The love of money

No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. – Matthew 6:24

(Health journal day 17).

I have prayed that I have more money than what I have now and have earned in the past. As we know from bible verse 1 Timothy 6:10, the love of money is the root of all evil, but what it means is something different than I think what many people think.

If money becomes something more important than life and family, you’re using it wrongfully. Your mind is in the wrong place when it comes to money and wealth. There are many meanings of wealth and being wealthy, as you know. The saying “health is wealth” is one example of many that describe wealth as being many things. Belief in God and obeying Him is spiritual aliveness, and hence wealth. What we inherit in heaven is definitely wealth.

I have talked to God many times about using the money for my safety, privacy and general comfort. Never wanting for anything, and not depending on others to bail me out if any problems should arise.

I think these are reasons very different from the people who want money to flash around in expensive cars, or have many ‘things’ they flash to others, to make themselves look important. That is a superficial use of money, and those are not the reasons why I want more money.

I don’t want to be needy in the present world. I want to take care of myself and have something left over. I don’t want the stress of needing money. I also want my friends to know I am here to provide for them if the need arises. That is a good use of extra money.

I want to feel safe in whatever house I may live in going forward and I hope to find the best situation in the future – this year – so that I may live a peaceful, quality lifestyle. I feel good asking God for this, and I’ve done better in my life than I’ve ever done since I began to rely upon God.

It is best to rely upon God for everything and if you haven’t already, reach out. He is always available to sincere hearts. We all have to start by crawling with God until we grow in his strength and understanding. We come to the Lord “as little children” as Galatians 4:19 and in 1 John 4:4 and he forms us in his likeness – we become “new creatures in Christ” as 2 Corinthians 5:17.

Do your best in relying upon God and if you don’t have a relationship with Him already – please find a bible and start reading it. I would start with the Psalms, or the book of John.

Eventually you may find that talking to God is the best thing you can do as things begin to work out. He is a loving God, always there for us. If you have troubles along the way, don’t blame God as this is usually demonic activity; they don’t want your life to be good. Just keep praying, and talking to God.

He will find a way for you and life does get better, with belief in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Procrastination stifles life; seek the Lord in all you do

Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. – Psalm 9:10

Health Journal day 16.

Getting rid of cabin fever means getting outside.

Today was a wonderful day getting outside and going for a drive today into a neighboring city, going for a walk, then returning home.

That’s all I wanted, to see some new scenery for my mind to know I’m part of the world and I could see the sky and people-watch. People were everywhere walking their dogs, their children or just headed somewhere down the city blocks.

Today I read the bible, changed all my debit card payments from my old card to my new card. I had to change it because someone tried using my card to buy crypto currency, so I had to get a new card from my bank. If you’ve ever had to change a debit/credit card, you know how long it takes to switch all your auto-payments to your creditors to the new card.

Taking care of business instead of procrastinating is the way to move ahead in your life. Letting tasks pile up can feel overwhelming. I believe getting rid of procrastination is one of the best things that God is doing for me today. Things get taken care of in a timely fashion.

Instead of the fears I used to feel in life I now know that God watches over me so that I take care of issues as they come up. It always works out all right.

I hope you have wonderful days ahead. Your Father in heaven looks after you because he cares. We have a loving Father in heaven who wants to help you in all your life’s issues. Trust him, you’ll be glad you did!

Supernatural realities

The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you. – Psalm 32:8

Health Journal – day 15

Do you identify as being a Targeted Individual? Are there really advanced, no-touch technologies that are controlling your body and/or mind? Are demons teaching evil brain-controlling technologies to evil people who may be possessed themselves?

How much of these bizarre, unexplainable behaviors and beliefs are truly due to mental illness? Do we really know?

A psychiatrist (below) may have some answers.

Many of you have described to me the strange happenings to your health, life’s situations, and mental health. You sound perfectly normal but have awful symptoms, “attacks” by strange weapons or spiritual attacks, and some of you are telling me that people are stalking you, breaking into homes and stealing stuff.

These are terrible things to have happen to people and I am sympathetic to their situations.

I also believe mental health professionals are not taught anything along the lines of spiritual, and demonic possession.

I believe people have gotten so bad in life that they are stalking people and are paid criminals to harm people, and steal their possessions. I also believe that spiritual entities who may harm people in their minds, bodies and lives in general are actively pursuing people to harm and kill, and this is real. It’s even in the bible, real entities that we know as demons who kill, steal and destroy (John 10:10).

I also have faith that God will provide insights into this mass, global-spanning problem; demons being very bad.

Exorcism is the topic of a YouTube interview by Sean McDowell, talking with Richard Gallagher, M.D., a board-certified psychiatrist whose work includes providing medical assessments for exorcists whose victims request to be exorcised.

