Happiness in God’s Truth

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The Lord is my strength and my shield;my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.”(Psalm 28:7 NIV)Photo by 5638993 on Pixabay

Have you ever had way too many questions about life? Did you wonder why we do things that we do? And why we have to?

Maybe there was a time in our lives that we felt lost but we just couldn’t figure out what it is that makes us feel lost.

We’ve become so lost that we feel broken, bored, empty, isolated, meaningless and sad without even knowing it.

The only way to get out of this rut is to find Happiness in God’s Truth. Here’s how:

1.Be willing and choose to believe in Jesus as our Lord and Saviour.

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God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are three separate Divinities. Our Heavenly God the Father manifested in the Old Testament, showering us with love, blessings and protection but because of sin, God the Father needed to send Jesus to redeem us.

Jesus is God’s son who manifested in the New Testament. He needed to become human so he can take on the punishment and death that is meant for us because of our sin.

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When Jesus resurrected, the Holy Spirit manifested in our time today. God the Father and Jesus did not to leave us defenseless over the enemy.

They sent the Holy Spirit to fill our soul so we would feel loved, safe, strong and have the discernment to stay in God’s love.

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Often times having too many to believe confuses us. The best way to make sure our faith is in the right track is to follow the Bible.

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2.Seek Jesus and Follow Him. Knowing that Jesus is the truth, the way and the life so we can go to God the Father, we need to learn, understand and follow His words.

We can always pray to Jesus to reveal His message to us. He always answers through the Bible and the preaching at the church. God assures us this:

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We need to know God’s Word ourselves by reading the Bible to make sure that we are not misled. Only then do we grow stronger in faith in a true God.

We can do this by praying to God to help us understand His word. It is best to write down our daily reflections of a Bible verse or Bible chapter in a journal.

We can always join a Bible study group to share and learn more of God’s Word.

3.Know what delights God. When we know God we learn to love Him more. We desire to act towards making Him happy.

No one can tell us more about God and what delights Him than God Himself.

It is greatly important that we keep our own Bible and have a devotion time with God. Pray first that God may speak to us and that we may truly understand Him.

As we read a Bible verse, we need to reflect on it and what it means in our lives.

There will be times He tells us He loves us, comforts us, encourages us, guides us, answers us, warns us, blesses us and commands us to follow His guidance.

Write down the verses that’s been read and the reflections about it. Say a prayer of thanks to God for His loving truth. God says that we make Him happy when we:

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4.Know what God detests. Loving God means turning away from actions that anger and hurt Him. We can do this by searching and reading related Bible verses that warns us of actions that we should avoid.

God hates sin because it keeps us away from Him. Here are sinful actions that God detests:

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5.Know God’s Promises. When we learn to trust God’s promises, the Holy Spirit make it easier for us to follow God and let go of actions that He detests. We grow more at ease and overcome trials.

We gain confidence and strength in God. It changes us into becoming God’s people who desires to be right and worthy of His Love.

We find inner peace and happiness knowing God will always take care of us and we can always call on Him to help us in our circumstances.

One of the preaching of a Pastor mentioned that there are over 8,000 promises that God speaks to us in the Bible.

All these God has kept and fulfilled for us. These are just some of God’s promises to us:

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confess Some of us may not need God for now and that is okay. God will find a way to turn your life around back to Him. Just know that God loves you and misses you so much until you come home in His love.

 Let’s help others find Happiness in God’s Truth. By all means, please Like and Share.

How has God touched your life positively and changed it? Feel free to talk with me in the comments.

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You are God’s forever Beloved,

Nina

Copyright © TheRisingBliss 2018 All Rights Reserved on this article except cited bible verses, photographs and videos. I give all credit to God, the Bible, photographers and video owners.

The 5 steps to Happiness in Divine Interruption

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Have you ever heard of Divine Interruption?

Just when we think we got our whole life planned ahead of us and somehow got it quite figured out, suddenly out of nowhere comes a sudden plot twist.

Divine Interruption is when God would nudge us away from our busy lives to fulfill greater plans for us.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)

He knows the best purpose for our life and God will help us accomplish it. “Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” (Proverbs 16:3).

