Tag: Purpose

Enter INTO the HOUSE!

Enter INTO the HOUSE!

I have spent the past 4 days taking some much-needed time away from Facebook and yesterday I got a picture of something that you need to see.

Everything we pray for is possible. Jesus said: with man, this is IMPOSSIBLE! But with GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE! (Matthew 19: 26) Everything we pray for is covered by a piece of property. I want you to imagine a house that you can see has a party going on inside it. And you want to join it. But it has a metal gate around it. And the only way to walk through the gate is for someone to open it from the inside.

Forgiveness of our sins is the gate. We walk through the gate by asking Jesus for forgiveness. And we open the door to the house by asking for the gift of the Holy Spirit. Many people have entered the house. But don’t get completely filled with the Holy Spirit. Many think that the Holy Spirit’s job is to convict of sin. And that is certainly part of it. But that isn’t all! Praise God!!! There is much more.

From the big room, which has many people around walking around forgiven of their sins, are very sick people. And many broke people as well. This is most of the body of Christ. But as you walk around, you notice 2 other doors and decide to explore what is there. The doors are easily opened. There is no lock or even a door handle to have to use.

You see one person who is sick go into one of those doors. A short time later you see this same person come out and he is healed. But still has evidence of the fact that he was sick. A little while later another person goes in that door in a wheelchair and she stays in longer and when she comes out, she is no longer in the wheelchair and looked completely whole. Not just healed, but she is made whole! No evidence of ever being sick!

You have been battling a sickness and decide to explore this room and see what happens. As you walk through this door, you immediately feel healthy and see others coming in and out. But most only accept healing. But you want more. So, you look around. And see another door. You go through that door and see Jesus Himself. And He takes you from being healed to being made completely whole. No evidence of ever being sick. He replaces body parts that were missing, he removes all the evidence that you were ever sick. And afterward: you spend time just resting with Him and praising Him.

When you leave that room, you decide to explore the rest of the house. You want to know what else is around. You see pictures on the walls of many people. And someone suddenly is walking with you, but you don’t know who is at first. But then you realize it is the Holy Spirit. And He guides you into the truth.

He guides you into another room. And this room has money in it. You see people taking what they need, but no more. And they are content, but not joyful. You get the feeling that they are only getting enough to get their basic needs met. But like the other room, you wonder if there is more. That is when the Holy Spirit points out another door. This room is only accessible for those who seek God first. Which you have been doing.

In this room, you meet Jesus again. And He asks you what you want. And you remember that nothing is impossible with Jesus. So, you get bold. And you ask for a house that is paid for. And a new car. He says ok. Because Jesus knows you are wanting to help more people than your current house can allow for. You also ask for enough furniture to have place for travelers to stay with you. So, you can bless them. You ask for a career where you can bless people. He says ok. You ask for peace. And again, He says ok. You ask for a certain relationship to be reconciled. Again: he says ok.

And this is when you realize that NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH JESUS. And a boldness rises in you and you ask Jesus to bless you more, so you can be a blessing to others. And even to surprise you along the way and since you are not doubting He will do it: you know it will come to pass.

Believers have access to everything, but only a few know it. And among those who know it: only a few accept it.

 

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Having FUN for YOUR health!

Having FUN for YOUR health!

If you are reading this by connecting to my Facebook page, I have WordPress post this automatically when I post it. I am taking a few days and praying for wisdom and direction. If you want to connect to me, please send me a private message. I will receive it.

If we are to truly walk in divine health, it is critical that we have fun. One of the reasons that children, typically, don’t get illnesses such as ulcers is that they get out and have fun. The healthiest adults I know follow this principle too. They get out and have fun. I’ve spoken about the Lavalicious Lifestyle before. And one of the reasons I am so attracted to this lifestyle is because it is fun.

It means that you are working but having an element of fun with it. One of my favorite movies is Mary Poppins. I love the scene where Mary Poppins is having Jane and Michael Banks clean up their room. Here is a link to that scene: Mary Poppins: A Spoon Full of Sugar. In this scene, the room gets cleaned up, but it is fun too.

Reggie Cochran has told me that he has had fun and working on cruise ships, golf courses, and many other places. He doesn’t choose having an income or having fun. He has fun doing what he loves and makes a living doing it.

Maybe you have a job you can’t stand. But you do it anyway. What can you do? One, you can change your career. Unless you live in a country where you are told what to do for a living, that is an option. Maybe you need additional training. Go out and get it. Two, you can find a way to put joy into your job. Find something you like about it and focus on that. Three, change to a different position within your company. The key is: make a change.

Here’s your challenge: find a way to make fun an active part of your life.

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Start with JOY!

Start with JOY!

If you want your day to start off on the right foot you need to start with joy! Many people say to themselves “I don’t have time!” Or something along those lines. Well, it doesn’t take long to do. Maybe 15 minutes. And it’s simple! And you just do 2 things.

  1. Gratitude journal
  2. Affirmations!

A gratitude journal is where you take a piece of paper (or a notebook) and write down 10 things you are thankful for. That’s it!

Affirmations are simple too! Just speak life over yourself. Here’s an example from my own affirmations, now these are specific to me. But you can adapt them to fit your own goals & dreams.

Daily Affirmations
I am focused
I am successful at all I do
I am a great writer
I am doing all I set my mind to accomplish in record time because I am focused and determined
My life is going the right direction
I am a successful speaker
People respect me
People want to hear me speak and request me by name
My life is a dream come true
My life is an example to others as to what is possible.
I am walking in divine health
I am full of energy
I am a black belt in the Chuck Norris System
I am drawing successful people to me because I am successful myself
I am living the Lavalicious Lifestyle
I am walking in abundance
Every need I have is met in abundance!

