Relaxation for the Mind, Body, and Soul

Between work, family, church and everything in between how many of us have time to rest and relax? I mean really relax. Relaxation by definition means to loosen, to open, and to stretch and rest is defined as:  to cease work or movement in order to relax, refresh oneself, or recover strength.  For many of us there are not enough hours in the day to complete everything on our To Do List and usually rest and relaxation become luxuries we just don’t have time for in the course of our day to day lives. Many of us aren’t able to fully rest at night because the mind is still going. Then there are those of us who even pride ourselves with being able to function with just a few hours of sleep at night. However, God did not design us to work like machines with no opportunity to rest and relax. You have a soul that lives in a body with a purpose to carry out the work of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are reminded in Genesis 2:3, “So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.”  Even God the creator the universe rested meaning he ceased from work.  God provides us with the perfect example to follow, to work then rest and relax. 

So how do we rest and relax if it doesn’t come naturally for us? 

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