Daily Word Prompt: Edible

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Edible

Edible: fit to be eaten as food.

Synonyms: Digestible, eatable, harmless, nourishing, nutritious

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If you instruct the brethren in these things, you will be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished in the words of faith and of the good doctrine which you have carefully followed. 1 Timothy 4 : 6

When we follow God’s commands on a daily basis, you could say we are digesting His words and our bodies, minds and souls will be well nourished by them.

Lifestyle Choices

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Lifestyle

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10

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I choose to practice healthy lifestyle choices, and in doing so I am now seeing that my Spiritual Health must come first, after trying for many years to put my physical health first.

As a result, what I have found, that once I am under the leadership of God, through His Holy Word, it’s easier to deal with my emotional and physical health. It’s really that simple.

Sometimes the road less travelled is the better way to go, which means we need to restructure our whole way of thinking.

Knackered

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Knackered

There are many reasons why one may feel knackered, it could be from health reason, or it may be from over exertion, or it could be from the lack of proper nutrition.

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The Lord will sustain and strengthen him on his sickbed; In his illness, You will restore him to health. Psalm 41 : 3

Discovering Spikes

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Spike

This past winter, I am happy to say I discovered spikes.

As you know getting fresh air and being out in nature is very important to our Spiritual, Mental and Physical Health, with spikes on the bottom of your boots, you will be ready to tackle the great outdoors even on the icy of days.

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Fry = Bad

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Fry

So today I could speak on Fry in relation to the spiritual, but I have chosen the physical instead.

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Usually I will blog on Spiritual Health and Mental Health, but our Physical health is also very important.

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When I eat foods that are fried they may be tastier, but it is what happens to my body afterwards.

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With a digestive system that can easily go on the blink, I try to eliminate fried foods. I have come to associate these foods with heart burn, upper back pain, and whether real or not, I choose to stay away from them as much as I can.

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I have come to learn from personal experience that roasted foods are better for me than fried foods and the more pain I can eliminate from my body the better.

This is one of the ways to ease some pain and function more comfortably.

Fry = Bad

A Tenacious Hold On His Garment

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Tenacious

 

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Yesterday I said Spiritual Healing Is Of Value  , and today I would like to speak a little bit more on how it can be obtained. I speak only from personal experience.

What I have found out for myself, is that God wants our full attention and when we give Him our full attention there are many blessings to be had. At first, I attended church only occasionally, then I attended on a weekly basis, I soon found it was not giving me the satisfaction I was looking for.

I like the bible story of the woman with the issue of blood, and I like the way she reached out and touched the hem of Jesus garment, so I like to picture myself that way…. clinging to Jesus, seeking His help, seeking His healing. So, I’ve made it a habit to “try” and tenaciously cling to the hem of Jesus’ garment. I do this by focusing my attention on God, through reading His Word, through prayer, through crying out to Him. Ever time I slip and I let go, I try to find my way back as soon as possible, because life is more comfortable, more peaceful, with God in the picture.

I may never win a marathon in this life, I may never be a mountain climber, I may never be a sky diver, but I’m sure these things take a lot of tenacity. This same courage and determination is needed if we want to see positive changes in our lives.

Metaphorically speaking, we need to dig in and not give up. We need to wrestle with God and stay wrestling with Him until he blesses us, and even then, He is always blessing us in many ways that go unnoticed. For me, I will keep reaching for His outstretched Hand, because I know where I will find my strength.

Spiritual Healing Is Of Value

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Heal

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When I was diagnosed with Lupus and later Vasculitis I experienced much fatigue and excruciating pain, this would consume my thinking. I couldn’t find anything to help and no medication seemed to soothe. Finally, prednisone would bring some relief, but by this time I had also been worn down emotionally.

Some time passed, I had started back to church as a suggestion from a family member, looking for physical healing (a bit selfish on my part,) but nothing was forth coming and I became very disappointed and even more depressed. So, this is when I started reading the bible in earnest, putting God to the test. I simply decided I would follow His commands, and see if what I was reading was true.

I turned my focus off myself and on to God, and even though things didn’t change right away, He gave me enough strength to look at my situation differently.

One thing I have found, is that if we want to be physically and emotionally healed, we first must work on our Spiritual Healing. We must surrender to God, giving Him all our negative emotions, confessing to Him and asking for His forgiveness. These things alone are enough to free our minds and lift our spirits as God is so gracious and willing to forgive us.

As I continue to stay under God’s protection, I am learning when to go forward and when to slow down. Our bodies are also the House of God’s Holy Temple, so I now try to treat my body as such, by the foods I choose to take in.

So, I continue to seek total healing, especially in the physical, as I stay under God’s protection looking to be Spiritually connected to Him and trying to maintain my relationship with Him.

 

Outlier In Thoughts

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Outlier

 

I’ll make this very brief, so that I don’t go into rambling, but after looking up the meaning of the word “Outlier,” I think that I can certainly be considered Outlier in my thinking. At least I’m sure those close to me think so.

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If you’ve read any of my earlier blogs I speak on depression and mental Illness. I know that it is a complex issue, one that I may never fully understand, I make sure to tell everyone to seek medical help, take their medications, but in doing all this, do not discount getting under the protection of God. I may be out there in my thinking because as we do everything else to help ourselves, sometimes we exclude the very One that could help us.

I have suffered depression, I have had anxious moments, maybe not as severe as some, but in doing all to help myself, I have also learned to wrestle with God and wait for Him to strengthen me.

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Another place where I may be considered “Outlier,” is when I’m out in nature. Not too many of those who know me, like to accompany me on the trails. I must find like-minded people for that.

When we get on the trails, I like to speak in hushed tones, I like to be still, I like to be quiet, this is for the wildlife that may be around, but I find it also does something for my whole well-being. It’s exciting, it’s invigorating, and of course I’m always hoping to get a good shot.

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These are the two main things that could make me appear outlier to others.

 

Denial

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Denial

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Search, searching, physically wounded

I need to find a cure.

Racing, racing, thoughts racing,

Mentally wounded,

Of ever thing I’m so unsure.

Some say try this, try that,

But then it only works for a little while.

Yet we keep living in denial,

Of the very One (Jesus) who holds the cure.

Peace of mind He will give to us,

Strength to face another day;

All it takes is a little faith,

No need to any longer feel insecure.