My last post in the RELAX series is about physical rest. In today’s society of fast food, drive thru-pharmacies, 24-hour ATM machines, microwaves and social media, our mind and bodies are constantly on the go, leaving no time for rest.
People are plugged into their smart phones 24/7. How many times have you seen people walk down the street texting on their phone and almost run you over? My daughter told of a story where she saw a girl walk smack into a revolving door while texting and have to be taken by stretcher into the hospital she was visiting!! I can just imagine, ER Doctor says “How did this happen?” Sheepishly the patient says, “I just looked down at my phone for a second. I didn’t realize the revolving door was so close!”
How do we RELAX and not worry? This is a big one. I am doing a Bible study right now titled “Overcoming Worry”. There are so many things in this study that I have identified with. But I also see that I have grown while not only doing this study but by reading Jesus Calling devotional every day and by staying more focused on God and prayer.
I told you in my previous post that I chose the word RELAX for my “word for 2014”! There is just something peaceful about the word RELAX. When I say the word it tends to slow me down; it makes me stop worrying and focus on turning everything over to God who’s got it all under control.
I read a book about picking a word each year that will reflect something you want to concentrate on for the new year. This year I chose the word – RELAX.
I chose RELAX because I need to do just that.