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Discover the Daily Joy of Abundant, Vibrant Living (Part 1)
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Living in the present means squarely accepting and responding to it as God’s moment for you now while it is called “today” rather than wishing it were yesterday or tomorrow. Evelyn Underhill

I look over my goals and aspirations for the New Year – my prayers and longings during this 21 day Daniel Fast.

It doesn’t have to be so complicated.

Live in the moment. Take it one day at a time.

By day 13, loved ones face job loss, flaring cancer, major change of plans.

Fear, stress, anxiety and doubt flood in, clouding over the present.

How? Why?

Live in the moment. Take it one day at a time.

We don’t know what the future holds, but we know who holds the future.

These are the affirmations I am telling myself.

Live fully alive and present to the moment

The moment and the day is all we have, so we must make the most of it.

Ancient Christian writers warn us against ‘morning demons’ and ‘dragons’ -yesterday’s grievances and worries of tomorrow that poison the new day.

Don’t fret about the past, or worry about the future.

The Lord’s love, mercies, faithfulness, joy are renewed to us every morning

These are the promises of the Word I am reminding myself.

Daily Renewal for Vibrant Living

Habits, good practices and mature faith are formed by the right thoughts, intentions and choices – one decision, one moment, one action, one day at a time. I think I can do that. How about you?

Here is the list of daily rhythms I am aiming towards.

  • A quieting time
  • Scripture reading
  • Read for soul nourishment
  • Journal one sentence
  • Pray and meditate
  • Take one photo
  • Connect with some people I love
  • Be attuned to God’s presence throughout the day
  • Be available for God to use me throughout the day
  • Exercise about one hour (most days)
  • Take vitamins once a day
  • Drink one cup of decaf green tea
  • Eat clean – for wellness and nourishment
  • Use face regimen every day and night
  • End each day with forgiveness and gratitude
  • Focus on the Love of God – for Me – in Me – all day
  • Be in a continual attitude of gratitude

Joy is always a function of gratitude and gratitude is always a function of perspective. If we are going to change our lives, what we’re going to have to change is the way we see.  Ann Voskamp

Make the most of the day you have

If you’re still trying to figure out your ‘resolutions’ and ‘rhythm’ for the new year, don’t worry.

Psychologists say the best time to thoughtfully and finally get this all sorted out is February. And the best way to make this happen is to automate our lifestyle.

More on that next week.

Use January to:

  • Recover and recuperate
  • Clean up and sort out
  • Gather and glean
  • Prepare and plan

Question: What daily rhythms are you choosing to move you towards a holier, healthier, happier New Year?

4 Responses to Discover the Daily Joy of Abundant, Vibrant Living (Part 1)

  1. Mary Beth Novak /

    January 20, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Thank you so much Dr. Weber for your words of encouragments and inspirations. I was just thinking of Lamentations 3:23 & 24 today and how this “inspiring” was not as a result of perfected easy times but one of very difficult “lamenting” times.. along side this thinking was the Holy Spirit and His assurance of how “He walks with us and talks to us along life’s narrow way” He has promised to NEVER FAIL or FORSAKE US; and, so, as He is no liar–I am waiting on Him and trusting, as your post so appropriately relays, this holding pattern–it just another great opportunity to feel loved by The One and Only God who set the very stars in their place… He will also protect and align my life as I continue to draw close to Him and share my life with His children and to spread the “Good News!”
    Please never underestimate the impact of spreading “this good news” that you and your family have done for our world and most important in obedience to our God!! I have been a direct recipient of your familys great impact on our world…. Love on!!
    In HIs Amazing Care we are Family!
    Mary Beth Novak >33>

    • Dr Catherine /

      January 20, 2012 at 1:19 pm

      Mary Beth, Thank you for the encouragement, knowing the ‘good news’ shared from the heart reaches other hearts and contributes to God’s joy and redemption. Lets continue ‘loving on’ together ! Bless you

  2. Marianne Walters /

    January 20, 2012 at 11:27 am

    I just loved reading this today..Thank you so much! I really need to soul refreshment and that is what this was. Looking forward to coming to retreat next month…it has been a long time since I have been able to get away. Can you also please Pray for my 19 year old daughter (full time college student)she has been taken out of school because she has Mono, and is very ill right now…We need much prayer for healing and for God to be glorified through this situation. She might have to drop the semister and this will just make her so sad.

  3. Amy Alves /

    January 20, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Thank you Catherine for sharing your daily list of rhythms that you are moving towards. Reading slowly, over your list is helping me think on developing mine more. One thing that I can share back with that I have been doing is, every morning I have been speaking out loud,
    “This is the day the Lord has made, I WILL rejoice and be glad in it!”
    Psalm 118:24
    in just the last few weeks this has become a normal habit for me that I enjoy… it puts a smile right on my face!
    Blessings, Amy

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