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5 Amazing Things You Can Find On A Daily Devotional

Thursday, 27 November 2014

People spend more time these days reading Magazines, News Papers, Forbes, Gossips... as they do reading the very book of life (the Bible) . Some have taken the time to break Biblical scriptures in the form of a daily devotional for your ease. A daily devotional basically is an explanation of human connection to the Bible ( A book writen about God.) Practice makes perfect. As soon as you start, you will want to kick yourself for not starting earlier. These are the 5 things a good daily devotional should or most have.

1. Based Only On The Bible: Some you will find a single Bible scripture followed by an explanation of the human connection to that particular scripture, some there is a Bible scripture through out the daily devotional explaining each phrase or paragraph and yet in some you will find Bible reference. The point here is to understand what the writer is trying to explain to you about the Bible.

2. Does Not Contradict The Bible: You will find out that some of the  daily devotional on the internet are trying to contradict the Bible rather than try to explain it. Don't read those ones. Look for ones say two that are focused on explaining the Bible. What you want to understand is the Bible not the dailydevotional. So the daily devotional most be in accordance with the Bible.

3. Based On Life Issues: Because we are talking here about the Bible, a good daily devotional most not necessarily be talking about hell, heaven, death. It most be based on every day issues of life like marriages, finding a good partner, living a healthy life. As humans all we know is living, we don't know about heaven, hell, so we should be humble enough to talk about what we know rather than saying somethiung we have no idea about. A good daily devotional writer spends his time searching the Bible for issues related to life.

4. Answer Real Life Questions: We all came and met this world. The only way we can find out things for ourselves is to ask questions. A good daily devotional is not one that is just talking about the Bible but one that is finding out what people are in search for in the Bible and then explaining it to them.

5. Keeps it simple: A good dailydevotional does not go into complicated scriptural explanation but centers itself around the simplicity of the Bible. Some of you might say here ''what do you mean by keeps it simple, life is a complicated process.'' Yes, life is a complicated process thats why someone who wants to take the time to share the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ most keep it to the A, B, C's of English easy to read and understand.

There you have it. The 5 things a good daily devotional most have. There are more, maybe you want to add your own in the comment section. Feel free to do that.

Here is a list of the good ones I already found. You can read these ones or look for your own.

10 Reason Why Everyone Should Read Daily Devotional.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Daily devotional in its simplest defination is an explanation of Biblical scriptures to apply in every day life. We all live in a world we met and most of the things we live on was told to us by a family member, friend, collique or a parent. But the comes that time we want to find out the truth ourself. This is where a daily devotional plays a very vital role. As you begin to grow up, life is gradually going to lead you to it's vanity and you will need to find out things like importantance, usage and value. Only the Bible have the information, for those of you that are already advanced, the revelation you will need to understand this three fundamentals of life. This is were a daily devotional comes in. Read on as we find out together why you should read a daily devotional.

1. What is life? This is a question we can write a whole article on. But lets deal with it in relation to a daily devotional. Life is a very difficult thing to define. But we can break it down to it's meaning. The meaning of life is also a very broad topic. But let's try to pick something out of it. Basically there are four stages in life, for the advanced you know that is the Earth number, childhood, Teenage days (boys and girls days) adulthood and old age. Each of this stages have it's accomplishments and it's regrets. For example childhood days you were loved by parents, but thought everybody was your father or mother. One thing you want to avoid in your life is the regret of old age. And one of the things daily devotional will try to teach you is to have a forfilling old age.

2. To What End? This is a question you will need to ask yourself only when you find out about what is called ''freedom.'' One day you will find out the people who hurt you were not even suppose to do that, and there will be this burning eage to revenge, you will have to ask yourself to what end, kill them then what. What daily devotional will do for you here is to confort you.

3. Purpose: This is only for those who have to deal with confusion. There comes that time in life when everything just seem thesame. You have gotten married then what, you have a house then what, you have a good job then what, this is when purpose plays a very important role. This things will only begin to make sense to you as you start to see others craving for these things, and then you can feel fortunate for having them. What daily devotional will do for you here is give you wisdom you feel fortunate when you need to and jet not criticise others for not having.

