[HCH] My trick for resting better, journal jots, tidy life tips
Jan 13, 2021 10:32 pm
Hello lovely ladies,
How are you sleeping at night?
I'm asking because rest is so very important for our health and well-being. The lack of sleep can also affect the way our body handles stress during the day.
Psalms 127:2 says,
"It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep."
God gives us rest time. It's a wonderful gift. The older I get the more I appreciate bedtime. Ha! ha!
What I've been trying to do during anxious moments in order to rest better is to mentally re-direct my eyes back on the Lord.
I literally look up and tell God that I'm giving Him back these burdens to take care of. (Mentally picture yourself handing a big pile of burdens over to Him.)
Before going to sleep. I tell Him that I'm letting Him take charge of things while I sleep. (We should let God always be in charge! But, so many times we try to carry those concerns and mentally try to fix things until we become an anxious mess. And then, our mind is swirling instead of resting.)
Which brings me to the next thought... the importance of building our faith.
Faith is built by spending more time in God's Word. (So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. - Romans 10:17 kjv)
Please, oh please, understand the importance of starting your day off right!
Thought: You make or break your day each morning of your life.
Connect with our Heavenly Father in the mornings. Next, focus on your main priorities for the day...don't sit and worry!
Another thing to implement is memorizing God's Word on a daily basis. I'm currently memorizing Psalms 103. I tackle one new Bible verse each week.
Don't worry! It only takes about 5 minutes in the morning.
I first start off quoting from memory the references in the chapter that I've memorized so far. (It gets faster and faster each week.)
Next, I read the new Bible verse that I've added for the week. Then, I start trying to quote it from memory at least 3 times. That's it. It's okay to peek when you need help...because eventually you won't need to look anymore.
Don't worry if you don't have it down... just keep repeating the process each morning. You will be surprised at what you can accomplish! It doesn't matter if you think you are good at memorizing or not. God will give you the ability to memorize His Word.
It's a fact that we always seem to find time to do the things that really matter to us. Let's make this one of our priorities for 2021 -- to immerse ourselves into God's Word more.
My Friend, Keep Walking in FAITH,
Rhonda White (email@example.com)
~ The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. I Corinthians 16:23 KJV
This Week's Devotional
Some Encouraging Words from God:
7 Journal Jots: (Use these ideas for your journal or ministry)
- Watch out! "Gradualism is the effort to distort truth by a few small and seemingly, insignificant variations from what God's Word actually teaches." - Dr. Guy Goodell
- "You ask me what I think of Christ? He is the Chiefest among ten thousands, and altogether lovely -- my Lord, my Savior, and my God." -William Strong (1808-95)
- What did William Strong think of the Bible? "It is the infallible Word of God, a light erected along the shores of time to warn against the rocks and breakers, and to show the only way to the harbor of eternal rest." -William Strong (1808-95)
- "If a person possesses good character, he will have what it takes to gain all the knowledge he will need to do anything God wants him to do." - Dr. Jeff Owens
- When you lose HOPE, you've lost sight of God. - unknown
- You cannot require people to learn. You must inspire them to learn. - Dr. Wendell Evans
*QUESTION: Are you gaining ground? Are you overcoming in your life? "Jesus never intended for us to just hold ground. He wants us to be overcomers, not only in our personal lives, but to take ground from the enemy." - Pastor Chris Staub
New Bible Reading Schedule
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Bible Verse of the Week:
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
Jeremiah 29:11 KJV
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Today's Tidy Up Your Life Tips:
Don't waste your day doing things of no value.
I think this is a good idea to do in order to see where your time is dwindling away...
Instead of writing out a "To-Do" list, try creating a "What I Did" list.
Keep track for a few days of everything you've done and where you've spent your time. Now, ask yourself some of these questions...
What can you do to simplify some of those tedious tasks? (Group projects together? Ask children for help?)
What should you eliminate or do less of?
Did you complete your priorities?
What did you put off and why?
What would I like to see changed or improved?
Are the things I'm doing helping to accomplish some of my bigger goals?
How would I rate myself if I were an employer rating myself as an employee?
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