Relaxation is the Recess of Life

Relaxation is the Recess of Life

Have you become so busy and weighed down with the cares of life that living is not fun anymore?  Relaxation is not a waste of time.  It is an extremely important part of life.  Our educational system understands the value of fun and relaxation.  The children are given a recess during each school day to play, relax their mind, and be refreshed.  Jesus understood the value of relaxation.  He took time away from the crowd and His daily routine.

In the sports arena, sometimes a “time out” is extended during the game in order for the team to catch their breath and determine the necessary strategy to win.  Recess is a “time out” in the game of life.  Take time to relax today.  You are never too old for recess.

Isaiah 30:15

“…In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.”

Practical Application and Assignments:

Let’s pretend you just heard the bell.  It’s time for recess!!!

Clear your mind and learn to relax. For example:

Take a blanket and a thermos of hot coffee to the park.

Watch the sun slip away in the evening.

Lie outside and watch the clouds play tag with the sun.

Take a front row seat under the moon and count the stars.

Make a snowman in the fresh fallen snow.

Play your favorite CD and sing along.

Go for a drive in the country and pick some wild flowers.

Take a walk in a summer rain without an umbrella.

Play in a pile of crisp, autumn leaves.

Pop popcorn and rent an old movie.

Fly a kite, go fishing, or read a book.

Eat Chinese “take-out” around the coffee table.

Roast marshmallows and hot dogs in the fireplace.

Don’t forget your camera.  Are you getting the idea?

“Therefore my heart is glad and my glory (my inner self) rejoices; my body too shall rest and confidently dwell in safety.” Psalm 16:9 (AMP)

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