Friday, November 29, 2019

Thankful with All My Heart

Dear Friends,

I’m spending time with loved ones for the holiday weekend and pray that you are able to be among those you favor as well.

Remember to practice developing your "rest" skills and we'll pick up with part 3 next time.  For those who need to catch-up on the series here are the links:  

Ten Biblical Reasons for Rest and Relaxation: Part 1  Part 2

As we are away from one another let us give thanks for the grace we have received from our Heavenly Father, and for the fellowship we enjoy together here on Daily Favor. 

Until next time, have a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!

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Friday, November 22, 2019

Ten Biblical Reasons for Rest and Relaxation: Part 2

How have you been doing in penciling in time for rest?  Did you do it? I hope so., if not, why not?

There’s something refreshing about turning off the electronics and simply enjoying what’s going on around us.  Stress seems to melt away, our senses are heightened and we literally become calmer (even without the assistance of pets!).

Last time we left off with Biblical reason #5 for partaking in a period of rest, so we’ll pick up from there.  If you haven’t read part one of this teaching series take a look at it here.

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The Law of Rest

We could favor an argument for taking time off of work, but there is a biblical reason why giving your body and mind a break really works in the process of healing or overall good health.  There are numerous methods and points on the wisdom of rest, however, in this series I’m briefly dealing with what I deem as ten of the most important reasons.

In past teachings (such as Life in God’s Garden), we focused on how favor for mankind was designed into the masterplan of God.  If we look even deeper, we can see how God’s health laws including rest were given to us in creation.

Genesis chapters 1-3 describes how God gave us rules for proper nutrition, exercise, enjoying the outdoors, trusting in Him and observing a time for the body to rest.  Learning from past mistakes, we don’t have to fail at this practice of obeying God as Adam and Eve did. 

Reason 6 – Rest Saves Relationships

“Jesus replied: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.  This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: 
Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:37-39 NIV)

If we haven’t a clue on how to take care of ourselves, how in the world can we possibly care for others as Christ does?  Loving others like ourselves is probably the last thing most of us want to do if we base it on how we treat ourselves. 

I’ve witnessed believers who look like they’ve been through the ringer and are never in a good mood.  Get away from me stinko!  

Their spirit, soul and body reek of things I don’t want near me!  There’s no way I want them to treat (or “love” as the Bible says) me the way they treat themselves.

What’s love got to do with it?

How are you loving others when you feel burned out, tired and need refueling?  If you’re anything like me, when I’m in need of rest I “may” over exaggerate things, get a little irritable, have an outburst or two, become critical minded … maybe … okay probably!

Rest produces soundness, clear thinking, proper attitudes and in general, a nicer person to be around.  Not to make light of the situation, but relationships become much more appealing when sanity is present!

We can love others (neighbors close and far) as Christ has loved us when doing whatever it takes to literally get some shut-eye and rest.

Reason 7 – Rest Restores Visibility

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
(Ephesians 2:10 NKJV)

When God created mankind, grace or favor was part of the creation package for living a blessed life. However, sin changed how favor was given to man from that point, changing how our “image” reflected His.

In order for us to carry out God’s original commands from the Garden of Eden given to Adam, a restoration of workmanship (purpose and design of man) had to be done.   This is where the cross of Jesus and redemption becomes significant for how Christians function in this world.

When a person accepts Jesus into their life believing He is the Only Begotten Son of God, who Redeems mankind of sin, they literally become new creations as in the beginning of creation.  Righteousness (a right standing with God) is restored. No longer are they lost beings, but visible to God as His sons and daughters through Christ qualifying them for active duty.

God’s grace activates Divine Favor for creating and doing things that will ultimately build His Kingdom by drawing people to Him.  This salvation favor makes us fit and ready to perform good works.

A well-rested person can handle more responsibilities, because they think more clearly and act instead of react to situations.  When we follow the rest command, we may look visibly rested to the world, but even more, the Lord sees how we followed His rules concerning rest. 

