A Healthy Mind

By Jennifer Nolan

When I was growing up, I remember observing my dad doing specific habits regularly.  Praying, meditating while listening to music, and reading.  At the time, I didn’t fully understand why this was a lifestyle for him.  I do know that it stuck with me.  When I had my own family, the reason became clear.   It gave him clarity in his thinking, wisdom in his decisions, and strength to navigate his life.

Naturally we wake up each day and have responsibilities before us.  We have deadlines, meetings, an agenda, and an array of events to attend to.  We have people that depend on us and people that we depend on to make these things happen.  Our bodies are being thrown in different directions and can bring physical exhaustion.  Sleep and food are the daily necessities and remedy that we have to have to function and keep up with all this.  Getting enough sleep and eating healthy are another whole conversation but are vitally important if our bodies are to function the way God intended them to.

What we fail to remember is that our “minds” need daily repair too.  Our mental health is just as important as our physical health.  We don’t realize to what extent until we lose them.

How do we keep our minds working the way God designed them to?  Strong and Healthy?

God gives us that answer in His word.  “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.” Romans 12:12

  • Count our wins each day.  Thank our Heavenly Father for the goodness in our life.

  •  Pray for what or who is on our heart and minds that day.

  • Pick a scripture verse or devotion and meditate on it.

  • Trust Him with His plans for our family that day.

I can say without any hesitation that “Renewing my mind each day” has been the key to helping me navigate whatever comes my way in life.  I can’t imagine going one day without it.

In this journey together to learn and live out our authentic self,

Jennifer

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