Searching boldly in the Word of God to answers to life and faith.
Don't Go Without God
If you're following God, nothing can stop you. If you're against God, nothing can save you but God. - Every now and again we come to a situation in life that leaves us really wondering what we should do next and how we should do it. Sometimes we want to back away from what God is calling us to do, and other times we see that we need to turn from what we have been doing and start following God in God's way. We weigh the pros and cons of going our way and going God's way. But, it is only by going with God that we will be fulfilled and not destruction.
If you're following God, nothing can stop you. If you're against God, nothing can save you but God.
Don't Quit Now
Now is the time to be faithful and follow-through, because we may never get another chance. - God sometimes gives us promises, and often call us to be and do things for His Kingdom. Often those things require great risk and cost. Sometimes we think, "I can just do that later, " or, "this is too hard, I can't do this anymore." When we do that we act like the Israelites on the edge of the promised land and put our part in the promise in jeopardy.
Now is the time to be faithful and follow-through, because we may never get another chance.
You're Not Alone
We weren't meant to face life alone, that's why more often than not we need to get help. - Philippians 4:6-7
We weren't meant to face life alone, that's why more often than not we need to get help.
Through all our mental struggles and challenges, there are a few things we can do on our own to improve our health and make positive strides, but sometimes the issues dig a little deeper than what we can manage on our own. Actually, even when we think we can do it on our own, it is usually still better to go through the struggle with others. God clearly states in the Bible that we were designed to go through life together, and that means in our struggles too.
Finding Your Personal Value
Who's you are makes you valuable, not what you do. - Matthew 3:1-17
Who's you are makes you valuable, not what you do.
So often we try to earn our value, we try to change what people think of us or make up for the mistakes we have made in an attempt to be worthy. Sometimes we try to simply follow all the rules to be "good enough." God tells us though that doing good actually is supposed to spring from our value, from already being loved by Him. We don't need to earn it, we simply need to let Him have us.
The Need for Rest
The point of practicing consistent moments of rest is restoration and healing. - When we get tired due to scheduling, intensity and chaos we are left injured and broken. Like after a good workout, we need time to recover before we can do anymore lifting. God knew that rest was needed for us to grow and even just exist, so He set in place the Sabbath. And when we look at how the Sabbath was practiced and what Jesus understood about it's purpose we see that we still need rest today.
Luke 13:10-16 & Exodus 16:28-29
The point of practicing consistent moments of rest is restoration and healing.
The Whole Person
Mental health isn't just about your head, it's about your heart, soul, mind and strength. - When we talk about Mental Health we need to remember that there is more to it than just our heads. So many other aspects of our lives come into play when we consider our mental state and health. A bad night's sleep, a hard rejection, an unconfessed sin, all affect us mentally. So, if we want to find complete mental health, we need to make sure that we as a whole person is healthy.
Mental health isn't just about your head, it's about your heart, soul, mind and strength.