Rested people are more productive, or in the spiritual realm “fruitful” in their work and calling.  Seeing how obeying God comes foremost in living the life He ordained will cause a person to grow in His grace and favor every time!  You have to admit, it’s pretty hard not to see when someone has the favor of God activated in their life!  

King Solomon shared this wisdom from God in Proverbs for us to use as a guide for living a favored life.

“My child, never forget the things I have taught you. 
Store my commands in your heart.  If you do this,
you will live many years, and your life will be satisfying. 

Never let loyalty and kindness leave you.
Tie them around your neck as a reminder. 
Write them deep within your heart. 
The you will find favor with both God and people,
and you will earn a good reputation.” (Proverbs 3:1-4 NLT)

Forming a reputation happens whether we want it to or not, so why not form a good one that visibly shows the favor of God is working in your life?

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you
which path to take (in making wise decisions for your life).”
 (Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT emphasis mine)

When we do as God commands (resting is just one of them) and seek His will, it shows that we trust His judgement even in times where we lack understanding.  A rested soul is more confident and likely to be bold in stepping out of their comfort zone in walking the path on the good works road, which will always get God’s attention and those around you as well.

“For we are God’s masterpiece.  He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago (to be our way of life).” (Ephesians 2:10 NLT emphasis NRSV)

Reason 8 – Rest Leads to Worship

“Therefore, while the promise of entering His rest is still open,
let us take care that none of you should seem to have 
failed to reach it.” (Hebrews 4:1 NRSV)

There have been things that have happened in my life that brought me closer to the Lord.  At times it was out of desperation, but surprisingly many of those relationship moments were based on the magnificence of His Creative works.

I can remember years ago when I first began spending hours outside sitting on the top of our picnic table with my feet pressed firmly on the bench.  It was during my graduate studies that I found the scenic view so beautiful and calming, but it also took me to a place of worship that I had not known.

Every direction I looked the hand of God was visible and yet each setting was extremely different.  Corn fields, vast woods, open roads, and abandoned train tracks surrounded the four corners of our dwelling allowing us to experience the wonder of Creation through the hand of God and mankind.

Those daily quiet times caused my faith and relationship with the Lord to grow.  Entering into His rest allowed communication that gave me clarity and direction.

Leading worship in church became more meaningful and everything I saw became a lesson in teaching, preaching, writing or testimony of how awesome God is.  Allowing myself to rest under the open skies I marveled at His handiwork and praise flowed more freely from my lips.

Both the Old and New Testaments give us direction on the validity of rest, but many fail to see how it affects their relationship with God and His favor.  Failing to obey the commands of God will have consequences because of disobedience.

Believers in Christ and His eternal work on the cross, are able to enter into rest here on Earth as well as in Heaven.  We are given permission to cease or stop our labor from work as God did His and are to make the effort to do the same so we are not disobedient. (see Hebrews 4:9-11)

Taking time to rest is more than getting a break from work; it’s maintaining a special relationship with our Creator, Savior and God by worshiping Him with obedience.  In turn our bodies are refreshed, restored and healing can occur igniting more reasons to worship and serve an Awesome God. 

When we are privileged to enter a resting mode, we get to experience something God enjoyed. He graciously shared rest with us because He knows how the human body works and what it needs to be rejuvenated.

Giving us the command to rest was a means of love, goodness, kindness and yes, favor for His creation (that would be you and I).  Spiritual, emotional and physical rest will cause the way you worship God to change dramatically in your favor, because it’s something that pleases Him.

God’s Truth Overrides Anything

A medical and psychological study published in 2017 by the Harvard Business Review came to the conclusion that humans were designed for “periods of rest, silence, and deep thought” because it’s a process needed to restore the nervous system.  Although their facts may fall into place in some areas, the truth of God overrides anything man may discover.

Rest was built into the creation design as a pattern for us to follow.  God said to do it and that settles any questioning of the matter.

