Taking On A New Lifestyle
Our family has adopted a lifestyle of wellness living that helps us emotionally thrive. I will share with you how you can improve your life. Are you ready to make a change?
Since, we are now focusing on what is best for us. I will share why this change may be best for you. It is my hope to provide you with hope and inspiration along the way.
Our new lifestyle will include nature-derived stories.
Ponder Your Choices
- What is tugging at your heart for you to want to start living a new life?
- Has something caused you to feel stumped and not know where to turn?
- Do you know what your purpose is in this thing we call a human being?
- When you were in your dreaming phase years what did you dream of being or doing in life?
- What is stopping you from achieving your dreams?
- Who are you and what were you created for?
- Have you rid yourself of trying to live up to another person’s expectations?
- What is keeping you from being a better person?
- Are you a creative person, if so, what do you enjoy doing? Are you doing it? If not, why not?
It’s time for a reset, so why not consider this particular time as a change that you will make within yourself because you want to and as if it was a new law of wellness living?
Learn how to adopt a healthy new lifestyle of living well by focusing on what helps you mentally thrive. Achieve a healthy way of living by changing your mindset.
We’re all struggling and desire a new life of wellness.
I am dedicated to giving you the best reality of what I call a new way of wellness living.
There is a lot of information to process these days when it comes to motivation. The spark seems to go out many times as we try to relight or keep the candle lite at both ends because of the demands in our lives.
We must start well to finish well. This means sticking it out until it’s done. Learning to not lose heart of what truly matters and that is you. For instance, because dieting is a discipline we stay fat. We choose to bail because our discipline gets difficult.
We start with being enthusiastic, then disillusionment starts to set in. This causes us to panic and search out reasons to not move forward. Self-doubt, guilt, and low self-esteem set in. We start replaying the things we’ve heard over and over again. Our confusion has replaced our ability to conquer what we started to pursue.
Where do you get your strength to keep going?
Then I gave them my report: “Face it: we’re in a bad way here. Jerusalem is a wreck; its gates are burned up. Come let’s build the wall of Jerusalem and not live with this disgrace any longer.” I told them how God was supporting me and how the king was backing me up. They said, “We’re with you. Let’s get started.” They rolled up their sleeves, ready for the good work. When Sanballat the Horonite, Tobiah the Ammonite official, and Gesham the Arab heard about it, they laughed at us, mocking, “Ha! What do you think you’re doing? Do you think you can cross the king?” I shot back, “The God-of-Heaven will make sure we succeed. We’re his servants and we’re going to work, rebuilding. You can stick to your own business. You get no say in this Jerusalem’s none of your business!”The wall was finished on the twenty-fifth day of Elul. It had taken fifty-two days. When all our enemies heard the news and all the surrounding nations saw it, our enemies totally lost their nerve. They knew that God was behind this work.
Don’t be misled: No one makes a fool of God. What a person plants, he will harvest. The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others ignoring God! harvests a crop of weeds. All he’ll have to show for his life is weeds! But the one who plants in response to God, letting God’s Spirit do the growth work in him, harvests a crop of real life, eternal life. So, let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit. Right now, therefore, everytime we get the chace, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith.
David thought to himself, “Sooner or later, Saul’s going to get me. The best thing I can do is escape to Philistine country. Saul will count me a lost cause and quit hunting me down in every nook and cranny of Israel. I’ll be out of his reach for good.” So David left; he and his six hundred men went to Achich son of Maoch, king of Gath. They moved in and settled down in Gath, with Achish. Each man brought his household; David brought his two wives, Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail, widow of Nabal of Carnel. When Saul was told that David had escaped to Gath, he called off the hunt. Then David said to Achish, “If it’s a agreeable to you, assign me a place in one of the rural villages. It doesn’t seem right that I, your mere servant, should be taking up space in the royal city.” So Achish assigned him Ziklag ( a city of the kings of Judah). David lived in Philistine country a year and four months.
After years of running because I was being chased with no indication that things would change in my life I began to despair. I moved from faith to human reasoning.
The fortunate thing is when we hit rock bottom there is a way back. I learned to focus on God’s word, attended bible study groups, and attended women’s events this helped me find my purpose, and I truly believe I have excelled since.
