Biblical Laws for a Successful 2020

As you reflect on this past year, or previous years even….are you satisfied with your life? Will 2020 be better than previous years; or the same old thing? What will make 2020 better than previous years? Are you living your purpose; if not, why? These are all questions I’ve asked myself and I encourage you to do the same. I’ve learned over the years that many of our life circumstances are a result of our innermost thoughts, the words that we speak; as well as our daily actions or in-actions. In other words, our habits. When I was twelve years old, I told my mom that she wouldn’t have to pay for my college education; because I was going to get either an academic or athletic scholarship. Five years later, that is exactly what happened.

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Why did this happen? Was it luck? Definitely not! It was biblical laws.

Job  22:28 states: “You will also decide and decree a thing, and it will be established for you; and the light [of God’s favor] will shine upon your ways. 

Proverbs 4:23 (GNT) says: Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts. 

Luke 6:43 – 45 (MSG) states: “You don’t get wormy apples off a healthy tree, nor good apples off a diseased tree. The health of the apple tells the health of the tree. You must begin with your own life-giving lives. It’s who you are, not what you say and do, that counts. Your true being brims over into true words and deeds.

In my above mentioned story, I  utilized all of these laws. My innermost thoughts were that, I was a great student-athlete; which caused me to speak it out of my mouth. My actions also aligned with who I was and what I spoke. I practiced basketball every day; even after basketball practice with my team, on weekends; as well as when season was out. As a student, I did very my well in my classes. This process would not have worked out in my favor, had I thought and said one thing; but did another.

This process has happened time and time again throughout my life. Another example is when I was pregnant with my second child. I wanted a home-birth; but my husband wasn’t in agreement with the idea.  I didn’t try to persuade him. I felt in my heart that God would grant me the desire in my heart. All of my check ups were at the Midwife’s office; except for the last one. It was two weeks before my due date; and I was going to have my first appointment with my midwife at the hospital; to see the birth room. Low and behold, about 2 hours before my appointment, my baby boy came right on out at my sister’s house.  God is good and His principle’s work all the time!

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  (Moments before birthing my 2nd baby)       (My 2nd baby about 30 min. post-birth)

As you prepare to cross over into 2020, it is my prayer that your vision for your life will be made perfect! May your minds be transformed by renewal through the Word; and your speech and habits line up with the vision that is within you. As always, have an EXCELLENT week and I’ll see you around the blogosphere! Happy New Year!!

 

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Affirmation & Exercise of the Week

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Good Morning Everyone!!

This week’s affirmation is based on Deuteronomy 7:9; as well as at least 15 other scriptures. It is: God is faithful. As you meditate God’s faithfulness, I hope it produces such a steadfast trust in you, to know beyond all shadows of doubt, that God’s word will always prevail. He told Joshua that no one would be able to stop him all the days of his life. That word still stands for us. His word is unchanging and always prevailing….if we believe Him.  David said to Goliath (in my own words): How dare you defy the army of the living God?! Today I’m gonna cut your head off and feed your body to the birds! He was able to say that and mean it; because He knew that God was faithful; regardless of who or what came against him. He knew what Joshua came to understand by meditating on  the word of God. Know that no matter what giant you’re dealing with today…..debt/struggling finances, poor health, wayward children, losing weight, depression….whatever…..God gave us victory over it. Meditating on the truth of His word, will ensure your victory over it. God does not produce losers. He only produces winners. He ALWAYS causes us to win (2 Corinthians 2:14).

The exercise of the week is a chest stretch. Many people deal with upper back pain due to poor posture throughout the day. If you’re dealing with upper back pain, make it a point to stretch your chest daily; as well as strengthen your upper back. It’s highly probably that your chest muscles are very tight and overworked; while your upper back muscles are overstretched and very weak. Below is the video with the affirmation and demonstration of the stretch. As always, have an EXCELLENT week; and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

 

Family Vacation!!

Hello Everyone!!!

Soooo, I’ve been absent for two weeks. My family and I took our annual Caribbean cruise. This time we cruised on Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas; which is the largest ship in the world.

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We all enjoyed it! We saw shows, ate at the best restaurants aboard the ship, listened to live music, danced, toured the islands and so much more.

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My children only attended Adventure Ocean (the kids’ program) for one hour on the third day. They enjoyed it; but they obviously preferred hanging out with their cool and fun parents.

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The ship docked in St. Marteen, Puerto Rico and Cococay (Royal Caribbean’s Island) in the Bahamas. I always enjoy touring the islands, because I love learning about the history of each place. My other favorite thing to do is going to the fitness center. I peeped in on a few of the classes; but they didn’t look very interesting, so I opted to do my own workouts. I met a nice lady, who became my fitness partner while on the ship. We discovered that we were both from Miami, enjoy fitness and locked our hair; because we don’t like coming it. How cool is that?!!! We also discovered that she knew my uncle. This woman was more than just my workout partner, she was a Godsend. I usually travel with ginger, because it soothes the stomach. This time, I failed to bring some. I needed it because my stomach wasn’t feeling so hot after eating too many different types of foods. My son also needed it, because his stomach wasn’t feeling so well one night. After only our second day meeting to workout, my workout partner gifted me with a bottle of ginger and an array of health foods and supplements (without even knowing about my upset stomach that one night and that I’d left my ginger at home).  Only God knew; and He provided! I am thoroughly convinced that God does and will ALWAYS take care of me, no matter what! The highlight of my trip were the rainbows that I saw on two different islands. They always represent a wink from God  for me; and how faithful He is to His word.

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As I stated earlier, my family and I enjoyed our cruise.

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The only thing that we didn’t love, was the departing procedure. If you have a stroller or more than one bag, you have to take the elevator. Most people had more than one bag; and there was a long line of people waiting to take the elevator. I could have only imagined that it would’ve taken hours to get the 7000 people off of the ship, doing it that way. It’s a good thing that we have God’s favor and are early birds! One of the employees help carry our bags down the escalator; so we were able to avoid the long wait for the elevator. Thank God!

We were grateful to have missed the snowstorm that hit our area while we were away; but really began thinking strongly about becoming snowbirds this season. It’s pretty miraculous how we change. When my husband and I first met, he said that he would never go on a cruise; while I said that I would never move back to FL. Fast forward to now, he loves going on cruises and I am actively searching for a winter residence in FL.  God really knows how to bring people into agreement. When we returned form the trip, my children kept saying that they want to go to FL for the whole winter; while my husband said to me that warm weather is only three hours away. My business coach would say that winter is a choice. This year I’m in agreement with all of them. I love mountains and lakes…..cross-country skiing and snowboarding; but I’m very partial to the ocean and warm weather.

My children want to go to Disney and NYC; while I want to go to Spain. We will be visiting these places in the not-so-distant future. Where are some places that you have gone; and would recommend to others? As always, have an EXCELLENT week and I’ll see you around the blog!