There is yet another thing we cannot overlook in the facilitating of proper rest on a regular basis.  Making sure to get proper sleep definitely encourages healing in the body, but unless we cast our cares on the Lord that “rest” isn’t sufficient to cover the mental aspect of anxiety, worry, stress, doubt and fear. 

We can be confident that in turning over our problems to Christ that He will gladly receive them, because He loves and cares for us.  Isn’t that a benefit of salvation – saving us from the results of sin that bring us down?

Job said it well in how he responded when his whole world was turned upside down in tragedy.

“You (Lord God) have granted me life and favor,
and Your care has preserved my spirit.” (Job 10:12 NKJV)

The Bible tells us that when we put our trust in God, our strength to handle situations is renewed.  We won’t get tired or fret even during adverse circumstances because our minds are fixed on Christ and His abilities to turn things around.

“But the people who trust (hope in; wait on) the LORD will become strong again.  They will rise up as an eagle in the sky (with wings like eagles);  they will run and not need rest (grow weary); 
they will walk and not become tired (faint).” (Isaiah 40:31 EXB)

During times of fellowship, focus on the Creator and not problems.  Learn to rest as in sitting quietly to hear from God, then to bed for sleep as an act of obedience, trust and faith knowing that your life has been granted God’s favor of protection.

“I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone,
O Lord, make me dwell in safety.” (Psalm 4:8 NKJV)

“When you lie down, you will not be afraid; Yes, you will
lie down and your sleep will be sweet.” (Psalm 3:24 NKJV)

This Week’s Challenge:
Do’s and Don’ts of Bed Rest

There’s no denying that the busier we are the more our bodies crave quiet and rest.  This week’s challenge is to change the way we go about getting literal sleep so that our bodies can restore, refresh and renew itself naturally as God intended.

One thing that we really need to change is our thinking on the amount of sleep needed and the time to call it a night.  This is where we’ll set our focus on changing our ways in preparing for rest so that our bodies can do what they were designed to do in the first place. 

It’s back to the basics with some simple do’s and don’ts! 

1 - Don’t exercise at night, it stimulates the body and triggers the brain to get active.

2 - Don’t break out those late-night goodies.  Restrict eating and drinking in the evening, because the body will be busy processing and breaking down the food while you are trying to sleep. 

You may sleep, but the body will not have rested into that deep sleep stage (called NREM not REM stage) where the body does most of its restoration of damage that occurred during the day.  Although you may be sleeping your brain and inner systems are really active in fortifying immune systems, building tissues, cells, bone, muscle or healing something that may have happened during the course of your regular activities.

The body needs 8-12 hours of no food in order to rebuild, restore, rejuvenate and renew itself naturally.  Here’s where breaking the “fast” in the morning comes into play and getting those 6-9 hours of sleep really matter.

3 - Don’t get on the phone or social media to catch-up on what’s happening in everyone else’s life. This challenge is to restore our relationship with God, ourselves and others so that favor through obedience will be given.

4 - Don’t sleep with any lights on in the room including a night light.  Clock radios, phones or any type of “light noise” interferes with the brain being able to make serotonin for sleep and it increases the risk for diseases.

Serotonin is an internal clock and vital to the body as it stimulates the sleep/wake cycle.  It’s been referred to as the “happy” chemical because it is mainly responsible for the mental or psychological part of humans.

When it is active at the proper levels Serotonin helps correct depression, mood swings, appetite or digestive problems, memory loss, sexual functions and adds to overall mental wellness.  So, if you need a source of light for getting up at some point in the night, wear a face mask to cover your eyes when sleeping to block out any light.

1 - Do get in the habit of going to bed before midnight.  These hours are best for restoring the physical body and resetting the thinking pattern.

2 - Do refrain from deep conversations before going to bed.  Quarreling or talking through problems have to be silenced in prayer together.  We want the quiet process to encourage every “body” and soul in the house to rest.