Don’t get me wrong life is not perfect and the enemy is there as soon as you stop striving. I constantly ask God for forgiveness and I pledge to follow Him.
Will you walk upon this same road that leads you upward?
Loosen the grip and learn to live it up. Deliberately get out there and have fun! Forget about being responsible, sensible, professional and even proper.
Let every detail in your lives – words, actions, whatever – be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.Wherever you are, be there in the moment.
These are the commands, decrees and laws the Lord your God directed me to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess, so that you, your children and their children after them may fear the Lord your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life.Ready and willing, the heads of families, leaders of the tribes of Israel, commanders and captains in the army, and stewards of the king’s affairs, stepped forward and gave willingly. They gave 5,000 talents (188 tons) and 10,000 darics (185 pounds) of gold, 10,000 talents of silver (377 tons), 18,000 talents of bronze (679 tons), and 100,000 talents (3,775 tons) of iron. Anyone who had precious jewels put them in the treasury for the building of The Temple of God in the custody of Jehiel the Gershonite. And the people were full of a sense of celebration—all that giving! And all given willingly, freely! King David was exuberant. David blessed God in full view of the entire congregation:
So David and the elders of Israel and the commanders of units of a thousand went to bring up the ark of the covenant of the Lord from the house of Obed-Edom, with rejoicing.Because God had helped the Levites who were carrying the ark of the covenant of the Lord, seven bulls and seven rams were sacrificed. Now David was clothed in a robe of fine linen, as were all the Levites who were carrying the ark, and as were the musicians, and Kenaniah, who was in charge of the singing of the choirs. David also wore a linen ephod. So all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the Lord with shouts, with the sounding of rams’ horns and trumpets, and of cymbals, and the playing of lyres and harps.
As the ark of the covenant of the Lord was entering the City of David, Michal daughter of Saul watched from a window. And when she saw King David dancing and celebrating, she despised him in her heart.
Blessed are you, God of Israel, our father from of old and forever. To you, O God, belong the greatness and the might, the glory, the victory, the majesty, the splendor; Yes! Everything in heaven, everything on earth; the kingdom all yours! You’ve raised yourself high overall. Riches and glory come from you, you’re ruler over all; You hold strength and power in the palm of your hand to build up and strengthen all. And here we are, O God, our God, giving thanks to you, praising your splendid Name.
“But me—who am I, and who are these my people, that we should presume to be giving something to you? Everything comes from you; all we’re doing is giving back what we’ve been given from your generous hand. As far as you’re concerned, we’re homeless, shiftless wanderers like our ancestors, our lives mere shadows, hardly anything to us. God, our God, all these materials—these piles of stuff for building a house of worship for you, honoring your Holy Name—it all came from you! It was all yours in the first place! I know, dear God, that you care nothing for the surface—you want us, our true selves—and so I have given from the heart, honestly and happily. And now see all these people doing the same, giving freely, willingly—what a joy! O God, God of our fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, keep this generous spirit alive forever in these people always, keep their hearts set firmly in you. And give my son Solomon an uncluttered and focused heart so that he can obey what you command, live by your directions and counsel, and carry through with building The Temple for which I have provided.”
David then addressed the congregation: “Bless God, your God!” And they did it, blessed God, the God of their ancestors, and worshiped reverently in the presence of God and the king.
The very next day they butchered the sacrificial animals and offered in the worship of Israel to God a thousand bulls, a thousand rams, a thousand sheep, and in addition drink offerings and many other sacrifices. They feasted all day, eating and drinking before God, exuberant with joy.
Then they ceremonially reenacted Solomon’s coronation, anointing David’s son before God as their leader, and Zadok as priest. Solomon sat on the throne of God as king in place of David his father. And everything went well; all Israel obeyed him. All the leaders of the people, including all the sons of King David, accepted Solomon as their king and promised their loyalty. Solomon rode high on a crest of popular acclaim—it was all God’s doing. God gave him position and honor beyond any king in Israel before him.
David son of Jesse was king over all Israel. He ruled over Israel forty years—seven in Hebron and thirty-three in Jerusalem. He died at a good old age, having enjoyed long life, wealth and honor. His son Solomon succeeded him as king.
Listen“Listen to me, all you who are serious about right living and committed to seeking God. Ponder the rock from which you were cut, the quarry from which you were dug.