Monday, January 4, 2010
Taking Care of You? Get a Counselor!
2010 ushers in a new decade. A time to evaluate personal goals. A time to separate wants from needs.
In sync with the season, The Well kicks off “Taking Care of You” week. To prepare this post, I Googled my cares away and found…
Ten Affordable Techniques to Pamper Yourself: It Starts With Shopping
Take Time For YOU With a Drink a Day!
Prioritize YOU with Just Ten Minutes of Leisure!
How a Tub Soak Can Change Your Life
Exercise Your Way to a New Year
…over a million ways to reduce stress, relax…take care of myself.
The more I shop, the more stuff I have to manage. The less $ I have for…food. Mortgage. Utilities. Gulp.
Lattes satisfy my sense of smell, sight, taste, and sound. Hissing steam warbles like an exotic African songbird. But will a drink really change my life?
Leisure? America’s love affair with this concept needs to be reevaluated. Now.
Bubble baths soften my skin and create a perfect book-reading environment (yes, water-soaked novels expand accordion-style on my shelves). But how long can I sit in tepid water?
Laura the dog loves to jog, and every hundredth outing, I feel like a lioness, thundering through across African plains, the wind streamlining my mane, blood pulsing to my limbs. But Midwest temperatures and wind chills have shut us inside, where we dream of sandy beaches and salty warm air.
A few years back, God whispered the PERFECT way to take care of myself. And whispered. And whispered.
“…I will ask the Father and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever—the Spirit of truth” (John 14:16).
“…the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you” (John 14:26).
Dear ones, God provided an omniscient, omnipresent, omniperfect Soulmate who can comfort, counsel, and advocate. The Holy Spirit can whisper soothing words, rub the ache from a broken heart, nurture that work in progress, advise on that stressful situation.
Wanna take care of YOU? Die to self, and let the Holy Spirit do His job. He can nurture you physically, spiritually, emotionally, and mentally…in a million and one ways!
Happy New Year, friends!
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