Let’s start by really concentrating on practicing these 7 things.

1 – Shut down all media at least 3 hours before you go to bed. 
2 – Finish all eating including snack and drinking by 7 p.m.
3 – Turn off most of the lights in the house to set a tone of rest.
4 – Wash-up, brush teeth, etc. signals the brain to prepare for sleep.
5 – Find a place to sit, read or journal letting your body slow down.
6 – Pray and meditate on the blessings and favor of the day. 
7 – Give thanks with a grateful heart for what God has done for you.  It will lengthen the days of your life! Then go to sleep! 

Friends, there’s no other way to put it than to say, if we want to grow in God’s favor then we have to start obeying.  Let’s go back to the beginning and fashion our time of rest like Jesus did.

Okay I’m going to call it a day for this session.  I know you’re anticipating the final two reasons, but they will come in due time! (sorry … had to go there.)

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!  
We are truly blessed to be able to call you our friends!

Until next time, give thanks for the favor of rest!

“I have blessed with favor a day for rest.”
- Jesus Christ

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Ten Biblical Reasons for Rest and Relaxation: Part 1

Like the majority of people who are blessed to experience a change of seasons, for the past month my husband and I have been actively preparing our home and yard for winter.  Okay “preparing” … just how active is probably a matter of opinion, but we’re moving!

With hubby being sick since April and then ending up in the hospital things sort of got away from us.  He’s doing much better; thank you for all your prayers and support.

Meanwhile, there is always something to do with no slacking off if we are to beat the cold weather in getting things done.  The potting shed is jam packed with plants, heat lights on and Jasmine (my beautiful bush) is still looking great in her winter home.

Replacing some of the plants we lost from the flooding and storms of 2017, the yard is starting to recover.   There’s still a lot of debris from trees that are taking time to clean-up, because there was so much of it.  In addition, we needed to make adjustments for the items that are too large to winter over in the shed this year. 

It would have been easy to get stressed out, but I purpose in my heart not to let material things rule over me.  Instead I prayed asking the Lord for a few more warm days and He granted my heart’s desire.

Perhaps not everything will be done as I hoped, but that’s alright.  What I’ve learned from experience is that although getting things crossed off my honey-do list may be important, it’s not worth sacrificing relationships or my health.

What’s more, not taking time to rest goes against God.  You read that right; God rested and so should we.  It was a habit that He initiated from the very beginning.  Some habits need to be kicked, but this one wasn’t supposed to be broken – ever!

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Penciling It In

To set your mind at “rest”, I totally get it.  Finding time for a few days off may be difficult, but what about one single day or even a couple of hours for a mini-staycation?  Surely that’s doable.

It finally came down to me actually scheduling in a time (writing it on my calendar) of not working so I can give my full attention to my husband or other things.  The trick is not to fool yourself that those days are okay for catch-up, when in fact they are blocked off for something else already.

In order for this to happen there are days when I work longer.  For me anyway, that’s what I need to do to be away from the office for an extended period and hubby understands that (for the most part). 

If you haven’t tried scheduling in rest days, get in the habit of it.  When you see it visually penciled in on the calendar (not in your head to remember to “not” work), your mindset changes and eventually so will your habits.    It’s amazing how the pressure valve is slowly released knowing rest is coming shortly.

Are You Breaking God’s Law for Health?

You may wonder why I schedule a “no schedule” work time anyway, besides the obvious being tired bit there are other reasons.  

Literally scheduling no work seems crazy, but it’s something I had to force myself to do in order to be obedient to God in receiving any blessings.  Not taking time to rest was breaking God’s law for heath, so I had to do it.  You need to also!

When we’re tired, weary, run down and overworked we can’t hear from the Lord because of exhaustion.   Trying to stick with it sometimes is foolish, and we wind up making a ton of mistakes that we wouldn’t have if only we took time to rest.

