I have good news! The beach is still here and it is well. We arrived last night and being the party animal I am, I crashed out around 9:30. But I was able to rise early and catch some walking time by the ocean. Now my mind is purged and I’m ready to get sunburned!
I’m not sure if you are aware or not, but your habits are like seeds you plant in the ground, which one day will produce fruit. For those with better habits the fruit produced will be better health, more positive friends, more joy, more success, happiness, positivity, humility, love, patience, compassion, kindness etc. For those who have bad habits the fruit can be found in the form of negativity, anger, stress, envy, selfishness, violence and joylessness just to name a few.
If you want joy you have to sow joy in your life. You have to eat, sleep, breathe joy. If you don’t practice joy and develop habits of being joyful, then you will not understand what it is to be joyful. There is no magic wand to suddenly make you full of joy; you must practice it.
If you want more success professionally then you must practice the habits that will give you the best chance to be successful. If you want more positive, supportive friends then you must first practice being positive and supportive so you understand what characteristics to look for in potential friends.
If you want better health then you must begin to practice the habits that will allow you to gain better health. You must begin to get 7+ hours of sleep. You must begin to eat more vegetables. You must begin to exercise. You must avoid low-quality foods. You must begin drinking more water and fewer sodas.
All of these instances I have mentioned have particular habits associated with them and those habits are the seeds being sown. The results (i.e. better health, more joy, more patience, more compassion, etc.) are the fruits. And the reason the fruits are important is because wise people are judging you based on the fruits of your life; your boss, friends, family are all watching your habits. People are looking at your actions not your words.
One instance that immediately comes to my mind is the friend who continues to talk (complain) to me about something in their life that upsets them or something they are unhappy with. Most recently it was a friend who struggles with their health. I’ve listened for years to this person complain about how their body hurts-my feet hurt, my legs burn, my hips are killing me. Guess what I constantly see on their Facebook feed? Fast food photos, drinking sodas, funnel cakes, eating tons of processed foods, etc. I have watched this person’s actions (seed), which have produced a body which is breaking down (fruit). They are getting the result they should. They complain, but are not willing to begin sowing different types of seeds.
I will not be this type of person.
The gatekeepers of life will judge you based on the types of fruit you are producing, which is directly attributed to the types of habits you are sowing.
Maybe you aren’t getting what you want out of life because you are planting bad seed which is producing bitter fruit?
Good Monday morning, friends! It’s so good to be among the living, and that means that you’re still in the fight of your lives. You already know the enemy’s MO — to kill, steal, and destroy. Here’s how we counter his strategy and fight:
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.14 Stand firm then, with the belt…
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I saw this on Pinterest today and it made me smile. Straight and to the point. If you want something different in your life, take the initiative to make it happen.
Easier said than done. The first steps are the hardest.
Since I had surgery on my foot early March, I’ve had a hard time getting back into exercising on a regular basis. I eat pretty healthy, but I’ve let that slide too. Sometimes it’s so difficult to get motivated. It’s easy to fall into the trap of being lazy.
Last week I finally took control. I weighed myself one morning and promised myself to get back to a consistent healthy lifestyle. I’d like to lose a few pounds, but it really isn’t about that for me. I just want to feel healthier. Stronger, inside and out.
I don’t follow a strict plan, I basically go by this motto: Eat…
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One thing I have learned about my journey with God is that I cannot place a time frame on God. Why? For the simple fact that He is God and is not bound with time-spatial limitations. He exists outside of…
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Good morning, friends! Actually, I think it’s a great morning. You’re alive and well, so let’s thank our good, good Father for that. If you accepted my challenge from yesterday’s Sunrise Sermon, you’re focusing on all things good in your life — using all of your archaeology tools to unearth the hidden gems all around you. Two of the most powerful tools we have are our ears — tools that can go where our eyes cannot. Even in darkness, they can do good work, sifting through all those things that distract one’s eyes, in search of a message — a promise of good news. There’s nothing better than hearing an unexpected compliment that’s not meant as flattery but merely to share what’s obvious to others and to encourage you at the same time.
Sometimes, though, we close our ears to the good news and lose sight of the promise…
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It is funny, life events, happenings and all the frills life has to offer us – usually means that I have so much inspiration to write from, to think and feel.
Lately though, even though there has been much happening in my life, I just haven’t felt that tug, that aha and rush to the keyboard so that I could get all that I was thinking and feeling down before it left the building. Nothing at all, nada zilch and I haven’t pushed myself to try… until now.
While I am not ready to put into words some of the stuff that has been going on, I am ready to step back out into the world and acknowledge.
And all I can say is this. Things can get overwhelming, whether it be because crazy shit is going on, amazing stuff is going on, whatever it may be, it can still…
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