Taking Care of Yourself – Part 1

It is important for a believer to take care of himself physically, emotionally as well as spiritually. Not paying careful attention to one’s well-being can eventually cause problems in one’s ability to effectively help people. What is the foundation for self-care? The foundation for self-care is love.
In Matthew 22:37-39 the Bible says, “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself” (KJV). When you love yourself you will definitely care for yourself. Caring for other people is not easy to do when you do not care for yourself. It starts with love. You have to love yourself and caring for yourself really stems from that same love you have for yourself.
(From my book “The Mission Motivated Life” on Amazon.com)

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