“You are the temple of the Holy Spirit” 1 Corinthians 6:19
Do you treat yourself well? Would you speak with a friend similarly? Are you your own worst enemy?
My friend advises:
Be kind to yourself
Give yourself a big hug…from Jesus
Don’t listen to those peripheral people who are jealous. God created you for several reasons.
Another woman testifies:
I like myself straight, being able to make someone laugh, to encourage someone…without the drugs.
“With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God.” James 3:9
“Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.’” Genesis 1:26
Ever get the ‘sick sense’ the person you’re speaking with is not right in the head? Back away slowly. Remember ‘Scared Straight,’ when criminals spoke to young men to direct them away from a life of crime? Remind your children who they are in Christ and not to be influenced by unbelievers and fools.
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 2:1 (KJV)
“Do not desire his delicacies, for they are deceptive food.” Proverbs 23:3
“And at the end of ten days their features appeared better and fatter in flesh than all the young men who ate the portion of the king’s delicacies.” Daniel 1:15
“For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” Romans 14:17
Thank God in prayer for every meal. Remove stress in your life. May the Lord give you wisdom in eating healthy foods in peace and with good friends and family. Check with your doctor when changing your diet.
“This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” Jesus in John 15:12
We have people in our lives who won’t change or get better, in our timing anyway. Pray for God to send Christians in their lives, and give them revelation, visions and dreams of our Lord.
“So then each of us shall give account of himself to God. Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother’s way.” Romans 14:12-13
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“A man’s steps are of the Lord; how then can a man understand his own way?” Proverbs 20:24.
Do you ever hear the Lord through other people? And not directly from Him? A ministry couple finally received all the many hints that they were to lead a church again. They were totally satisfied serving Him in other ways and believed that’s what God wanted of them.
“For You, Lord, have made me glad through Your work; I will triumph in the works of Your hands.” Psalm 92:4
“…And the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.” Jesus in Mark 4:19
“Don’t be deceived, my beloved brethren” James 1:16
Phone a friend
Buy the BIG chocolate bar
Take a walk
Kick in your endorphins
Get unstuck: Stuck in a moment – Bono
Buy a dog or a cat
Two friends I spoke with yesterday, were saved from ending their own lives – Praise God! One said, “who will take care of my dogs?” The other waited and talked to their mother, then exited a toxic relationship.
Ravi Zacharias says for people with lack of hope: “be there for them & let them know how valuable they are.” John 14:19, “Because I live, you will live also.” “We need faith & reason, it’s impossible to live by sure reason alone.”