“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put or. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?” (Matthew 6:25).
TODAY‘S WOMEN have endless daily pressures. There isn’t enough time to do everything we want to do; and it seems like there is always something that needs to be done. This sometimes produces stress, anxiety and depression. This human solution is to take a pill and keep going, because the world doesn’t stop. Being in a hurry pushes us forward, work piles up and the stress cause by all this pressure, makes body scream;
Stop right there, at Jesus’s feet; bring your pitcher down, touch His robe and rest. The prayer of a woman’s heart, the exasperated scream for the in- ability to do everything you want and the anguish of not knowing how to manage your home are cries that Jesus, as a loving Father, understands to perfection. Take them to Him; give Him your cares. Doing that is the mark of a virtuous woman who loves God above everything else.
A virtuous woman takes care of her relationship with God to develop an optimal relationship with herself. Nurturing your spiritual virtues includes reflecting on God’s care, personal and intercessory prayer, and meditation through Bible reading. All this, brought at Jesus’s feet, will give you peace.
It’s good for you to exercise regularly, but it’s even more important for you to exercise your spirit in God’s company every day.
It’s good for you to drink enough water to keep your body hydrated, but it’s even more important for you to drink from the fountain of eternal life, so your spirit will be filled.
It’s good for your dress to look neat and beautiful, but it5 even more important for you to take care of your thoughts, emotions and feelings.
It’s good for you to eat healthy food, but it5 even more important for you to feed your faith.
It’s good for you to spend free time in healthy, simple entertainment, but it’s even more important for you to spend time searching the Scriptures.
It’s good for you to nurture human friendships, but it’s even more important for you to nurture a close companionship with your heavenly Father.