As a believer in Jesus, you have certain privileges because you belong to Christ. When you chose Him, God put a blood line around you that the enemy cannot cross. As long as you’re keeping Him first place, you have a hedge of protection, a hedge of favor, a hedge of mercy surrounding you like a shield. When difficulties come, God says that because you’re His child, because you honor Him, even though that problem has formed, in the end it is not going to prosper. When it’s all said and done, it’s not going to harm you. God is going to turn it around and use it to your advantage. That’s your heritage as a believer!
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him” (Hebrews 11:6, NIV)
When God is first place in your life, and you make pleasing Him your highest priority, then you can fully expect to live a blessed, fulfilled life! In today’s verse, notice who God rewards. It’s not people who half-heartedly seek Him. It doesn’t say “people who only think about Him when they’re having a problem;” or “people who will only come to church when something special is going on.” No, God rewards people who earnestly seek after Him. That means we are determined. We get up every morning and thank Him for His goodness. We go through the day meditating on His promises. We give Him praise in the good times and the tough times. We are constantly stretching, growing, learning and striving to know Him better.
Today, remember, when you diligently seek God, He promises that a reward is coming. He promises He wil give you strength, wisdom, favor, good breaks, promotion, healing and restoration. When you seek Him with your whole heart, you will find Him, and you won’t be able to outrun His goodness and blessing!
When something is toxic, it’s poisonous; it can destroy you. When we go around dwelling on the wrong thoughts, thinking about what we can’t do or how we’ll never get ahead, those thoughts are toxic thoughts. Toxic thoughts left alone become like toxic waste that sinks into your heart. It will eventually contaminate your whole life. It affects your self-image. It affects your attitude, your level of confidence, and ultimately, your success. That’s why the scripture says to guard your heart because the condition of your heart and mind determine the condition of your whole life.
Make the decision today to detox any negative, self-defeating thoughts by meditating on God’s promises instead. Make the decision to detox bitterness, detox low self-esteem, detox negative words that may have been spoken over you, detox condemnation. Make the decision to dwell on what God says about you. God says, “You are forgiven.” God says, “Your best days are in front of you.” God says, “I’ll restore the years that the enemy has stolen.” As you detox your mind and fill your thoughts with His promises, you’ll see His hand of blessing on your life. You’ll rise up higher, and you’ll live the abundant life He has for you!
Look at this…. Kids like these, where are you in my country? My tears…… I never saw much sincerity than from kids lifting their hands before God. Oh tears.
The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion (Proverbs 28:1, NKJV.)
As a believer in Jesus Christ, you are called to live a bold, confident and overcoming life. You don’t have to live under a burden of fear. You don’t have to live with anxiety. Because of Jesus, fear, worry and uncertainty are beneath you. When you rise up in faith knowing that God is with you and for you, all doubt and fear has to leave your life.
Notice that today’s scripture says that the righteous are as bold as a lion. Righteousness is God’s way of doing things. When you do things His way, when you are submitted to His plan for your life, He promises success. It may not always be the way we had in mind, but ultimately, His plan is to prosper you, not to harm you, to give you a hope and a future!
Today, if you’ve been feeling anxious or fearful, begin to declare God’s truth over your life which will set you free! Declare that you are righteous in Christ Jesus! Declare that you are more than a conqueror! Declare that you are as bold as a lion because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world!
Passing U.P. is better [or worse] than celebrating your birthday. Different people congratulate you like every minute.
Scientists discover most relaxing tune ever
Sound therapists and Manchester band Marconi Union compiled the song. Scientists played it to 40 women and found it to be more effective at helping them relax than songs by Enya, Mozart and Coldplay.
Weightless works by using specific rhythms, tones, frequencies and intervals to relax the listener. A continuous rhythm of 60 BPM causes the brainwaves and heart rate to synchronise with the rhythm: a process known as ‘entrainment’. Low underlying bass tones relax the listener and a low whooshing sound with a trance-like quality takes the listener into an even deeper state of calm.