You can read all sorts of articles, leaflets and information on why the human body needs to rest physically and mentally, but I’ll let Jesus answer that with these biblical reasons.  This week we’ll be discussing five of them.

Ten Biblical Reasons for Rest & Relaxation 
(aka Vacationing)

Reason 1 – Jesus taught the importance of getting away from work (even ministry). 

Then Jesus said, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.” (from Mark 6:31 NLT)

At that particular time, He said this because there were so many people coming and going that Jesus and His apostles didn't even have time to eat.  Not finding time to eat because of busyness is something people can relate to, especially if they’re working long hours to get money for food they don’t have!

However, the Lord reminded His Disciples that a time of rest was needed on a regular basis and certainly demonstrated this through His behavior.  Throughout the gospels we read how Jesus went off to be alone so that He could pray, meditate, hear from the Heavenly Father and yes, rest!

Do you recall the time the Lord was sleeping on a boat during the middle of a storm in the gospel of Mark?

"Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with His head on a cushion, The Disciples woke Him up, shouting, Teacher, don't You care that we're going to drown?" (Mark 4:38 NLT)

He caught “wind” for that from the Disciples when they accused Him of not caring about them, when all He was doing was getting a little shut-eye!  Honestly, didn’t they think He needed a break from their constant questions or badgering about things they didn’t understand?

Jesus understood and followed the creation day of rest law with quiet time.  He wasn’t necessarily exhausted each time, but kept the habit of rest to stay on top of His calling. 

When we feel drained of energy it’s hard to remain focused on any task.  Something always needs replenishing whether it’s the body, soul or mind.

Reason 2 – Rest builds faith and trust in our Creator. 

“Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” 
(1 Peter 5:7 NKJV)

When we learn to put our faith and trust in the Lord, we can rest knowing that He cares for all of us … meaning all that pertains to us besides the spiritual side, including our physical and emotional needs.

You can rest knowing Jesus is tending to the things that were preying on your mind.  He’s got things under control, so stop trying to take back what He obviously can handle.  By faith, let biblical trust do the work and go rest.

Reason 3 – Rest forces humility.

“When you act with presumption, convinced that you’re right, 
don’t be surprised if you fall flat on your face! But walking in humility
helps you to make wise decisions.” (Proverbs 11:2 TPT)

Sometimes the reason people refuse to take time to rest is because of pride. They feel no one can do the job like they can and take on the attitude of “the place will fall apart without me”. 

Confession - “Did that, thought that, lived that attitude! … I was wrong!”

I’m not a bubble popper usually, but in this case here goes the pin – “Life will go on whether you are there or not, so get some rest!”

It’s time to trade in the pride card and take on being humble; admit the fact that you are not the motor that keeps the engine running at work.  You, like everyone else, are “parts” to a whole that make up a terrific group of people who are all important to God.

Reason 4 – Rest makes us more valuable.

And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men
knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.” (Colossians 3:23-24 NKJV)

Something I learned from one of my bosses is the value of those around you.  Shara made sure that the schedule of her staff included workshops that cultivated fun, relaxation and peaceful times away from the place of business.  Activities were geared toward things we enjoyed, not necessarily things that were class related. 

This astute business woman also paid for college classes for those who wanted to extend their education, knowing that one day they would probably leave.  She welcomed the reality that “this is a stepping stone” for most.  Her kindness resulted in people wanting to do better and excel at what they did.

Not everyone understood why our boss would want to do this for others, but I did.  This is a gift from the Lord concerning how mankind will treat those who obey His commands. 

"... Don't forget My law,
... keep My commands so mercy and truth don't forsake you;
then favor and high esteem will find you
in the sight of God and man."
(from Proverbs 3:1-4 emphasis mine)

I gladly received her favor and generosity.  In turn I was able to advance in my academic degrees, and it caused my teaching strategies to improve productivity in the classroom. 

This resulted in me being awarded the status State Teacher of the Year in my field(s).  Consequently, the school also rose to new levels in the community.  All because of a wise administrator who placed value in people over things.

