I pray we all stay encouraged this week knowing that God brings true success.
How many things have you done for others already today? 5, 10, 20? How many things have you done for yourself? 1? 2 maybe?
Self care is very important. We trend to make sure that everyone else is doing well and has what they need but what about ourselves? We tend to be last on the list. Especially us women, we got it bad. We take care of our family, friends and sometimes co workers before we even stop to realize that we haven’t taken a nice bubble bath in months or gone for a walk without answering phone calls in years.
Many of us have experienced burn out due to lack of self-care. Taking time out for ourselves is essential to living a happy and healthy life. There are many times when I have to force myself to carve out time just for me. Last Tuesday I had a thousand things to do after work, I sat at my desk looking at my calendar on my phone thinking that I haven’t done anything just for me in weeks. So I shut my phone off and went to the movies alone. Those two hours allowed me to do exactly what I wanted to do without thinking about what all I had to do for others. Those two hours set the tone for the rest of my week. That simple self care time brought me joy and peace that allowed me to distress so that I could accomplish what I needed to the rest of the week.
I really believe that self-care is important to God so it should be important to us. God wants us to take out time to do things that bring us joy, things that renews our strength because we can’t help anyone or do what he has called us to do if we are burned out and run down. This week my prayer is that each and every person reading this post will set aside self care time as much as possible. No matter if that’s one hour on the weekend or 30 minutes a day. Below are a few self care tips have a blessed week!
Love– A intense feeling of deep affection
1 John 4:12
No one has ever seen God. But if we LOVE each other, God lives in us, and his LOVE is brought to full expression in us.
1 Peter 4:8
Most important of all, continue to show deep LOVE for each other, for LOVE covers a multitude of sins.
1 Corinthians 13:13
Three things will last forever Faith, Hope, and LOVE. And the greatest of these is LOVE.
God loves you with an unconditional never-failing LOVE. There is nothing you can do to stop God from loving you! He knows everything about you and yet he still choose you. meditate on God’s LOVE for you this week. I pray that it will open your eyes and bless you.
Faith- Complete trust or confidence in someone or something
Hebrews 11:1 – FAITH is confidence that we hope for will acutaully happen: it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.
Luke 7:50– And Jesus said to the women, “Your FAITH has saved you; go in peace”
1 Corinthoans 16:13– Be on guard stand firm in the FAITH. Be courgageous. Be strong.
This week I want to hear your stories of FAITH. Comment below to encourage others.
Have a blessed week!
Hope– The feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best.
When was the last time you hoped for something? To hope is to believe or desire.
What is your burning desire? To be healthy? Have a sound mind? Be wealthy?
Have beautiful children? Serve your community?
In this day and time we should especially have our hope in the lord. He knows that end from the beginning, why wouldn’t you have your hope in someone who knows EVERYTHING?
We should all be prisoners of hope. Hope should constantlly have us.
We should always be hopeful. Here are a few scriptures about HOPE to meditate on throughout this week.
Psalms 39:7 (GNB)
What, then, can I hope for, lord? I put my hope in you
Romans 8:25 (GNB)
But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
Let your hope keep you joyful, be patient in your troubles, and pray at all times.
Have a blessed week!
Knowing that God is with me always keeps me going
Knowing that he’ll never stop loving me no matter what
makes me want to love others the same
I am not perfect but his love is
I am not patient but his love is
I can be kind sometimes but his love is ALWAYS kind
His love is always giving
Knowing that I have a heavenly father who cares for me
makes the burdens of this world a lot lighter
knowing that I matter to him make me not care about what others think of me
I am not aways willing to lend a helping hand
His hands are always stretched out to me
I allow my self-centeredness to direct my paths
He is self-less
Thinking of me while nailed to the cross
knowing that even if I were the only person on earth he would have still died for me
makes me want to live everyday for him
knowing that he is for me and never against me assures me that I can overcome all things
I am not perfect
His love is
His love allows me to wake up every morning to new mercies
His love graces me to love others
I can be kind sometimes
His love is ALWAYS kind
So kind that he allows us to make our own decisions
and still let us know to choose LIFE
knowing that his love is unconditional
makes me love him even more
I came across this selection on my Bible app reading plan. For a very long time I didn’t know it was possible to be full of Joy. I didn’t know Joy could chase you down even when you are experiencing difficult time. I hope this blesses you on this wonderful Monday!