So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him.” Luke 11:13 NLT
Gifts from God, through Jesus Christ – Looking after One’s well being is a gift that we sometimes ignore:
Our Father has given us so many gifts, some are still unopened, some opened not used and some used, or very overused.
Don’t make change too complicated:
Saturday 10 + 10 = 20 very special world mental health day: Someone asked me a very simple question? What is the one thing that has worked for me this year?
This got me thinking on what has been implemented this year that has made an impact to my mental wellbeing. It can be so easy to rush things in life and forget the present moment. “Think about what you think”
Most of us spend so much time in front of the screen that we forget to take breaks in between. This led me to my answer:
Focus on the active minutes:
In the lock down personally my focus was on active minutes.
What does that mean? Fitbit defines Active Minutes as: “Periods of moderate activity done for 10 minutes or more.”
Spending ten minutes walking around and getting 250 steps every hour. “Any activity is better than none and more is better still”
You can perform multiple activities of at least 10 minutes throughout the day to increase your total of 30 minutes exercise in the day.
Below are the list of creative ways to get the 250 without seeing it as chore but a fun activity that you get to complete:
For 10 minutes, pick a book or the Bible, read it, or meditate on it while walking around.
Another 10 minutes, you can also call a friend and talk while walking around. If this friend is a ten minutes conversation person.
Putting on music and dancing around for 10 minutes to just relax your body and mind and just enjoy the body movement and listen to the sound of the music and words.
Also you can spend 10 minutes praying, worship and praising, interceding. Great way to spend time with God and listen to him.
Lastly just listen to your inner thoughts or be aware of the noise around or lack of. This is a great way to walk around with no sound. I find this very important as it has helped me concentrate and be attuned with my emotions. How i’m feeling and what thoughts are going through my head at the time. Just to recognize it and acknowledge.
So if it’s anything to take away, what gifts have you never used or have overused. Time to look at all gifts and make use of the ones that are still wrapped up and ready to be opened.
Remember all good gifts come from the Father.
Thank You for reading and I Pray you have an amazing week and you get to open a gift from God that you have never used or used once and put to the side.
To you, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise, for you have given me wisdom and might, and have now made known to me what we asked of you, for you have made known to us the king’s matter.” Daniel 2:23 ESV