April 16, 2014

Our Duty as Christians- BE DIFFERENT!!

As Christians, there are many things that we are called to do and be. We are to be different from non-believers in how we think and act. Today, as I was doing my devotions, I read a wonderful passage in Deuteronomy 6:5-9 (KJV):

  5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy GOD with all thine heart, and with all they soul, and with all thy might.

 6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart.

 7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. 

8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.

And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates. 

As it says in the first verse, Our top priority as Christians is to LOVE GOD FIRST & MOST. This means that our love for HIM exceeds anything else in the universe. It exceeds our love for family, friends, material things, pets, etc. GOD needs to be the center of every relationship we have. In the 2nd verse, HE tells us to keep HIS words in our hearts. He wants us to think of HIM and HIS love always, and be able to share the gospel with others. Not only do we need to love HIM and keep HIS commandments, but we need to teach others to do this as well. Talk about GOD all the time & Share your love for HIM. HE is so awesome & loving that we should be bursting with the desire to tell others about HIM!! 


<3 Sarah

April 10, 2014

15 Ways to be a Happier Person (Repost)

I found THIS little gem of a post on Cassey Ho's blog: Blogilates. It inspired me so much that I wanted to share it with you!! 

1. Appreciate your life.
Be grateful that you get to live today and that you have the power to create change and affect other people. It is a gift to be alive right now. Make the most of it.
2. Choose friends who make you feel good.
…and take yourself far far away from the people who suck the positivity out of you, who don’t make you smile, and who you dread to see. Surround yourself with inspiring people who motivate you to be a better you every day.
3. Keep learning everyday.
Never think that you’re #1 at something. The moment you do is the moment you stop growing.
4. Compliment others.
To be able to see the beauty in other people, and to let them know means that you are confident with yourself.
5. Always look for the solution, not the problem.
There is always an answer. Seek to be a creative problem solver.
6. Laugh!
Laughing makes you feel better and works the abs at the same time. What could be better!?
7. Take a moment to enjoy life, and stop to see how far you’ve come.
Stop going through the motions and actually stop to realize and ENJOY what you’re doing. Embrace each experience you have because you can’t ever come back to it again.
8. Forgive people and stop holding grudges.
Be able to LET GO. Forgive others so that you can move on. Holding on to the past is like holding onto old stuff that has no value and slows you down. Live for moving forward and being better.
9. Keep your promises.
In fact, under-promise and over-deliver. But never ever ever break a promise. Your word, your trust, is the most valuable form of human currency.
10. Live clean. Live honest.
No lying, faking, and being shady about anything. The truth allows you to live a way less complicated life.
11. Love unconditionally.
Give your whole heart. That is the only true way to love.
12. Invest in the people you love.
Believe in others. It can be the difference between someone chasing their dreams or giving up on everything. You can be the catalyst of making their greatest goals happen.
13. Never give up.
Keep going. You will get there. Love the journey.
14. Exercise.
Working out releases endorphins that chemically make you happy.
15. Believe in yourself.
Always know that you are capable and powerful enough to make anything you want to happen, happen. It’s your life. You control it because yes you CAN turn your dreams into reality.

Original Post URL: http://www.blogilates.com/blog/2014/04/08/15-ways-to-be-a-happier-human/

One I would add in: 
16. Love GOD & Make HIM your best friend:
   If you don't have a personal relationship with GOD, it's very hard to find happiness. Without HIM , there is a emptiness in your life that only HE can fill. If you haven't already, Ask HIM to be your best friend Today & FOREVER!!

Just a GORGEOUS bird!!

<3 Sarah