Here are my favorite quotes from the book, The Whole Life by Eliza Huie and Esther Smith, a forthcoming book from New Growth Press. Officially it will be release on July 26, 2021. If you want to support the authors, you can pre-order the book by following this link.
“We embrace self-care as a way to steward our souls, minds, bodies, and relationships. This whole-life stewardship is an act of obedience to God’s call to love others as we love ourselves.“
“Wisely caring for ourselves according to God’s Word enables us to effectively pour ourselves into the lives of others.“
“…we prioritize time alone with God to spiritually care for ourselves in the midst of caring for others. We cannot properly pour out to others if we are empty.“
“Seeking God’s presence can be a form of self-care that ultimately benefits everyone we encounter. As we repeatedly go to God, he infuses us with strength, wisdom, and patience. This not only helps us better tackle the challenges of our day, it also equips us to love other people well.“
“How do we live for God’s glory? We could look for a manual, or we can look for a model. God gave us both. Scripture is the manual. And the model? The perfect model of a life lived for God’s glory is Jesus. “
“Self-care is not all about rest and relaxation. Too much downtime can leave us feeling bored, agitated, and depressed. We need balance in our lives, and working hard, especially in service to God and others, can be life-giving.”
“Following Jesus does not mean you need to choose between caring for your soul or caring for your body. Rest in the knowledge that taking care of your body matters to Jesus. “
“God invites us to remember that he is in control. He alone ensures that the work he wants to accomplish will get done. We can rest in this. Our to-do list can wait until tomorrow.”
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