It is a new week and a new day and I’m so glad you could join me as we continue our journey toward renewing our minds and improving our self-discipline. If you’re just joining me, you can read my article, “Morning and Evening: A New Self Discipline Journey” to learn more about why I am doing this, and how this may benefit you as well.
This week we are going to focus each day on working toward holistic health (mind, body, spirit, and relationships). Each day this week I will provide affirmations, scriptures, and daily challenges regarding this topic. Next week will be a new one!
With that said, let’s start our morning together!
Before we begin let us take some deep breaths to calm our mind and prepare us for this mornings discipline.
MUSIC FOR A NEW DAY
I personally like to have some soft music in the background, so if that’s something you like as well below you will find a song you can play for the duration of our time together.
PRAYER For Holistic Health
Now that we’re calm, let us transition to a time of prayer. Over the next few minutes you can pray on your own or feel free to use the following prayer:
You are the only source of health and healing. In You, there is calm and the only true peace in the universe. Grant to each of us an awareness of Your presence, and give us perfect confidence in You.
In all pain and weariness and anxiety, teach us to yield to Your never-failing care, knowing that Your love and power surround us, trusting in Your wisdom and providence to give us health and strength and peace when Your time is best; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
AmenHealing Prayers to Heal the Body, Mind, and Soul | www.christianity.com
AFFIRMATIONS for Holistic Health
Here are a few affirmations for this morning that you can put in your pocket and carry with you throughout your day.
As you read through them, repeat each one out loud at least three times before moving to the next. Take your time. Close your eyes and say them to yourself as well. Let these words sink into your heart and mind this morning:
- I embrace the peace of God trusting He will guard my mind.
- I am not ashamed, I have courage, and I bring honor to God with my body.
- My soul finds comfort and hope in Jesus.
- My words will build up and encourage those I encounter today.
SCRIPTURES For Holistic Health
As Christians, our affirmations should be rooted in the strength and power of God who empowers us and strengthens us to face every trial and every day (both good and bad).
Here are some scriptures that further support the affirmations we just spoke to ourselves. Again, repeat each one three times out loud before moving to the next one. Take your time. Maybe try to commit these to memory as well:
- Philippians 4:7, “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
- Philippians 1:20, “I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.”
- Psalm 62:5, “My soul, wait in silence for God only, for my hope is from Him.”
- Ephesians 4:29, “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”
Our challenge today is this: be mindful throughout the day on how God works through your mind, body, spirit, and relationships.
Yesterday we looked at being mindful of how interconnected our mind, body, spirit, and relationships are and then making adjustments when we feel any of these areas starts to get off track.
Today, lets be mindful about how God is working in us and through us in each of these areas. Take note of the growth God has given you in these areas over the last few weeks. Take note of what areas need more work. Take note of how God is using your growth in these areas to help and heal others. Take note of where God is leading you in each of these areas.
Ultimately, the purpose of today is to simply see the growth, be thankful for the growth, and get excited about the growth to come.
Quote of the Day
I also wanted to include a little quote of the day that maybe you’ll find some inspiration in as well.
Today’s quote comes from author, speaker, and consultant Denis Waitley, who said:
What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.Denis Waitley
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