He brought Me Out of the Miry Clay

miry [ mahyuh r-ee ]

When I was a child, I remember hearing the Elder Saints praying very long and deliberate prayers.

In their prayers, I would hear them say: “Lord, please break up the fallow ground”, “Stir up hearts, Lord”, and then they would offer praise to God by saying: “I thank God because He brought me out of the miry clay”…

In my youthful mind, I questioned, “what does it all mean?”

As a child, those prayers had no real meaning to me… I wondered, “who are they praying for and what are they talking about… with words like “fallow ground” and “stir up hearts” and “miry clay”…

At that stage of my life, those powerful prayers were puzzling to me; however, I was very attentive to those fascinating prayers…

Those powerful prayers lingered in my memory and resonated in my spirit throughout my adulthood…

…and now I know… the elder saints were praying for me and everyone else in need of SALVATION!

The elder saints were praying for the NATION.

They were praying for all of us who had uncultivated, idle, unproductive, hardened hearts that needed to be broken… in other words, “Lord, please break up the fallow ground”.

They were praying for those of us who did not know Him and also for those who knew Him so that they would come to know Him better. Nothing will change until God “stirs” our heart… in other words, “Stir up hearts, Lord”.

The elder saints were also praising God for bringing them and others out of a muddy, heavy, troublesome situation and for making a way out of no way… in other words, “He brought me out of the miry clay”.

“I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.”

~Psalms 40:1-2 (KJV)

Thank God for the prayers of the elder saints and for the prayers of all born again Christians all over the world. 🌎

Those powerful prayers worked… they worked back then and they still work TODAY!

Maybe you’re in a situation that seems insurmountable… try prayer; it works.

Prayer changes people and prayer changes things.

“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”

~James 5:16 (KJV)

…and TGBTG!

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Life Coach Babs

Heath & Wellness Weight Loss Challenge

As many of you may know, I have been vegetarian since May 21, 2011.

Like I always say, “Being vegetarian may not necessarily extend your life, but it can possibly improve the quality of your life.”

However, I must admit, I have not always maintained a healthy diet. My go to “vegetarian” foods were pasta, potatoes, cookies, chips, and especially Key Lime Pie.

So, on April 8th, I accepted a Health & Wellness Weight Loss Challenge. I began again to eat “cleaner” and only put “healthy” food in my body. By doing that, an amazing thing happened; it seemed as if my brain shifted into a different mode and I began to think differently about food.

I no longer had the desire for unhealthy food, i.e., fast food, sugary drinks, chips, cookies, or anything with added sugar.

I developed a heightened sense of awareness of what is good for me to eat; even within a matter of days of accepting the challenge to eat healthy.

Now, when I am offered a food item that may be considered unhealthy, I am not at all tempted. I do not want to “defile” my temple with anything that is potentially not good for my body. (Please comment if you can relate.)

Speaking of defiling my temple… we know, as Christians, we are the temple of God and His Spirit lives in us. (1 Corinthians 3:16 & 17)

With all of that being said, I would like to encourage everyone who is reading this blog to accept my Health & Wellness Weight Loss Challenge and to also make a conscience decision to live a healthier lifestyle and to eat a cleaner diet… with more fruit,🍌 🍎 🍉 vegetables 🍅 🌽 🌶 and plenty of fresh water. 💧 💦

Here’s to your Health & Wellness… Please LIKE, COMMENT, and SHARE & SUBSCRIBE!

Life Coach Babs, CLC

DISCLAIMER: I am not a Medical Doctor, I am not a Licensed Nutritionist. I am a Certified Life Coach* speaking out of my own experience and what works for me. Please consult your doctor before making any dietary lifestyle changes.

*Marriage & Relationship Coach and Career Coach

The Power of Fasting

This Lenten season give up something—coffee, television, or gossip and focus on God.
— Read on www.guideposts.org/faith-and-prayer/daily-devotions/the-power-of-fasting

Who Do You Choose To Be…

“…stop spreading the incivility bug…” ~Christine Porath (Ted Talk)

Why being respectful to your coworkers is good for business – Christine Porath

Keep yourselves in the love of God

“But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,

Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

And of some have compassion, making a difference:

And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.”

‭‭~Jude‬ ‭1:20-23‬ ‭(KJV‬‬)

Keys for a Successful Marriage

January’s key for a successful marriage is COMPROMISE… the companion to this key is CONSIDERATE…

January’s Key – Compromise

Not only is it important to compromise in your marriage, it is also imperative to be considerate to your spouse.

What does being considerate look like in a marriage?

We must be careful to not cause inconvenience or hurt to each other.

We must show thoughtfulness and sensitivity towards our spouse and be willing to put their needs and feelings before our own.

Being considerate to your mate is a selfless act and it sounds easier said than done, but the benefits reaped in your marriage are well worth it.

What does the Bible say about being considerate?

Philippians 2:3-4

3. Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

4. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

Titus 3:2

2. To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

1 Corinthians 10:24

24. Let no man seek his own, but every man another’s wealth.

…and let us not forget Colossians 3:13

13. Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

When we truly love someone, we must be willing to put in the work in order to not only make the marriage survive, but to THRIVE!

Remember God will not judge us on how we are treated; but He will judge us on how we treat others.

Life Coach Babs Charles

~ Certified Life Coach

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