Wellness Wednesday

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Today is Friday, I know; but I was determined not to let this week pass without posting my Wellness Wednesday post. This week’s declaration is based on Nehemiah 8:10 and is: The joy of the Lord is my strength! Growing up, Larnelle Harris was my favorite singer; and his “I Choose Joy” song was my favorite song (and still is one of them). The lyrics are:

To tell the truth, this world is full of trouble
And if we live long enough it’s sure to come our way
We’ve a choice to walk in fear and trembling
Or claim the victory that’s already ours this very day

I choose joy
I’ll never let the problems keep me down
‘Cause the Lord is working all things out
For my good
I choose joy

So when I wake and stumble to the mirror
And what I see make me wish
That I could stay in bed
There’s a power deep within my being
And it commands my soul to
Praise the Lord with every breath

I choose joy
I’ll never let the problems keep me down
‘Cause the Lord is working all things out
For my good
I choose joy

So when I find myself under a load
Of circumstance and care
God wants to know
What I’m doing under there

I choose joy
I’ll never let the problems keep me down
‘Cause the Lord is working all things out
For my good

I have listened to this song so many times throughout my life; and it always reminds me that joy is choice, and it’s not based on circumstances. Whenever faced with a circumstance that does not line up with the word of YHWH/God, choose to strengthen yourself by praising the Most High anyway; and watch how it works out for your good. YHWH/God loves us SO much and He’s so good, that He set us up for victory in every situation. Therefore, it behooves us to praise Him no matter what!

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This mobility exercise of the week is ankle circles. Stand on one leg, and lift the opposite one. Make circles with your big toe in one direction for ten or so repetitions; and then reverse and do it in the other direction. For a demonstration, click here. Have an EXCELLENT weekend and YHWH/God bless you!

Yonka

10 Things That Make Me Happy

10 Things That Make Me Happy

 

Thank you sister Dawn for nominating me for this tag! It is so timely and has shifted my day. Please visit her uplifting and encouraging blog Drawing Closer To Christ   for inspiration, encouragement and prayer. She’s such a blessing to the body of Christ!

10 Things that make me happy are:

  1. YHWH/God….His presence, talking and listening to Him, reading and studying the word.
  2. Being with my family. I really enjoy the time that I get to spend with my husband and children…both doing nothing and doing other activities.
  3. For as long as I can remember, I have always enjoyed the smell and sound of rain. It is so soothing and just makes me happy.
  4. Encouraging and uplifting others…whether in spoken or written word, or deed.
  5. Sunshine….needs no explanation.
  6. Flying…being in the air offers a sort of freedom, fresh perspective and beautiful views.
  7. Water….I so enjoy the ocean and lakes; as well as practically any body of water. I find it to be peaceful, cleansing and joyful.
  8. Fruits….I think they are the perfect food and I really believe YHWH/God had me in mind when He created them.
  9. Physical activity….not only do I enjoy it; but I’m grateful for the ability to do it. My mother’s faith and prayers are the reasons that I have two legs today.
  10. Thinking….I appreciate and enjoy this ability. Thinking always leads to questions; which in turn, leads me to seek out YHWH/God on just about everything.

My Nominees:

The God Minute

Joy Cottage

Resting in His Love

Great Is God’s Faithfulness

Christian Lady After Gods Own Heart

 

Yonka

“The Month of Explosive Goodness and Radical Favor!” Russ Walden, Green Valley, Arizona — Sound Of Heaven

The Father says today, “Get ready for a backlog outpouring of My glory in your life! July is a month of explosive goodness and radical favor in the things that are before you. Do you want to believe the naysayers or the ‘doom and gloomers,’ or are you ready for a full measure and manifestation […]

via “The Month of Explosive Goodness and Radical Favor!” Russ Walden, Green Valley, Arizona — Sound Of Heaven

Wellness Wednesday

This week’s declaration is based on Mark 11:22 and is: I have YHWH/God’s faith. With so much upheaval going on in the world today; I think it’s important to remember that we are not powerless against these things. Yeshua/Jesus modeled how we are to operate in the earth. He spoke to a fig tree, storm, withered arms, and evil spirits ….and they all obeyed Him. In John 14:12, He said that those who believe in Him will do the same works and even greater. In this week’s video, not only do I share the weekly declaration and exercise demonstration; but also the story of the faith of my seven year old.

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Continuing on in the mobility exercise series, I demonstrate two knee exercises. Click here for the demo. As always, have an excellent rest of your week; and the blessings of the Lord be upon you and your household.

