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Daily Devotional January 25th
“Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. 29 He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. 30 Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. 31 But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:28-31)
I’ve noticed an increasing amount of self-care advice popping up these days. The advice ranges from food choices, exercise routines, ‘me’ time and distancing oneself from toxicity. The unending search for advice regarding self-care is one of our ways of trying to deal with sustained stress and anxiety, but too often the advice doesn’t go far enough. Much of what is suggested can be helpful, though sometimes contradictory, which is why it is important to use wise judgement when applying any of the ‘secrets’ discovered by influencers. We look for quick fix solutions to help us feel better physically and emotionally.
Today, I too want to share a secret with you…one that I promise will revolutionize your life! The secret I am about to share with you has improved my overall well-being like nothing else can. Since discovering this secret, I can honestly say I have experienced less anxiety and I have found my confidence boosted. Better still, I have discovered the secret to happiness and not just the kind that quickly evaporates under pressure, but a real joy and contentment for each day. My family and friends have noted the change in me. Even strangers comment.
My secret? Vitamin G-od! I can promise you with complete confidence that if you spend the same kind of time and energy with G-od to promote your spiritual well-being, as you do on other aspects of your self-care, you will be amazed at the results. Unlike other self-help advice, this is not a quick fix and won’t take away all your problems, but you will be able to experience a renewed purpose for living; you will know and experience real love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, goodness and self-control. And the best part is that vitamin G-od is available to everyone. Your supply will never be cut off. But I must warn you that to experience full benefits you will need to be committed. I encourage you to get your daily dose today…and everyday!
~ Pastor Jane
First licensed for pastoral ministry in 1994, Pastor Jane Peck has served in camp and church ministries in three denominations, five provinces and in a variety of roles. Her most recent position is that of Pastor at Hope Chapel which she began in 2020. She is excited to see what God can and will do in the days to come!