Why Your Life is a Well -the Beauty of Wells

Enjoy this excerpt from my book, Psalm 23 Unwrapped, available on Amazon.💕

Your life is a well. By life, I mean your mind, body sort and lifestyle. Wells are built to hold water. Wells without water are dry, empty, and purposeless. Full wells are useful, intriguing, and beautiful.

Psalm 23 verse 2 uses the metaphor of water because no living creature or plant can survive without it. Generally, a person can only survive without the refreshment of water for about 3 days. After that, your body begins to shut down, fails to function properly and finally dies. Likewise, no living being can function healthily without the refreshment of regular quiet, peace, and rest, or else we will burn out and run into all sorts of physical, mental, and spiritual problems.

Each day, we need to take responsibility and seriously take into consideration our body, and mental and spiritual well-being by doing things that nurture us. The Bible clearly tells us that we are the temple of the Holy Spirit, and so, let’s get purposeful about good health and wellbeing by taking care of ourselves. Because you have been given the task to look after yourself, observe God’s Word be respectful and cherish yourself. The scripture below reminds us of this….

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 N L T

 Don’t you realise that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and is given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself; you were bought at a price. Therefore, glorify God with your body.

To learn how to chill out, refer to my book Nothing Good about Grief, where you will find guidance on contemplation and how to overcome anxiety. I know from experience that just ten minutes of contemplative meditation or even listening to peaceful music is a great refresher. Also, you may enjoy cooking or crafts which help to fill your dry and empty well.

Try taking a short nap in the day, or put your feet up and watch a bit of wholesome telly, enjoy a good book, or instead, take a nice walk that refreshes you. Whatever it takes to bring you peace and rest, do it and accept it as a pure gift from God to you. Do whatever healthful activity you find refreshing and relaxing and beneficial to your well-being, give it a try. Gather appropriate information and learn how to be your own therapist and fill your well. Remember that you are not alone in this the Holy Spirit will help you be open. It is the Spirits’ job to counsel you and walk beside supporting you always.

God purposes the best for you as these scriptures reveal…..

Ephesians 3:19 … that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. 

John 14:16… I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper– 

“Helper” is the Greek word parakletos. It is a form of a word you may be familiar with—Paraclete, which means- the one who walks alongside. It describes a spiritual attendant whose role is to help, support, aid, advocate, and provide guidance. This is the divine counsellor’s ministry to you if you will seek and receive it. How to do this is outlined in my book, Nothing Good about Grief.

Jesus used the Greek word allos to describe the Holy Spirit—he is “another (allos) Helper (of the same kind). The same kind as what? Jesus was promising to send his disciples a helper exactly like himself. A compassionate, loving, and totally sufficient Paraclete, just like himself. In fact, Jesus is called our Paraclete in 1 John 2:1 “If anyone sins, we have an Advocate [Paraclete] with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.”

You wouldn’t question a therapist’s capabilities in the counselling room, would you? God, the Holy Spirits’ ability to get to the heart of your issues is unparalleled. God knows you better than you know yourself, John 2:25. The Father has sent another helper, co-equal with Jesus Christ to be your counsellor. Take responsibility for your own health and well-being and don’t doubt his ability to help you.

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#99 Conquer the Fear – Trust God and Fulfill Your Dreams!

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As you know, last year I wrote 2 books that are available on Amazon and scheduled to write another this year.  Starting a new book is far more complex than one would think. With each book, I found that getting in the flow is difficult. However, once that flow begins its like sailing happily downstream. I am dyslexic, so writing for me is a mixed bag. It’s both pleasurable and painful. I pray and ask the Holy Spirit to give me ideas. It may take a little time and starts with a trickle, but then they flow through my brain like fast-flowing water in a river.

The problem is that I need to capture the ideas before they float out of sight. It’s capturing the ideas that are the hard part. Writing them down in some semblance of order is even more challenging. I have toyed with many ideas for my next book for months, but fear has prevented me from making a start. God supplies the ideas, then it’s my task to put them too good use. There’s no point in praying and receiving ideas and doing nothing about them, is there? 

Sometime ago I made a video for my YouTube channel ‘The Christian Lifestyle Channel’ about setting goals. In that video, I share how, as believers, we can tend to leave ‘everything up to God’ then we sit back and do nothing. In sitting back, we think we are being faithful and relying on God. However, we need to understand that Jesus taught us that we are co-workers with him. God, the Holy Spirit, supplies the ideas and the strength and understanding. We need to put all of that together into action. We need to start somewhere. If we don’t begin somewhere, we end up nowhere. 

I have a routine when I do morning pages. The ideas i from Julia Cameron who wrote ‘The Artist Way’. I read through the artist way for guidance and then i write my morning pages. This give me inspiration and semablec eof though helping me to over comes my fear of writing.

In the Artist Way, Julia points out that ‘God will take care of the quality if we supply the quality’.

This is a pulled idea from the Bible which teaches that we work together with Christ in this world to build his kingdom on earth. Sitting back on our laurels is not the luxury we have. If you are a kingdom builder- you need to do just that- BUILD!

When building a house the bricks, mortar and all the other materials and tools that are you needed must be available for you to use, otherwise you can not build the house. Tools are useless unless you use them. Often we take our un-used spiritual tools to polish them, admire them, and carefully put them back into our toolbox for another day. In the meantime, you are not building the kingdom, you are starting nowhere, and the reality is that if you continue, you will end up no-where ! 

Some people think it’s being ‘spiritual’ to wait on God- and to wait on God- and to wait on God (whew!) years pass, and they are still waiting on God! The only result is that we get thoroughly worn out in our waiting. We misinterpret what waiting is, and in all our waiting- we end up being redundant in the kingdom. 

I am talking to myself as much as I am talking to you about this. Don’t let fear dictate your goals, today, I began somewhere to plan my next book. I seriously began. I set up a particular process folder, outlined my chapters and researched different cover designs. Writing this post is giving me accountability because now I have shared this with you, I need to continue to move forward in the book writing process. Then I can continue to share with you what I am doing in my life authentically. 

I am in the last part of my life, and due to circumstances that I will share with you at another time, I had to reinvent myself. Part of the reinvention is becoming an author. I learnt a very long time ago that life is for living, not for just existing. Jesus promises us abundant life and calls us to build his kingdom, and it’s up to us to put it into action. So I encourage you, don’t let fear dictate what you will do and what you will not. Follow your dreams by overcoming you fear and trusting in the ONE who supplies all the tools you need.

I hope my sharing has been of help to you and I wonder, what will you do with your visions and dreams? Will you let them float forever in the forgotten realms in your head, or will you begin somewhere, will you begin now? Let me know where you are in achieving your Goals,

Until next time- Live Life on Purpose in Hope. Faith. Love

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