Dressing For A Battle In Life!

 

Did you know each morning when you wake up to start your day? There are a few things you should do before you go out the door each day.   Here is a list of what you should do each morning before you start your day.

  1. Pray and be thankful to the Lord for giving you another day here on earth.
  2. Spend time in God’s word
  3. Dress yourself for the battle of life. Putting on the full armer of God. (in prayer)
  4. Get in some type of exercise about 20 -25minutes
  5. Shower up and brush your teeth
  6. Dress for success (put on your Sunday best)
  7. Make a balanced breakfast for you and your family to eat together.
  8. Then if you have a family get them up for the day   and before you all head out the door eat that breakfast together

Yes! If you have a family, then this is the last step you should do. You may be saying there is no way I can start my day doing this or that especially when I have a family. I need to get them started and we all need to run out the door. you may even be thinking she is mad to think I have that type of time to do this with out getting my family up as well.

Here are my thoughts on why this is the way you should start your day. Well as you see the first, second and third items on the list is what is going to give you the time to do so.  I promise you if you start with these few items to do first. God will bless you throughout your day. Making sure that this can be done each day.  You will be granted so much more in life.

For example. You will be blessed with …

  1. More time in your day (which is major)
  2. More joy and happiness to fill that day.
  3. More rest then you could ever imagine
  4. More time spent with your family to enjoy each other
  5. A happier family Yes read that again!

Yes, read that list again. Now, the first list of things you need to get done may have you changing a few things in your life however you will be better for it in the long run. You may even be asking yourself why, did I not do this sooner in life. You may even laugh in a few weeks and say Teresa “Why did you not tell me this sooner. Now before I give you the keys that will have you having all of this. I need to let you in on what may have to change for you to have this really be put in place. You may have to change your go to bed and wake up time. I would even say if your children are not on a bedtime schedule you will have to rework that as well.  Hence, if you just start off with doing the first 3 items on your list the rest will just come with ease.

Here are the keys to how I know this will change your life for the best life ever. Did you know you should start off each day with…? No, I would not say breakfast first but as you see it is in the list. However, it is important and is there.  The first three items are the most important. Here is why

Well if you did not wake up this morning then I guess you did not have to thank God for your day. Hopefully you are with him now.  But since you did wake up today and can smell that coffee and the flowers. Praying (talking) and giving Thanks to him (God) will set you up for all that you need.  because you now can tell him all that is on your mind for the day.  Philippians 4:6 Never worry about anything. Instead, in every situation let your petitions be made known to God through prayers and requests, with thanksgiving. So, with just that verse we have the key to the first item that we need to do for the morning.  Now while you are in prayer and items 1-3 does not have to last all day all you need to give at first is about 2-4 minutes to each one.  However, with in time you will see that you will want to spend more time in doing the first 3 items. For when you look up to the lord life is not promised that it will be easier however, he will help you throughout your day.  Now when you pray and are getting ready to do item number 2 ask him to show you what you need to read for the day. This is how you will hear from him (The Lord). Just a chapter a day is good. Start by letting him guide you

Now, with number three as you get out of where you are in your quiet place. Because, this world has so much conflict each day as you put on his armer. He is going to protect you through it all.  Putting on the armer of God is in Ephesians 6:10-18

ok now you got your time spent with your Father God. Even though you spent time in the morning you should seek out time for him all day. For he is your helper in everything. the more you talk to him the better your day will be. You will find that you will have more time, be kinder, more caring and have more patience. Again, you are not promised an easier life however, you will be blessed for this and he will make those wrongs right. But this comes in his timing. Seek out his will for your life. Mathew6:33, Ask him to help you with this as well.

Therefore, we have our mind and spirit set on the Lord so, now we need to get our body in sink as well.

instead of running out the door and running to do your life chores (work, school, cleaning, etc.). Doing item number four exercise will help you with a lot of issues as well. Keeping your mind clear, your health in check, your sleep will be better for it. I promise you this there is a plethora of benefits that you will get from just Doing this morning’s list each day. You will not go wrong.  With any of it. Once you are done with number four  number five and six should be just easy items that we do every day nevertheless, do not take these items for granted  cleanliness and dressing for success  will make all of the difference in your life as well.

Lady’s just do not put on any old thing. You never know who you will meet. You have been created as a masterpiece for and by the Lord Ephesians 2:10. Therefore, show off his masterpiece. As your mind, spirit and body are one treat yourself as a masterpiece. All this matters to you more then anyone. You do deserve to do this for yourself.  You will also show others how the Lord works in you by following this list. By honoring him by being his handy work.

Number seven now we fueled our spirit, mind, soul, and body. Hence, we will need to put food into us as well so, we can run the race before us, so as you get ready to wake up the family to get them out the door. Let’s not for get to feed the body and spend time with the ones we do love. We are not promised tomorrow Matthew 6:34 so, make your breakfast time a joyful time with your family. Letting them know you care about their start of their day. Therefore, the best way to do so is start it off for them with a sit-down breakfast and a short morning time with them.

You will be better for it.

As I rap this blog up, I just want you to know. You may be saying even though this list is long it is short. However, I do not think the time is there. Please! Let me let you know make this time for the Lord, you and your family for this will be enjoyed by all. God will give you all

the time that is needed for you to do this as well. For once your day is off and running with the day’s choices of chores. You can not get back this time. And you do not want to miss out on all that you have to get and give.

As I write these words to you believe me. I need to take a step back and do the same in my life. Sometimes we like to give advice. Nevertheless, it is hard to listen to as well. For ourselves.

 

Dear Heavenly father,

Today as I want to make sure that my first fruits are given to you because, as I know this is what we are supposed to do. Please help me be a better steward of my time for you. for I know that as I let my readers know this is a better course of action. To start off are day. There is only one way to give you all the glory in our day. So, why do we run to start our day. For getting about you and what or who should come first in this life. For by looking and seeking you out will surely make our days better for us and are family’s. As I know you are the creator of all, and we are nothing without you. so, forgive us for each day or somedays for getting to put you first. Thank you for giving us another day to get it right with you. for I know your word is not void. as I read the scriptures that you promise us. And will do so much more for us. If we will just follow your son (Jesus Christ). We are granted so much more in this life. For we will have everlasting life with you. as you tell us in your words,

Ephesians 2:10, For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.  Matthew 6:33-34 ESV but seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “Therefore, do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.  Ephesians 6:10-18 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Exodus 15:2 “The LORD is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him” Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go” 1 Peter 5:7Throw all your worry on him, because he cares for you. 2 Chronicles 15:7” But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.”

Not because we are who we are but, because you are living inside us thank you for your words that will not go void to our ears. Please help us father not fall to what this world has. Please help us as we follow you give us all that we need each day. To be strong in you.

In Jesus name AMEN!

 

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