God scheduled my neighbor to visit us today to practice taking blood pressures for her training to be a nurse. Gladly willing to help, I was surprised at the result. High blood pressure! I checked it myself and sure enough, it was very crazy high (168/132), like about to have a heart attack high. You must understand that for me, with normally very low blood pressure (90/70), it is more significant than someone who runs a bit high or even normal. It was a shocking wake up call.
With the dog’s heartworm treatment and us having to keep his heart rate down, I have been walking very little. Also, having achieved my weight goal of losing 50 pounds, I had started cheating lately a lot and eating unhealthy and salty food, like fast food grilled chicken (which I had just eaten before she checked me) etc. and chocolate.
So I confess and now see the immediate repercussions of such gluttony on my part. And if I don’t do something about it, I will regain the weight but more importantly be disobedient in maintaining my health for the Lord and the work He has me doing.
So, I repent from those horrible and irresponsible decisions and will be eating strictly Paleo nutrition and exercising at least once per day alone- until Blue’s heartworm treatments are finished- or with my kids and with Blue when it is safe to do so. And I will continue fasting and praying on Wednesdays. So here I go… awake, obedient and proactive.
And thank you, God, for the wake up call before I did have a heart attack!❤❤❤
By nature, I am naive. I think with a purity of thought, raised to be honest. I expect everyone to be also, always seeing the best in people. It is not long in this world before you realize the best in people is their choice and many do not choose goodness and their best but decide to choose their worst. Psychologists (of which my mom is one) explain everyone’s choice away as the fault of their environment or parental relationships. And I have to tell you, that us a load of crap. Life is not fair, things happen to everyone. No one is alone in suffering. But certainly, unequivocally, without any doubt or lie, whether you choose to be your best, which is a honest and loved-by-God servant of almighty God or a dishonest and ironically still loved-by-God servant of self/satan/pride, IT IS YOUR CHOICE. No one wants you to be bad. No n one can make you bad against your will. That is always your choice. The beauty is that being good doing good, returning to God is always your choice too. He has always been one humble prayer away. And returning to Him is always one humble prayer back. So simple. So many lies for so long and so many distractions provide the illusion of confusion, chaos, despair, complications. They don’t exist excepting your mind full of lies. Accept the simple truth of Christ Jesus who longs to be your Savior and give you peace and joy and lavish blessings and forgiveness on you. ❤
I am responsible today for my thoughts, words and actions.
I can make decisions which honor God or hurt His kingdom.
I am responsible for those decisions.
I will be careful then to make the right decisions today.
I choose to make good decisions.
And I can and will humbly pray for help from God to do this.
And He will help because He loves me and He is more than strong enough to help.
So today His peace and joy will envelop me.
I will be His loving light to honor Him.❤
When I drive now more than ever I am very defensive. People seem to be making irresponsible choices to text or stare at their phones now… a lot. It is their choice to do so, as it is my choice to make responsible choices and drive carefully with the phone down and on silent. That is one example.
I am not responsible for anyone else’s choices but my own and I am fully responsible for my own. I own them. What I do, I am responsible for. How I treat others, I am responsible for. What I say, I am fully responsible for. And the thing is, this is true of every single soul God created.
When we meet God soon in heaven, we will each account for our words and actions and choices. There will be no one to blame, no getting out of it, no reasoning it away or excusing it for emotional or hormonal drives. No, it is yes or no. Even now, as distracted as we are it is yes or no. Responsible choice? “Yes” or “no”. And anything added to “no” does not make it less of a “no”. ❤
If you have two hours in your day that will answer the big picture plan of humanity, watch this link.
You will not be sorry. See, I am a doctor, gone through the highest levels of science there are. I always thought evolution was the religion devotee scientists were pushing. As a Christian, I always knew evolution was a lie but those teaching it and all the text books and research pushed it so hard as truth and hated with a passion anyone believing God created everything. I was given bad grades, been forced to delay graduation, teased, mocked, all for saying something against that agenda. So with such strong conviction and devotion, I knew it was religion against God but thought evolution was it. But it is all of science. Nature proves God but science teaches we are God’s at the end of it. It is against God. Nature proves God but science denies Him. It all is true. This guy put it all together beautifully and I believe and feel truthfully. Please watch as soon as you have time and share to spread truth. ❤
Even if everything is wrong with your life right now (which is always a negatively – skewed exaggeration), love the Life Giver and focus on Him. There is always something beautiful from Him in your life if you are focused on Him. For instance, my husband and teenage son are at odds a lot and angry a lot, my daughter is having trouble with obedience and honesty and a tad of laziness, I have to do a lot for my mom because of her poor choices, I now have added regular responsibility, my weight loss has stalled at only 2 pounds to go, I have a lot of responsibility on me as per usual, I am feeling a heavy weight from so many burdens around me, I am often neglected despite all this, I have no money to do things or get shopping for Christmas, I am missing my loved ones no longer here, so much weighing me down right now. I could focus on these things and get seriously depressed. That would be easy to fall into. I don’t though. I refuse. Instead, I do something else.
I focus on God, the Life Giver. I focus on my residence in heaven. I focus on the great goodness of God. Then, it becomes much easier to see how many blessings I have. Yes, the negative things are all still here, but I now get to play piano at a new church my friends attend and lead worship for. I get to teach my children school. I am healthy enough to work hard and keep up with everything without pain or exhaustion. I have a mom still alive close by. I have a husband and home and children and fish. We have air conditioning and a minivan that is lasting a long time. These are all blessings.
The thing is… sometimes you can only see the good stuff after you put your remaining energy on God. He gives life and is the light source. Focus on Him is the decision. It is always my best decision.❤❤❤
God is the most important Person/Anything in the universe. I base that on the fact that He made everything. Think of it… everything you know about that exists in the universe was designed and made by God. That puts Him on the throne, friend. That puts everything else bowing to Him willingly (so much better) or unwillingly (a really bad plan). So, it would be so much better to put the cell phones/computers/social media/video games/entertainment/drugs/alcohol/pornography/heroes/addictions/obsessions down and give honor and praise and worship to God who designed and made you. Those things are worthless trash to distract and stupify you. They are traps of no worth. God needs to be returned to His rightful throne and prominence in our lives, our church, our city, our state, our country, our world. So much better to do so willingly while in this age of grace and mercy than to be forced to in the coming age of judgment. And because He is our loving God and we love Him back and are sincerely grateful for life at all, much less the many many blessings He pours out on our lives.❤❤❤