Self-Care.

When was the last time you took the time to minister to yourself? When was the last time you took the time to fill your cup? This has to become an important part of our self-care routine.

Self-care seems to be a popular term nowadays. Most of the time it’s associated with napping, journaling, spa treatments, exercising, etc. And those things are nice and definitely can be considered key components of self-care. However, we cannot skip the most important part of self-care which is building up the spirit man.

You spend all day caring for others in some capacity, it’s time to take care of yourself. Fill your cups friends. An empty cup benefits no one. Your loved ones will not benefit from your “fumes”. Your ministry needs your best self. Your best self is developed with feeding yourself the Word of God. Fill your cup with the Living Waters provided to us by the Father.


The temple that houses the Holy Spirit deserves our attention. And as you care for the Spirit man, your physical man will flourish from the fruit of your reading, praying, and fasting. 
So yes, get your sleep, drink plenty of water, and take those mental health day(s).

However, also read your Word daily, fast as led, pray always-this is where your self-care begins.

Peace and Blessings

Again.

“They came to Bethsaida. They brought a blind man to him and begged him to touch him. He took the blind man by the hand and brought him out of the village. Spitting on his eyes and laying his hands on him, he asked him, “Do you see anything?” He looked up and said, “I see people — they look like trees walking.” Mark 8:22‭-‬24 CSB

The Lord is so methodical in His Word and His approach. He led the blind man out of the village. He spit on His eyes. And then He asks the man if He sees anything. Listen, the Lord does not need to wonder if what He did works! He is God in flesh, He knows that all power and authority rests in His hands! All healing, all power, all protection, is in His hands. Everything He does is full and complete. He is the fulfillment of the law.

He did this for us…

Again Jesus placed his hands on the man’s eyes. The man looked intently and his sight was restored and he saw everything clearly.” Mark 8:25

The (formerly) blind man didn’t leave the Lord. He didnt say that now he needed to figure it out on his own. He stayed. He believed the Lord.

The again was for us. We serve a one and done Lord. He does not need to do anything again. The again reveals the perservance needed to achieve our healing, our blessings, our heart’s desires.

How frequently do we pursue the Lord for that vision or dream we saw in part? How many of us pray again? How many of us fast again? How many of us praise again? Are we Jacob, unwilling to let go until we are blessed (Genesis 32:26)?

He will reveal the vision, we just need to ask again. He will restore, we just need to believe again. He will forgive, we just need to repent again. He will provide, we just need to trust Him again.

As you stand again, waiting for the Lord to move, be encouraged by the blind man’s willingness to be present and wait for the Lord to do it again. He waited his harvest, believe again and wait for yours.

Peace and Blessings