The bible says, Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men -- Colossian 3:23 (New International Version). In other words, I do whatever I do as if the Lord is watching -- not for man's benefit.
So that introduction brings me to this..."I Choose Joy!!!"
What does that have to do with Healthy living???!!
A whole lot. When I choose joy, I am saying -- no matter how bad my day is, no matter who makes me mad, no matter what the weather, what the scale says, who hurts my feelings, who cuts me off on the road -- you get the point -- I am going to CHOOSE JOY! Why, because I have a choice. I can choose how I am going to respond to these issues. Only me. No one else can choose for me how I am going to respond. I INTENTIONALLY choose JOY.
How that effects my health -- because I live at peace with my choice, I am not burden down with ulcers or depression or other ailments. I shake off the thoughts that want to burden me down. I choose joy instead of all the other negative adjectives out there.
Does this mean I never have a bad day any more or I just walk around with a big smile on my face everyday?
|Hey look at me, I'm happy with no cares in the world!!|
No, I don't have great days everyday, I am human, but it's still a choice -- I can wallow in my issues or I can choose joy! No matter how bad they tend to be in my eyes -- I CHOOSE JOY. It makes my days very bright and life worth living. Joyce Meyers states in her book, "Battlefield of the Mind" --
"Even a person who is really positive won't
have everything work out the way he would
like it to all the time. But the positive person
can go ahead and decide to enjoy himself no
matter what happens. The negative person
never enjoys anything."
So I say all of that to encourage you as well. Don't allow your situations or circumstances to dictate how you are going to respond to life. Right where you are, you can put a smile on your face and say -- "Lord it's yours." Make up in your mind that you don't have to allow "IT" -- (whatever or whoever "It" is) to eat you up inside -- or you can say, "That's OK, I'm going to be joyful and trust that You have my back. You will not allow this thing or person to bring me down. I'm going to trust You today Lord with this situation. It's in Your hands. Take control!!!"
I choose ...
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|Update on the green smoothies|
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