Declaration & Healthy Living for the Week

Declaration: I am valuable. (Luke 12:29)

So I’ve decided to change “Declaration & Exercise of the Week,” to “Declaration & Healthy Living of the Week.” The title is a bit longer; but it will continue to include declarations, as well as, exercise, recipes, humor and other things related to living a healthy lifestyle.

I tore two menisci in college; after tearing my ACL in high school. The doctor told me that I would have arthritis by the time that I was forty. Before I could even think about it, I boldly declared: “No I won’t!” Fast forward all of these years later, I’m beyond 40 and arthritis free. Praise YHWH! What I didn’t know at the time was that I would go on a journey of learning how to eat in a way that was best for my body. I became a vegetarian, progressed to vegan, and finally to raw-food vegan. During all of my pregnancies, I returned to meat (chicken and fish); and continued eating it until even after my last pregnancy. Since dropping the meat from my diet, I am feeling SO much better overall. My next thing that I’m going to tackle is my sugar cravings. It is SO bad for us. I knew it in my head; but I just ignored. I felt a tug in my heart that it was time to get back on track with my eating habits; so I’m yielding to obedience.

My husband and I were talking a couple days ago after he cleaned his home office. To give you a little background. He is an extremely neat and organized person; but for a while, his home office was disorganized. His other offices and car were still in immaculate condition; so I wondered why; but never said anything about it. He told me that the Holy Spirit revealed to him why this one place in his life was out of order. A deal that he was making fell through while he was in the home office; and it brought disordered thinking for him. God told him to clean it up; and so he did.

I got to thinking about the disordered places in my life. I could see that it was my diet. I’ve always been a disciplined person; but after my last baby; I started to feel a bit overwhelmed. I wasn’t sure how homeschool was going to workout. I didn’t know what the new morning and night time routines would look like. I didn’t know what my new sleep routine would be. I just had a lot of unknowns. By YHWH’s grace, we got into a new routine. Homeschool worked itself out. I adjusted to my new sleep routine.  However, when I did meal planning; I only did it for the way that my husband eats; and not the way that I ate. So without a plan, I was just eating what was there. I began noticing that I wasn’t feeling as well as I had always felt. So, it was time to make a change. I’m grateful to the Holy Spirit for loving me so much, to remind me of my value. Yeshua died for me to have excellent health. That’s a hefty price to pay; but it was well worth it to Him.

What’s an area of your life that the Father is nudging you to change or improve?  Below is a picture of one of my favorite simple salads. It’s made up of spinach, cucumber, tomato, avocado and raisins. Have an excellent rest of your week!

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6 thoughts on “Declaration & Healthy Living for the Week

  1. DeborahMarie February 19, 2020 / 2:42 pm

    That’s a delicious looking dish! I was hoping you would share the recipe!😊

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  2. Maurice February 20, 2020 / 7:09 am

    Discipline is the key to make good result of any task.

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  3. Jacquie A. Bradford February 20, 2020 / 9:03 am

    What a great word! I love that we can recognize when things get “off track” in our lives. The Lord is so faithful to help redirect our steps, and to show us where our misstep happened so that we can be aware. God’s love shows through difficult times like your husband’s failed deal… This place of failure became a place of order once again; reflecting God’s restoration. Blessings to you and your sweet family!

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    • theexcellentwoman February 20, 2020 / 5:38 pm

      Oh my goodness Sister Jacquie!!!! My spirit leaped at this comment, especially: “This place of failure became a place of order once again; reflecting God’s restoration.” I didn’t recognize it until reading this comment that that was restoration! God gave us Joel 2:25; and I now see it. Thank you!!!!!

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