Monday, December 16, 2019

Fit BIt ( Spirit of theLord not the World)

FIT BIT (Spirit of the Lord not the World)

The hustle and bustle of the Holiday season is very familiar to most people. It’s a common excuse for people to not get back to you or do what they had planned, simply, “ because of the Holidays’”. I think that’s kinda funny.  The Holidays, are the Holy days.  A time to reflect on the birth of Jesus Christ.  To reflect on why Jesus was born. He came to pay the price for each of our sins and make us His righteousness.  This is the great exchange.  That alone seems good enough for me, but even more amazing, He rose from the grave and promises each of us eternal life if we believe.   Focusing on Jesus is being filled with the Spirit and not of the World.  Focusing on shopping and feasting, that is the Spirit of the world.  Be careful this Christmas season to be filled with the Spirit of the Lord, verses the spirit of the world.  This Christ centered living is the best way to stay truly FIT for the Holidays!!

1 Corinthians 2:12. “ Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God;  That we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.”

John 11:25. “ Jesus said to her, “ I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me though he were dead, yet shall he live:  26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.  Believest thou this?”


Merry Christmas,

Kimberly





Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Fit Bit ( Do it through Jesus)

Fit Bit (Do it through Jesus)

Dear Lord God,

 Today, let me be a good steward of all you have given me, including my physical body.  Please put a guard over my mouth, that I put only nutritious food in and let only nutritious conversations out.  When temptations come upon me, to eat or say things I shouldn’t, please give me your strength.

Through Jesus Holy name I pray,

Amen


As this Holy time of Advent is upon us, so is the massive commercialism and worldly expectations of the Holidays.  In the winter time it is natural for animals to rest more.  Yet, our culture says, speed things up, have parties and spend money,  I believe it is far more natural for us to be still and know that Jesus is Lord.  I personally feel Christmas time is an awesome time to reflect on the miracle of Jesus.  I enjoy the lights and the cookies.  Yet, the reflection of HOLY, helps me the most.  I do get caught up in the hype.  I pray that instead this season, I can all get caught up in the hope.  

If I let a fast paced world take me over, I can over eat and speak defeat.  To battle the fast pace of this world at Christmas time,  I need to be still and Know He is God.  I need to be grounded and rooted in His word.  When My feet are on His rock.  I can more easily find the  strength to resist temptation.  

Philippians 4:13. “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”

Psalm 46:10 “ Be still and know that I am God.”

Mathew 15:11 “What goes into someones mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.”

James 3:10. “Out of the same mouth comes praise and cursing, my brothers and sisters, this should not be.”


I hope this little fit Bit, helps you remember to be Holy for the Holidays!

Merry Christmas!!

Be fit and be blessed,

Kimberly




Friday, November 8, 2019

It easy relatively easy to thank God and Praise Him when everything is going well.  When you see a beautiful sunrise or experience and amazing sunset.  When you son finds a lovely Christian wife or when you are blessed with a child.  There are so many wonderful things we can be thankful for, in this world.  There is also much pain here too.   When some of the treasures we have experienced are taken away or when something horrible happens, it is easier to ask God why then to be thankful.  

I was at a seminar  last weekend and the key note speaker, talked about how she had been in significant depression and she decided to give thanks for something everyday.  She attributes her thankful heart to her healing.

Proverbs 17;22  “A merry heart does good like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.” 

Paul said, “ In whatsoever state I am in, I have learned to be content.” Philippians 4:11

 Happiness is not having what you what, it is wanting what you have. (This is a saying I like too)

Learning to be thankful in all things is a gift from God.  It is applied wisdom.  It is understanding that no matter what the situation we are currently experiencing Jesus is with us.  “ Mathew 28:20” Lo I am with you  always, even to the end of the age.”  He is not only with us but He loves each of us so much that He died for us. (John 3:16). Jesus said, “My Yoke is easy my burden is light.” (Mathews 11:30) Sometimes my burdens feel heavy and when they do, I try to remember to step back and give what ever it is to God.  I hit “pause”…TRUST GOD.  When I stop my worry and fear and go to TRUST, I find rest for my soul.  I can be thankful in all things.  

This week ( Nov. 4-11) marks the anniversary of my beautiful new daughter-in-law, Erins’ passing unto Heaven.  I am trying to remember to be thankful she was in our lives, in the first place.   I thank God for how lovely she was and still is, in Heaven.  I thank God for her life.   I thank God that she is forever safe in His arms.  When I spend my time in thankfulness, it really helps me.  When I start with the why God why, I am reminded that there are many things in this fallen world that I will never be able to understand.  God says, “my ways are not your ways.”  God and all that is, is beyond our understanding.  The Bible refers to us as grasshoppers and sheep.  It is not for us to know why bad things happen.  It is for us to put our faith in the one who knows.  It is not for us to understand, it is for us to TRUST.  It is for us to live in thanksgiving knowing God, loves each of us intimately and more than we can understand.  Proverbs 3:5. “ Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding.”

Today, be inspired to be thankful in all things.  I hope you can see something beautiful today and be thankful in that.  I also hope that when the not so good happens today, you can also be thankful in that.  Romans 8:28 “All things work together for the good of those who love Him.”  This verses doesn’t say, everything is good.  Romans 8:29 explains that all things work together so we can become more Christ like.  Today be inspired to be thankful in all things, let all things draw you nearer to God.  James 4:8 “ Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”   This drawing nearer and nearer to God,”no matter what” is true thanksgiving!!