4. Happiness: Something everyone is looking for, something no one has ever been able to explain how it comes. This article is not going to pretend it will explain to you what happiness is all about, but atleast it will tell you how it comes. After you have been through pain and the comes this time you stop and return to your childhood days then you beginn to see the things people do, you beginn to laugh at it all. Daily devotional is going to teach you how to forgive the things some people did to you that was inhuman.

5. Peace: This is a greater form of happiness. Happiness can be damaged but peace is for everlasting. Happiness is human generated but peace is from the son of God himself (Jesus.) He said in the Bible ''the peace I give you supassing all human understanding.'' So to get this one. you will need to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, this is where daily devotional comes in play. It will teach you the simple steps of love which is the only commandment Jesus gave to become His follower.

6. Love: we can't talk about something like this without talking about something everyone is looking for. Knowingly or unknowingly. You might want to get love from a parent, spouse, friend or even a family member. Daily devotional is going to teach you how to be kind to people so they can like you and even love you in the case of a man and a woman.

7. Acceptance: this is a very important aspect of the human life. We all need people. No matter what you have you will still need people, no matter who you are you will still need people. You can't live alone. Daily devotional is going to teach you how to live with people so they accept you. If done well you will find out people only get active when you are present.

8. Marriage: There are more devorces as there are marriages. But each time two people meet to get married, they want it to last. But sometimes fall. A daily devotional can really help in situations like this. The Bible said wives be submissive to your husdands and husbands love your wife.

9. Parenting: Raising up children is not as easy as it sounds. People have been known of loosing their mind trying to raise up a child. But a clear explanation of the Bible through daily devotional will go along way to do alot of good. For example the Bible said ''Children are a heritage from the Lord.'' and there is also a commandment in the Bible binding parents and children ''Children obey your father and mother so that your days maybe long on earth.''

10. Heaven: Many people don't like hearing this. They say we just have earth, Heaven is not real. But you will see Jesus promised a place to all his followers, when He said ''in my fathers house there are many mansion.'' His fathers house happens to be called Heaven. Daily devotional is going to teach you how to get to Jesus's fathers house.

This is just a few of the many reasons why you will need to take some time every now and then if not every day to spend some time and read a daily devotional. Some will take you just 5 minutes to read through, some even have an audio record so you can just listen. Don't be lazy, get to work and make some meaning out of this thing called life.

18 Secrets Mentally Strong People Use

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

We all life in a World were each man most fight for himself to survive. Some learn how to fight, some go to church and other spiritual help and yet some learn the hidden secrets of the mind. If you want to learn the art of mentally strong people, then keep reading...

The avoid the following 13 things

1.    Waste Time Feeling Sorry for Themselves.

 2. Give Away Their Power.

 3.    Shy Away from Change.

 4. Waste Energy on Things They Can’t Control. 

 5. Worry About Pleasing Others.

 6. Fear Taking Calculated Risks.

 8. Make the Same Mistakes Over and Over.

 9. Resent Other People’s Success.

 10. Give Up After Failure.

 11. Fear Alone Time.

 12. Feel the World Owes Them Anything.

 13. Expect Immediate Results.

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Breaking Bad Habits With Christ Daily Devotional

Don't set back home getting yourself depressed or blaming people of who did not take care of you or who hurt you. Get on your two feet and raise your heard high and try to do something for you.

Breaking Bad Habits With Christ Daily Devotional

Monday, 10 November 2014

Bad habits are some of the disgusting things we learned to do with our body while growing up, especially in the days of our youth. Some adults still do live with this habits but they are losing alot without knowing. So those of you who have decided to get ride of these habits and live a healthy, higher and forfilling live, then this article is for you so you might want to grab yourself a cup of coffee and a confortable sit and read on...

Here is a list of 10 of the most common bad habits and the best way to quit them.

1. Bad Habit: Snacking non-stop, even when not hungry.

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Why It's Dangerous: Losing touch with your body's natural hunger and satisfaction signals can lead to chronic overeating and unhealthy extra pounds that can lead to diabetes, heart disease, and other serious conditions. If it's junk foods you snack on, you're also flooding your body with unhealthy ingredients.

