TAKE A BREAK! - Wednesday, May 23
(Rest And Sleep Are Very Vital To Your Health)
TO THE BIBLE Psalm 127:2 GNB
“It is useless to work so hard for a living, getting up early and going to bed late. For the LORD provides for those he loves, while they are asleep.”
One of the ways to improve your health is making sure you have good enough rest for your physical body, and good sleep has a role to play in this. It’s recommended to sleep for a certain number of hours every day. Although some people say, “There’re days that I sleep throughout; and then other days, I just stay awake.” That isn’t a normal lifestyle.
If you’re that way, always cutting back on sleep, then you’ve got to reorder your lifestyle. For instance, before bed, switch off your mobile devices and quit the nightly online browsing. You’re not supposed to go on for several days without sleep, hoping to make up by sleeping eventually for twenty-four hours. That’s not ideal.
God made both day and night on purpose. The night has a cooling effect on the natural body. The biological effects of night are to cause you to sleep, to create the instincts of sleep, yet some people will still not want to give in to sleep when it looms. Such a lifestyle isn’t too good for your health, and could even impact your eyes negatively.
God wants you to be at rest, full of vibrancy, health, and strength. He wants you to improve and extend your health by learning to care for your physical body. Your body is your house, and you’re the custodian of it. Also, keep fit and do physical exercises. 1 Timothy 4:8 says bodily exercise profits little; it doesn’t say that it profits nothing.
Keep your body healthy and strong, through the consistent application of the Word of God, and proper hygiene with a basic health regimen. Make your body healthier, so you can serve God better!
1 Corinthians 6:19-20; Psalm 4:8; Psalm 127:2
Divinity is at work in me, in every fibre of my being, every cell of my blood, and in every bone of my body! I refuse to let sickness dominate my body, for my body is the temple of the living God, and the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead dwells in me! I’m guided by wisdom to offer my body as a living sacrifice unto God! I live in health today, and always! Hallelujah!
Daily Bible Reading
John 11:1-16, 2 Kings 10-12
Mark 12:18-27, Numbers 26
Find out what King Solomon said God did for him in 1 Kings 5:4.