city, blessed in the field, blessed coming in, and blessed going out, my laying down, my rising up.

I am blessed in my finances, in my health, and in my relationships; they all flourish in the Lord. The blessings of the Lord overtake me in all areas of my life and I receive them. Deut 28:1-14. I am like a tree planted by rivers of water. I bring forth fruit in my season, my leaf shall not wither, and whatever I do will prosper if it is done in accordance to God’s will for your life. Psalms 1:3.

The blessings of the Lord makes you truly rich, and He adds no sorrow with it. Proverbs 10:22. The Lord has opened unto me His good treasure and blessed the work of my hands. He has commanded the blessing upon me in my storehouse and all that I undertake. Deuteronomy 28:8 and 12. God delights in my prosperity. Deuteronomy 8:18, 11:12 God has given me all things that pertain to life and godliness, and I am well able to possess all that God has provided for me. Numbers 13:30, 2 Peter 1:3-4.

I delight myself in the Lord, and He gives me the desires of my heart. Psalms 37:4. The Lord rebukes the devourer for my sake, and no weapon that is formed against me will prosper. By my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ I declare that all obstacles and hindrances to my prosperity are now dissolved, Isaiah 54:17. The Lord is my shepherd, and I do not want. Jesus came that I might have life and have it more abundantly. Psalms 23:1; John 10:10.

Amen

Thank you, Prayer book, for your scripturally based prayers.

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Together

Quarantine can be a stressful time because of its uncertainty and its prolonged nature.  Today I want to speak specifically to relationships and what is happening to relationships during Covid-19. Added stress in any relationship could be detrimental, so here at Good Girl Issues I would like to offer tips and tricks to uplift and strengthen your relationship and spirit. The following points are here to help you as it has helped my husband and I who have been married for 9 years and together for 13 years. Believe it or not, in this pandemic you have the opportunity to really dig in and grow your relationship like never before. Here are the first three tips… Enjoy:

  1. Tell your partner what you need, do not make them guess
  2. Take note of your partner’s nonverbal cues
  3. Be a good listener

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Growth and Accountability

During this time, it is very easy to get into a slump. One way I am staying active and positive is connecting with a friend or family member and making them an accountability partner. The activity can be reading a book with my siblings or committing to get out of bed and do some form of exercise with my best friend, I have found that making accountability partners gives an air of purpose to my day during this quarantine.

Today I want to encourage you to not only reach out and check on your loved ones but make a commitment with someone. Set a goal and check in with one another until the task is complete! You will not only add value to your time at home, but you are now introducing another way to bond with the people you love the most.

Selah

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The Right Heart Attitude Prayer

“Heavenly Father, I come to You and ask You in Jesus’ Name to set me free from any wrong thoughts, feelings of fear, doubt, and unbelief.

Lord Jesus I ask You to free me from any thoughts that I have that is contrary to You and is hindering me now from coming to You.

I ask You, Father God, to deliver me and help me now to be free from all hindrances I have in becoming Your born-again Kingdom child, in Jesus Christ’s Holy Name. I resist the devil and all his evil spirits must flee and leave my presence.

Lord God, remove any lies and hindrances and help me so I can say the above prayer of salvation in earnest from my heart! Lord Jesus I ask You to help me now. I choose to believe in You, I choose to trust in You now, to speak and pray to You the prayer of salvation, which is enough to help me, and cause me to become Your Kingdom Child!