Achieving Stability & Productivity
I want to brush on psalm 1:3 this week because it’s something that we all can use to continue to grow. Now in psalm 1:3 it talks about a tree that’s planted, so this means this tree started out as a seed, developed roots and began to blossom into a tree that later on became fruitful. Now this tree couldn’t grow without the proper necessities it needed water to maintain it’s growth which was provided by the river.
This tree was special to me because the water never ran dry, it had a constant flow of water because it was so close to the supplier. The tree became stronger every day and produced fruit that was heaven sent. For us to achieve this stability and productivity just like this tree we must stay close to our supplier. We can’t stray too far from it or our fruitfulness will begin to wither away. God is our connection to becoming stable, and once we become stable we will begin to see things prosper. The day you were born God planted a seed in you, he is just waiting for you to find your way to stability so he can begin a mighty work in you.
Brush up on your word daily ( continue to water your tree), do what you know to do to stay close to him and watch your tree grow. The Bible says “whatever he/she does shall prosper”.
Confidence in God
1 LORD, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me! 2 Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.” 3 But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. 4 I call out to the LORD, and he answers me from his holy mountain. 5 I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me.
6 I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side. 7 Arise, LORD! Deliver me, my God! Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked. 8 From the LORD comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people.
Dry your weary eyes and rise up, joy comes in the morning
During this lifetime I can’t count on my fingers how many people are going to want to see you fail. If you’re sick some people may even look at it as ” if they are Christian then why aren’t they healed”. If you are going through a crisis in your life they may say “Well, I thought their help comes from God, why hasn’t he helped”. This will not go away, some people will be for you and some won’t. You just have to overcome the word of mouth and find more confidence in God.
Just because we are saved doesn’t stop us from being human! We go through the same life struggles as everyone else, but God does provide us with a way out. Yes, people may not like the way we live or whatever reason why they feel the way they do, we can’t help that. God will protect us from our enemies, but let not your heart be troubled. Keep your eyes focused on where your help comes from. Having enemies are just another distraction to keep you from excelling in God, the devil wants to see them get under your skin and cause you to break down and lose confidence in yourself and in God.
God has given you the authority, to rise up. Don’t let your confidence in what God can do for you waver, be un-moveable.Don’t let people who misuse you, or dislike you shake or break what God has blessed you with. God will never leave you or forsake you children of God.
This Page was created for Young Christian Girls Ages 14 and up
Living with a Chronic Illness is not easy it tries every part of your being. The news can be devastating that there is no cure at all for it. We hurt on the inside and no one can see our pain unless we are in a full blown flare up. I have battled this chronic illness since a young girl and sometimes I just want to quit knowing that I have to deal with it for the rest of my life. I continue to tell myself quitting is not an option and that this illness doesn’t have me under control I, have it. There are 3 top things that have helped me get through my chronic illness through the years and without them I would not be as far as I am today.
- Staying encouraged through reading my bible- When I first started reading my bible I didn’t understand a thing, but I began to pray about it and God began to open my eyes. Reading my bible cause me to want to know even more and also change my mindset about how I see my illness. My faith became strong and I realized I was not alone and that God is with me every step of the way. Faith was my magic key to unlock my box of chronic illness. I will never see the same again.
- Changing my Diet– Looking back at my health it was horrible.I hated veggies and fruits were okay. I was lacking so many vitamins, my nutritious stats were a mess. So I changed my diet for the first time. I started off with a 3-day cleanse and to this day I can not find the recipe that I used for this, but I do remember drinking loads of ( slim tea) and a few times a meal called the cabbage salad it had ( cabbage, lemon, salt and olive oil) this was so gross 🙂 but I was up for anything. I lost 10lbs in 3 days, that is always great motivation to get you started. After doing this I started to put the daniel fast to the test. This changed everything, this confirmed what my body could take and what it couldn’t as much as food goes.
- Exercise- While I was on my fast, they say it’s not best to workout. Since I am so stubborn I did. I started off by walking about 2 miles I, slowly increased the miles to about 5 miles a day. It was such a breath of fresh air, walking allowed me to clear my mind and to begin to think positive about my life. You never know how much negative you have built up until you have to let it go. After weeks passed I then started to workout with different DVD cd’s using up to about 15lbs weights. ” If your bones are weak, you need muscle to keep them protected”. I began to notice I was sleeping better, moving better and even smiling because I was happy and not trying to mask pain.
I could not believe I was feeling so much better. My doctor’s visits became less, and I found myself saying I can do without the medications I was prescribed *(I do not recommend you going off your medication, it takes a lot of work, it’s a whole journey in itself only if you are ready for a challenge) I have been without medication for 5 years now, but I do my Daniel fast in moderation and control what I eat. my fitness journey has been setback due to a few personal situations but it is key in my chronic illness journey.
Without these 3 things, I would still struggle with my illness today it takes hard work to stay on top of your illness. Remember you are a warrior and fight for your life, you only have one.