As competitors, we care deeply about our physical progress and the enhancement of our athletic performance. We invest considerable time and effort refining ourselves to move with greater fluidity, lift heavier weights, and achieve our desired objectives.
Beyond the confines of the gym, we prioritize proper nutrition, adequate rest, and tending to our mental and emotional needs. However, at the core of our self-care practices lies the recognition that our spiritual well-being is of utmost significance. We understand the value of nurturing our relationship with God, seeking spiritual growth, and finding solace in our faith.
In 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, we are reminded that our bodies are likened to temples. “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” This message highlights the sacred nature of our bodies, emphasizing that they are dwelling places for the Holy Spirit, bestowed upon us by God Himself.
The other type of care we should focus on is that for our family and friends. Outside of our relationships with Jesus Christ, there is no more significant than the one we have with our spouses and children.
How do we care for our spouses?
By being present, intentional, team players, and creating a home centered on Jesus.
What about our children?
By raising them to love The Lord and live a life that emulates one of a devout believer of Christ.
Proverbs 22:6 says, “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” This verse emphasizes the importance of teaching and guiding children according to God’s principles and values from an early age.
1. Write down the ways you care for those you love. Then come up with one additional way to show your care.