Faith

Papa is So Generous. And, So Can We Be! Our Bread…

Perhaps what we can do for ourselves is to create a weekly schedule to ensure that we utilize our time, each and every day, to the fullest, reaping the rewards Papa has put right before our eyes!

This past Sunday at church, the pastor said that it is highly encouraged to do all four of the following regularly, and, what will come out of it is magnificent…we will feel more awakened and stronger.

Let’s do these!…

  1. meditate
  2. pray
  3. study (the Bible, or any reading material)
  4. fast

And, when we sit down to create our weekly schedule, to ensure we stay organized and get everything we need to get done on a daily basis, including meditation, time spent with spouse/partner and/or pet, exercise, gardening, Church, etc., our energy transfer to everyone and everything around us will be electric and positive…our “happy hormones” will be awakened!

There is so much that Papa has put before us, so, let’s pause, take in all the surrounding beauty, ignite our “flaming activities”, and nurture what really matters:  love, family, the Universe, food, shelter.

Everybody has their own style about sharing successes or their good news.  For me, through natural conversation and others’ observations, I’m able to “spread the Word”.  In other words, as long as our hearts are in the right place and we’re truly listening to what Papa has to say, we’ll be a testament to Magnificence that is before us.  That is!  If we act according to His Word (what we hear when we are meditating)  (could be done during our gardening time)

Bad analogy, and, I’m interpreting it another way right now…if you were out and about, and you saw an apple hanging from a tree, would you say, oh, that’s a nice apple, or would you pull off that apple and enjoy all of the JOy that it brings?  This is a no-brainer question, huh?

Same goes with our lives.  There’s so much beauty that surrounds us.  Let’s get organized.  Let’s create a weekly schedule that is filled with responsibilities, but balanced with Papa-engrossed activities.  Our “witnesses” will appreciate the examples and energies we are setting and passing on.  🙂

Have a wonderful day,

Lisa

xoxo

P.S.

Check out a suggestion on how to pray under “Faith” in the Menu and, there is a write up on fasting under “Health and Wellness”…

“Creator God, thank You for Your great generosity in entrusting us to do Your work.  May I be alert to the opportunities to share Your good news.”

John 4:35 – 38 Open your eyes and look at the fields!  They are ripe for harvest.

 

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Faith

Steadily and Confidently. -today’s Bread.

How many times have you said to yourself or out loud to others, “Gosh, where did the time go?  Gosh, the year went by so fast!, or, “Man, so much to do, but, so little time!”.  And, we all know why we say that!  Because we are always on the go!  Our list of “duties” is never ending.  And, if you deal with anxiety, then, whew…”If I don’t keep on moving along down my list, then, the anxiety is going to kick in, and, who wants that?!”

But, you know what?  When we remain constantly on the go, we’re missing out on the every day “conversations” that we could be having with Papa.  You know, the guy that gives us strength, focus, confidence.  Whoa.  The Tortoise and the Hare fable just came to mind.  ;).  Maybe it really is the ‘slow and steady’ that really do win the race.

Our “duties”, if you will, aren’t going away, but, as we move through our days and tackle our responsibilities, are we doing them with grace…with peace…and, steadily?  They will get done.  They always do.  It would be silly to miss out on Papa’s signs that help us as we are having to make the hundreds of daily decisions.  The more we LISTEN, the more we “obey”, the more rewards we’ll reap…we’ll have the confidence needed to successfully manage ourselves while on our path.  We’ll be more conscientious of our choices and more certain of what needs to get done, the steps that are needed to take, the turns to make and/or the stillness that is required at a particular moment(s).

Do you take the time to remain still in between “duties”?  Let His love and power be heard, please.  He’s the one to provide the answers we’re looking for.

Your friend,

Lisa

P.S.

Please do not let too many people’s opinions affect your decision making too much.  We really ought to listen to The One and Only.  He really does know what’s best.

 

Psalm 46:1 – 11     The Lord Almighty is with us, the God of Jacob is our fortress.

“Heavenly Father, we bring our noisy lives and our cluttered minds to You so that we can learn to be still and know that You are God.”

Faith

How Surprisingly Quick It Can Change! ~Today’s Bread.

Isn’t it so nice knowing that Papa is with us every step of the way, even though it feels like we’re all alone?  This gives us reassurance and hope, doesn’t it?  It gives us that little extra push to stay strong, focused and drawn to the light.  The darkest times of our lives really are only temporary, so we have to remain on the ride that will eventually bring us joy and fulfillment.

Look at it this way…Our lives are like light bulbs turning on and off.  Sometimes we feel bright and shiny and other times, well…not so much.  When we apply grace in each and every one of our “moves”/decisions it helps us to remain calm and patient.  Papa always shows himself at just the right time.  Miracles happen.  And, He really does answer prayers.  It is our job to JUST KEEP THE FAITH.  Period.