Why You Should Stop
: With determination, anyone can fix bad eating habits, and get to a healthier, more natural weight. By paying attention to your hunger signals and switching to healthy snacks, you can boost nutrition, control cravings, lose weight, and avoid energy slumps. Your weight will fall to a healthier level, and you'll replace unhealthy trans and saturated fat, sugar, refined carbohydrates, and extra sodium with more nutritious fare.

Reverse the Habit:
- Reacquaint yourself with hunger: Wait to eat until your body is physically craving food.
- Stop eating before you're stuffed: Finish when you feel just a little bit full, you'll eat less this way.
- Eat for the right reason: Because you're hungry—not because you're stressed, bored, angry, or sad.
- Stop mindless eating: If snacking is an old, bad habit, ban unhealthy food from your home.
- Replace junk food with real food: Once you've cleared your pantry, stock your kitchen with fruits, veggies, nuts, and low-fat, whole-grain products.
- Plan snacks like you do meals: Eat your healthy snack on a plate, with a glass of water, and sit down at the table to enjoy it.

2. Bad Habit: Spending too much time on the couch watching TV.

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Why It's Dangerous: The more TV you watch, the less physical activity you're getting, increasing your odds of being overweight and developing type 2 diabetes. A large-scale study of over 9000 people found that those who watched more than two hours of TV a day ate more, while downing more sugary soft drinks and high-fat, high-calorie, processed snack foods than those who watched less. If television is replacing time you'd spend on an old hobby, visiting friends, or exercising your mind, it can also speed up memory loss.

Why You Should Stop: By turning TV time into active time and committing to a healthy TV/activity balance, you can burn more calories, become more fit, and reduce your odds for related health problems quickly. You'll have a fitter body and more time for sleep, plus more energy, a better mood, sharper mind, and more social connections, which can even help you increase your self-confidence.

Reverse the Habit:
- Follow the 2/30 rule: That means no more than 2 hours of TV a day—and at least 30 minutes of exercise.
- Don't channel surf: Only turn the TV on when you have something specific to watch. Get out instead of searching mindlessly.
- Don't snack in front of the TV: It's far too easy to eat hundreds of calories' worth of chips and barely realize it.
- Exercise while you watch: Walk in place, do sit-ups, pushups, or drag your treadmill into the TV room.
- Clean during commercials: Avoid food commercials by emptying wastebaskets, vacuuming a room, or doing a load of laundry. It can add up to 20 minutes' worth of calorie-burning chore time everyday.
- Resolve to leave home more often: See more friends, do more interesting things, and stimulate your mind every day.

3. Bad Habit: Overspending your way into debt.

Why It's Dangerous: Money worries can have serious health consequences. In a Rutgers University telephone survey, responders said financial stress contributed to high blood pressure, depression, insomnia, headaches, digestion troubles, aches and pains, ulcers, excessive smoking and drinking, and gaining or losing weight.

Why You Should Stop
: You'll regain a hold on your finances. It's tough, but getting yourself out of debt is a lot like losing weight. It takes time, can be hard on your ego and your lifestyle, you have to be constantly vigilant, and it's easy to revert back to old habits. But for those who succeed, and many people do, the results are stunning. You'll feel more in control of your life with less stress and fewer worries. You'll be able to sleep better, stop overeating, and have fewer headaches. Finding ways to curb your spending and focus on the simple joys in life will also help improve your relationships.

Reverse the Habit:

- Learn about money management: Educate yourself on the the basic rules and methods of personal finance—for credit cards, mortgages, budgeting, and investing.
- Freeze your credit cards: Literally. Put them in a cup, add water, and relegate them to the back of your freezer so you'll stop using them.
- Create a budget: How much money is coming in each month? How much are you spending on essentials, and how much frivolously? Keep track, and discover what you need to cut back on.
- Pay at least the monthly minimum on your bills: Prioritize paying more on the highest-interest credit card. Once you've paid it off, move on to the next worst.
- Automate good monthly habits: Use online banking to transfer some of your paychecks into a savings account, and set your bills to be paid automatically.
- Change money priorities: Stop shopping as a form of entertainment or distraction. Identify important things you'll need in the future and start savings programs for each.

