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Friday, February 24, 2017

Weariness Robs You of You

Light Over Darkness

Nehemiah 8:10 says, “The joy of the LORD is your strength.”

Living with Vitality

Sometimes in life you may find yourself running on fumes, drifting on auto pilot, or just going through the motions. It seems you have lost that certain zest for living. Many times it is caused because we fall out of balance is some way or another. Maybe we are not getting enough rest, lack of exercise, taking on too much, not eating nourishing food, not praying enough, and on and on. You get the picture right? What can we do to find our center again, and get back to living life with vitality.

Finding Your Center

The first thing we must do when battling weariness in life is to stop and recognize when we are drifting into darkness. Acknowledge when you are not being your personal best. Personally, I like to begin with prayer and turn my heart back to God, who is the source of my strength.

Next, it is important to walk with obedience to that little voice that is telling you what is right and true. Often times we forget the frailty of our own humanity, and find ourselves in state of brokenness. Do the right thing, and set yourself on a course of restoration.

Finally, follow through by doing the things that nourish you to grow. Surround yourself with right influences, give your body the basic necessities of life (food, water, and sleep), get some exercise, pray, and don’t forget recreation.

Always Remember To Remember

By “remember” I mean live with mindfulness and intention. Practice breathing and being present in all of your everyday experiences. Adjust your pace when necessary. Check in with yourself often.

5 Ways To Create More Joy In Our Daily Lives

Order – Declutter and Organize. Chaos is often the source of many of our points of contention.
Silence and Stillness – Lower the volume, and make time to receive and listen.
Excite Your Senses – We feel a most alive when we excite our senses. Taste your food, use aromatherapy, listen to your favorite songs, enjoy human touch, behold the everyday beauty of God’s beautiful earth.
Giving and Forgiving – Be quick to forgive, and give to others often. We bless ourselves when we bless others.
Practice Gratitude - When you cultivate gratitude, you're able to feel true joy and contentment, no matter what you have or don't have in your life.