Choosing A Different Path

April 14, 2018 Daily Devotion


I keep my eyes always on the Lord.
With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.


Today's Reading: Psalm 16

Life holds many lessons. We are given free will and are responsible for their consequences. We are familiar with the definition of insanity: “Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” Well, that was me. That is when I learned to run into the arms of Jesus. I chose a different paththe sacred path of righteousness. My Smile, Breathe, Love Meditation inspired me to be more loving and kind-imitating the life of Jesus.

I believe the words Smile, Breathe, and Love are the solution to the violence and chaos in our world. When we Smile, Breathe and Love we create an environment of Love and Peace. How so…? It is our preventative medicine where we make lifestyle choices to live a healthy life. By practicing being kind and loving we can mitigate and possibly avoid tense situations in our life. We can practice the below action steps on a daily basis with non-stressful events and this will build confidence and resiliency in our ability to handle stressful situations as we run into the arms of Jesus.

Step 1: Put on a “Smile” (and if appropriate take a step back) and say to yourself: “Jesus, I need you.”
(Diffuses tension, relaxes the jaw, open to change).

Step 2: Breathe In and Breathe out slowly: calms your mind, relaxes your body and renews your spirit. Give time for the Holy Spirit to give you the words to say or nothing at all. Disengage from the situation when appropriate.
“Jesus, I trust you.”

Step 3: Love: wrap you and the person(s) or situation in the white light of love, kindness, compassion, forgiveness, and peace. Pray for those who persecute you.
“Jesus I love you.”

As Jesus is all and in all, we have been given the mandate to love one another. Jesus Christ is the game changer…Jesus, I need you, trust you and love you.
Unite all in Love for God is Love!

By practicing being kind and loving we can mitigate and possibly avoid tense situations in our life.

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