February is AMERICAN HEART MONTH!!! Because I am a type 2 diabetic, I have a higher risk of heart disease. My friend who happens to be a nurse at a cardiac clinic told me that over half of their patients have type 2 diabetes. That means I need to be just as careful as I can about my diet and exercise. There is one more thing, and I believe it is as important to the equation as any of the others… I try to have a positive outlook and be happy! ❤
I have made no secret of the fact that I claim joy from God’s Holy Spirit. Joy is the unique feeling of contentment in all circumstances that only comes when God’s Holy Spirit lives inside. He is the one who provides comfort and confidence no matter what is going on around me. There is a calm that I really cannot explain, but I definitely feel. No, I do not have my head buried in the sand – I’m perfectly aware of the situation in the world around me. I know about current events, but I know I serve a God who has it all under control.
It is the Holy Spirit’s job to convict, God’s job to judge and my job to love. – Billy Graham
The Holy Spirit does more than convict – he navigates me through this maze called life. When I pray and in turn listen to His leading with faith in my heart, I know God will make a way where there is not a way I can see. He’s done it so many times for me in the past and I know He will do it again.
Where your heart is concerned, it’s very important to eliminate as much stress as you can. Once you decide to put your life in God’s capable hands, you also put all the problems at His feet. Just because we lean on God does not mean that troubles and stress will not come our way – um… no! We just know what to do when it shows up. I know without a doubt that I can rely on Jesus to take those burdens and then take care of me.
I submit to you today that the way to a happy, healthy heart begins with a relationship with Christ and the conscience and comforter, the Holy Spirit. When Christ ascended to heaven He did not leave us alone to flounder – He left the Holy Spirit with us to help us. I’m so grateful for this precious gift from Jesus – aren’t you? 🙂