In this video; Exorcisms: The World’s Leading Psychiatric Authority Speaks Out, a board-certified psychiatrist, Richard Gallagher, M.D., talks about his work making assessments as he’s been asked to do by various exorcists wanting to help victims of demon activity. Dr. Gallagher believes there are demons due to his Christian faith and does not feel he has to hide his beliefs. He’s a board-certified psychiatrist, teaches at New York Medical, and is a psychoanalyst on faculty of Columbia University; (HarperCollinsPublishers).

Gallagher has written a book, “Demonic Foes: My Twenty-Five Years as a Psychiatrist Investigating Possessions, Diabolic Attacks, and the Paranormal” on Amazon. I hope to review it and provide some excerpts from the book at a future date.

Dr. Gallagher gives insights into how exorcisms are done by experienced deliverance ministers and or Catholic priests. He said that Catholic priests are usually more mature and highly trained than other priests. He mentions Protestant pastors doing exorcisms but gives more references to Catholic priests doing them.

He has observed exorcisms taking place. He said victims undergoing exorcisms must be held down as they can have great strength from the demons, and can attack the exorcists. They also levitate, which is a strange phenomena that some targeted individuals expressed in my years of interviewing and learning about these abnormal bodily experiences.

Gallagher says “the victim has to work at developing their own Christian lives”…and they must do their own work as well during the time they need an exorcist. It may take one exorcism only, or take days, months or even years before the demon(s) leave the victim.

Exorcisms are under the command of the Lord, ultimately, he said at 35:23 minutes. He said they are fallen angels, complete liars, and tend to be very smart, although some of them “act very foolishly”. They also have different personalities, are sadistic and they enjoy torturing human beings. He thinks “they think of humans as “beasts, little animals, that they are superior to”. Their biggest foolish act was to “rebel against God”, “their most foolish act in cosmic history”. Sometimes they have to tell the truth. They hate human beings, and they act out to be against the Lord.

As you may know and believe, once a person has been saved, they no longer can be “possessed” by demons. Gallagher references a person’s belief in the Lord Jesus Christ as being the way they can be saved from this torturous ordeal.

McDowell said a woman in a movie was possessed. In The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Dr. Gallagher explained that she had physical issues, and she wasn’t able to get the proper medical care for these medical issues, and eventually died from them.

Gallagher said, “she was afraid of the cult, so never left the cult so she was never delivered”. Then another man who was a gang member that Gallagher spoke about was delivered after reforming his life and returning to his Catholic practice. Gallagher said “people are delivered by our Lord, and it requires the cooperation and sometimes the reform of a person’s life by the victim.”

If you want to know bible verses about demons, here is a start. I know there are many verses out there that you can find online, and check your bibles to see their context.

Reach out to the Lord, our Savior Jesus Christ, and he will help you. He is the only way!

Be well, I pray for your success in your health journey!

Self-care means taking care of your personal energy and time

Health journal – day 14.

Self-care is of the utmost importance. If we are not able to care for ourselves, how can we be there for someone else?

Being allowed to practice good boundaries so that we take care of ourselves is wisdom, as we are not to be used for someone else’s care, especially when they are able to take care of themselves.

Warning: this may be a strong message. I’m sorry if I’ve hurt anyone’s feelings but I need to express who I am today.

Being co-dependent to others by putting them first, can harm our health, and why take on someone else’s burden when they can take care of themselves? There are plenty of agencies and people to talk to when people are down, and I do not have the mental stamina, nor time, to listen to someone’s life’s problems. Here are some verses that I find encouraging in the quest of becoming more healthy than I am. I am grateful that God provided them for us to read.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. – 2 Corinthians 5:17
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. – 1 Peter 5:7
And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. – Mark 6:31
So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his. Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience. – Hebrews 4:9-11
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. – Philippians 4:6-8

Today I’m taking another WorkSource class online that deals with self-care. I’m taking it because of my application for unemployment. I’m hoping to become full-time employed soon.

This class pretty interesting and there’s nothing better that I love than taking this kind of class where we talk about our health and what we could be doing to take care of ourselves.

I like the online format so I don’t waste the time driving to the location. I’m not really interested in meeting people face-to-face as most people are not the people that I want to stay in contact with. I just like the feeling of having a community that is for a short time, so I get my people contact needs, get what I want from the group but don’t have to stay in touch or listen to someone talking about their lives during breaks, for instance, when I’m not wanting to learn about them. Again, it drains my energy as I provide an “unwanted service” to someone. Maybe they want to be listened to but I don’t want to have to listen.

A certain amount of distance is what I’m wanting. Not having to make a personal investment of my time and energy (mental and physical, both) in a person who I’m not wanting to meet is my point.

I’ve said this before and I say again; I don’t want to have to give someone my personal time, when I haven’t offered to give my personal time.

These are social and time-boundaries. I’ve been a victim in the past of these boundary violations so many times in the past – not wanting to hear what they have to say – always about their lives and problems.