Yonka

June Blessings

Psalm 121 1- 2

There were so many blessings during the month of June….almost too numerous to count. I share these monthly blessings posts to not only remind myself of YHWH/God’s goodness; but also to encourage others to truly trust YHWH/God. In my May Blessings post, I shared a testimony about a conversation with YHWH/God; and how He had blessed me with help three days later. A day after that (which was June 1st), YHWH/God blessed me with more help. To say that I do NOT enjoy cooking is a DRASTIC understatement. In my heart, I wanted a chef to just cook dinner. It was the meal that I least looked forward to making each day. Again, during my conversation with the Most High, I didn’t complain; I recited Psalm 121:1 to Him; and thanked Him for being my helper. Not only did God send me a Chef; but one who could make Caribbean food (which is an anomaly in the area where I live). In my eyes, not only did YHWH/God bless me; but He also delivered me from having to cook dinner and lunch. The Chef makes so much food; that it has been more than enough for dinner and weekends. I just praise YHWH/God, because He’s interested in every detail of our lives; as well as truly gives us the desires of our hearts. He also gives us exceedingly beyond what we ask. I just praise and thank Him!

Another blessing during the month of June was home renovations. I was vacuuming the rug in my living room; and thought to myself: “This rug needs to be cleaned.” I then thought to myself: “This whole house needs an overhaul.” The very next day, my husband came home with a new living room set. He asked me my thoughts. I responded that I LOVED it! (My husband has great taste; so I totally trust Him to select things for our home). From there, we have been upgrading each room. We’re not done yet; but we’re well on our way.

Romans 13 8

The blessing in all of this is two-fold. YHWH/God takes care of me and my household, because of our covenant relationship. I rely on Him alone to provide for me. There’s no pressure on my husband to get things for me. YHWH/God will put things on His heart; and He does it. The second part of the blessing is that we are able to pay for everything in cash. Once our hearts took hold of the revelation of Romans 13:8, we made the quality decision to stay out of debt; and trust YHWH/God for everything.

Perhaps the greatest blessing of June is that one of the contractors working in our home gave his life to YHWH/God. On the day that it happened, my husband was upstairs witnessing to him; while I was downstairs praying for him. I just praise YHWH/God! One more treasure for Him.

There were so many more blessings; but I don’t want this post to get super long. Thank you for reading. Please share some of the ways YHWH/God has blessed you; and may He bless you even more. Have an excellent weekend!

Yonka

 

 

The Lesson

Luke 6 38

My husband had just finished his lunch; as he and I sat at the dining room table. My 7 year old son had come downstairs to the dining room and showed his money to Papa. My husband asked him, how much did he have? To which my son responded: $1.50. My husband asked him if he would give him all of his money, except one cent. My son paused and said no. “I’ll only have one penny if I gave you all my money.” My husband responded: okay. He then called our second son (6 years) down to the dining room and asked him for all of his money. My second son said no. My husband responded: okay. He then called our oldest daughter (4 years)  to the dining room and asked her the same question; to which she responded yes, and gladly gave him her dollar. He called our baby girl (2 years) downstairs to the dining room and asked her for all of her money; and she too responded yes and gave it to him. My husband said to the girls: “Because you gave me all that you had, I’m going to give you back your dollar and another one.” The girls rejoiced and said thank you  papa! He then said: “I only added a dollar; but I like multiplication; so I’m going to give you another dollar.” The girls rejoiced again and thanked their papa. He then said: “Because you said thank you, I’m going to give you another dollar.” The girls again rejoiced and thanked papa.” Finally, my husband said: “Because you cheerfully gave me all that you had, I’m going to give you another dollar.” The girls celebrated once again; and cheerfully thanked their papa.

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I sat there the entire time as I watched this biblical lesson being played out before my very eyes. My husband and I got up from the table; and went into the foyer to look at the new chairs that we had just bought. The girls followed us into the foyer; while my sons stayed at the table thinking. After we finished in the foyer, my husband, the girls and I went into the kitchen. I explained to the boys that they had just witnessed and been a part of a biblical lesson. I shared with them the time that YHWH/God told me to give away my entire check. It was very uncomfortable for me; but I did it anyway. Two weeks later, I had received a debt-free vehicle. I explained that it’s good to give your normal tithes and offerings; but there will be times when the Father asks you to give more. It’s only because He wants to give more to you.

Wellness Wednesday Tip

Psalm 32 8

This week’s declaration is based on Psalm 32:8 and is: YHWH/God will instruct and teach me in the way I should go;  He will counsel me with His loving eye on me. Last night I asked God to give me instruction concerning a matter. I had a dream and then Psalm 32:8 was the first verse my eyes were drawn to this morning. I was beyond delighted because God is so very faithful in the plethora of ways that He answers our prayers.

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The mobility exercise of the week is hip openers. Stand and lift one foot off of the floor, bending at the knee. Move the knee to the outside of the body in a circular motion. Click here for a demonstration. As always, YHWH/God bless you and have an excellent rest of your week!

Yonka