A life fulfilled in God is the happiest life. So how do we open up ourselves to God’s Divine Interruption?

 1.Pay attention and Listen.

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Gradually immerse yourself in God’s Word. Find a Christian group of friends to go on a journey in a loving relationship with Jesus. Read the Bible, Christian books and blogs. Go to a Christian church.

Watch or listen to Christian preaching of God’s Word. Write down God’s Word from reading the Bible, Christian books, Christian Blogs and from the Christian church. Pray for God to reveal His message to you.

Write a reflection of the Bible verses that you came across or heard from these sources. Pray that you may listen, remember and act accordingly to God’s Words.

When you seek God, you’ll be surprised with how He will take care of your struggles, provide you blessings and shower you with so much love.

The Word of God that you’ll come across is not an incident. God will speak to you and you’ll know it’s Him. When I first attended a Christian service, God spoke to me right away.

The Pastor preached about How to Outsmart the Lies of the Devil. I was going through a broken family that was filled with hate, anger, greed, pride and unforgiveness.

I’ve always did good but I’ve always felt like disruptive people have everything easy. God through the Pastor said that’s what the devil would want good people to believe so they stay far away from God.

When in reality, God has already overcome all our struggles for us and in the end, those who side with the devil will never win no matter how it seems disruptive people have everything easy.

We just need to arm ourselves with God’s Word. I cried because God knew my heart’s burdens. I used to mediate between mom and my brothers but nothing. They only become worse.

I lifted up my family and home to God. Ever since then, God is fixing my family. Home has become so peaceful and happy. I didn’t have to do anything on my own. Imagine a God who loves you completely.

He’ll fill up every void in your being and His love consumes your heart that it overflows. You won’t help but love Him more and more.

 2.Trust.

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Believe and keep God’s Word as your truth. Pray that God provide you His Holy Spirit to help you live by God’s Words.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV)

Even if we can be skeptic and cynical, be willing to put your trust in God. My academic and writing accomplishments, knowledge about Psychology and Law of Attraction and my financial abundance at work in the past has quite made me arrogant.

I thought I did everything my own but it was God revealing His power through me all along. For 7 years, God helped me overcome stress in a job I never liked but paid well.

He healed me from Post Partum Depression when my degree in Psychology can’t. He removed the painful internal lumps in my abdomen that I’ve suffered for 3 months even if I went to the doctor and took medication.

God answered my prayer when He turned my hubby into a Man of God. He dropped smoking and drinking. We learn God’s Words together. God made me and hubby stronger.

God never let me fall regardless of attacks from the devil. When you trust God and call on Him, He will always make a way for you.

3.Obey.

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Give all your love to God and keep His Word in your life. God keeps His promises when we obey Him with all our heart. As it was written in the Bible, disobedience comes with dark consequences.

I realized this the hard way. I remember God’s soft whisper in my heart when he asked me: “Write for me. Write about me.” I go: “Me? Who am I to speak your words, God? I’m scared I’d say the wrong things.” God didn’t force me and waited. Until I forgot about His request.

As I begin to obey Him little by little, God blessed me with a child. I had to leave the corporate world and be a mom. I went my own way but life has been so dark. The enemy attacked my family, finances and inflicted me with Post Partum Depression.

The darkness almost took my life. I cried to God and He healed me. God took me back to His church and when He gave me a chance to be a blogger, I remembered His request. God divinely interrupted me by blessing me with my child.

God spoke to me through the Pastor’s preaching when he quoted God’s Word:

“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)

God encouraged me with his Grace! And so I happily write for God and about God to you now.

 4.Pray.

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Always talk to God. Keep a prayer time to give praise and thanks. Repent and ask for forgiveness. Humbly talk to God heart to heart about your needs and desires, as long as it is aligned with His will for you, God will fulfill it for you in His perfect time.

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”(1 John 5:14)

When you follow God’s Word, He will always answer your prayers according to His plan and for your highest good.

“If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” (John 15:7).

