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