And while I don’t want to use a formula, I do use this guideline that I saw a few years ago:
- B – Body
Specific physical needs, purity issues, and health in general
- L – Labor
Work, school, and ministry-related issues, which include much more than just paying jobs
- E – Emotions
Stability in various circumstances, healthy expressions of feelings, self-control,...
- S – Social
Relationships with other people, including family members, friends, acquaintances, strangers
- S – Spiritual
Relationship with God. It’s last but it’s most important.
This blessing can cover most everything in a life.
So when Bonnie asked us to write today about emotional rest, I jumped to the E in B-L-E-S-S.
Of all the letters, that E is usually the hardest request for me to wrap words around when I’m praying for my family or friends.
Yet the lack of emotional rest often is a cause of significant stress.
For me, for others.
So I’m going to think and pray some more about it, Bonnie.
And I’m going to enjoy learning from others at the Faith Jam to see what they know.
Please join us there.
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