This week’s declaration is based on Psalm 6:9 (TPT): God hears my prayers and answers all of them.
This week’s wellness tip is to try a new piece of fruit. It is my (not-so-secret-anymore) dream to travel the world and eat fruit. I think I associate fruit with adventure. When I was a little girl, my mom always took my siblings and I to the fruit stand near where we lived in South Florida to try new fruit. I LOVED it and it is still one of my best childhood memories. I still really, Really, REALLY enjoy fruit to this very day. I’ve eaten everything from the usual apples, oranges and bananas, to tamarinds, sapodillas, lychees, quinces and everything in between. There are many foodies; but I am a self-proclaimed fruitie. I think I’m equally as fascinated with the fact that God created fruits and they’re so simple to eat, nutritious and absolutely delicious! I truly believe that He had me in mind when He was creating all of the different fruits.
If you try a new piece of fruit, let me know if you like it or not. As always, have an excellent rest of your week and I’ll be “seeing” you!
Each month, I write about the blessings that took place to honor YHWH/God and to remind myself and others of His goodness and faithfulness. During the month of March, I was so grateful for the comfort of YHWH’s/God’s word…especially Psalm 91. For the past year or so, my children and I had been saying this declaration daily. As a result, when many were fearful of the virus, we were unmoved. I take comfort in knowing that power, love and a sound mind comes from YHWH/God; and fear is beneath me, because it doesn’t come from Him. This is why speaking YHWH/God’s word aloud daily, is so vitally important (and powerful).
It has been nice seeing families sitting outside on the porch together; as well as walking riding bikes and playing together. I have also appreciated seeing neighbors greet each other and hold conversations (from a little bit of a distance). I’ve enjoyed this time or rest and restoration so much! I’ve spent more time in YHWH/God’s presence, and have so thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated His love for us. YHWH/God loves us SO much!! I’ve so appreciated the relaxed schedule and just being with my husband and children.
I’m grateful to YHWH/God yet again, for His leadership and guidance. He sees all and knows all. My husband and I have confessed for years that the word of YHWH/God is the standard for our lives; and that we trust that He CAN NOT mismanage our lives. About a year ago, YHWH/God told us to take all of our money out of the stock market. We didn’t know why; but we did it. Fast forward to now; and we are so grateful for how He takes care of the details of our life.
I often say, I don’t know how people go through life without YHWH/God. I tried it for a few months many years ago; and I can tell you, it’s was like walking around with a blindfold on; and with my ears plugged. If I didn’t know YHWH/God today, I would get to know Him quick, fast and in a hurry! Don’t waste your time or life, get to know Him today. Say this prayer to invite YHWH/God to be the Lord and savior of your life.
So turn to God! Give up your sins, and you will be forgiven. Then that time will come when the Lord will give you fresh strength. He will send you Jesus, his chosen Messiah. Acts 3:19-20 (CEV). It’s always time to do what is right, yet in times of crisis, doing what is right is […]
by Hazel Straub Do you feel trapped by your circumstances or see yourself as a victim of things happening beyond your control? When you feel hopeless, fearful, and a victim, victory eludes you. However, when you agree with God, and see yourself in Christ, seated far above powers of darkness that Jesus defeated, your […]
This week’s declaration is based on John 4:18 and is: I am fearless, because of YHWH/God’s perfect love. This week’s exercise is the Four point lunge; which is a lunge to the front, another to the side, one to the back, followed by a curtsy lunge. You would then switch and do it on the other side. When performing the exercise, be sure to keep your knee and ankle aligned. For a demonstration of the exercise click here. As always, have an EXCELLENT week and I’ll be seeing you!
A friend of mine sent me a text at the end of last week, regarding a concern that the doctor had about her husband. I could tell by the tone of the text that I needed to seek YHWH/God on their behalf. I asked YHWH/God what was on His heart concerning this circumstance. He brought me to some bible verses; as well as gave other words of encouragement. I received a message today that all was well. It was not surprise to me at all, because God’s word is true and it is the law. Laws are constant and yield favorable results if you abide by it; and less than favorable results should you decide otherwise. She let me know of an issue that she was dealing with. Again, I went to my Father in prayer, asking Him for his heart on the matter; and He directed me to a verse; and prompted me to give them the book: “Of Monkeys and Dragons: Freedom From The Tyranny of Disease” by Michelle Longo O’Donnell.
I immediately got up to get the book so that I could take it to her later on. I began thumbing through and reading sections here and there. I then came to the part for the reason that she wrote the book, and felt that it is quite fitting for anyone who reads this post. I first read this book more than ten years ago, and it absolutely changed the way that I looked at disease. She tells about how she had had pneumonia for two weeks. She had come home, fell asleep and had a dream. She was walking along a path and noticed these monkeys that started biting her. She started jumping around to get them off of her. She heard a voice that said: “Don’t look at them. Look straight ahead down the path.” She was scared that they’d eat her; but she obeyed the voice. The monkeys froze. Whenever she looked at them they would bite; but whenever she focused on the path, they would freeze. As she continued down the path, she noticed two big dragons coming towards her. She was scared, but looked away anyway; and they too froze. When she woke up from the dream, all of the pneumonia symptoms were gone.
I thought this story was very fitting for now. If each person makes a decision to focus on the path that YHWH/God has designed his/her life, the fear-driven virus will become paralyzed and will not be able to touch you.
2 Corinthians 9:8 (TPT) – Yes, God is more than ready to overwhelm you with every form of grace, so that you will have more than enough of everything—every moment and in every way. He will make you overflow with abundance in every good thing you do.
2 Corinthians 9:10 – 11 (TPT) – This generous God who supplies abundant seed for the farmer, which becomes bread for our meals,is even more extravagant toward you. First he supplies every need, plus more. Then he multiplies the seed as you sow it, so that the harvest of your generosity will grow. 11 You will be abundantly enriched in every way as you give generously on every occasion, for when we take your gifts to those in need, it causes many to give thanks to God.
Psalm 84:11 – For the Lord God is brighter than the brilliance of a sunrise! Wrapping himself around me like a shield, he is so generous with his gifts of grace and glory. Those who walk along his paths with integrity will never lack one thing they need, for he provides it all!
2 Corinthians 9:8 says You give me way more than I need;
So that I can bless others (according to Genesis 12:2) and sow more seed.
You are so generous, you give me more than enough,
Wisdom, family & friends, food and cool stuff.
Direct me to the people who came to you in prayer,
And I thank you for the honor of being the answer you’d prepare.
One of the best ways to build our confidence in YHWH/God, is to declare His word and promises out loud. Download this personalized copy of Psalm 91 and speak it twice a day all week; and teach it to your children.
This week’s declaration is based on Romans 8:37-39: I am more than a conqueror through God who loves me. Nothing can separate me from His love.
I’m a bit of a planner; so nearly every Sunday, I write out a meal plan for the week…actually three. My husband likes his chicken, seafood and turkey. My children eat VERY little meat; and I don’t eat any. It’s pretty easy to manage. I can usually make “side” dishes that everyone likes; but no one (except me) likes red quinoa and kale. It is SO very good to me! I mix together sauteed mushrooms and kale, red quinoa and chikpeas. It’s easy to make, takes little time, very filling and it’s delicious (to me)! On these nights, I will usually make chicken, rice, broccoli and yams for my husband; and black beans (which my children love), rice, yams and broccoli for my children. Are there any other moms out there, preparing multiple meals?
As always, have an EXCELLENT rest of your week and I’ll see you around the blog!