5.Seek guidance.

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Continue to live by God’s Word no matter how challenging it may be. The Holy Spirit of God will help us do the right thing. God will answer you through the Bible or through the preaching at the Church.

“As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good.” (2 Thessalonians 3:13).

Once you hear God’s whisper calling you to use your skills, talents, do good and share His Word, pray for God’s guidance and wisdom.

God will speak to you with encouragement and instructions. Just follow and set away your fears. God will make you worthy and qualified to do His task.

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” (James 1:5)

When God divinely interrupts you, find delight in faithful obedience. Be excited! He is going to do amazing miracles in your life. Hardships may happen along the way but God will keep you strong to fulfill His plans.

Let’s help each other find our purpose in God. Please Like and Share.

How has God divinely interrupted you? How are you going to respond to it? I’d love to know more about you through the comments.

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God loves you and me unconditionally,

Nina

Copyright © TheRisingBliss 2018 All Rights Reserved on this article except cited bible verses, photographs and videos. I give all credit to God, the Bible, photographers and video owners.

The “Desiderata” ways to Awaken A Constantly Happier Life!

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Dream awake passionately. Dream only the best dreams.

Desiderata (coming from Desideratum, meaning something desired) was a poem that stuck to me when I came across it during my Senior high school.

Something about it was fascinating so I kept it as one of my favorite poem. Years later, here I am writing about how it means to me in terms of Happiness.

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Keep an inner stillness and calmness in life. Take time to be aware and realize what really matters to you.

Silence your mind from disruptive distractions like rushing too much and superficial and temporary worldly things.

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Be peaceful with everyone. Always show kindness and respect.

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 Let your values, attitude, accomplishments and good actions speak for you. Give value to others because we all go through struggles that no one knows about.

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Shut off negativity, rudeness, complaining, gossip and senseless noise. These cause irrational fears, limiting beliefs, scarcity mindset, unhappiness, dullness and a victim mentality.

Tune in only to those that lights up the soul with Positivity.

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Comparison kills happiness. It causes anger, anxiety, arrogance, deceit, envy, hatred, jealousy, insecurity and sadness.

It is more constructive to believe that no one is ever really better or less than anyone – just different.

When we go down our high horse and step up from our low ground, we’ll treat ourselves and one another better.

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Screw false modesty. Celebrate little and grand tasks or goals you’ve succeeded. Create a plan to achieve your life goals.

Be excited and have fun completing your tasks towards it.

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Stay passionate, dedicated, focused and determined in your job and goals. These keep you grounded and secure regardless of circumstances.

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Be mindful of sharing your goals only to likeminded people.

Remain quiet about your goals in your dealings with others who may have not awakened to their purpose and life goals yet.

Some may tend to project limiting beliefs, create distractions and discouragement as you improve yourself.

Even so, there’s always a few people who are on the same journey to self development as you and those that help share inspiration. Find people who lights up with you.

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Be honest with who you are. Stay aligned to your values, words, thoughts, feelings and actions.

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Believe that you are worthy of giving and receiving true love. It is the only thing that lasts even when everything else falls apart.

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Accept the wisdom that growing up gives you. Respect the past youthfulness. Leave immaturity behind and be willing to grow.

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Have a strong faith to keep the negativity away. Live meaningfully towards a goal. Remember to love, forgive, value and honor yourself too.

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You are part of life’s grand plan. Embrace your value and worthiness. You are destined to fulfill your life purpose.

It is your birthright to succeed and all the experiences in your life leads you to grow into your higher self for your highest good.

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Know that God is looking after you and will never fail you. Connect, acknowledge and call on this Greater Force to strengthen you.

Stay the course of achieving your goal no matter the odds are.

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Life is always an amazing miracle regardless of how it has been tainted with worldliness and superficiality.

Remember to see the beauty of life and let it fill you with grateful joy. Always look for the good in all things and choose happiness.

That’s it. I agree mostly with how Max Ehrmann,(the poet who wrote Desiderata) stated a Happy and meaningful life. I hope this poem inspired you just as I did.

