Spiritual Self-Care

Some people make it a daily priority to nurture their bodies. Exercise, clean eating, herbs, supplements, oils—everyone has their own special “recipe” of self-care. We call this kind of healthy living “preventive maintenance” because they’re not waiting until their bodies get out of balance to treat the sickness; they pour in the good stuff beforehand, so they’ll be less likely to get sick in the first place. It’s very easy when we’re feeling great to forget the importance of sowing those seeds of health. And it’s the same with our spiritual selves.

Life may be humming along, circumstances unfolding in our favor, no big struggles now, when . . . Boom. We hit a proverbial speed bump, and everything turns upside down. Those are the moments when we realize how important it is to be anchored in God’s truth and walking closely with Him. If we wait until things start to go badly—and we all know how they do sometimes—we’ll flounder so much more than we would have if we’d just kept up that daily preventive maintenance. Every day, we can remind ourselves to pour into our spiritual buckets, in whichever way that looks for us. Draw near to the One who walks with us and hide His Word in your heart—and when things get tough, you can count on that firm foundation to hold you up and carry you through. 

Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. —James 4:8 HCSB 

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. —Psalm 46:1 NIV 

She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. —Proverbs 31:25 NLT 

It is like a person building a house who digs deep and lays the foundation on solid rock. When the floodwaters rise and break against that house, it stands firm because it is well built. —Luke 6:48 NLT 

Shanna Noel & Paige Deruyscher 
100 Days of Prayer 

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