A Healthy Fruit-Bearing Life

There is a joyful life waiting for those who do not follow the ways of the world but who follow the will of the Lord.  They delight in blessing the Lord, and loving people around them.  They desire to honor the Lord with their lives and they put their family first.

Oh the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with scoffers.  But they delight in doing everything the Lord wants, day and night they think about his law.  They are like trees planted along the riverbank bearing fruit each season without fail.  Their leaves never wither.  Psalm 1: 1-2

How can we live a life that bears fruit?

Love

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your might and with all your mind.  Love your neighbor as yourself.  Luke 10:27

Spend time with God everyday by meditating on His word and spending time in prayer.  Put your family first.

Joy

Be joyful with your family and with the people you see.

~ Smile

~ Compliment

~ Encourage

~ Care

Peace

We have peace from God.  Let the peace of God rule in your hearts.  Seek after peace and seek after God.

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you.  I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do no let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.  John 14:27

Patience

Be patient and kind with your family and with others.  If you find yourself impatient ~ PRAY!

Take a deep breathe and recite verses to help with patience.

Kindness

Be kind to one another.  Forgive each other just as God has forgiven us.  Teach kindness to your children so they can learn unselfishness.

Goodness

~ Be a good person

~ Be genuine

~ Be confident

~ Be attentive

~ Be thoughtful

~ Compliment others

~ Don’t seek the approval of others

~ Encourage others

Faithfulness

Be faithful in all things, even in the little things.  Your family depends on you to be strong and constant.  You are making a difference.  Keep it up!

Gentleness

Be gentle with others.  Be careful what you say, how you treat others and how you come across to the people in your life.  We are to be an example of Jesus to the world.  He came not to teach everyone a lesson, but to take on the wrath of God for OUR SINS! 

Self control

Have self control with your habits, with your emotions and with your behavior.  We are an example to the people in our lives.  They’re watching us!


I know I’m preaching to the choir and you probably have a good handle on these things already.  But I thought I’d write about how we can bear fruit to glorify God in our lives as a reminder to us all.  Not only do we honor the Lord, but we bless the people we love the most.  We are also a testimony of Christ to a very lost world!

Write me and let me know your thoughts!

Also: please let me know what you’d like me to write about.  Do you want to hear about homeschooling, money, organization, health and wellness, marriage, recipes, or more?  Let me know!  I’m running out of ideas!


Health and Wellness Tip

Here are some ideas if you’re a mom who has no energy, needs a nap every day, or has trouble sleeping at night.

~ Exercise (or walk)

~ Eat fruits and vegetables every day

~ Don’t drink your calories and stay away from caffeine

~ Drink plenty of water

~ Take your vitamins and probiotics

~ Try Plexus Slim

I know these things are TOTALLY common sense stuff but how often do we really do these things on a regular basis.  Consider this a friendly reminder.  By the way ~ these reminders are for me too!  When I saw my kidney surgeon at my last appointment, he stressed the importance of everything I mentioned above.  Then he asked me if I was doing these things.  Ummmmmm…. maybe…sometimes?  See what I mean?

Thank you and God bless!


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So Long Fear ~ Hello Trust!

When fear gets in our head and grips our heart, it can paralyze us and weaken us.

When this happens we need to get into the habit of immediately looking to the Lord.

Pray often ~ read His word ~ memorize scripture that will specifically help during times of fear and anxiety.

Peace I leave with you ~ MY PEACE I GIVE TO YOU.  I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and DO NOT BE AFRAID.  John 14:27

Fear can cause us to doubt and not do what God called us to do.  It can also affect our family.  It’s a weapon from the enemy to distract us from walking with the Lord.  BUT ~ We have tools to overcome our fear.  We have Christ!

Read and meditate on God’s word AND PRAY!

Because of dealing with abuse and loss at a very young age, I have battled fear my whole life.  It can be debilitating and discouraging but I have found victory by consistently trusting in God through those hard times.  I have found success by being aware of my fear and dealing with it head on ~ immediately.

It also helps to talk to someone you trust and to journal all of your hopes and fears in a notebook.  There is power in literally giving it to God.  Write it down!  Talk it out!

It takes work and time but God is always there.  He is strong.  He knows our fears.  HE LOVES US VERY MUCH!

Trust in the Lord with ALL YOUR HEART and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.  Proverbs 3:5-6

Pay attention to when fear overtakes your heart and mind and learn to hand them over to the Lord.

Cast your cares on the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken. Psalm 55:22


Health and Wellness Tip

Our health can affect our mental and emotional state.  So when you eat healthy, drink plenty of water and exercise every day, it helps your physical health and your emotional health too.

I’ve been posting a lot about gut health lately and the importance of having a healthy and balanced gut.

But what does that even mean? 

We have good and bad bacteria in our digestive system that is suppose to be in balance.  The good bacteria is there for our health, the bad bacteria is there for decomposition when we die.

When it’s out of balance, it can cause a whole lot of health issues, weight problems, and anxiety.

Gut imbalance can be caused by stress, unhealthy diet, antibiotics and our lifestyle.

Because of our environment, it’s harder than ever to bring our body back into balance.  The days of “just eat a yogurt and it will fix it” are over.  We need a powerful probiotic.  We need BALANCE! #Plexus


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Thank you and God bless!

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