Other than this, I’d rather regard all people as having kindness and potential for greatness. God told me to love everyone as He loves us all.

To be merciful to those who have hurt me. But that’s another story for one of my upcoming posts.

Which poems are your favorite and why? Would be great to know from you in the comments.

Spread the love and happiness, please Like and Share.

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Happiest Vibes,

Nina

The 5 Godly Ways to Lasting Happiness that fills the Soul

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We are God’s children. His love lights up our soul. Photo by Senjuti Kundu on Unsplash Edited by Me (Nina)

There is no greater joy than truly having a deep and personal relationship with God – A great bond that is based on understanding Him and His great love for us. It is the kind of happiness that nothing in this world could ever measure.

God is happiness that is beyond compare. Happiness that stays, uplifts, empowers, nourishes and lights up the soul. It is happiness that is forever, secure, strong and unshakeable regardless of circumstances.

Even Science confirms this. Out of well designed research, 79% proved that a strong faith and being active in God’s works relates to higher emotional well-being, happiness and satisfaction in life.

On top of Happiness that comes from God, more research conducted between 1987 and 1995 confirmed that 21,000 adults who served God lived seven years longer.

What’s more is that Dr. Viktor Frankl wrote in his book “Man’s Search for Meaning” about how his Faith in God helped him survive in a Nazi concentration camp.

Remember the times your days were great, you have all you need and even more? That’s God making you smile and happy ever since He created you.

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Only God completes us. Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

But what about those really painful things that happened? It was the enemy making you turn away from God. The enemy is working its way through other people to deceive you and destroy your soul. (John 8:44).

Often times because of the troubles caused by the enemy, we fall into this trap of blaming God. You see, God will never ever harm us. God loves us.

He only wants the highest good for us. He believes in us that even if the enemy tries to harm us, we will choose to always do the right thing.

You are special, worthy, valuable, beautiful and lovely. That’s how God sees you. That’s how He’ll let you see yourself and everyone through His eyes.

No matter what the lies of the enemy has told you to believe for so long, God always always loves you. His love is so great and true that He would send Jesus to save us from sin. (John 3:16).

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The enemy was so jealous that he defiled our soul to keep us far away from God. We’ve become so impure that we are shamed to go to Him.

As God is just and merciful, He had to punish us because of our sins. He could have easily condemned us but God sent Jesus to take the punishment for us.

Through Jesus our souls are cleansed to be alive with eternal life and free from condemnation.

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God’s  love for us is deep, perfect and pure. Photo by 12019 on Pixabay.

Our happily ever after with God awaits! Here’s how:

1.Pray.

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We are our strongest when we call on God in good and not so good times. Photo by Ben White on Unsplash

Seek God by praying. Pray to God with thankfulness, praise and repentance. Remember to be grateful to Him. His goodness gives us life.

The wonders of his love are truly praise worthy. Be truly sorry for all the wrong doings and decide to change them.

Ask God to reveal himself to you and help you fully understand. The Holy Spirit of God will open your mind and heart.

God will give you wisdom.  He will guide your actions and show you the truth. He will awaken you to a beautiful life. (Proverbs 8:17)

 2.Worship.

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Being in God’s presence is the best feeling ever. Photo by Hudson Hintze on Unsplash

Go to church to give thanks and praise to God. It is all about you communing with God with your whole heart, mind, soul and body.

Connect with a deeper and personal relationship with God.

3.Let God Speak.

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Be guided in God’s truth through the Bible. Photo by HoliHo on Pixabay

God speaks through the Bible. He answers us all the time. He loves spending time speaking with us. For beginners in Faith like me, choose a New International Version of the Bible.

Make a devotion to read and understand God’s word everyday first thing in the morning. Start by reading a verse and reflect on it. Write the Bible verse and your reflections in a journal.

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Conversations with God enlightens and empowers. Photo by designbyjess on Pixabay

4.Join a Prayer and Bible Study Group.

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Live God’s truth and share the faith with believers of God. Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels hands

Have fellowship with people who know and live God’s word. Be with people who share God’s word. Learn and grow with them.

