Growing Prosperity: Walk in the Abundance of God and Prosperous Health!
Claim the Divine Healing Power of God in Your Life
We all know that when our health is in tip-top condition
we feel like we can conquer the world.
Yet when sickness attacks, it becomes a chore
just to make it through the day.
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospers.”
— 3 John 2
The truth about the abundance of God is that it is full of His grace and mercy. His love goes out to everyone. He provides us with immune systems, doctors, and medicine to help us fight off sickness and disease in the physical realm.
And it gets even better for the children of God. Why? Because sickness and disease are not only fought off by the immune system, which is God’s grace in our body, but it can also be fought off in the spiritual realm! How? With God’s Word!
Prosperous Words for Prosperous Health
Your words are powerful. Speak God’s Word and you won’t go wrong. Don’t simply remind yourself of His Word. Get serious, stir yourself up, and start quoting, praying, and confessing scriptures and tell your body to line up with the Word.
Proverbs 12:18 says that “the tongue of the wise is health.” Why does it say that? Because just a few chapters later it says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” (Proverbs 18:21)
So choose to speak wisely and stop dwelling on the problem.
Speak Prosperous Health
Search the abundance of God for His healing benefits:
- He sent His Word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. (Psalm 107:20)
- Do not forget My teaching, but keep My commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity. (Proverbs 3:1-2)
- I am the Lord that healeth thee. (Exodus 15:26)
- Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; Who healeth all thy diseases. (Psalm 103:2-3)
Thank God for His healing benefits and begin to use words like these as your own. And remember divine health comes from spending time with the Healer.
Prosper Physically, Spiritually, and Emotionally
Just because spiritual things are more powerful than physical things doesn’t mean you can ignore the physical body. Trying to separate spirit, soul, and body can’t be done. They all work together to make up you.
You are a spirit, who has a soul, that resides in a God created body. Ignoring one part is disastrous. It is important to strike a balance in your life so that you use what is in you physically, spiritually, and emotionally to live a complete and prosperous life.
Ignoring a part of you creates an unhealthy balance. Eating anything the flesh wants would be neglecting the body. Allowing anything into your thought life and failing to renew your mind with God’s Word would be neglecting the soul, which is the mind, will, and emotions.
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Well you can have a testimony of the miraculous healing power of God. His Word covers all sickness and disease and is more credible and powerful than any family medical history.
God is omnipotent and He knows no limitations. Put His Word to work in your life.
Some food for thought: Your body will do what you tell it to do. What you put in your mind, spirit, and body all affects your body. So, if you are searching for divine prosperous health, then you need to get a balance; spirit, soul, and body.
May you walk in prosperous health from the abundance of God and enjoy a life of growing prosperity!
Be blessed to be a blessing –
God bless you always,
Healthy Living: Hope for Asthma and ADHD Sufferers and One Man’s Personal Testimony
A Journey to Healthy Living
A recent interview on local radio station WWIB.com
with nutritionist Karen Hurd really sparked my attention.
It included the personal testimony of a man that greatly
improved his health and reversed some health issues
he’d struggled with for over 30 years;
simply by making some basic diet changes.
It is highly likely that you are like me, and you either struggle with some of the same issues this man did, or you have friends or loved ones that do. I feel really impressed to share this interview and testimony with you to pass on some hope.
I’m continually amazed at how the most powerful solutions are often so simple.
The interview was on January 26 of 2011 during “Wellness Wednesday” with Karun Hurd on www.WWIB.com. (I was able to download the free podcast of the show from their website, and I highly recommend listening to the whole thing yourself.)
Tom’s Journey to Healthy Living
Let me give you an overview and summarize Tom’s testimony of his long battle with asthma, ADHD, mental fogginess, and unwanted weight.
Tom is a 48 year old man from Wisconsin and currently attending college and pursuing his second degree. He’s struggled for 30 years with asthma, ADHD, and the ability to think clearly, (he said he felt as if he was walking around in a mental fog).
His journey to healthy living actually began with searching for solutions for his son. Tom’s 20 year old son was hospitalized five times the summer before with severe joint pain and the doctors thought it was lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. He was prescribed medicine but with little relief and lots of side effects.
