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#faithfocus: psalm 37:7
#FaithFocus: Psalm 37:7
Quiet your heart in his presence and pray;
keep hope alive as you long for God to come through for you.
HOPE- we all need it! And I would venture to say we all secretly long for more of it!
My dear friend Shea has been sharing some devotionals on HOPE this last week and I couldn’t help but think maybe you needed some HOPE too! So I wanted to share this one- to remind you no matter how weary you are, there is HOPE!!
“Waiting in Hope draws the gaze of God.
Psalm 33:18 says "The eyes of the Lord are upon even the weakest worshipers who love him— those who wait in hope and expectation for the strong, steady love of God.”
Sometimes, trusting the One True Hope simply looks like waiting.
It means pausing to whisper our trust in Him rather than making our own plans to protect ourselves and control everything around us.
That’s when the strong, steady love of God rushes in.
You'll feel Him in the pausing.
You'll feel Him in the praying.
You'll feel Him in the waiting.
And hey, weary one, don't fall for the lie of the enemy.
Our God, the One True Hope, does not discriminate against weak worshipers.
His eyes are on you, yes YOU, as you HOPE in Him.
Pray with the Psalmist: "Your perfection and faithfulness are my bodyguards, for you are my hope and I trust in you as my only protection."
My prayer is that you will keep the flame of hope alive as you surrender daily to God and trust Him to care for and protect you!
If you'd like to receive more devotionals from my friend, visit www.cspolitte.com/arise.
#sweatgoal: active living
This week our goal is to be intentional about being ACTIVE by moving our bodies just 1% more than usual!
>>And focus on making your movement an act of worship!
👉🏼When I started tracking my steps, I realized that I didn’t move much after my workouts and Sundays my steps were super low!
So I started adding a walk after dinner and then when we moved I started walking on Sundays while I listened to church online.
I am learning to quiet myself to thank God for
The ability to move my body and
The energy to get it done even when I don’t want to.
These were small choices that helped me develop a better habit of moving and actually helped me reduce stress!
👉🏼Whether you add 5 minutes of activity to your day or commit to a new workout program, being intentional about your movement is what matters! And then just give your best effort!
Can you increase your movement by just 1%? Or maybe increase your intensity?
#SWEATtip: Find new ways to move your body more intentionally in small ways- like marching in place while you watch your favorite show or
Going for a walk during your lunch hour or after dinner.
#SWEATSHARE: Share below your plan for moving 1% more this week with purpose!
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Results come from what we do consistently.
But ONLY YOU can define what
YOUR PROGRESS will look like!
Our lives are different...
Our bodies need different things...
We all have different preferences...
BUT we all are called to steward our bodies in a way that honors God.
So if you’re not getting the results you desire, ask yourself these 3 questions:
Question #1: How consistently are you following your plan?
If your plan includes 5 workout sessions a week, and you’re only completing 3, that’s 60% consistency.
If those 3 sessions are of high quality, then focus on Improving your consistency.
If you're having difficulty completing your plan, consider what is hindering you?
Time of Day?
Re-Evaluate your plan and make adjustments as necessary!
Question #2: What IS working for you so far?
What improvements have you noticed in your daily routine?
What is getting easier?
How are those daily habits progressing you towards your goals?
In what ways are you feeling more energized, healthier, stronger etc?
Question #3: WHAT/WHO is your WHY?
When you’re struggling to be consistent, focus on your WHY...not your goals.
Why do those goals matter to you?
Why do they add value to your life?
Why are they worth your time, energy and money?
Remember, the "best" program is the one you will consistently follow.
If you want to improve your results, improve your consistency of daily SWEAT habits!
Do you need help creating a plan that fits you and your lifestyle?? Let’s connect and customize a plan that aligns with your goals and your needs!
#SWEATGOAL: EAT YOUR VEGGIES
✨ Did you know that YOU can naturally boost your immune system by eating veggies and fruits daily??
YES! They can contain key vitamins and minerals needed to nourish your body and build up your body’s ability to fight infection, disease and illness!
Try adding these nutrients to your healthy eating plan this week at least twice each day for a natural boost!
Beta-carotene is a powerful antioxidant that can reduce inflammation and boost immune function by increasing disease-fighting cells in the body. Excellent sources include sweet potatoes, carrots, and green leafy vegetables.
🍊vitamin C 🍓
Vitamins C and E are antioxidants that help to destroy free radicals and support the body’s natural immune response. Sources of vitamin C include red peppers, oranges, strawberries, broccoli, mangoes, lemons, and other fruits and vegetables.
🥦 Vitamin E sources include nuts, seeds, spinach, and broccoli.
☀️ Vitamin D 🍳
Research shows vitamin D supplementation may reduce the risk for viral infections, including respiratory tract infections, by reducing production of proinflammatory compounds in the body. Increased vitamin D in the blood has been linked to prevention of other chronic diseases including tuberculosis, hepatitis, and cardiovascular disease. Food sources of vitamin D plant-based milks, eggs, fatty fish and sunshine!
🎃 Zinc 🥜
Zinc is a mineral that can help boost white blood cells, which defend against invaders. Sources include nuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, beans, and lentils.
#SWEATtip: ADD at least one serving of these immune boosting foods to your day this week, focusing on the above nutrients.
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PRAYER IS ESSENTIAL
Our #FaithFocus this week is 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Make your life a prayer.
Prayer is possibly the simplest of practices
yet also possibly the most neglected.
AND it is the most essential thing to living a life of victory.
Another Bible version says, pray without ceasing.
The idea is that we are always in constant surrender to God...
Surrendering our hearts to HIS desires.
Surrendering our agendas to HIS purposes.
Surrendering our thoughts to HIS truth.
and two-way communication with God...
Praising Him for who He is and
BEING STILL in His Presence.
Making requests for ourselves and others
LISTENING for HIS LEADING.
Whether you sit and pray
and/or pray as you do chores
and/or drive to work
and/or reach out and ask to pray for others...
the goal is CONSISTENT connection with God-
a continuous conversation where ideally we listen more than we speak.
My prayer for you is that you will find new ways to connect with God through prayer and learn how to live your life prayerfully each moment of every day!
How can we pray for you today?
A Jesus girl who desires to honor God with my everyday choices! I love my family, sweating with my friends, and anything chocolate!
Every week, we focus on a Scripture & Sweat Goal in efforts to train ourselves to honor God with our bodies and our everyday choices. We refer to these as our weekly #FAITHfocus & #FITfocus.
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Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit?
You are not your own. You were bought with a price.
Therefore, Honor God with your body.
1 Corinthians 6:19, 20