5. Serve in God’s ministry.

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Play music, dance and sing for God’s glory! Photo by Suvan Chowdhury on Pixabay

Use your talents, skills and passion to actively share God’s word in the Church. You can join either a music, multimedia or preaching ministry.

Serve God with people who share their skills to bring people closer to God.

God loves to cheer us up. He gives us everlasting joy and shares His heavenly kingdom with us. God gives us desires that are good for us and more.

We just need to truly be willing to really know God so we can fully accept Jesus in our lives.  And when we do, life becomes meaningfully happy.

Which of these ways make you feel closer to God? I’d love to know. Tell me in the comments and I’ll tell you mine. ^_^

Spread Happiness and God’s love. Please Like and Share.

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In God’s Love,

Nina

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3 Day, 3 Quotes Blog Challenge Day 3

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Before anything else, I give my sincerest thanks to Laura. It was truly a humbling and fun experience to be a nominee for this challenge. Thank you for choosing me to be part of this. ^_^

You’ll definitely love her blog, “Amazing Journey” . It is brilliant and very inspiring.

If you’re curious as me, this is a blogging game for bloggers. The best part? It’s all for the spirit of Positivity and connecting with each other.

For the nominees, here are the rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you.

2. Post a quote for three consecutive days.

3. Nominate three bloggers for each post.

You can always use this article as template as you go along with this challenge.

For my 3rd and final day of this challenge, I leave you my 3rd favorite quote:

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I love that God’s Word guides me to the right way of thinking and direction to a good life. This Bible verse clarifies to me the exact qualities of a Positive mindset. Whenever we get feelings of unworthiness, hopeless and lack of abundance. Never believe these lies! The enemy has been deceiving us too long.

The truth? We are all worthy of the greatest love, happiness and abundance! (John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”)

If God thought of saving you and me then we must be so special in His eyes. Yes, you! Me! Imagine that. God shows you that you’re worth everything. He looks at you and me as someone precious and dear. Let’s begin to value God, ourselves and everyone the same way.

When we learn the truth that comes from God, our thoughts become focused on being noble. We form our values, purpose and act on them. (Isaiah 32:8 But the noble make noble plans, and by noble deeds they stand.(NIV))

Gratitude, Love, Faith, Happiness, Mindfulness, Excellence, Truth, Creativity and Determination are my values. From these I discovered I could strive to be a better mom, daughter, sister, friend and wife to my loved ones.

I use my gift of writing and graphic designing to inspire people. So here I am in my simple ways, I keep on blogging to shine light to the world.

Our thoughts become right when we direct them towards our purpose. We become more helpful and loving because it is the right thing to do. Our intentions become pure because we are moved by kindness.

As we become filled with kindness,we begin to see the wonders of God, ourselves, others and the world as lovely. We awaken to become our higher selves with admirable qualities. These helps us to do more good things with excellence.

Our lives become meaningfully praiseworthy to God, ourselves and others. See how these qualities of a positive mindset works? It’s like a Domino effect and the aftermath? A great life.

So there, this is my 3rd Quote for this Blogging challenge.

My nominees for today are:

1. Henrik Edberg “The Positivity Blog”
2. Kamapala Chukwuka
3. Sharlene and Josh “ThroughREyesBlog”

They’ve got amazing blogs that you would really enjoy!

To beautiful thoughts and a lovely life,

Nina

©TheRisingBliss 2018 All Rights Reserved on this article except cited photographs, Bible verses, website links and videos. I give all credit to the Bible, photographers, bloggers of the web links mentioned and video owners.

3 Day, 3 Quotes Challenge Day 2

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I’d like to say thank you Laura. I am honored and really grateful that you thought of nominating me for this challenge. ^_^

I must say you’ll love her blog, “Amazing Journey” It’s amazingly inspiring and enlightening.

If you’re curious as me, this is a blogging game for bloggers. The best part? It’s all for the spirit of Positivity and connecting with each other.

For the nominees, here are the rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you.

2. Post a quote for three consecutive days.

3. Nominate three bloggers for each post.

You can always use this article as template as you go along with this challenge.

