Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Power of Choice

Recently I had a friend tell me "He's stuck in a job."
Also online I had someone tell me just today that they have no choice but was born into the way his lifestyle is, which happened to be the homosexual lifestyle.

Basically both people are telling me the same thing which is "they have no choice."

All I can say is "Cow Patties!" Animals do not have choices. They have instincts, but not choices. We humans were the one's blessed to have choice.
We can choose to work for someone, or choose to own our own business.
We can choose what lifestyle we want also. Even the poorest people in the world have a choice to overcome their surroundings and free themselves from poverty.

Each one of us no matter where we live in the world can make choices to become what we choose to become. I did not say it would always be easy, only that you can.

So, if you're not happy with your life, choose to change it, but first choosing to change the inside of you.

Myself, I'm a work in progress as everyone really is if you think about it.
I chose not to live on the West Coast and moved to the East Coast knowing only my son and my sons mother being where I am now. No job lined up, no place to live, and no contacts to help me. I DECIDED by FAITH to change my whole surroundings from living in Sunny CA where it only snows in the Mountains and High Desert, to living where it snows every winter. Was it easy? Sometimes, not at all. Other times much easier than I had thought. I made it through the change and am now on the track to prospering.

Habits are hard to break and can only be broken by replacing them with other habits (good ones is a good choice). It takes time and effort, but well worth it when you do choose the right ways to live.

I have studied Self Help books and the Bible since my early 20's. Both the books and my faith in God have helped me overcome some circumstances that many would of given up on and said "what's the use, I was born into this, why try to be different?"

Let me encourage you today, you can choose who you want to be. Why not start on the trek today?

Wishing you more Wealth and Riches in every area of your life.


Monday, August 16, 2010

You are a child of God

"You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightening about shrinking, so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in come of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others"
- Nelson Mandela

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Healthy to the Glory of God

Article by: Mirdza Pavasars Hayden

When we follow a healthy lifestyle to the glory of God, He gives us victory over our health issues. So many times we get caught up in simply praying for good health, praying for miraculous healing, and meanwhile we do not glorify God in the way we treat our body. We don’t eat the foods He has given us to eat, but rather indulge in processed, high sugar foods. We don’t drink the pure water He has provided for us, but rather drink sodas with high sugar content or artificial sweeteners, or in fruit juices that really are not that healthy for us. Instead of keeping our bodies active, like God designed them to be, we have become wrapped up in how tired we are and how we just can’t commit to any physical activity, let alone any fitness program that requires any type of effort. Add to that stress and little rest and sleep, and we will live a life that is sure to be headed towards sickness. When we lead this type of lifestyle, how can we expect God to bless us with good health?

God has given each of us a mission to fulfill in the world, but it’s hard to fulfill if we don’t take care of the bodies that He has given us. Think of all the wonderful foods He has provided for us to eat, which the Bible makes reference to throughout the Bible. In Genesis 1:29, God tells us, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.” Then in Genesis 3:18 He says, “You will eat the plants of the field”. In Ezekiel 16:19 He tells us “Also the food I provided for you – the fine flour, olive oil, and honey I gave you to eat”. In Matthew 15:36, Jesus took 7 loaves of barley and two small fish and when he had given thanks, he broke them and gave them to his disciples, who in turn gave it to the people to eat. God also gave us animals to eat, though; in Deuteronomy 14:4-5 God tell us “These are the animals you may eat: the ox, the sheep, the goat, the deer, the gazelle, the roe deer, the wild goat, the ibex, the antelope and the mountain sheep.” All the foods God gives us are nutritional goldmines, as Jordan Rubin puts it, and therefore build up healthy cells in our body. He says in his book The Great Physician’s Rx for Health and Wellness that “God’s dietary guidelines contained no refined or processed carbohydrates, no altered or damaged fats, and no artificial sweeteners. When our diet is based on eating whole and natural foods everyday, we’ll be nourished and satisfied, and we will be energetic and healthy to do all the things we need to do and those we want to do.”

In addition to eating healthy, he gave us bodies that were designed to move. As Jordan Rubin puts it in the book I’ve mentioned before, “God designed us to lift, haul, stride, step, boost, drag, march, tread, run, kick and heave with our limbs. There’s a reason why the word move is so close to mobile in the dictionary. God made us to me mobile people, and throughout history, people have walked miles and miles and performed manual labor in the fields and in the cities.” Heck, even Mary and Joseph walked for 80 miles to get from Nazareth to Bethlehem, when Mary was nine months pregnant!! Mary probably rode most of the way on the donkey, but Joseph walked the entire way, with a whole bunch of other people. There were no cars or buses at the time. This was a 4-day journey, if the person walked 20 miles a day. Think about it. Now we have all the conveniences and unfortunately most people do not even walk to the store if it’s a half a mile or a mile away. It’s time to start walking or biking again, instead of taking the car everywhere we go. Not only is it better for us physically, but it is better for the environment since cars pollute the air.

God has designed us to be active healthy individuals. Let’s focus on getting healthy by eating the foods he has provided for us and by getting active every single day. God will bless our healthy lifestyle by strengthening us and energizing us to fulfill His mission in this world.