4. Bad Habit: Eating too much fast food.

Why It's Dangerous: A steady diet of double cheeseburgers and fries washed down with an oversize soda or milkshake often leads to a bigger waistline and other related health problems, like heart disease and diabetes. Trans fat, often found in fast food, raises 'bad' cholesterol and blood fats that contribute to hardening of the arteries, as well as firing up inflammation, which contributes to the build-up of fatty plaque in artery walls.

Why You Should Stop
: The health benefits of making the switch to healthy food will be immediate and substantial. Making a permanent lifestyle change won't be easy at first. Fast food is super-convenient, surprisingly inexpensive, and thanks to all its fat, salt, and sugar, undeniably tasty. Healthy eating takes more time and thought, and in some cases, more money. It's worth it though. In addition to losing extra weight, slimming your waistline, and protecting yourself from heart disease and diabetes, you'll save money if you prepare your own meals instead of buying fast food.

Reverse the Habit:

- Wean yourself off slowly: Cut back a little per week, and buy a little less each time you go.
- Switch to healthier menu options: Replace soda with coffee or water, burgers with grilled chicken, and fries with a salad.
- End impulse visits: Avoid popping into a fast food joint just because you walked or drove by one, especially if you aren't hungry or it isn't meal time.
- Switch to grocery stores: Hungry and need a fast meal? You can usually find healthier prepared meals at your local grocery store.
- Try a local sandwich shop: Walk into one and order a turkey on whole-wheat with a salad on the side.
- Make your own: Eat with confidence in your own kitchen, preparing yourself a healthy meal with last night's leftovers, adding a side of fruits and vegetables.

5. Bad Habit: Getting sunburned a few times every summer.

Why It's Dangerous: If you love sunbathing or make an effort to maintain a golden-bronze tan, you've unwittingly contributed to the aging of your skin. Sunbathing destroys the elastic fibers that keep skin looking firm and smooth, leading to earlier wrinkles, blotches, freckles, and discolorations. More importantly, sunburns contribute significantly to cancers of the skin. If you've added trips to the tanning salon, it's even worse. Despite what ads suggest, using tanning beds doesn't build up a 'safe' base tan. It actually raises your risk for skin cancer and wrinkles.

Why You Should Stop
: Sun exposure, especially if your quest for the perfect tan has left you sunburned, damages skin in ways that can never be repaired or reversed. Avoiding additional burns can at least help you prevent further damage. Protecting your skin also results in softer, suppler skin with fewer wrinkles and less discoloration.

6 Tips for Recovery
- Schedule an annual skin check by a dermatologist: Your doctor will inspect your skin for any unusual changes, and take a small sample to determine the nature of the growth.
- Always wear sunscreen: Keep high SPF sunscreens near all your exits. It only takes about 30 seconds to apply.
- Stay safe in the sun: Stick to the shade, wear a hat, sunglasses, long sleeves and pants during peak sunburn hours.
- Get your glow with a self-tanner instead of the sun: You'll get the bronzed look without the cancer risk.
- Know a danger sign when you see it: Anything new that doesn't look right to you on your skin deserves to be checked by a doctor.
- Sip green tea: There's some evidence that green tea may protect your cells against cancer-causing sun damage.

6. Bad Habit: Behavior that leaves you angry, worried, or stressed all of the time.

Why it's Dangerous: An unhappy lifestyle releases a cascade of stress hormones that increase your blood pressure and blood sugar, lower immunity, slow digestion, and make you feel downright mean. Nature intended stress to be a short-lived fight-or-flight response to a threat, but modern life can lead to chronic stress and to far-reaching impacts on your health, such as increased risk of being overweight and overeating high-fat, sugary foods. Both raise your odds for heart disease and diabetes.

