Your Body Needs Rest.

Stained glass at St John the Baptist's Anglica...

Stained glass at St John the Baptist’s Anglican Church http://www.stjohnsashfield.org.au, Ashfield, New South Wales. Illustrates Jesus’ description of himself “I am the Good Shepherd” (from the Gospel of John, chapter 10, verse 11). This version of the image shows the detail of his face. The memorial window is also captioned: “To the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of William Wright. Died 6th November, 1932. Aged 70 Yrs.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

And He said unto them, “Come ye
yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest awhile: for there were many
coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat (Mark 6:31)

Many times
we just work and work and don’t know when to give our bodies the necessary
rest. It’s good to be hardworking and very diligent at work but at the same
time it’s equally important to realize that the human body has a limit of
exertion it can endure. Stretching it beyond that limit makes the body subject
to unnecessary wear and tear.

It’s
therefore important you take very good care of your body, not only in the
things you eat and do to your body, but also in making sure your body is well
rested. The Bible tells us how that God blessed and sanctified the seventh day:
“because that in it He had rested from
all work…..” (Genesis 2:3).

The Lord
Jesus, as our opening scripture indicates, took time off with His disciples to
rest. Then in Mark 4:38, we learnt that He rested His body in sleep when He got
tired: “And He was in the hinder part of
the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto Him, Master,
carest thou not that we perish?”
 On
another occasion, He rested at the well of Samaria as revealed in John 4:6: “Now Jacob’s well was there: Jesus
therefore, being wearied with His journey, sat thus on the well: and it was
about the sixth hour”

The Lord
rested because He was tired. So it’s possible to get tired, and when you get
tired, you need to rest your body so it can recover. Many don’t do this and the
implication is that they stand the risk of wearing out their bodies. Giving
your body adequate rest is a way to maintain good health, so take it very
seriously.

PRAYER

DEAR FATHER, THANK YOU
FOR YOUR WORD THAT HAS ENLIGHTENED ME ON THE NECESSITY AND IMPORTANCE OF TAKING
GOOD CARE OF MY BODY. THROUGH YOUR HELP, I’M ABLE TO GIVE MY BODY THE NECESSARY
REST IT REQUIRES TO REMAIN HEALTHY, STRONG AND FIT FOR THE TASK AHEAD. I THANK
YOU, LORD, FOR YOUR WORD, INDEED, IS GAINING THE MASTERY OVER MY BODY, EVEN AS
IT RENEWS THE STRENGTH OF MY INNER MAN DAILY, IN THE MIG HTY NAME OF JESUS,
AMEN!

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