Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Is it dark in here?

As a child I loved to play" close your eyes and walk.” This is when my sister, brother and I would close our eyes and walk through the house to see how far we could walk without bumping into something. When I said, Ouch my turn was over. I would always win the game. I have tried this again as an adult, I'm still good at walking in the dark but I always bump into something.

Life has situations that can be up one day and down another. How we perceive a situation will determine how we will respond and react. If we choose to worry about the situation then our body will respond. We can become anxious and nervous- sweating and increase breathing frequency then diarrhea, abdominal pain, and constipation can occur. Wow, yes our mind, body and soul are intertwined.

To release the darkness in our lives, we have to roll all of our cares onto God through Jesus Christ. Meditating in the Word of God and praying to Him in the Name of Jesus bring peace, revelation, and clarity to every situation in life. Prayer is when we communicate with God, acknowledge Him, and worship Him. Praying is talking with God and doing more listening than talking. Also, prayer is giving thanks for what He has done through salvation, and thanking Him for His Son, Jesus. God hears all prayers. God answers all prayers. Life has so many circumstances that will come your way. Stand firm on the Word of God." Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the Heathen; I will be exalted in the earth. “(Psalms 46:10). He will never leave us, nor forsake us. (Hebrews 13:6).

When we make decisions throughout the day we are not walking in the dark and bumping into things because God directs us through His Holy Spirit. He is always with us. He is a very present help when we are in trouble. If we desire peace, joy, or wisdom God has whatever we need. Ask and we will receive. Our Father in Heaven is our light and salvation through any trial, tribulation and challenge in our lives.

Matthew 5:13-16 (Bible Verses about Light)
“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men."You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

Enjoy life. Smile and you will brighten up some else life. So be it.

Tags: Christian prayer time, teach me how to pray,trusting God when it hurts

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Am I Driving or being Driven: Purpose

    As we travel throughout life, there are hills, mountains, valleys, and pits that we conquer and overcome. Transportation is a very important tool in many truly all of our lives.

    Be it a car, plane, bus, bike and even the soles of our feet move and transport us from one degree to another in life. For an example, an automobile is an amazing creation, the integral parts all work together for a common goal which is to move forward, back, and even left and right. Millions and millions of people every day operate some mode of transportation to make life easier. We can travel from one state to another and from one country to another in one going and going down to the sun.

    As we proceed through traffic are we driving or being driven. To view others driving, there are speed racers and slow motion operators. To be true to myself I have been in both shoes be it a speed racer and a slow motion operator. To dash in and out of traffic or at a slow pace (speed limit) is a decision that has been a journey. Driving for all to see, driving to be a risk or a hazard to others and myself should not enter a thought. But this is what I, a Southern Bell has done. The speed odometer displays the true and accurate motion of the vehicle because it can accelerate to 160-180 miles per hour does not mean I need obtain this goal.

    With open eyes, with an open heart, I operate an automobile as unto life. I decide to drive and not be driven. I decide to LOOK on in amazement, excitement of how God created this world. From the smallest animal to the most intelligent creation, this is mankind. We have to enjoy the air we breathe and the path of our lives. . Enjoy each phase of our lives. Walk with expectation, Walk with determination, Walk with the goal of bringing a smile or positive energy to all that we met. To drive is a world of joy and peace instead of being driven by the cares of the world. Family, friends, and people who do not know the inner drive is to Love. Therefore, spread Love every step, every mile, every level to show that you are driving and not allowing yourself to be driven by negative thoughts and emotions. Being in the drivers' seat can be enjoyable and peaceful, if we ONLY transport Love from my face to yours. So be it.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Happiness. What is happiness.....?

           Having a smile on our face makes our body, mind, and soul experience a peaceful, serene state. The beauty of our land is an awesome find indeed.  The birds of the air fly in complete bliss with no care or distress. A budding flower does not frown when it rains even if it rains constantly for four hours. A flower conserves as much water as it can for when it does not rain, it is still beautiful, peaceful and satisfied. We too as human beings respond to our surroundings. However, how we respond and react makes a world of difference in any situation.

Happiness begins within; if our thoughts are happy then our body responds with a happy sense. A smile can encourages others. Showing love will set the atmosphere so others can feel safe and have an inner peace. Our mind, body, and soul work together. Our body senses, when we are facing decisions, there can be conflicting thoughts while we are making important decisions.

 I revisit the inner being - my soul where my instincts assist and guide me in making decisions. Our instinct of right and wrong is inside of us; it directs and guides us toward our purpose and passion in life .When I pray, a sense divine wisdom nudges me toward the answers that are right for me. I trust the wisdom of God imprinted on my soul and it taps into my intuition. I know I have found my right path when I feel a sense of peace settling into my consciousness. In sacred communion with loving wisdom, I am inspired to make choices that are morally and spiritually with integrity and truth of who I am. I am a child of God—clear and directed, wise and loving. I fearlessly act upon the guidance I receive to make sound, God-inspired decisions. I acknowledge God and He leads me. This is what brings happiness in my mind, body, and soul.

 Likewise, others can do the same .Get up, be encouraged to pursue your dreams, master your tasks, and obtain your goals. Follow your instinct of right and wrong. Our inner being will empower us to be happy then our happiness will blossom into joy unspeakable joy. So be it.