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:
YHWH/God….His presence, talking and listening to Him, reading and studying the word.
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.
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.
Encouraging and uplifting others…whether in spoken or written word, or deed.
Sunshine….needs no explanation.
Flying…being in the air offers a sort of freedom, fresh perspective and beautiful views.
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.
Fruits….I think they are the perfect food and I really believe YHWH/God had me in mind when He created them.
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.
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.
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 […]
I hope your November is off to a GREAT start and will continue on in greatness for the remainder of the month! This week’s affirmation is based on Nehemiah 8:10: The joy of the Lord is my strength. I remember when I was in college and been told that I would have to red-shirt the year, due to an injury. I cried like a baby. My sister (who went to a college within 20 minutes of mine) came to visit me the same day. After being in her presence for only a few minutes and laughing so hard that I couldn’t feel my cheeks; the sadness and depression that I felt previously had dissipated. Another time when I worked as a Fitness Director, I was big MAD when I had arrived early at work for this company to come and repair some of the equipment after the set time. They had pushed the time back three times during the same day; and then at the end of the day after I had stayed late and waited for them, they called and said that they weren’t coming until the next day. I called my sister. Again, within minutes, she had me laughing so hard that the anger broke, and I was able to forgive the people. I think my sister, all comedians and anyone who bring laughter are an absolute gift from our Heavenly Father.
There have been moments of frustrations in some of my days that have come to a complete halt just by something one of my children said or did that resulted in deep belly laughter. Recently, I’ve gotten into the practice of doing 10 belly laughs daily to remind myself that joy is a choice and readily available….as is all blessings of the Most High. This week’s exercise is 10 belly laughs each day. Are you in? I love God, because He only tells us things that are beneficial to us. There are so many benefits to laughing such as mood improvement, stress relief, feeling good, better breathing, pain relief and so much more. Laughter also strengthens the immune system; which fights off germs, disease and viruses. So God knew precisely that the words spoken by Nehemiah thousands of years ago; would still be true today. His joy dismantles grief (as in the case of the people being addressed by Nehemiah) and all other heavy and negative emotions; as well as strengthens us on every level, spirit, soul and body. Praise God/YHWH!
As always, have an EXCELLENT rest of your week; and I’ll see you in the blogosphere!