For the Day 2, here’s my quote:

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When you’re down,exhausted and wanting to give up, you may want to speak this Bible verse in your heart and mind. This always gets me through anything and everything.

Nothing is too hard, scary, sad or painful when Jesus is with us. Looking back at the tough times, I thought I’d never make it. I’m always grateful that I’m still here and I did well.

I used to wonder where I got all the strength to accomplish my endeavors. I realized that it was God’s strength working through me.

I know God will keep on making me strong to  do many good things for His glory. I’ve tasted the sweetness and bitter parts of life but none of these matter because I live for God now.

His words breathe life to me, energizing me and keeping me well for my loved ones and the world that I wish to serve with Positivity.

To my nominees for Day 2, feel free to join the fun:

1. Crystal Paterson “Courageously Navigating Life”
2. Sheila Price “Practigal”
3. Jasmine Nicole “The Crowning Glory”

Please take a look into these amazing blogs. You just might love them as much as I do.

To All Dreams Coming True with Success and Happiness,

Nina

Three Day, Three Quotes Challenge

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Hi Laura! Thank you for nominating me for this challenge. So grateful to be able to join the fun this time.

If you’re all for Happiness, positivity and inspiration, you’re so going to love Laura’s blog, “Amazing Journey.” 

If you’re curious as me, this is a blogging game for bloggers. The best part? It’s all for the spirit of Positivity and connecting with each other.

For the nominees, here are the rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you.

2. Post a quote for three consecutive days.

3. Nominate three bloggers for each post.

You can always use this article as template as you go along with this challenge.

So, let the fun begin! My quote for Day 1:

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God is the source of all the love, peace, happiness, abundance, great health and blessings. Our gratitude should always be directed towards Him.

We receive all the goodness in our lives because we have a God who is kind and loves us with an everlasting love.

God gives me indescribable joy because He provides me so many things, circumstances, people and blessings to be thankful for.

My nominees are:

  1. Carly “Beauty and the Toddler”
  2. April Stearns “The Seeds 4 Life”
  3. Phoebe “Wander The Arctic”

Congratulations to my nominees!

There’s no timeline for this and it’s up to you if you’d want to join.

You can always look into the blogs of my nominees. They’re epic awesome.

Happiness and Awesomeness,

Nina

The 5 Must Hear Hanson Songs that spark Positivity constantly

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Because Hanson shines and sparkles with amazing brilliance. Photo from gettyimages.com. Edited by Me (Nina)

“Please make more positive songs.” I blurted out a comment to Hanson on their Instagram. Obviously, I was caught up in the moment.

For what seemed like forever, I finally am able to catch up on the music of my most loved band in the world – Hanson.

Thank God for social media and Internet. If not for me adjusting into motherhood and in my pursuit of happiness, I wouldn’t have the chance to find my true self again through their music.

I learned how music is the best way to train the subconscious to gain Positivity and happiness constantly.

To back this up, brain studies proved that music causes more Dopamine (happy hormones) to be released in the brain. Music lights up the entire brain too.

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“Music is the moonlight in the gloomy night of life.” ― Jean Paul Friedrich Richte. Photo from PicsArt Edited by Me (Nina)

Just as Happiness starts in the mind, goes into the heart and radiates into the soul, the music of Hanson does all of that for me.

To my surprise, Hanson definitely has a lot of epic awesome positive songs!

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My face when I can’t hide the smile hearing Hanson music. Photo by Allef Vinicius on Unsplash Edited by Me (Nina)

Sure I’ve read about others’ positive music playlist but what about my own? I figured I’d make my own positivity playlist.

The kind that truly makes my heart soar into the highest vibrations and energizes me.

So if ever you needed to be filled with happiness and positivity more, I highly recommend you to listen to these Hanson songs with me:

1.”Feeling Alive.”

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“Tonight I won’t stand still. Lift your hands up high. Reach out to the sky.” -Hanson. Photo by xusenru on Pixabay Edited by Me (Nina)

This is one of their captivating songs on their Edition Package called: Play. It’s a piano ballad with stanzas where words are in between being spoken and sung at the same time.

