There are many ways to relax the body. Many times people enjoy going away and getting away from it all. That’s fine , except most times when you are on vacation you find yourself in motion more than when you are in your regular dwelling place. So for me….as Dorthy says, “There is no place like home.”
Don’t get me wrong. I would love to travel abroad to see, as well as experience other cultures, art, food, and music. Gracious forget about abroad. There is so much that I have not seen here in the states. However…..I still feel my home is my castle. It’s not about how large or small, but more about comfort.
There are times when we become relaxed spiritually, we get comfortable and complacent. We take a spiritual vacation. 🙂 It is in these times that God will send a challenge our way to get us out of our comfort zone and cause us to stretch.
I am reminded of how an athlete before he or she begins to indulge a sport, they stretch. They work their muscles to loosen them up in preparation for the workout! Well friend God wants us to keep our spiritual man stretched, and ready for a workout! He does not want us relaxed spiritually.
This is why he said,”watch and pray.” (Luke 21:36) KJV If you are watching and praying your spiritual eyes are open. Therefore you can not be in a relaxed state of mind. It is when we are not paying attention because of the noise, distractions clouding our environment that we fall asleep.
It pays to stay awake, particularly in this hour when in the twinkling of an eye he could make his appearing. (1 Corinthians 15:52). It’s time to come off of vacation and get back on post! Watch, Pray, Stay Awake…. :)(Matthew 26:40)
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