We all lead busy lives in one way or another, some of us working outside of the home and some of us at home. Wherever we are, our lives tend to be busy on a daily basis and after we are finished with our daily duties sometimes we want to take some time out for ourselves, and that can push us well into the night. Before we know it, it’s time to go to bed, get up, and start our routine all over again.
A good night’s rest is crucial to our well being. When we get a solid night’s rest, not only do we feel rejuvenated but it also heals and repairs whatever might be ailing us. By going to bed early we are able to wake up early feeling refresh and ready to face the challenges within that day. We know sleep is important for us, so why do we continue to go to bed late night after night? What is it that keeps us awake?
Even nature knows when to have some down time. The birds take time to rest. Some flowers will close up as the sun goes down.
I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:81
After finally getting into bed, many find that they are unable to sleep, this would be a wonderful time to turn to the Lord and give Him all concerns. As the above scripture tells us the Lord will keep us safe as we sleep, so we can give all our concerns and worried to Him and lie down in peace.
We all want to live long, yet many of us are not willing to do what it takes to add years to our lives. Any form of exercise along with fresh air will do wonders for not only the body but also for our minds. Walking is a simple exercise that anyone can do, and if done regularly we will gain many wonderful benefits.
Some of us take the air we breathe for granted, but it also does wonderful things for our health. I have notice that it doesn’t matter how bad I may be feeling that if I’m able to take a walk outdoors, especially in the quietness of nature, I will feel revived, less stress and more equipped to face challenges. I first noticed this when my husband was having chemotherapy, that’s when we started going for walks in nature, It was a scary time for me, but I always noticed that after being out in the fresh air walking, I felt lifted; able to better face any challenge that was before me. But why do I (we) still resist to do these things on a regular basis when I know they are so crucial to my (our) well-being?
If we are to supercharge our health, it has to be done in every area of our lives. We have to supercharge our physical health, we have to supercharge our emotional health and we have to supercharge our spiritual health. If we just focus on one area, we will always remain unbalance. So above I mentioned some ways to promote both physical and emotional well-being, but also of importance is our spiritual well-being. Take some time to spend with God in the morning and at night. He is the one who woke you (me) up this morning. God is the one that gives us the strength to exercise, He is the one that provides the beauty of nature and the air that we breathe. Take some time to worship and adore Him, and you may find that it enhances your overall health.
Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
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