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Self-care has become a hot topic in today’s world. Around every corner there is a tip or trick on how to care of yourself and be mindful of mental health.
While self-care is important, soul care is really what we need.
The best thing we can do for our families is to be a life-giving man or woman of God who is spiritually healthy.
I Timothy 4:8 says, “For physical training is of some value, but godliness (i.e. spiritual training) has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”
One of my favorite Scriptures is Romans 15:13. “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
If we are on empty spiritually, we will parent on empty. We will be married on empty.
Doesn’t your family deserve the best version of you? Soul care – spiritual disciplines – are the key to having a life that can overflow with hope.
Every parent I know has to fight to set aside time to stay spiritually healthy. Some make it happen. Most don’t.
What are you going to do to present your best self to your family? How are you going to care for your soul?
Spending time with the Lord
Spending time in godly relationships
Going to church
Doing and talking about spiritual things with your family
We will not be good parents on while running on empty.
Isaiah 40:30-31 says, "Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
It doesn't matter who we are. We all need soul care – especially us as parents -- to fill us up so that we can pour out to others including our family.