|Rehoboth Beach: Where I spent the day reading, meditating, and in complete|
amazement of the greatness of our God! He is amazing....
From last Thursday until today, we were suppose to spend time doing some type of meditation. This week confirmed to me how important it is to do some type of calming of the mind and/or having purposeful thoughts regularly if not everyday.
For the past week, I either practiced mindfulness and/or had purposefully thoughts everyday except Sunday. And, Sunday was the day that I needed it the most. I would either be present with my thoughts or I would declare something like "I am mighty." My people, let me tell you that this stuff works. With mindfulness it was so helpful to see how many thoughts that we can have in fifteen minutes and how important it is to quiet those thoughts. With purposefully thoughts, I felt so powerful to know that I can determine my mood by my declarations. Thoughts are soooo powerful and are just thoughts. We must be intentional about keeping them in check.
So, I am planning to continue to meditate and/or do purposeful confession everyday forever, because it works.....
I started reading a daily word by Joel Osteen called I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life. Everyday, I declare something for my life and read the brief illustration of that declaration. Today, my declaration is "Today I will live as a healer. I am sensitive to the needs of those around me. I will lift up the fallen, restore the broken, and encourage the discouraged....." (Helping others actually heals us according to Harville Hendrix in his book Getting the Love You want.)
So, this week, let's intentionally reach out to people with a heart of empathy without giving unsolicited advice. Let's be present with every person who we are in contact with this week, and try to walk in their shoes completely. Joel states in I Declare, that "our job is not to judge. Our job is not to figure out if someone deserves something, or to decide who is right or wrong. Our job is to lift the fallen, to restore the broken, and to heal the hurting."
This week, let's intentionally become someone's miracle... and heal ourselves!
God is Awesome, Ain't he.....
Happy Intentional Thursday, My People!