Happiness – How Can a Healthy Lifestyle Make You Happy?
How to Cheer Things Up with Healthy Lifestyle Choices!
I don’t know a thing about you …
but I bet you desire happiness in life.
Having a bright, cheerful life is an achievable goal for everyone.
However, that being said, it is not easy to achieve for everyone …
For some people it requires a little extra work to get life into balance.
Happiness is a Battle for Many
There are unfortunately, many that battle stress, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. Others are scarred by trials in life. And add to this a lack of sleep, poor nutrition, an unhealthy diet, and virtually no exercise and it becomes quite obvious why there is no smiling going on in this group of people.
If you fall into the previously mentioned group, you’ll be ‘happy’ to know there is help to cheer things up.
Healthy Lifestyle Choices are a Must
Living a healthy lifestyle goes hand-in-hand with your level of happiness in life. Your physical health affects not only your personal self-image, but also your mental health. And your spiritual condition directs many of the decisions you make in regards to priority and balance in your life.
Resources are around every corner when it comes to learning about diet, fitness, nutrition, and building a positive self-image. These things all impact how you feel. Study up on the areas you are weak in and take steps to improve. Keeping them in balance is key to a happier you.
The state of your physical health, mental and emotional health, and spiritual health all work together. Making healthy choices creates a positive cycle so that as you become happier you are also encouraged to make healthier choices.
Consider Your Spiritual Condition
God created us to be happy people that are filled with a joy and love for life. With God we can be more than just happy but find true joy. Choosing to focus on all the good God has provided in our lives can help overcome a sense of unhappiness. There is no greater help to rise above negative circumstances, than the help that comes from God.
“You will show me the path of life: in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand there are pleasures for evermore.”
– Psalm 16:11
Your next step? To take what you’ve just learned and start making healthy lifestyle choices in your life. Step-by-step begin to replace the negatives with the positives. Work to keep things in balance and you’ll find it much easier to be a happy person. Seek God and ask for help and enjoy a life full of laughter and happiness.
May your life be balanced, happy, and full of growing prosperity!
God bless you –
A Little Spiritual Warfare Venting and Rambling for today…
What the Enemy Intends for Bad – God Will Work for Good!
First, I want to apologize to you for the website being down for almost three days.
My web host provider had some unexpected issues over the weekend that took my site down and it just went live again mid-day today! I’m thankful God answered my prayer and the site is back up without errors.
It definitely gave me practice with patience, overcoming frustration, etc.!
It also had me thinking about spiritual warfare and reflecting back on things in life. You know, I’m finally getting old enough, and wise enough, to realize things aren’t just coincidence. And that the enemy of this world is up to more than we realize…
I started thinking about my site going down and how it not only was in the group that went down, but it was the last one to get back up and running. I’ve had many other sites over the years, either personally or that I’ve managed for others. Never have I experienced this type of down time.
Yet none of the other sites were related to spiritual matters and encouraging people to keep God first in life.
As I reflected back, it is clear that the times in my life that I’ve had the most attacks and trials were either times that I clearly chose to walk away from God, and do my own thing, or times when I decided to step out in a significant way for the Lord.
When I chose to do my own thing in the past, and disobey God, it is understandable that I was going to have to face the consequences of those wrong choices.
However, it used to appear like bad timing when trouble would bombard me during the times I was trying to do the right thing.
For instance, when I purposed to start attending church regularly – BAMM – attacks! When I bought a new Bible and study materials to get into the Word – BAMM – attacks! When I got myself and my girls involved in a good church and started volunteering – BAMM – attacks!
Earlier this year, when I decided to finally move forward and put this site up, I was at first constantly amazed at how so many details easily fell into place and worked out. I thank God often for the provision and ability He continues to give me to be able to do this.
Yet there is, once again, clearly this battle going on at the same time…
On one hand, I know God is helping me and guiding me and adjusting me as I go. However, on the other hand, I am again battling attacks. I seem to have gotten a whole whammy of them since I started this site. Physical attacks against my health, mental attacks against my thoughts, and also attacks against my finances and relationships.
They left me doubting if I should be doing this and I did and continue to keep praying for wisdom and guidance. Everything in me keeps saying move forward.
Well anyway – today I started to get mad, thinking about the enemy attacking me (and I also know of a few others personally under attack for stepping out in a significant way to serve God). I feel like battle on!
God is on my side, how can I lose? What the devil intends for bad, my God will work to good!
I serve a really Good God, and a really Big God! And He has helped me overcome the attacks of the enemy. My health and thought life is better … and my relationships are better … and God gave me some ideas and the energy lately to start implementing them that will improve my finances.
Plus on top of it all, with each attack the enemy has thrown at me… I’ve not only come through, but I’ve come through stronger, wiser, and learning how to use the Word of God to lessen the impact of the attacks. I’ve experienced to a greater degree the importance of not living with doubt and fear, but remaining confident and living by faith.
I refuse to let the enemy steal my joy!
My main web site (and others) went down for almost three days – and No – I was not happy about it, but the funny thing is – I didn’t get emotionally upset. I knew that God was going to take care of things and I was able to maintain a peace in the midst of this little storm of life.
I did get mad at the devil though and it has spurred me to write a few articles on spiritual warfare.
Okay – I’m done venting and rambling on… and I’ll end now with this:
“The Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword.”
– Hebrews 4:12
“The Lord is faithful, who shall establish you, and keep you from evil.”
– 2 Thessalonians 3:3
“Now thanks be to God, who always causes us to triumph in Christ, and makes manifest the savor of His knowledge by us in every place.”
– 2 Corinthians 2:14
“May the God of peace make you perfect in every good work to do His will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.”
– Hebrews 13:21
May you walk close to God and your life be filled with growing prosperity!
God bless you & keep you –
P.S. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, or suggestions on the subject…
Lifehouse Everything Drama Video
If You Are Battling to Hang on – Don’t Quit!
There is a God Who Wants to Help!
I know this video skit is popular and you may have already watched it, but it is worth viewing again…
We have an enemy in this world. We are not ignorant of that. But just remember we have help available.
I encourage you … whatever battle you are going through – Don’t Give Up! Keep fighting!
Cry out to The Living God and He will help. Ask His forgiveness. There is nothing anyone has done that the blood Jesus paid on the cross can’t wash away and make as white as snow. Put your trust in Jesus. In Him is the power to overcome and be victorious!
POWER TO OVERCOME:
“Behold, I give to you power to tread on serpants and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” — Luke 10:19
“Bless the Lord, you His angels, that excel in strength, that do His commandments, hearkening unto the voice of His Word.” — Psalm 103:20
A PROSPEROUS FUTURE:
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” — Jeremiah 29:11
God loves you! 🙂 And Jesus too!
God bless you,
P.S. The enemy tried to take my life, but The Living God pulled me out of the pit and makes me stand victorious! That is why I know He can do the same for you . . . and I know He will do for my daughters who I see the enemy attacking . . . don’t fight your battles alone, keep crying out to The Living God for help!