May you be thankful, fit and blessed always,

Kimberly



Monday, October 28, 2019

Fit Bit ( Nutrition)

Fit Bit (Nutrition)

When I eat, I have a “worth it” philosophy.  What I put in my mouth, has to be “worth it”.  What I eat or drink eat has to have needed nutritional value, or it has to taste absolutely amazing.  It works best for me to combine the two.  Years ago, I decided to enjoy foods, that are good for me.  I enjoy eating fresh fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and drinking water.  These foods help me meet my nutritional requirements and they are delicious!!  I taught myself to crave food that are good for me.  I did this years ago,  I used the Scarsdale diet. (This is not an endorsement for that diet). I stayed so hard and fast to this low calorie  diet that when I did eat the good foods it allowed, they tasted amazing, simply because I was so hungry!  Diets, don’t work.  Most people that start a diet do, just what I did, they get very hungry, loose wight and then get sick of the diet and often gain back more then they lost.  What I am encouraging you to do, is enjoy a life style that includes having the “worth it” philosophy when you put something into your mouth.   Yet even more important then what goes into your mouth is what comes out of your mouth.  So be inspired today, gaurd your mouth!!

Matthew 15:11. “What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.”

Daniel 1:12-15. “12 “Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink. 13 Then compare our appearance with that of the young men who eat the royal food, and treat your servants in accordance with what you see.” 14 So he agreed to this and tested them for ten days.
15 At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food.


Be fit and be blessed,

Kimberly



Friday, October 25, 2019

Fit Bit (Exercise)

FT BIT ( Exercise)

1 Timothy 4:8  “ For bodily exercise profiteth little;  but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.”

This verse is the only one I  know of in the Bible that directly refers to physical exercise.  It is not a big endorsement for exercise.  Yet, physical exercise is important.  Back in Biblical times people had to move (work) to eat.  The Bible refers to work often, that it is very good to work and too dedicate our work unto the Lord joyfully. (Colossians 3:23). In today’ s world we do not even have to get up to change the channel on our television.  Some of you reading this won’t even know that we used to have only three channels and we had to get up and down to change them and turn the TV on and off.  Our technology driven world requires us to move very little.  This sedentary life style is really bad for our physical bodies.  We have a tons of heart decease, high blood pressure and diabetes in our population as a direct result.  This little Fit Bit is to remind you to move more.  It’s important to be a good steward of all God has given us. The main tool we  have to do His work, is the vessel He gave us our bodies.  Be inspired today to take good care of your body, which includes a little exercise.

1 Corinthians 6:19. “What? How ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?”

Colossians 3:23. “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.”

Be fit and be blessed,

Kimberly



Coming soon: sonshinewellness.club ( I am am so excited!!!)

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Fit Bit (Recreation)

Fit Bit (Recreation)

What do you love to do for fun?

I love to do many outdoor moving activities.  Yesterday, I took a couple of my friends hiking in the woods so we all could enjoy the fall colors.   It was an amazing experience and in the midst of all that beauty we remembered,  God is amazing!!  When I am doing something I enjoy it is so easy for me to remember to thank God and bask in His glory.  I believe He gives us desires in our heart and He fulfills our longings so that we can remember to praise Him.  Our God is awesome!  He intimately knows and loves each of us!  He created each of us uniquely.  We each have different desires and passions.  We together are one Christian body.  How do we are uniqueness for His glory?  Today’s wellness topic is recreation.  Today, be inspired to share your unique passions for God’s glory, as I did yesterday by taking my friends for a walk in the woods.  Be inspired to show someone what you love to do. Share your fun.   I think when we help each other have fun, giving thanks to God,  we help each other SHINE IN CHRIST.  
  
Psalms 139:13-14 (Read all of Psalm 139 it’s very helpful to remember God loves you intimately)
13
 you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.


Be fit and be blessed,

Kimberly



Monday, September 16, 2019

Fit Bit ( My Yoke is Easy, My Burden is Light)

Fit Bit (My Yoke is Easy, My burden is Light)

Mathews 11:29-30
“ Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me;  for I am meek and lowly in heart;  and ye shall find rest unto your souls.  30. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

REST=TRUST

Rest, is one of the most important pieces of health and wellness.  Sleep is unconscious rest.  Rest is consciously exhaling while completely trusting God.  Life gives us many stresses.  It is easy to get caught up in worry and fear.  Worry and fear are the opposite of faith.  For me to live a well life,  I have to walk in complete TRUST.  So many things are not the way I would choose.  Yet, I TRUST God and that gives me rest.  One of my friends had me read Job chapters 38-40 when I was thinking I knew more then God.  She told me that I am like a grass hopper,(Isaiah 40:22) I can not ever understand God’s ways, but I can TRUST Him.  Romans 8:28 promises us all things work out for our good, but It is 8:29 that explains, our good is becoming more Christ like.  What I have found with disappointment and pain is that it helps me in my humility.  Humility is a Christ like attribute.  Each of us are going through something.  That is life.  Today, be encouraged to walk in Christ centered rest.  His yoke is easy and His burden is light.

Be fit and be blessed,

Kimberly

Here is a fun nutrition rhyme;

Every calorie you put in your mouth counts so below is my WORTH IT  philosophy;


Make sure it’s nutritious or at least delicious.  ;)