Health and Wellness 2016 Part Three

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Welcome back! Each January prompts many people to make resolutions and goals for the upcoming year. In honor of New Year’s resolutions and intentions, I am doing a series on the blog entitled, “Health and Wellness 2016.” We are on week three of a four part series. Each Monday I will be focusing on a different area of our lives and asking a few thought provoking questions to consider. My intention for all of us (myself included) is to see if one of the questions applies to our lives and needs to be looked at a bit more closely. Hopefully, we all can use these questions to start a new habit or tweak a habit that is already in place.
Wishing you a happy and healthy new year!

This week we will be focusing on our physical lives.

My physical life- Am I
Taking care of the body (temple) God has given me? (1 Corinthians 3:16)- Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?
Eating healthy meals? (1 Corinthians 10:31)- So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
Exercising daily? (1 Timothy 4:8)- For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.
Exposing myself to sunlight each day? (Ecclesiastes 11:7)- Light is sweet, and it pleases the eyes to see the sun.
Sleeping peacefully each night? (Psalm 4:8)- In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety.
Working diligently? (Proverbs 31:17)-She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.

Lord, thank you that you care about every area of our lives. Amen.


Health and Wellness Part Two

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Welcome back! Each January prompts many people to make resolutions and goals for the upcoming year. In honor of New Year’s resolutions and intentions, I am doing a series on the blog entitled, “Health and Wellness 2016.” We are on week two of a four part series. Each Monday I will be focusing on a different area of our lives and asking a few thought provoking questions to think about. My intention for all of us (myself included) is to see if one of the questions applies to our lives and needs to be looked at a bit more closely. Hopefully, we all can use these questions to start a new habit or tweak a habit that is already in place.
Wishing you a happy and healthy new year!

This week we will be focusing on our mental lives.

My mental life- Am I
Perusing magazines, reading books, and watching shows that draw me closer to the Lord? (Luke 11:34-35)- Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are healthy, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are unhealthy, your body also is full of darkness. See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness.
Pondering on whatever is true, honorable, pure, lovely, and of excellence? (Philippians 4:8) Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Meditating and memorizing God’s Word? (Psalm 119:11) I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
Possessing an attitude of gratitude? (1 Thessalonians 5:18) Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Lord, thank you that you care about every area of our lives. Amen.

Health and Wellness 2016 Part One

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I hope you enjoyed your holidays! I am so looking forward to seeing what 2016 brings! Each January prompts many people to make resolutions and goals for the upcoming year. In honor of New Year’s resolutions and intentions, I will be doing a series on the blog entitled, “Health and Wellness 2016.” For the next four weeks, each Monday I will be focusing on a different area of our lives and asking a few thought provoking questions to think about. My intention for all of us (myself included) is to see if one of the questions applies to our lives and needs to be looked at a bit more closely. Hopefully, we all can use these questions to start a new habit or tweak a habit that is already in place.
Wishing you a happy and healthy new year!

This week we will be focusing on our spiritual lives.

My spiritual life- Am I
Rightly related to Christ? (John 3:16)- For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Spending time each day seeking God through prayer? (Philippians 4:6-7)- Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Seeking the Holy Scriptures for guidance? (Psalm 119:105)- Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
Putting my hope in God? (1 Peter 3:5)- For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves.
Fearing the LORD? (Proverbs 31:30)- Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
Growing in wisdom? (Ecclesiastes 8:1)- Who is like the wise? Who knows the explanation of things? A person’s wisdom brightens their face and changes its hard appearance.

Lord, thank you that you care about every area of our lives. Amen.