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ByAngie

Scriptures To Encourage Healthy Living (With Free Printable)

I’ve been trying really hard the last few months to get in shape. With the help of Plexus, I have lost 54 lbs since the last week of April.  I also have less pain (MUCH less) from my joints/fibromyalgia issues. Since losing all that weight, I am feeling more inspired to embark on other paths to becoming healthier. I’m trying to get in an exercise routine, drink more water, and take better care of myself in other ways as well.

Now, in no way do I claim to be doing everything I can (though I would like to), but I am trying. I decided to put some scriptures to encourage healthy living up around the house in strategic places to remind me of the changes I am making. Since I was typing these up for myself, I thought maybe someone else would like to have a copy too.

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The reason I chose Galatians 5:22-23 is pretty self-explanatory, especially since I have self-control in a larger font than any of the other words. I am placing this passage on my refrigerator and inside the cabinet for our pantry. With this scripture in my face every time I feel like snacking, I can stop and think about what and why I am reaching for something to eat. Am I really hungry, or am I bored, thirsty, emotional, etc? Should I really be getting chips? Because occasionally that is okay, but maybe I should be cutting up some veggies instead. If I am reminded to use self-control with my eating, a lot of good can be done instead of “just this once” turning into “just this time every day at the exact minute”.

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Ecclesiastes 10:18 is going above my tv, and maybe inside my Kindle case. There are many times that I could be doing something active, but would rather do something else that does not use a single muscle. Now, as I stated above, I do have joint issues and fibromyalgia. However, that does not give me a free pass to never work out at all. There is also a kind of funny/embarrassing aspect to why I chose this scripture: I need to be reminded to do kegels. I don’t want my house leaking… I don’t think anyone else wants my house leaking either. In fact, it’s pretty frowned upon. 😉 No reason a few can’t be done every time I sit down in the living room, right?

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I am always beating myself up for my appearance. Saying that I lack self-esteem is an understatement. But I know deep down in my heart that I am beautiful in God’s sight. Proverbs 31:30 is going to be taped to the mirror on my vanity, so that when I am preparing to leave the house I will read those words and not walk out the door in a foul mood. It will also make me sing “That Kinda Girl” by DC Talk. Who doesn’t love a little memory from the Free At Last album in their day? If that doesn’t put me in a good mood, well, something must be really wrong that day.

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Can you guess where I will be taping John 7:38? If you guessed inside the fridge, you guessed right. This is for a couple of reasons: to drink more water and to remember who the life-giver is… and if I want to be healthy in this life I need to take care of His temple. I have always hated water. The taste, the way my stomach feels after drinking it, just everything. I don’t know why. But if I add a few flavor drops or infuse it with water, I handle it fine. Whatever it takes, I need to have more of it for many reasons.

 

Soon I may add more scriptures to encourage healthy living to my decor, but for now these are the 4 I am going to focus on. I still have a lot of weight to lose, but I know that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Like how I through Philippians 4:13 in there? Did you see my post about that on our Facebook page yesterday? Maybe next I will put up some scriptures to encourage housework…)

 

To learn more about Plexus, click the blog button below or go directly to Alicia’s Plexus site by clicking here. I truly tried every route my doctor suggested for a few years without any success. This has been the only thing that has worked for me so far. An answer to prayer!

Click here or the image below to download your Scriptures To Encourage Healthy Living free printable.

Scriptures To Encourage Healthy Living - Raising Sticky Hands To Heaven

 

And just for fun…

Do you have any scriptures that encourage you to live a healthy lifestyle? I’d love to know what they are! Please share in the comments.

ByEmily

Jesus Is Just Alright – Song Of The Week!

I dare you to listen to this without dancing or trying to rap. 😉 It’s impossible for me! Have fun and know that Jesus is and always will be more than alright!

 

 

 

Jesus is Just Alright- DC Talk

(chorus)
Jesus is still alright with me
Jesus is still alright, oh yeah
Jesus is still alright with me
Jesus is still alright

Toby Mac, and the Mac is back no slack
On a DC track that’s jacked, beyond comprehension
I believe that I failed to mention that
There’s a lack of recognition
When it comes to His position
Cause if Christ can’t be crossed over,
Then I’ll keep my beat up nova

(repeat chorus 1)

Back in place, and I’m all up in your face
With a rhyme that I embrace, like a mother to her child
I’m kickin’ it Jesus style
To the ones that think they heard
I did use the “J” word
Cause I ain’t too soft to say it
Even if DJ’s don’t play it

Do do do dupe dupem dupe dopem do (3x)
Jesus is still alright
[Oh, I’m hopin’ and I’m praying]

(chorus 2)
I don’t care what they may say
I don’t care what they may do
I don’t care what they may say
Jesus is still alright
[alright with me ya]

(breakdown)
Jesus is alright, I know He’s alright
Jesus is alright, you know He’s alright
Jesus is alright, we know He’s alright
Jesus is alright, we know He’s alright

[Now we come to the pay off]

I’m down with the one that is known as the Son
Of the G to the O to the D never done
With the flow, in the know, on the go like a pro
Not for show cause I ain’t in the biz for the dough
Or the me, or the ray, all the dough’s gotta stay,
Cause I can’t, no I can’t, take it home anyway
Never trite when I write cause the Lord is my light
And His Word is my bond so ya know, He’s alright

 

ByEmily

I Go To The Rock – Song Of The Week

Have you ever felt lost? Rejected? Confused? You had no idea what direction you were supposed to be headed? Has your GPS quit working? Well, let me tell ya, the only answer is the Rock….that’s the place for you. And me. And everyone.

Jesus is the ultimate Rock and true solid foundation. He is the only one for us to turn to, no matter the situation. The fact that there is a song about it is just a plus! And even more of a plus is that the beginning of the song features Kevin Max and Michael Tait from DC Talk! I remember listening to Aaron Jeffrey when I was younger and I enjoyed every minute of it. I am just as much a DC Talk fan so the combination of the two is wonderful to me, especially for this song.

I hope you enjoy this song and video and that you always remember that Jesus -our Rock- will forever be there for you to turn to and stand on. If your life feels unstable, go ahead and build on that rock. It will be the best move you could ever make.

 

 

 

 

 

I Go to the Rock
Aaron Jeffrey – Written by Dottie Rambo
I go to the Rock, I go to the Rock
I go to the Rock, I go to the Rock
I know, I know He’s able

Where do I go
When there’s no body else to turn to
Who do I talk to
When no one wants to listen
Who do I lean on
When there’s no foundation stable
I go to the Rock I know He’s able
I go to the Rock

CHORUS
I go to the Rock of my Salvation
I go to the Stone that the builders rejected
I run to the mountain and the mountain stands by me
When the earth all around me is sinking sand
On Christ, the solid rock I stand
When I need a shelter, When I need a friend,
I go to the Rock

Where do I hide
When the storms of life are threatening
Where do I run to
When the winds of sorrow blow
Is there a refuge (a refuge) in the time of tribulation
Cause I go to the Rock
I know (I know) He’s able.