I feel frustrated by how much time I’ve spent feeling used this way.

I hope you – dear readers – can understand. Maybe you’ve had some of these problems yourselves.

When can we take care of our own lives and not have to be beholden to others’ lives where they expect us to always be available to “dumping” their problems on us? Only to feel relieved temporarily, and then want us to listen again some other time?

Becoming a relief valve to others is not my avocation.

Since my rant is over, I pray I do not have to go over this with someone again. Thank you for listening. I’m done now, have a great day!

And please take care of yourselves! Praise God!

Not dirty laundry, am more than that

Day 13 – health journal. Reviewing my day, doing active things to look for a job, staying happy and grateful.

For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end. – Psalm 48:14

Today I’m getting an early start on this blog because I’m taking a three-hour job search class online today and wellness.

I’m happy with the class so far after the first hour. We’re on a 15-minute break so I’m taking care of an online order for a product that takes care of my digestive system.

I’m also listening to happy, upbeat music.

God is so good today, as usual. I feel rested although I did not sleep a full seven hours, yet I’ve been relaxing quietly during the day being introspective and I’m fasting, so I may not need to sleep as much – that’s what I’m reading.

But I try to take advantage of my sleeping ability and practice at night to make sure I’m rested every day.

But I know it’s the Lord who is making me happy and I feel confident he is taking care of my needs.

My point today is that I’m working on my health – even this health journal is inspired by God, I believe, to inspire me to see what I need to do to take care of myself as well as to show me how much I accomplish every day.

It’s good to review every day what I’ve done each day, I believe. It helps me to review in my mind what tasks and activities I’ve done so I don’t feel I’m sitting here with no job and am no more than a lazy pile of laundry, lol!

Be blessed! Be well and take care! God loves you!

He uses people where they are…

Day 13 – health journal

Hello everyone! I’m getting this blog post published right under the wire for today. It’s almost midnight so I will keep it short in order to publish it on the 29th of January, 2023.

Tonight I listened to a video of a former Pentecostal pastor sharing his story of being led out of the Pentecostal church by the Holy Spirit.

He gave his testimony and shared that the Pentecostal church teaches false and wrong theology.

My thoughts were that this pastor was needed to help others escape the Pentecostal church and I wondered how many people could he reach so that they see the falsehood of the Pentecostal church and the errors they’ve been taught. It was really good to see this.

He also mentioned Pastor John MacArthur and that scored big points with me.

I might share more about this at a later time but I think it is important that we share our faith to allow others to hear God is real and is working in our lives – for the seekers out there who do not know the Lord Jesus Christ.

God bless you and keep you. I love you!

Keto food and breaking a fast

This is Day 12 of this health journal.

Though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand. – Psalm 37:4

After 20 hours of fasting my fast breaker meal was this crustless egg and spinach pie (with cheese).

I found the recipe here.

To me, the food we eat is one of the most important things we can do for our health.

I also am a believer in intermittent fasting.

Today I hope to get outside for a walk and maybe buy a set of 3-pound hand weights, since using 5-pound hand weights tends to pull my neck out of alignment and cause a lot of pain for several days.

Feel free to post anything you wish about how you take care of your health – any facet of your health – in the comments.

Or just say “hi”, and have a nice day! ❤

Driving around – health journal day 11

For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I
will help you. – Isaiah 41:13

The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch
over you. – Psalm 32:8

I had a wonderful day today! After shopping online a little bit looking for houses to buy I wanted to take a drive up to Arlington and look at one of them.

It turned out it’s not a visually appealing place to live.

More homes need to be looked at.

I need to be packing and throwing stuff away, then when it’s time to move most of the work is done.

I hope you’re having a blessed day! Peace.

Health Journal – a big day today – day 10

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be
discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. – Joshua 1:9

Here’s my health journal for today, day 10. My contract job is over and it’s a relief. Plans to buy a house and move further north. God gives us the desires of our hearts.

Health Journal – day 9

Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. – Psalm 119:105

Here is the list for today of my health activities:

  1. Worked this morning. Communicated to my colleague I had to log out unless there was work for me to do.
  2. Did simple job searches to not stress over finding a job. The Lord will provide, and has a plan for my life/work.
  3. Sunlight lamp on my desk to get me going in the morning.
  4. Using lumbar spine pillow.
  5. Used ultrasonic tooth pick.
  6. Completed my daily fast.
  7. Ate a keto meal.
  8. Sought possible housing options to inform my move in the coming months.
  9. Took a nap during lunch time using Alexa’s sleep sounds.
  10. Began a job-training course on LinkedIn that I plan to finish today about employee relations.
  11. Will follow a YouTube to walk approximately 30 minutes unless I go outside and walk instead.
  12. Prayed and thanked the Lord Jesus Christ today.
  13. Have notified my staffing agency of my need to have the contract end.