Friday, January 21, 2011

The Process of Developing a Christ Conscious Lifestyle

Dear Well Watered Women,
We've been blessed to have with us this week my dear friend LaTara Ham-Ying.
I was also honored with the privilege of interviewing LaTara earlier this week for her Life Love and Liberty Tour. I've enclosed the link to the the interview so you can listen in. LaTara is a voice of wisdom and grace.
Today LaTara shares with us what a Christ Conscious lifestyle is and how we can develop and maintain a lifestyle that is a please sweet aroma unto the Lord!  I want to thank LaTara for blessing us to be part of her blog tour and for imparting sound teaching and wisdom into our lives, you have been a blessing.

The Process of Developing a Christ Conscious Lifestyle

In the last post I shared with you some true facts about the lifestyle that so many of God’s children are living. Some are doing it without really knowing because they are being lead astray by the enemy’s pawns. Yet there are other Children of God who follow worldly ways and then say they love the Lord. Was it not Christ who said we either hot or cold?

If you are a work at home woman who looks anywhere but up first and foremost for answers to dilemmas in life and business, it is time to adjust your thinking. If you are someone who just want to adjust your life and live more like Christ, today I want to offer a simple process that will lead you towards living a Christ Conscious Lifestyle!

Here is where we need to go with our thought process:

Do nothing from factional motives [through contentiousness, strife, selfishness, or for unworthy ends] or prompted by conceit and empty arrogance. Instead, in the true spirit of humility (lowliness of mind) let each regard the others as better than and superior to himself [thinking more highly of one another than you do of yourselves]. Let each of you esteem and look upon and be concerned for not [merely] his own interests, but also each for the interests of others. Let this same attitude and purpose and [humble] mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus: [Let Him be your example in humility:] (Philippians 2:3-5 AMP)

That is a Christ Conscious Lifestyle.

The definition of conscious is…

Function: adjective

Etymology: Latin conscius, from com- + scire to know

Date: 1592

1 : perceiving, apprehending, or noticing with a degree of controlled thought or observation

2. likely to notice, consider, or appraise

3. done or acting with critical awareness
So to have a lifestyle that is Christ conscious means, in essence, to always be observing, aware, and knowledgeable about how we are living our lives. That is why events such as this one are so very important. We have a chance to look in the mirror at who we really are, work on those issues, and become more and more like Christ every day!

How do we develop this Christ Conscious lifestyle
• First you must be a believer. Without faith it is impossible to please God and faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of the Lord. It is that word that will change you and mold you for the glorification of God and service in His Kingdom. (Romans 10:17)

• You must change your mind set. Romans 12:1-2 tells us that we are to no longer conform to the ways of this world but to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. It is this renewal that will lead us to a more defined place in Christ with a willingness to live more like Him.

• You must change your body belief. In the book of Corinthians 6:15 we are told that our bodies are members with Christ’s. That means that we are connected to Him! We must be aware of what goes in and who goes in. We cannot treat our bodies in any manner. We must be ever conscious of the conditions of our body. This is not just sex, but food, what we see, hear, and say too.

• You must be conscious of the connection of your spirit with the Holy Spirit. Romans 8:15-17 says… “For [the Spirit which] you have now received [is] not a spirit of slavery to put you once more in bondage to fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption [the Spirit producing sonship] in [the bliss of] which we cry, Abba (Father)! Father! The Spirit Himself [thus] testifies together with our own spirit, [assuring us] that we are children of God. And if we are [His] children, then we are [His] heirs also: heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ [sharing His inheritance with Him]; only we must share His suffering if we are to share His glory.” (AMP)

If we are heirs with Christ should we not work at being more and more like our elder Brother and the epitome of Godly living, doing, and being.
One way to start working towards a Christ Conscious Lifetyle is by developing habits that fit the manner by which Christ lived. Of course he cared for His mind and tended to his body, and yes he connecting with the Spirit. Our habits should be the same. His Habits were healthy and centered on God’s will.

Let us do the same.

LaTara Ham-Ying a certified herbalist, writer, Biblical Life Coach, entrepreneur, and the Founder of Integrated Woman Ministries; a coaching ministry that focuses on helping Christian work at home women find their true path through abundant integrated living. She emphasizes the use of practical Biblical Strategies for healing, transformation, and living in the NOW for a better life and business. Visit Integrated Woman Ministries today and learn more about the IWM VIP FREE membership option for Christian work at home women

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