Tom wondered if his son’s illness might have something to do with his diet or a reaction to something he was eating. After searching online for answers, Tom had his son eliminate some foods from his diet. This resulted in all his joint pain symptoms going away and being able to stop taking the prescribed medications.
At that point they eliminated gluten from their diets and to be supportive, Tom did too. Tom was surprised to discover that within two weeks he was able to go off his asthma medication (which he had been on for 30 years) and the ADHD medication (which he had been on for a couple years).
Tom was feeling better but still dealing with low energy at night and unwanted weight that he just couldn’t get rid of; regardless of working out and counting calories. So last summer, Tom and his wife went to meet nutritionist Karen Hurd.
Karen taught them some basics of a healthy diet, including the importance of getting plenty of fiber and protein, and how beans are an excellent source of both. Tom began to eat beans at every meal and started to lose weight, even though he was actually taking in more calories. The increase in fiber was helping his body balance out and shed unwanted weight.
What is Tom Eating Now?
A typical breakfast is two fried eggs, a half cup of baked beans, and maybe some bacon. Lunch is usually a trip to the Mexican restaurant near campus for a lettuce salad with chicken and beans. Snacks throughout the day are things like yogurt, psyllium husk, cheese, vegetables, and nuts. Dinner might be eggs and beans, or stir fry steak with veggies and some beans.
In addition to helping a person lose weight, the additional fiber in the diet helps clean out toxins and bile in the system. As the body cleaned up, Tom noticed that he not only lost weight, but gained increased energy and mental clarity.
The Fog Has Lifted and Mental Clarity Has Moved In
The last two semesters Tom had the highest grade point averages ever, even though he had the most difficult and taxing classes. Normally he would have to read and re-read something several times to try and remember what he read. Now he can read and recall and remember what was written! Tom said he hasn’t been able to do that since grade school or Jr. High.
Men in their 40s typically experience increasing loss of memory and inability to focus. Tom said he always seemed to have what he described as “mental fogginess”; an inability to focus, which he thought was normal. He said it was like always reading something and not being able to remember what he just read.
But now after making these changes to his diet, Tom says:
“It’s like the fogginess is gone and the cloud has been lifted out of my brain.”
Karen pointed out that Tom also eliminated sugar and caffeine from his diet. She said getting rid of the sugar is the biggest key to helping lift the brain fog. She recommends removing pop and desserts from your diet because these have such large amounts of sugar. ADHD people metabolize sugars really fast and have mental crashes, preventing them from fully accessing their mental capacity.
Tom said he used to be a sugar junkie and literally have two 20 ounce Mt Dews a day, candy bars, donuts, etc. – he loved sweets. He said he knew it was going to be tough to let those go, but now that they are out of his system it is not hard to avoid them.
Tom said he had been on asthma medication for over 30 years and his chest had always been tight and wheezy. He said a couple weeks after taking gluten out of his diet he had gone out of town and forgot to take his asthma spray with. But he realized he felt fine and didn’t even need it and hasn’t used it since. He’s felt fine and hasn’t had an episode even with working out, etc.
Did Tom Even Have Asthma?
Tom thinks he never even had asthma. He said he learned that gluten intolerance can make the immune system attack what it is intolerant to and create mucus. In Tom’s case his lungs produced mucus, but once he eliminated the gluten, there was nothing to react to and therefore he no longer had mucus in his lungs and what seemed like asthma symptoms.
If you suffer from asthma or ADHD, you may want to apply some of these diet suggestions and see if you experience the benefits. (Of course this is not medical advice and you should consult your doctor before making any changes.)
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May you have hope for a better tomorrow, live healthy, and enjoy growing prosperity!
God bless you always,
How to Sleep Like a Baby with a Really Simple Diet Change!
Tired of Sleepless Nights?
If you are someone who tosses and turns at night…
you know it is a problem that effects more than your sleep.
A lack of sleep soon causes havoc in your daytime routine as well.
Are you tired of being tired? If so, you may want to read on and take look at one of the culprits that may be preventing you from sleeping like a baby; out of whack sugar levels. Hypoglycemia is a condition of lowered blood sugar levels, which can result in trouble sleeping.
