The human body is truly an amazing creation.
For all the difficulties and frustrations that, at times, our hearts and minds struggle to navigate and sort out, the body is truly a great communicator of letting you know something is wrong, awry or amiss.
Exhaustion. Frustration, Sickness. Aches. Pains. Uneasiness and a lack of comfort. And more.
The body kicks out all sorts of indications... that it's time to go to bed; that it's time to relax, that it's time to stop over-thinking and over-complicating life and start moving in the direction you keep wishing you could go.
The body knows how to respond when the task or challenge is presented just as it knows you've taken on more than you can handle.
Physicallly, mentally, emotionally... your body knows you better than you do.
There is definitely a balance, I won't argue that point. The tricky part is, that if any sort of a break is required, life keeps moving. As do the responsibilities that go with it. Sure the problems will be here when you get back, so you might as well recoup and recover and return refreshed... it's just a matter of handling the problems that existed when you left and whether anything new has been added or compounded in your absence.
Ministry of any form and nature is a ton of work and while this post could be written for any of the weekdays' posts, let's pray for missionaries, whose minsitry is costly. The set-up of a ministry in lands far and wide, even remote, is incredible: language barriers, extreme cultural and social differences, goverment relations, economics, living arrangements, and so much more.
So, pray with me, this #missionsFriday, for missionaries that are running low... on energy, on resources, on time. For those exhausted, anxious and worn-down, pray God would strengthen and quicken them, in body, mind and soul. May they be encouraged to fight the good fight and keep the faith. May they not be dismayed or discouraged, but empowered from On High, that they may finish well, the work that has been set before them. May God provide all that they have need of, whether interally or externally; anxious for nothing, but confidently trusting the sovereign hand of God.
As they share the love of Christ,
May the testify again and again...
Of the grace and goodness of God
For the His glory
And the cause of Jesus Christ.
Just a man, attempting to fulfill God's plan. Husband, Dad, Dreamer. Blogger.