By Faith – I woke up with these words on my heart.
By faith I will move.
By faith I will believe.
By faith I trust.
By faith Hebrews 11 reminds us of the countless lives that endured dark hours, brokenness, physical ailments and what looked like a defeat but God prevailed. And it’s no different with us.
“Faith is not a matter of stirring up feelings or convincing ourselves of what we know to be false. Faith involves getting to know God and learning to trust His character. “- The Word In Life Study Bible: Nelson
BY FAITH is my mantra, even if just for today…
Don’t be turned off by that word mantra, it’s merely something we believe in and repeat giving it the opportunity; like seed; to take root in our lives so that we can reap the harvest it produces.
PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT YOU REPEATEDLY SAY!!!
We are over complicating simplicity and simplifying what we should be magnifying – Amia Freeman
Hebrews 11:6 without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarded of those who diligently seek Him.
BY FAITH – SPEAK LIFE TO THE DEADEST DARKEST DAYS – SPEAK LIFE WITH YOUR WORDS
As a man thinks (in his heart) so is he
“Give your mind a break from its habitual judging. You form judgements about this situation, that situation, this person, that person, yourself even the weather – as if judging were your main function in life. But I created you first and foremost to know Me and to live in rich communication with Me.”(Jesus Calling by Sarah Young)
Meditation is an intentional, deliberate, strategic focus that redirects your thoughts toward an ‘idea’ or truth with an effort to adjust your focus toward that truth and shut out the interference of outside influence.
EVERYTHING has the potential to get our undivided attention including negative influence which is why our intention to meditate or think about God’s plan for us must be deliberate and strategic.
Think on these things Philppians 4:8
As I mentioned in my periscope chat today, my friend/sister in Christ Kasey from Veva Health sent me 2 Corinthians 4:8-10 and immediately I was drawn to the passage not forsaken; struck down but not destroyed and this has been my meditation since she sent this to me on Sunday afternoon!
God CANNOT & WILL NOT forsake us!!!!!
Music plays a huge role in my life both in and out of my teaching classes. It’s where I draw a lot of my inspiration for writing, motivation for my own workouts and for moving throughout the day. I keep the radio in my house tunes into a local Christian station just to set the atmosphere of my home, same as in my car. Now, I’ll be honest I don’t only listen to Christian artists there’s some old school music & classic hip hop that will forever be on my playlist because it flat out is golden!!
But all things considered music has an ability to speak both from and to our soul, to create a language we couldn’t find the words to say. It speaks for us when our own words get lost in translation. Keeping that in mind, what we permit access to our heart and soul also helps direct our thoughts and focus; so just like our own words have power, the words of others that we have given permission to speak into our lives; have that same power and purpose.
I’ve included the link to one of my FOCUS playlists and I hope it moves you the way it moves me!
What’s your mantra?
Do you meditate? Have you considered what has your attention/focus?
What music moves you?
Keep your heart pumpin, spirit movin and get inneractive!!