I memorize with ease.

 

Some of these things are a work in progress. Such as reaching black belt, but by speaking this aloud it sets things in motion that will help me see it become a reality. Unless you speak what you desire, it may happen: but it will be luck. But if you speak life over what you want: it will come to pass. Sometime rapidly, sometimes slowly.

 

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The Power of One

The Power of One

I’m talking about this on my live broadcasts on Facebook this week too. So, jump on Facebook and watch them there too.

I want to share a poem today that is one of my favorites. The author is unknown.

One smile begins a friendship,

One handclasp lifts a soul,

One star can guide a ship home,

One word can frame a goal.

 

One vote can change a nation,

One sunbeam lights a room,

One candle wipes out darkness,

One laugh will conquer gloom.

 

One step must start each journey,

One word must start each prayer,

One hope will raise our spirits,

One touch can show you care.

 

One voice can speak with wisdom,

One heart can know what’s true.

One life can make a difference,

You see it’s up to you.

 

Enough said. For today.

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HELP! I’m too exhausted to exercise!

HELP! I’m too exhausted to exercise!

(Exhaustion, part 2)

I was exhausted from 2009 through 2014! Even through the early part of my own recovery! And exhaustion made exercising impossible! I was in one of those seasons of life that my own body was telling me to just stop! Walking across the living room (a total of 3-5 feet) was exhausting. Doing laundry was nearly impossible. Caring for my family was impossible. All I wanted to do was sleep. I had to get some help.

Yesterday I made some suggestions on what to do for this on your diet. Today, what can you do physically. This will be continued tomorrow.

  1. Build rest into your day. I realize this may be hard, especially if you are working full-time, have kids, homeschool, or anything along those lines. Take a yoga class and participate twice a week.
  2. Take 2-20-minute rest breaks a day. These are not naps! This a time out to get alone and breath and restore.
  3. Change your perspective. Begin a gratitude journal. Find positive things in life. Laugh! Do something fun every day. Minimize stress.

Modify your lifestyle!

  1. Eat food on a regular cycle
  2. Exercise, but don’t run! High heart rate is hard on the adrenals.
  3. AVOID negative people and self-talk! This is hard, but it is critical!
  4. Take time for yourself and do something relaxing. Go to a bookstore and relax with a cup of tea (NO CAFFEINE!).
  5. Seek counsel. Get some help.
  6. Start a home-based business that is easy to do. Have it be something you are already interested in. Do you write? Start a blog. Are you interested in wellness? Look at network marketing business focused on wellness. Are you good at organizing? Talk about it. But the key in this is keep it simple, and fun!
  7. Add a full-body massage 2-3 times a week. This will raise serotonin and dopamine levels and decrease cortisol levels.
  8. Get to bed by 11 and sleep 8-10 hours. Get a Garmin or Helo band to measure your sleep patterns. I will rarely tell specific brands on here. But occasionally I will. 😊
  9. Listen to what I call power songs first thing in the morning to help you get your day started off right. These are songs that get you excited about the day.

Tomorrow will be the role that martial arts has played in my recovery. And how to incorporate it into your life. As well as how via the internet you can do it on your schedule whenever is convenient for you.

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Where Do You Find Motivation?

Where Do You Find Motivation?

I’m part of a Mastermind group on Facebook led by my friend Brad Szollose called Liquid Leadership. On it, I recently learned about some different ways to start your day off right. Brad did a teaching on starting your day off right. And he gave 4 suggestions on things to do. I’m doing all 4, but 2 are new to me.

 

  1. Music in the morning. Stand up and move to it! You’ve been put on this earth to do something Amazing! Here are some songs that I find motivating.

Hall of Fame by the Script ft. will.i.am

Superheroes by The Script

Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes by Jimmy Buffett

The Comeback by Danny Gokey

  1. Alphabet technique: take the 26 letters of the alphabet and pick 3 power words from each letter. And say them aloud with your arms wide open. “I am ____” For example, for the letter “A,” I am amazing. I am adorable. I am awesome. Continue this for all 26 letters. One letter for each day. So it will take 26 days to complete the entire alphabet.
  2. Don’t process it! Just write whatever is on your mind. Don’t worry about spelling or grammar. This is for your eyes only.
  3. Sit for 20-30 minutes and relax. Find a passage in the bible to meditate on. Keep it simple. My favorite passage to meditate on is “God is faithful.” Which is from Deuteronomy 7 verse 9.

Other things you can do to be motivated is have an attitude of gratitude, listen to uplifting music, set goals and follow through on them. If you need help, contact me and I can teach how to do this. It’s not complicated. Have a gratitude journal. By doing these things, you will find motivation. Also, uplift someone else. If you’re on Facebook, take 15 minutes and post a meaningful comment on 5 friends pages. Uplifting someone else has an uplifting effect on you too.

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Story of Two Wolves

Story of Two Wolves

This is a lesson from my dojo, Top Form Karate & Fitness:

An old man told his grandson:

“My son, there’s a battle between two wolves inside us all.

One is Evil.

It’s anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies and ego.

The other is Good.

It’s joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness & truth.”

The boy thought about it, and asked:

“Grandfather, which wolf wins?”

The old man quietly replied:

“The one you feed.”

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