“And this is the message[the message of promise] which we have heard from Him and now are reporting to you: God is Light, and there is no darkness in Him at all[no, not in any way]. [So] if we say we are partakers together and enjoy fellowship with Him when we live and move and are walking about in darkness, we are [both] speaking falsely and do not live and practice the Truth [which the Gospel presents]” 1 John 1:5-6
What does walking in the light look like to you? To me it looks like someone who treats others with respect and shows kindness to everyone they meet. Sometimes, I just have to break things down to the smallest bit in order to not get overwhelmed. So, I ask myself what is one kind thing I can do for myself today and what is one kind thing I can do for another.
I find that most people who spend time in the dark are depressed or going through a difficult time. Even though it may be easy to join someone on their misery train, it is better to listen and understand and pray because dark days don’t have to last. Also, it is better to give that person encouragement and support so that you don’t fall into your own misery.
I think when people are able to express their pain and darkness, they want understanding and they want support. Otherwise, they would probably keep it to yourself. Most people are not walking around in the “Woe is me” Olympics. One way I stay out of the woe is me path is by focusing on the positive in my life. Most times, the good in my life outweighs the bad. So the more I focus on positive, the more positive situations I find myself in.
I did my first meditation session last night(trying to get on a schedule) and it made me go straight to sleep. I wonder what it is about meditation and sleep. Does the brain automatically turn off and just go to a peaceful place? If that is the case, I bet it could work wonders for kids.
I’m trying to build more productivity into my life. So I found an app to help with internet productivity. I also deleted Twitter from my phone. Now the next step will probably be deleting facebook from my phone as well. I have decided to limit my manual twitter posting to once a day. I also limited the number of tabs I have open at once(I’m a tab queen).
What are some things that you like to do to increase your productivity/time management?
I hope you have a great day 🙂
Father God, I come in the name of Jesus to speak life and health to my body. Life and death are in my tongue! I speak to my healthy red blood cells and I say live, multiply, replenish every cycle as God designed. I speak to my healthy white blood cells and white and red platelets and I say live, multiply, replenish. All will be in right proportion as God designed. In Jesus’ name and by the power of His blood, I speak to every abnormal red blood cell, every abnormal white blood cell, every red and white platelet that is abnormal: I command you to die! I command you to stop multiplying.I declare that God’s glory and His light causes you to shrivel up, die, and be flushed out of my body, never to return. By the Holy Spirit, I see disease leaving my mortal body! I see my body, my blood cells, my muscles, and my brain being rejuvenated. I have the mind and healthy body of Jesus Christ! Amen
3 John 2, Psalm 16:11,103:3, Isaiah 41:10-15, 53:5, Matthew 4:24, James 5:16, 2 Chronicles 20:15
Some say the first thing you should do when you wake up is pray. If you are a believer, you will feel energized and encouraged after prayer. If you are not, prayer can open up a new communication for you. There are tons of reasons to pray and a ton of excuses not to. But the Bible says that the Holy Spirit works through our moaning and groaning. So technically, even if all you can do is sigh or wince in pain or discouragement, God hears you.
Prayer is just like meditation(except I would say you talk to God is prayer, while you listen to God in meditation). To do both you have to get still. Even if its just for five minutes, it can be the best five minutes you have ever taken out of your day. I love how the Jewish faith has a variety of different prayers(Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu always sings in my head). I love how the Muslim faith requires prayer throughout the day. I often wonder why we as Christians don’t have a ritual of prayer but the Bible says to pray without ceasing. So technically, as soon as you have a thought, you can pray.
I plan on staying in prayer a little longer each day(it helps keep me calm and puts life into a better view). Sometimes I just find myself saying “God, forgive me for being so snarky” or “God I need you right now”. Because when I let me get in the way of what God is teaching me, I get so off track, The good thing is God has grace and mercy for even the snarkiest of Christians.
Hope you have a day filled with prayer 🙂
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)