The lyrics signify awakening into one’s own purpose and despite feeling ordinary, decides to take action towards greater pursuits.  The stanzas were sung with intense sense of surrender, loss of direction and weighed down by limitations.

The drum plays steadily like a heartbeat and picks up into a battle march beat. The Pre Chorus answers to the calling of one’s purpose. It is having the courage and determination to pursue it – a battle cry to fight the odds.

The Chorus is a call to have Hope and give your best. It speaks of how pursuing your passion brings people together.  It tells us that there is a humbling honor in pursuing our purpose.

It lights up the world with greater goodness. The song expresses that as we rise and fall, living out our purpose makes us feel more alive than ever.

2. “Joyful Noise.”

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“Turn it up. Make joyful noise.” -Hanson. Photo by Marcela Laskoski on Unsplash Edited by Me (Nina)

This is another song that stood out to me when I heard it on Play. The song begins with a cheerful and quite upbeat tone of the piano and drums.

The stanzas sung with carefree nonchalance without dismissing the awareness of sadness and pain. It expressed a desire to overcome.

In the chorus, the piano becomes intense. The lyrics compel to wash away the struggles by tuning in to the music that lifts our soul.

The bridge tells us to love and honor who we really are. The second chorus reminds us to break away from our limits so we can find freedom to be our true self.

I feel like the song Joyful Noise refers to life as our own music and as we learn to dance in it regardless of the circumstances, we create our own kind of meaningful happiness.

3.”Fired up.”

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“This thing is built like a war machine. We’re not turning around this time, let’s get fired up.” -Hanson. Photo by Skitterphoto on Pixabay Edited by Me (Nina)

This song from their album: Anthem just jumped out to me with its upbeat Rock and Roll vibe. I get such an adrenalin rush in it that I can’t get it off my head.

With the intense guitar and vocals amped up with an upbeat drum, it’s a fight song. It just exudes with strongly believing in oneself and never backing down.

It’s standing up for one’s pursuit of purpose and truth. It is being unstoppable. So much that it calls people to become unstoppable too.

It just loudly tells you to go for your own purpose, passion and truth.

4.”I’ve Got Soul.”

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“I’ve got soul. And I’m not afraid to use it.” -Hanson. Photo by greyson joralemon on Unsplash

I was blown away with amazement with this song from Anthem as well. The instrumentals had an overall dance vibe.

It was so full of life and energy. With more intense rhythm and more harmony on vocals in the chorus, it emphasizes strength, courage and believing in oneself.

It is knowing yourself and being fearless to share it to the world. The song inspires me to shine my own light for myself and others.

5.”I was Born.”

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“My heart is a weapon and my mind’s electric. I’ll shock the world when you least expect it.” -Hanson. Photo by peter_pyw on Pixabay Edited by Me (Nina)

This is Hanson’s latest song and it empowered me every time I hear it. The acoustics and clapping in it gave me a happy vibe.

The low and steady tone of the guitar and drum builds up and becomes upbeat in the chorus. The intense vocals on the stanzas create a feeling of rising above and breaking limits.

It conveys that life is meant to be lived fully and extraordinarily. The violins played on the bridge part of this song emphasized visualization – having a vision of a fulfilled life and going after it.

The second stanza and Chorus are affirmations of one’s individuality and embracing one’s birthright to a life well lived with greatness too.

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“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” -Plato Photo by Allef Vinicius on Unsplash Edited by Me (Nina)

I could listen, dance and sing to all these songs all day and still want more. I thought that being in College and going into the corporate world have dimmed my inner light as a Hanson fan. I’m so glad these circumstances never did.

It’s amazing how Hanson touched my life positively with their music and changed my life forever ever since Mmmbop. No matter how many years pass, I know that once a Hanson fan, always a Hanson fan.

Our subconscious is a large tip of the iceberg. Master it by always choosing to tune in to Positivity.  Have fun and enjoy these Hanson music videos:

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High Vibes of Happiness, Positivity and Love,

Nina

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