Shara encouraged me to take an extra day to enjoy time in Lake George and looked forward to hearing the details of the respite … so did my kids!  They were surprised to learn about the things “teachers do” outside of the classroom.

I returned to work rested, excited and full of new ideas (and stories).  In the end, I became a better steward for Christ and my testimony was more visible to those around me.  Proper rest allows you to give God and others your very best!

Reason 5 – Rest releases the stress valve.

“Do you not know that your body is the temple (the very sanctuary)
of the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, Whom you have received
(as a grace gift of favor through salvation) from God?  
You are not your own.” (1 Corinthians 6:19 AMPC)

It's no secret that people "stress out" over practically everything these days. Society doesn't understand that stress is a sign of fear.  Maybe we don't either.

Did you realize that rest is actually a weapon given to us by God to defeat the devil?  Failing to take up our weapon pleases satan, because it keeps our mind occupied focusing on the wrong things.

When we become anxious from situations or circumstances it shows that our faith is wavering, because ... if we are to be honest with ourselves, we aren't really resting in the Lord as He said.  According to 1 John 4:18, if fear is involved it causes torment and has the ability to steal our faith.

Once stress moves in to our thinking it isn't long before it tries to take over the entire body.  The Bible says that the Christian body is the temple (house - place to live) of the Holy Spirit.  If stress is overtaking every room of the house, where is there room for the Spirit of God to move?

Long term anxiety or stress is the activator of premature aging, ulcers, sleeplessness, colitis, heart issues and the list can go on in how it affects the overall health of an individual.  God knew that about the human body and this is why it's vital to be free of as much stress (if not all of it) on a regular basis.

Having a need to rest isn't shirking responsibilities or trying to run away from a problem.  Stepping back from a situation helps clear the mind.  In a way it's like releasing that "valve" so you can make sense out of things.

After a little time away from the daily "grind" our perspective usually changes allowing us to see the situation in a different light.  With a rested body and mind the Holy Spirit can work in us, because we have already cast our cares on the Lord.

This Week's Challenge:
Plan a vacation or staycation.

Turn off the stress switch!  Take a deep breath and do it right now by faith.  Go ahead and "pencil" in actual days for time off to rest - literal rest! This is important.

Put it in your phone, on your computer, calendar(s), day planner ... wherever you jot down things you want to do or remember.

Remind yourself that Jesus taught on the importance of getting away from work.  Besides, usually these things aren't eternal, and if it is that's another subject to deal with first anyway.  (Read about that here.) If anyone gives you static over it, tell them you're obeying God.  That usually quiets the majority of people.

Humble yourself before the Lord and your co-workers.  Get it in your head that they'll muddle through somehow without you, but even more know that God had everything under control way before you came on the scene.

Be encouraged that getting away from everything for a little while will release the stress valve.  When you return to regular duties and “life” as it is normally, you will have a different perspective and be calmer to handle any situation.

That's it for this session.  Next time we'll pick up with reason #6.  For now, dwell on and practice resting.  As you learn to rest Biblically, your walk with God will become richer, and you'll be able to see His favor really has surrounded you as a protective shield.

"Lord, how wonderfully You bless the Righteous. 
Your favor wraps around each one and covers them under Your canopy of kindness, joy and protection." 
(Psalm 5:12 TPT emphasis mine)

Here's an idea of something we've done for a mini-vacation rest.  Take a look!  Anniversary Staycation ~ A Date Night Exclusive

Until next time, rest in God’s shielded favor!

“My favor continually shields during times of rest.”
- Jesus Christ

*Unless noted, the names in articles are changed to protect the individual(s) privacy.   
Note: When used, the words satan or devil are not capitalized deliberately, because we give him no place in our lives. 

Disclaimer: Article information is not meant to be used as treatment for mental or physical issues, but geared toward spiritual awareness.            

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by Robert Morris (hardcover; 224 pages)

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