Self-Care: Fit for the Journey | Part Two of "Navigate: How to Successfully Journey Through Life and These Times"

Sunday, August 15, 2021 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments


 "Navigate Well During COVID. Get Out of Fear. Get Into Love. Have Courage." 

Mark 6:30, Then the apostles gathered to Jesus and told Him all things, both what they had done and what they had taught. 31 And He said to them, “Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” For there were many coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat. 32 So they departed to a deserted place in the boat by themselves.

When taking a voyage of any type, before starting the navigation to the destination, check the readiness of the vessel. We are going to focus on self-care, not in a spirit of self indulgence, but in the spirit of being ready to serve the Lord. We want to be “Fit for the Journey.” The need for self-care is not evidence of a deficiency within yourself, it is evidence that you've been about the Father’s business.

Principles of Self-Care:

1. REST – Good rest is one of the most important things you can do for your self care. Rest is not only about sleeping, which is a part of rest. Rest is a state of mind. If you don’t get rest in your mind, it may be difficult to go to sleep:

Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

Reflection Questions:
1.  What do you need to “fix” on your vessel before continuing the journey?
2.  Why are you more than what you do?
3.  What is rest? Why is it more than sleep?
4.  In what do you need to reach out for help?
5.  What is your value? (Make a list)
6.  What are the two parts of the Great Commandment?