Why You Should Stop
: Stress-reduction techniques have been proven to lower blood sugar, improve immunity, reduce depression, ease chronic pain, lower blood sugar, and possibly protect your heart, too. A regained sense of joy and control is worth its weight in gold, and the physical health benefits will be substantial as well.

Reverse the Habit:
- Learn to stop getting stressed so easily: How you react to triggers determines your stress level. Next time you feel a situation emerging, work hard at managing it and staying cool.
- Learn a formal stress-relief process: Among the most proven are yoga, meditation, and deep breathing.
- Rediscover optimism: Pessimism is a learned behavior. Regaining your sense of hope can go a long way toward stifling stress and regaining a sense of happiness.
- Eat healthy and exercise: A healthy lifestyle does wonders for your ability to manage stressful situations.
- Enjoy a relaxing hobby: Calm down by immersing yourself fully during your down time.
- Rediscover silliness: Remember than in every grown adult resides a young child. You're older, but you spirits doesn't have to be. Stop suppressing your sense of fun and silliness and remember to enjoy yourself.

7. Bad Habit: Skipping breakfast.

Why It's Dangerous: Skipping the first meal of the day can have serious consequences for your weight, your energy levels, and even your blood sugar. Munching a piece of morning toast or crunching a bowl of bran flakes signals to your metabolism that it's time to kick things up a notch. Skipping the fuel keeps your metabolism running on low, which can lead to weight gain and sluggishness. You'll also create a starve-now-indulge-later eating pattern, which is why breakfast-skippers tend to overeat later in the day.

Why You Should Stop
: Starting a breakfast routine is easy. The moment you do, you take a major step towards fixing the problems skipping breakfast caused, including excess weight and unhealthy blood sugar swings. Eating breakfast will result in more stable blood sugar, which means fewer food cravings and hunger pangs later in the day. Because you're re-fueling your body early in the day, you'll also have more energy in the morning. You may find that you start to control your weight more easily, too.

Reverse the Habit:
- Work with your body: Not hungry first thing in the day? Wait and hour or two until you're ready to eat.
- Eat foods you like: No need to start the day with breakfast food. Have a sandwich, a bowl of soup, or last night's leftovers—whatever your pleasure is.
- No time? Make a portable breakfast sandwich: Bring along a piece of fruit, and maybe some milk in a coffee mug.
- Grab an energy bar and a cup of yogurt: Both are instantly ready, and together they are the perfect amount of nutrients and calories to start your day.
- Have a smoothie: Whirl low-fat yogurt, frozen berries, half a banana, a little OJ, and some honey in a blender. It's the ultimate healthy on-the-go breakfast.
- Set things up in advance: Prep breakfast the night before, so you can eat it at the kitchen table in 10 minutes or less.

8. Bad Habit: Drinking too much alcohol.

Why It's Dangerous: If you over-drink on a regular basis, alcohol can be a poison. Women who regularly consume two or more drinks a day and men who regularly down three or more are at higher risk for liver damage,  various cancers including those of the liver and mouth, high blood pressure, and depression. Women, who are more sensitive to alcohol, can also develop heart disease, brittle bones, and even memory loss.

Why You Should Stop: Soon after you cut back or quit, your digestion will improve and you'll sleep more soundly. Your blood sugar will be lower and steadier, your blood pressure may fall toward a healthier range, and even your brain will bounce back. You'll have a healthier liver and cardiovascular system. Since you're limiting your alcohol intake, you'll also be cutting your risk of being in a car accident. On top of feeling more energetic, you'll probably have better relationships with your family and friends, if drinking has caused problems in the past.

Reverse the Habit:
- Stick to healthy limits: That's two or less drinks per day for men, one for women.
- Reserve alcohol for meals: You're more likely to sip your drink slowly that way.
- Drink for flavor, not to get drunk: As an adult, you shouldn't drink to escape. Find a healthier coping mechanism.
- Can't stop? Acknowledge the addiction: Talk with your doctor and contact a support group like AA.
- Take screenings for bone density and cancers seriously: Check with your doctor if you should be screened more often.
- Liver damaged? Get a health plan: Talk to a doctor about a high-calorie diet to help your liver regenerate.

