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Self Care

“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”   

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV


 

If we are meant to live as Jesus lived, then that includes looking at the details of His daily life. He understood the importance of self-care:

  • Many times throughout the Gospels, Jesus retreated from everyone else to rest alone or to pray by Himself (see Mark 1:9-13, Mark 1:35, Mark 6:30-32, Mark 6:45-46, Mark 14:32-42).

  • Jesus took time to sleep, even when it was inconvenient (Matthew 8:23-27).

  • Jesus encouraged others to rest, like when He told Martha not to be anxious about the housework, but to come and relax with Him (Luke 10: 38-42; see also Mark 2:27).

  • When His Apostles were in the midst of major transition (wrapping their heads around Jesus’ death and Resurrection), He fed them (John 21:5-14).

When we begin being intentional about the wonderful creation that is us, the need for self-care becomes apparent. Taking care of ourselves isn’t selfish; it’s at the service of providing others only the best of who God created us to be. Even God Incarnate knew He needed moments of restoration. It is all a part of the Holy Beautiful Lifestyle.

These things include:

 

Sleep

Being Still

Exercise

Healthy Eating

Leisure

Journaling

Counseling

Seeking Medical Care

Massage