Dr David Lewis, one of the UK’s leading stress specialists said: “‘Weightless’ induced the greatest relaxation – higher than any of the other music tested. Brain imaging studies have shown that music works at a very deep level within the brain, stimulating not only those regions responsible for processing sound but also ones associated with emotions.”
The study - commissioned by bubble bath and shower gel firm Radox Spa - found the song was even more relaxing than a massage, walk or cup of tea. So relaxing is the tune, apparently, that people are being Rex advised against listening to it while driving.
The top 10 most relaxing tunes were: 1. Marconi Union - Weightless 2. Airstream - Electra 3. DJ Shah - Mellomaniac (Chill Out Mix) 4. Enya - Watermark 5. Coldplay - Strawberry Swing 6. Barcelona - Please Don’t Go 7. All Saints - Pure Shores 8. AdelevSomeone Like You 9. Mozart - Canzonetta Sull’aria 10. Cafe Del Mar - We Can Fly
This is so interesting.
WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF YOU COMBINED IT WITH RAINY MOOD?
I just combined it with Rainy Mood.
IT’S FUCKING AMAZING.
Guys, I am one of the most stressed out people I know. This completely relaxed my mind and body within two minutes. I didn’t want to move from my chair. Play it, you won’t regret it!
Then, since I had my eyes closed, when the little sound effects would come in—the light twinkling sounds and the like—it was like the room got lighter behind my eyelids. My eyes were closed, but it seriously shocked me, and the second the tinkling started, my eyes opened because I honestly thought that a bright light had just been turned on in my room. But it was just my eyes playing tricks on me, even with my eyes closed. So I closed my eyes again, and eventually, I realized that lights were flashing in sync with the twinkles, and I’m not sure how or why that happened. And when the low sound effects came in, I almost had a heart attack because at the same exact moment, I felt something brush, feather light, against my thigh. I almost ripped the headphones out of the laptop, I jumped so fast. But this might have been the cord of my headphones landing in my lap, with unfortunate timing. (I also had a moment where I could have sworn I heard something moving in my room, but that might have been a distant drum in the song. I couldn’t distinguish outside sounds from sounds in the music, tbh, since I had headphones on.)
And when I turned off the music, it immediately became easier to breathe; the pressure was gone from my chest, and I could take deeper breaths.
I mean, don’t get me wrong, the music was relaxing as shit. Every so often, the lights would pull me out of it. I managed to get used to it enough that I stopped flinching, and then I felt the sensation on my leg and was like “LOL NOPE.” and quit. So it relaxed me, and it relaxed me fully, but kept pulling me out of it. I wanna know what was up with the light show going on behind my eyes, and what was going on with my breathing. This song is on some supernatural shit, man.
I’m definitely doing my Meditation class homework to this from now one. YES THANK YOU.
Yes, I am taking a Meditation class. In college. Meditating is homework. I am required to relax and meditate for a grade. Yup.
Today is Sunday, January 20th of 2013. This is the “some time” when college entrance exam results are out. I’ve applied in four universities in which two had already released their passers list. Those two are bunch of great news, but my dream university is rumored to have theirs released this week. It was still May of last year when I declared that I am going to pass, and it was on the last week of July when the whole DBD-Kanlungan prayed for me and held the same declaration too.
Today is Sunday, January 20th of 2013. This is also the day when I went to DBD-Bulwagan for the first time. It was my dream to go there [for it now became a reality]! And thankfully, after a couple of broken promises, my mom went with me there. And in this “some time” season, surprisingly, my desire a while ago didn’t exist because I need to ask God to look over my entrance exam results. The only thing that stirred up my heart a while ago was the feeling of gratefulness for everything. It surprised me ‘cause right now I’m supposed to be cautious, if not worried, of the results. But I’m not.
Today is Sunday, January 20th of 2013. This is also the day when I experienced a really strange… well, see, I didn’t even know what I experienced! The program started with worship songs [of course], and then Agnus Dei was played. I knew Agnus Dei because of the tune and not the lyrics, so still I was able to sing my heart with it. When you feel the song, you feel God. And I know that I was feeling the song at that time. One of the last lines is “Worthy is the Lamb” and that same line became the transition to a new song, Worthy is the Lamb. Just then I cried. I cried… I can still remember the way I cried a while ago, and it wasn’t a normal one. My tears can’t stop falling even though I tried to. I needed to stop them. I mean, my mom beside me is going to think my weirdness is an enough reason for her not to concentrate! That aside, as I can’t stop crying, I lifted my right hand, still unable to sing because I was biting my lips. I felt a hand touched the right side of my waist [even though there wasn’t anyone touching me], and my waist became numb. I was still focused on my crying [or in this case, crying became praising] and I felt the same hand held my lifted arm and it also became numb as fast as my waist did. When I can’t feel anything from my waist and my whole right arm, the rest of my body turned numb all at one time! Even my lips became numb! Everything happened so fast. I wasn’t able to move but I was still crying. When the song was finished and everyone sat, the numbness wore off a little but I can tell I was still stiff cold and shaking! I turn around to my mom, “Mommy I’m stiff!”. I can tell that my mom was already quite scared and puzzled that she just asked me to drink water. When I sat down, my body was okay again, but I still can feel that something’s wrong with my right arm. My mom handed me a menthol and after a while, I wholly came to my senses again.
I’d like to think it was Him. It was Him. I’ll forever be grateful and honored for that experience. I’ll keep replaying that scene in my head and remind myself that God had favored me at that time. And that’s all I ever wanted: His favor.
21 things jesus wants you to know right now
You are my beloved. (Eph. 5:1)
I knew you before you were born. As my hands formed you, I whispered purpose into your bones. I can’t not love you. (Ps. 139:1-6)
I love you beyond human reason—even at your very worst, steeped in sin. (Rom. 5:8)
My love is contrary to all you know of “love.” I Love you “even though” and “deeper still.” My love reaches, pursues, remains. (Ps. 36:5)
My Love for you won’t walk out, fail, or ever come to an end. (Deut. 31:8)
No matter what you’ve heard or what you’ve come to believe, there’s nothing that can separate you from my Love. (Rom. 8:38-39)
I am not like people. So please—don’t put human words in my mouth or apply human behaviors to my character. You will miss me altogether. (Isaiah 55:8)
I’ve never ignored you. I’ve been here all along. Protecting. Loving. Waiting. (Ps. 56:8)
Your love of _____ (sin) isn’t worth eternity. I will break your chains. I will give you the desires of your heart. (Jn. 8:32, Ps. 37:4)
Please forgive some of my followers. People—even Christian people—will fail you. You live in a fallen land, where no one is perfect and all need My grace. Put your faith and trust in Me alone. (Psalm 146:3)
There’s no sin I will not forgive. You are the “whosoever believes in me” whom I will give eternal life … if you believe. (John 3:16)
As resourceful and brilliant as you are, you cannot save yourself. It’s by God’s grace and faith in Me alone that you are saved. (Eph 2:8-9)
I understand your pain and heartbreak. And my heart breaks with you. (Is. 53:3)
There’s nowhere you can go where my Love won’t find you. (Psalm 139:7-8)
The shame and guilt weighs you down has been taken care of on the cross. Your bill has been zeroed out. (John 3:16)
The addictions. The pride. The selfishness. The hate. The lust. The jealousy. The critical spirit. The greed. I can heal it. All of it. You can start fresh. Today. (Rom. 8:1-4)
I will forgive you. But only if you ask. And I care more about the “ask” than I do about the sin. (Acts 3:19)
I will not force you to do or be anything. I want a relationship with you more than I want to rule over you. (Jeremiah 31:3)
I will forgive your sin and I will forget it. That’s right—completely erase it from my mind. No replays, no record. Gone. (Ps. 103:12)
It’s never too late to turn your life around. I came to give second chances. (Luke 23:42-43)
I love you. Let’s talk. (Jer. 29:13)