9. Bad Habit: Smoking cigarettes.

Why It's Dangerous: As far as health goes, no popular habit on Earth is as harmful. It directly causes 30 percent of heart disease deaths, 30 percent of cancer deaths, and a massive 80 to 90 percent of all lung cancers, not to mention increasing the risk of developing mouth, throat, and, bladder cancer. This bad habit also astronomically raises your odds for heart attacks, strokes, and high blood pressure, on top of possibly triggering or aggravating breathing problems like bronchitis and asthma attacks.

Why You Should Quit
: The health benefits are almost immediate, because your lungs and cardiovascular system begin repairing themselves within minutes of your last cigarette. Within a month, your lungs will work better and you should be coughing less, feel more energetic, and have less shortness of breath. Quitting smoking significantly reduces threat of cancer or heart disease, improves your sense of taste and smell, and gives you better endurance. You'll also reap confidence-boosting rewards like fresher breath, younger-looking skin, and an end to that unpleasant tobacco smell on your clothes.

Reverse the Habit:
- Treat it like an addiction, not a habit: Before you stop, prepare for the tough road ahead. Prepare a strategy,a support team, and a Plan B if your first methods fail.
- Ask your doctor about a stop-smoking drug: Buprion and varenicline have been shown in studies to increase the chance for success.
- Get support: Enlist your friends and family. Counselors, hotlines, and support groups can also help.
- Time it right: Plan to quit during a calm period - not over the holidays or when you're under a lot of stress.
- Try 'nicotine fading': Use a nicotine patch or gum to help you gradually become accustomed to life without cigarettes and nicotine.
- Remember that a lapse isn't a failure: Use slip-ups to discover your personal obstacle to quitting and create a plan for dealing with those needs.

10. Bad Habit: Overusing pain killers and sedatives.

Why It's Dangerous: When they're not taken properly, long-term habitual use can cause more problems than it solves. Using drugs like ibuprofen or aspirin for arthritis or muscle pain can over time increase your risk for ulcers, gastrointestinal bleeding, high blood pressure, and heart attacks. Calming drugs and sleeping pills can leave you feeling confused and prone to stumbling and falling if you take them in higher-than-prescribed doses. Since they make you feel good, you may want to keep on taking them, turning them into a habit or addiction before you you know it.

Why You Should Stop: New pain-relief strategies can ease muscle, joint, and head pain with fewer pills and side effects. Kicking the sedative and prescription pain pill habit is possible with commitment and support, and once the pill-taking has ceased, your body will quickly rebound from their effects. You'll spend less money on medications. You may cut your risk for heart and high blood pressure problems as well as gastrointestinal ulcers and bleeding. You'll also be more alert and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that you've beaten a drug dependency.

Reverse the Habit:
- Switch to acetominophen for chronic pain: It doesn't cause stomach irritation, and doesn't raise blood pressure like aspirin and ibuprofen. Save ibupofen for flare-ups of severe, short-term pain. It's usually safe for up to 10 days, but not more.
- For frequent headaches see your doctor: Migraines can be stopped quickly with the right medication.
- Check out alternate pain-relief strategies: Weight loss, exercise, stress relief and avoiding triggers can help.
- Don't take habit-forming drugs for over four months: Challenge your doctors when they want to put you on pain, mood, or sleeping medication long-term if you think you'll be susceptible to addiction—particularly if the drugs work well.
- Watch for hidden signs: Clues you're taking too much of a tranquilizer include memory loss, excess sleepiness, feeling unresponsive and falling frequently.
- Get help if you can't stop: There's no shame in asking for help from family members, friends, or your doctor.

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Don't be shey if you find yourself in the list of the bad habits. Everyone has done some, is doing it right now as you are still reading, will do it. And don't be stoborn and say you don't want to stop because everyone is doing it, first of all you don't know everyone, so do yourself a favor and join the few who have found no value in doing all those nasty things. Germany is a Country made up of 80 million people, out of this 80 million people just 26666666.67 own the budget of the whole country. You want to know why? this are the few known as the exceptionals who have decided to see life in a different demension.

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