Relaxation can be so stimulating to our mental creativity. Once we are able to drop out of the “rat race” for a moment, we can see clearly again. I spent the weekend on water and realized once more how refreshing this is; to be absolutely soaked from head to toe in clean and pure water. For a short time I put on my snorkel gear and enjoyed the fish swimming beneath my feet.
I am reminded of the importance for restoration. Realizing how that starts with “rest” I must be more diligent to set aside the time meant for resting and not fill it up with chores and errands. Our society is such a busy atmosphere it really does keep our minds distracted from why we are here in the first place. Our rest should be a soaking from head to toe and through such resting our strength returns.
When we ourselves have been restored we can offer our strength to others in need, a brother or sister who needs help and a strong shoulder to lean on for a little while.
Php 4:13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength