Day 9 Rest for the Weary

Do you not know that your body is the temple (the very sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, Whom you have received [as a Gift] from God?
The first key to overcoming stress is to recognize or admit we are experiencing it, and look for the source of it. There was a time in my life when I was constantly having headaches, backaches, stomachaches, neck aches, and all the other symptoms of stress, but I found it very difficult to admit I was pushing too hard physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. I wanted to do all of the things I was doing and wasn’t willing to ask God what He wanted me to do.
Although the Lord gives power to the faint and weary, if you are worn-out from continually exceeding your physical limitations, you will have stress. Our bodies are the sanctuary (home) of God, and we are in disobedience when we push ourselves past God-ordained limitations and live in continual stress.

We all have limits and we need to recognize what they are and eliminate excess stress from our lives. If you wear out your body, you can’t go to a department store and purchase another one, so take care of the one you have!

Give me strength to always get regular rest as one of the wisest things I can do.

1 Corinthians 5:1,10
It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife…

Galatians 5:19-21
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness.

Ephesians 5:4,5
Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks