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Practicing Self-Care

“Every one of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.” — Princess Diana

Self-care is described as knowing our needs and limitations to ensure we care for our physical, spiritually and mental well-being. Sometimes our mental well-being is at the bottom of our priority list, if listed at all. Even in the Old Testament in Exodus 34:21 people were instructed to rest.

If God chose to rest in Genesis 2:3, what is happening in our lives that is more pertinent that we cannot practice self-care? Jesus knew the importance of self-care (Luke 5:16, Mark 6:31, Matthew 14:23). Paul stated in Romans 12:1 to present our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God?” Can we be acceptable if we are too exhausted to worship?

FINAL THOUGHTS

We must care for the temple of the Holy Spirit. I recently took a three-day mini vacation to Montgomery, Alabama. Lord willing, I am getting a massage, facial, manicure and pedicure tomorrow. My mind and body finally get the importance of caring for me. Self-care is more than going to medical appointments. Will you commit to self-care and “me time?”

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Christian Blogger, Minister's Wife, Mother and Grandmother

6 thoughts on “Practicing Self-Care

  1. Tangie, You better continue to say what’s TRUE!!! I recently had a conversation with a young married sister, that it is robbery not to take time for (her self)! A mommy mental day. Thank you for addressing this valuable information.

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    1. Pam, thank you for sharing your recent experience. Sadly, some people cannot see their own needs for taking care of everyone else’s needs. I hope you were able to get her to see the importance of self-care before she starts to feel burned out. Have a great night and remain.

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  2. Even Jesus took time to get away and pray. We need time to refresh physically, mentally and spiritually. We are not only soul and spirit. God knows this as evidenced by how the angel responded to Elijah giving him food and drink while Elijah was under the broom tree.

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  3. This is a lovely post, Tangie. And so true also. It is indeed imperative that we care for ourselves as much as we care for others around us. It’s not always easy to do this, but I agree that it is essential if we are to be of service to God and others. I am someone who never used to find caring for myself very easy, but as I’ve got older and understand more about life, it has become a bit easier. Thank you for sharing your wise words. Ellie

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