What’s Your Bedtime Routine Look Like?
Does this sound familiar? You’re wrapping up a long day and you’ll be going to bed soon. A bowl of ice cream and a cookie sounds like a nice bedtime snack, so you enjoy one and head to bed. You fall asleep right away.
But then in the middle of the night you wake up and simply cannot go back to sleep. You toss and turn and lie there thinking about the previous day and what you need to do tomorrow. Your mind replays things over and over and you’re frustrated because you desperately need sleep but just can’t fall back asleep.
Or do you experience this scenario? You eat your ice cream and go to bed, only to find yourself tossing and turning. You don’t sleep well. You have weird, scary dreams such as running to escape from danger and jumping off a cliff. You wake up in a sweat; feeling like you’ve been run over by a train. You are not rested and feel like you’ve been in a battle all night in your dreams.
What is going on?
Remember the ice cream, (or anything sweet) you ate before bed? Well it causes your blood sugar to rise quickly. Your pancreas then in turn cranks out a jolt of insulin to bring the sugar levels down, but it puts out too much insulin. Now your sugar levels are dropping too quickly.
And, since you are asleep you will not be eating something to bring up your out of whack blood sugar levels. So your body calls upon your adrenal system to trigger the release of stored glycogen into the blood stream. It works, and your blood sugar levels rise.
However, the problem is that now you also have fight or flight hormones coursing through the blood stream. One of these hormones, norepinephrine, is also a neurotransmitter. It causes your mind to kick into high gear and think, to devise a plan to fight and escape danger; it turns your sweet dreams into nightmares.
Sleeping Like a Baby Doesn’t Have to be a Dream!
Clearly a lack of sleep detracts from your quality of life. The good news is that, simple diet changes can be made to help control low blood sugar and improve quality of sleep.
Do this. Make a point of eating six times a day; three meals and three snacks. Include some protein at each of these times. Protein is critical to controlling low blood sugar because it slows the absorption of sugar into the blood stream and causes a gradual rise in blood sugar instead of a straight line increase.
Never eat a carbohydrate alone. Always have it with a protein. If you find yourself awake at night and having trouble going back to sleep, eat something with some protein, a little carbohydrate, and a little fatty acid; like a piece of cheese and a cracker, or a handful of peanuts.
Your next step? Take what you’ve just learned and put it into practice. This really simple diet change is easy to do and it may just allow you to place your head on your pillow and sleep like a baby.
May your nights be filled with sweet sleep and your life be full of growing prosperity!
God bless you always,
P.S. This post was inspired by information from nutritionist Karen Hurd and you can find additional health and nutrition info at her website: http://www.KarenHurd.com
P.P.S. Do have any tips for sleeping well? Please feel free to share with everyone and leave a comment… Thanks!
Live Healthy – Is Stress and Anxiety Taking You for a Ride on the Emotional Roller Coaster?
Find Out How Stress Affects More Than Your Moods!
I know; much easier said than done in today’s busy world.
Are you stressed out these days?
Well you need to understand that worry and anxiety affects more than just our moods.
Truth is, even if we faithfully practice healthy habits like exercising and eating properly, the benefits we’ve gained from that will be thrown out the window if we let stress get the best of us!
The Stress Flare
How are your stress levels after you’ve had a long day at work and traffic on the freeway slows to a crawl? Or how about running late in the morning when getting the kids off to school because one unexpected thing after another continues to happen?
Listen, we’ve all been there as situations that are out of our control cause our tempers to flare and sometimes reach a boiling point. But what we need to be aware of is how this stress affects our body.
What happens in these stressful situations is that the body revs up production of a hormone called cortisol. Blood vessels constrict and divert the flow of blood from processes like digestion to the quick-acting muscles in the arms and legs, where an energy burst could be needed. The heart races to keep up with the frenzied motion, and the resulting hyper-alertness causes all sorts of anxiety.
We have to realize that even if we are health-conscious and go to great lengths to take care of our bodies, but we give stress, frustration, anger, worry, and anxiety the upper hand, we wipe out most of all the health benefits we have gained.
