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A friend would whisper this at our work’s salad bar, it’s easy to go beyond a pound with all those delicious salad creations.
“Here is what I have seen:
It is good and fitting for one to eat and drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labor in which he toils under the sun all the days of his life which God gives him; for it is his heritage.” Solomon teaches in Ecclesiastes 5:18
After coming off the Daniel Fast several years ago, I clung to whole foods without a lot of preservatives and healthy fats: olive oil, nuts, fish, cheese, milk, yogurt, meats, fruits and dried dates. Whenever I remove sugar from my diet, other foods seem to taste a lot better. Always check with your nutritionist when making a change.
“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
“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.
“…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.”
“When He saw their faith, He said to him, ‘Man, your sins are forgiven you.’
“And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, ‘Who is this who speaks blasphemies: Who can forgive sins but God alone?’
“But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, He answered and said to them, ‘Why are you reasoning in your hearts? Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Rise up and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins -He said to the man who was paralyzed, ‘I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.'”
“He replied, ‘Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.'” Matthew 17:20 (NIV)
“Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word.” Psalm 119:67 (KJV)
A friend said he was glad he had been sick because he learned so much about healthy eating and eating according to one’s bloodtype. It’s great to feel some power and sense of achievement in gaining strength, overcoming an illness. Also, when God helps us. And there’s that proverbial silver lining you can find in any cloud.
Oswald Chambers, “My Utmost” August 20th: “It’s the sick person who really knows what health is.”
“These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.” says Jesus in John 15:11 (NKJV)
Have you all seen any pictures of Jesus like this? It always kind of strikes me because I grew up being fearful of an austere God. But preachers say God is not mad at us. Someone asked me, is this when Jesus healed that little girl? What do you think?
“When He came in, He said to them, “Why make this commotion and weep? The child is not dead, but sleeping.” And they ridiculed Him. But when He had put them all outside, He took the father and the mother of the child, and those who were with Him, and entered where the child was lying.
“The He took the child by the hand, and said to her, ‘Talitha, cumi,’ which is translated, ‘Little girl, I say to you, arise.’
“Immediately the girl arose and walked, for she was twelve years of age. And they were overcome with great amazement.” Mark 5:39-42
The young woman who recently lost her life is with this smiling Jesus, right now.
“And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in His sight, and wilt give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.” Exodus 15:26 (KJV)
I highly recommend the Healing Rooms wherever you live. Cal Pierce taught Healing Room Training that I was blessed to attend. I’ve also been to several Healing Rooms over the years. The churches allow Healing Rooms to use their space, but have no authority over them. It’s God Who heals the mind, body and soul, not religion or church building.
“Finally then, brethren, we urge and exhort in the Lord Jesus that you should abound more and more, just as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God; for you know what commandments we gave you through the Lord Jesus.
“For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also forewarned you and testified. For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness. Therefore he who rejects this does not reject man, but God, who has also given us His Holy Spirit.” 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
“Behold, all those who were incensed against you Shall be ashamed and disgraced; They shall be as nothing, And those who strive with you shall perish.” Isaiah 41:11
Praise You Father God! You always have our backs. Thank You that even when liars are at the door, You’ll make our paths straight who follow and obey You.
“Ask and it will be given to you,” says Jesus in Matthew 7:7
“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21
“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
Dear Lord Jesus, we won’t hold You back from performing what You say. Anything’s possible with You, Lord.
I’ve been prophesied over where God says, “you’re not thinking big enough, you’re not asking enough.”