' “Do not let your hearts be troubled.
You believe in God ;
believe also in me. '
New Year brings promises and Hope for no one knows what is ahead:
While I look around the trove that is very much guarded,
As I stand looking around
The treasure that I hold in my hand is
‘Guard Your Heart’
If one thing I have learned over the years is
“Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts”
Proverbs 4:23 GNB
It goes without saying that we only have one heart and one brain
so protecting them is critical if we are going to make the most of life.
Imagine you are given a phone and that is it
you have to use it for the rest of your life.
You can not change that phone (the body)
but you can upgrade the software.
How well will you treat the phone?
If it was me, I would take very good care of it.
Not wanting to drop it or break it.
But in life accidents are unavoidable
This is why it is important to learn different ways to protect ourselves.
So how do we keep the phone updated?
Upgrade the software, otherwise it bound to fail,
get malware and viruses so the software
needs to be up to date to avoid damages to the internal structure
And so is our body, mind, heart and everything.
How do you get it up to date?
Learn something New:
I found that I look forward to learning something new,
the brain lights up and my face lights up with a smile.
I mean my mood change and perception changes and
I look forward to something different.
Never underestimate the power of learning.
We are never too old or too young to learn and
it frees the mind when we are not so focused
on the situation at hand. You are present in the now.
What can I say? 2020 has made me learn to
braid my own hair and even trim it,
I tell you the afro hair is very high maintenance
and made me appreciate what those hairdressers go through.
It is also very exciting to sit and just do something new on a Saturday
and have a conversation with others of something new to talk about.
Sharing cooking ideas or snacks that you made.
Learning something new is exciting and a gift
and we appreciation it more when we share with others. It also brings people together
The Bible is is the best source of information and
getting lots of practical advise daily
When we learn we use our senses:
The eye is the door… so when it is open what do we allow in?
The ears are our windows… What sound do we let in? Think about it.
What we let in through our eyes and ears to see and listen
would eventually either bring us closer to God or
harden our hearts to the things of God.
It is easy to watch, read anything because they are easily accessible
Should we watch everything? I will let you be the judge of that!
We have so many choices in life BUT sleep is not one of them.
It is not a choice.
If you want to focus better and have a clear thinking
then make sure you have a good night sleep.
Decisions are best done when “you sleep on it” great ideas come from a good rest or sleep.According to National Health Service (NHS):
Quality sleep, get enough of it by keeping regular sleeping hours and this programmes the brain and internal body clock to get used to a set routine. Most adults need between 6 and 9 hours of sleep every night. By working out what time you need to wake up, you can set a regular bedtime schedule.The key and important information is trying to wake up at the same time every day.While it may seem like a good idea to try to catch up on sleep after a bad night, doing so on a regular basis can also disrupt your sleep routine.
We have so many tools to help us these days and
it is only a matter of knowing which is good and then using it.
In my experience the hardest is weekend getting up the same time as weekday,
is hard but durable with lots of practice and worth it.
Find ways to upgrade your systems
Before it gets out of date and becomes
Think of a slow out of date phone
what do you do with it?
Before you say, just throw it away and get a new one
Great idea but not an option. Upgrade the software
And I will leave that to your imagination ...
He urged them to ask the God of heaven to show them his mercy by telling them the secret, so they would not be executed along with the other wise men of Babylon. Daniel 2:18 NLT
Wwwp5K - Day 4
Love Fridays, time to relax and rest
Happy Friday and Hello weekend
Father, thank You for another day
Thank You for chosen us
Even before You created the world
Your deeds and works towards us are intentionally
You have given us a unique personality and
You want each of us to display
Our creativity and sit at your feet
as You show us Your mistery and wills
Thank You for creating us so wonderfully complex
As I walked in the park
The crow stands out in the field
The contrast to the colour was captivating
Who will have taught, as I got closer
I kept saying to myself please God let it stay
so I get a picture and get a closer look
So I did with a smile
One thing that kept twirling in my mind
Was how beautiful it was among the leaves
We are called to be set apart
To be our unique self
Because everyone else is taken
And it will be a shame and
also a waste to let it die
Without exploring it
Today I let my hair down
On the way home skipping
Jumping and how freeing it was
The thought was so captivating
Didn't even know that
I was home and I got back to work
Smiling and thinking what a day
The adventure continues and I must say my goodbye
If the Lord wills I will see you tomorrow
Pray you have a wonderful weekend.
There is no other God like you! You forgive sin and pardon the rebellion of those who remain among your people. You do not remain angry forever, but delight in showing loyal love. Micah 7:18 NET
Thank you Jesus for making this day special
Wwwp5K - Day 3
God is wonderful and His Love
Wow, today is a raining day
Not a day to do long walk
or be outside
But I sooo love the outdoor walks
As I put on the rain coat stepped out The rain stopped This is good
As I continued walking
Oh no not good,because it starts to pour downThere is something about walking under the rainOr sleeping and hearing the sound.Todays walk was to hear the sounds outsideNo headphones just the sound from outside Apparently it is good for me to just be aware So I was, when you listen You can hear the birds The different car sounds The loud motorcyclist The youth walking home from school and laughingYou hear so clearly and not to forget The thoughts in my headWell today I love rain Crazy, yes, it is showers of blessings
It brings life to the plants Gives us water This walking in the rain was extremely funNo one around in the park as I walk
Because they are not as crazy as I am and
prefer the dry and warm indoorsnot even the pigeons could brave it outsideWill see how the day goes tomorrow
For now, good bye and
Thank you for stopping by
Have a wonderful day
Yours, O Lord , is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, O Lord , and this is your kingdom. We adore you as the one who is over all things.
1 Chronicles 29:11 NLT
Lord Jesus thank you.
Wwwp5K - Day 2:
Thank You God for the boldness to step outside
The journey continues,
as I walk the streets to the park
in the cold weather,
I think to myself what have I done.
Can I, do I, well this is it
yes the taughts of quiting
already sliding through
the door that is close
The weather was definetly
as my hands starts to feeze
OK we need to walk faster than this
So I started to run home
Wow not so bad now that I am in the
house in the warmth
with a nice hot water
Come back tomorrow to find out
If I did brave the outdoors again
For now thank you for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day