When we worry extensively, harbor bitterness, or give in to anger, these emotions pile stress on our immune system and weaken its ability to work properly. Stress is a key source for many ills such as: hypertension, elevated heart rate, headaches, and hormonal imbalances in the body.
Emotional Roller Coaster
Researchers are finding it more apparent that emotions are powerful forces within the human mind that clearly affect the body and soul. The proper adjustments in attitude can help prevent us from becoming unhealthy individuals.
Don Colbert, M.D., in his book Deadly Emotions, says that an emotional roller coaster saps a person physically and psychologically, which can leave both mind and body depleted of energy and strength. He also points out that medical studies indicate:
- The mind and body are linked, which means how you feel emotionally can impact how you feel physically.
- Individuals who are fighting depression have an increased risk of developing cancer and heart disease.
- Emotions such as anxiety and fear have been linked to heart palpitations, irritable bowel syndrome, tension headaches, and more.
Don’t Worry. Be Happy!
Negative emotions alter body chemistry and can be a force that affects us in many ways. For example, it can affect our ability to sleep and digest food.
When life’s pressures build, we tend to revert back to unhealthy habits and turn to junk food for comfort. And we have no problem justifying it because of the intense pressure at work or at home, in our relationships, or dealing with financial setbacks, etc.
Be aware though, that turning to a diet of comfort food, junky snacks, or gooey desserts is going backwards, not forward, on the road to healthy living. Instead of these rich foods taking your mind off your troubles, they can actually compound your difficulties and add even more emotional stress. Know this and strive to make the better choices even in the midst of your struggles.
“Have no anxiety about anything; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
— Philippians 4:6-7
So, go ahead; don’t worry – be happy! In reality, worry and stress are symptoms of a lack of trust in our heavenly Father. We need to work on doing what Jesus tells us in Matthew 6:34-35 to cure anxiety; which is to ‘seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will care for itself.’
May you seek first the kingdom of God and let His peace keep your heart and mind as you enjoy a life of growing prosperity!
God bless you always –
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 –
How Can Healthy Lifestyle Choices Boost Your Personal Image?
Tips on Taking Care of Your Spirit, Mind, and Body
Self-esteem plays a vital role in success. Don’t let a dwarfed self-image hold you back from being all that you are capable of. How you see yourself has to do with the condition of your spirit, mind, and body. You are a package deal and you need to boost your self-esteem with healthy lifestyle choices daily.
It’s no secret that what we see when we look in the mirror effects our self-esteem. If the body reflected is at its ideal weight, with a clear complexion, well groomed, and dressed well, it is much easier to go through the day with powerful confidence to take on the world.
Yet, when the opposite is reflected, not only does our self-esteem plunge, but there is usually the stress of carrying around physical and emotional pain from the present condition of our body.
Take care of your body and make healthy choices on a daily basis.
Eat a healthy balanced diet, exercise and eliminate the intake of harmful substances. We are surrounded with a wealth of information on how to feed and exercise our body for optimum performance. No more excuses here. Just start where you are and make baby steps daily so that it becomes a lifestyle. The reward is worth it.
Renew your mind daily.
Monitor what you watch and listen to. What you put in is what you’ll get out. If you fill it with stress, fear, and all that is failing, you’ll experience that in your life. Fill your mind with positive, uplifting, words, thoughts, and pictures to make that become your reality.
In Proverbs 23:7 it says; ‘As a man thinks in his heart, so is he’. And this leads me to the next point, the condition of your spirit or heart.
Guard your heart.
Your dominating thoughts get planted in your heart and become your reality. This is so important! Decide how you want your life to look, be, and feel. Then play that movie of your desired life in your head daily. Choose to fill your mind with healthy thoughts and images. Don’t forget to speak them and you’ll not only help block out the negative thoughts that want to trip you up, you’ll discover your confidence begin to rise.
Case in point: Healthy lifestyle choices give us the opportunity to operate at maximum performance. Eat right, exercise, monitor what you watch, listen to, and speak. Learn to love and laugh often. Do the best with what you have and begin where you are. Soon you’ll uncover the powerful, real you inside yourself as you boost your self-esteem.
May your healthy lifestyle choices bring you a life full of growing prosperity!
Be blessed – Cheers,