It Starts with You

Hope this missive finds you well.  Here’s a little something to ponder for today.  Let’s talk passivity, and why it won’t work or should be tolerated in this new season of our lives.  Passivity removes us from taking sole responsibility for our overall well-being, and causes us to be accepting of what happens to us without active response or resistance.  Our “safe” response to the dysfunctional toxicity in/around our lives summons us to a place of allowing God to handle “it”, while we quickly dismiss ourselves from the process.  NO!!! Take ownership beloved, do the work, and HEAL.

God is All-Powerful, and His plans for our lives will always prevail.  He never created us to be in a space of waiting for Him to do this or that while we sit back and do nothing.  God is a loving God, and will never push or force Himself onto us.  He’s always willing and able to partner with us and help us move life along.  Friends, no matter where you are in your journey, or what you’re going through, God is ready to join you in stewarding your life to a healthy, and happy space.  Make a decision to not allow passivity to plague your soul.  Be FREE.  Be FREE from INSANITY.  Be FREE from repetitive cycles that seek to keep your soul in bondage. Selah.

Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals.  Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?”“Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.”Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked (John 5:1-8, NIV). 

Until we meet again, I love you to life!

xoxo,

The Risen Warrior

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Scripture Courtesy of:

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+5&version=NIV

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Am I Spiritually Healthy?

Recharging in the presence of God is essential to our spiritual health.  Pits, problems, or circumstances have a way of pressing into our space, causing us to isolate from others, disconnect from God by not wanting to pray, read our Word, or attend church.  Spiritual dehydration leads to spiritual death, and spiritual death can lead to Eternal separation from God, if we’re not careful. The latter happens if we fail to yield to the Lord and His way of doing things.

Beloved, as we strive for total wellness in every other area of our lives, the most important is our spiritual life.  It’s easy to bring balance when we focus on our Creator, and accept His help to recover from this thing we called life.

As a deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you God.  I thirst for God, the living God.  When can I come and appear before God (Psalm 42 1-2, HCSB)?

Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you (Psalm 51:12, NLT). 

Until we meet again, I love you to life!

Xoxo,

The Risen Warrior

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