It wasn’t until my late twenties, early thirties, that I really began “tuning in” and paying attention to God’s miracles, big and small and all those in between.  There is constant communication going on between the Big Guy and us if we choose to take the time to analyze our experiences and situations that we go through and then take the time to analyze which ones bring upon joy and happiness versus…:(.

One thing is for sure, and, through my readings and watching YouTube videos, is that when we begin talking about a certain something or someone and when a smile naturally happens and we feel awakened, then, we ought to nurture that thought or someone.  This or these gives us a focal point, sorta speak, to help us through our darkest times.

It would be a shame to do the latter…to exert our energies towards things or people that deplete us, that are out of our control and that don’t awaken our truest, most authentic selves.

I love you.  Our dark times are real and, are not going away, but, they are only temporary.  Papa is there to turn on our light.

~Lisa

Remember:  There’s a bright side to EVERY situation!  Stay there!

Esther 8:11 – 17     For the Jews it was a time of happiness and joy, gladness and honor.

Our surprising God often shows His presence when we least expect Him.

Faith

Good Grief! At Least It’s Only Temporary ~Our Bread

You know, life can be so confusing and leave you constantly trying to figure out things because we feel so strongly about something or for someone.  And, we just don’t get the answers fast enough, making us feel impatient, anxious, uneasy, conflicted.  But, when we do this, what we aren’t doing is practicing patience, self-fulfillment and contentment.  Does this make any sense whatsoever?  That leaves us with the big fat obvious answer, NO.  But, we do it anyway. 

Thank goodness and good grief!  Our moments of grief (and, anything negative for that matter) is only temporary IF we practice a little self control and live peacefully on our “canoe ride” in the middle of the “ocean”…hold on tight when it gets a little rough, kick back, relax and smile when there is stillness.  Maybe we want to get “there” faster, but, isn’t the wind on our feet, the sun peeking through the clouds amongst nature’s music pure bliss?

Sounds kinda poetic, right?  😛

I think the key is to put out the right vibrations that will then travel through space and bring back to you similar vibrations.  Depending on what are you “asking” (lit or darkened energy), will determine what is received in return.  When we take the time to truly focus in on this simple, yet powerful fact, we are gaining strength since we’ll then stay more conscientious on our word choice, prayer time and personal behaviors…putting our energy towards what we would like to personally manifest.  We can thank Jesus, and so many more for leaving a beautiful, loving legacy behind that we count on regularly to help us through as we “travel” along our own personal journeys.

So, thankfully, and, with the utmost appreciation and love towards those beautiful souls still floating and blessing us each and every day, we know that our grievances that we experience are temporary.  Love and beauty do surround us.  We just have to stop and smell the roses.

Let me leave you with this:

All the best,

Lisa

“Dear Lord, we long to be in Your presence, especially when we face pain and sorrow.  Yet You have not left us on our own.  The Holy Spirit lives within us – and gives us joy.”

John 16:16 – 22     You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy.

Faith

We Are Awesome Sauces! Our Bread…

BraverStrongerPurer.  More peaceful and lovingLess Selfish.  This is what Papa wants for us as we go on our journey of life.

His single-minded purpose is our maturity.’

It’s interesting, because as we age, we learn more and more about ourselves…what we like, what we don’t, not afraid to say no…no longer fearing what others might think.  In my head, I’ve always wanted to blend in, afraid to disagree and state my opinion because I always wanted to be viewed as a “team player”…the one who’s flexible, positive, easy going.  I suppose part of the reason,too, was/is because I am afraid to speak in front of my peers, especially in a large group setting.  But, I’m pleased with my “evolution” over the last year or so…it’s getting a little easier…

When there’s passion in our opinions, don’t we feel more confident to speak freely our beliefs?  We’re being true to ourselves, right?  Isn’t that what Papa wants?  As our peers may be judging or criticizing, what God thinks is the most important…so, let’s let our selves stand tall, because Papa is with us every step of the way!  🙂

We’ve been given a ‘love that lasts forever and a God who will never give up on you.  That’s a good reason to have joy and to “come before him with joyful songs”.’

And, if we ‘can’t carry a tune, just give Him a shout-out’!

Here’s to continuously evolving into beautiful butterflies!,

Lisa xoxo

“I’m grateful, Father, that You are at work in me.  I find it difficult to change and I wonder sometimes how or if I ever will.  Yet I know that You are continuing Your work in me and as I look back I will see the growth You are producing.  Thank you!”

Psalm 100     Know that the Lord is God.  It is He who made us, and we are His.