When I don't feel up to par, it is usually because of something I "feel like" I need to do, but don't want to, I am not motivated to do it, or what I "feel like" I need to do, is beginning to make me ill. Where we grew up, we were taught that if we weren't doing some kind of work, we were lazy; "Heaven Forbid" being lazy! Colossians 3:23, "...what ever you do, do it for the LORD..." Ecclesiastes 9:10, "...whatever you do, do it with all of your might..." Sometimes just lying down, listening to the wind, feeling my body relax and drifting into that zone between being awake and dreaming, is what I do best. It is what I am to be doing at that particular time. So whatever I do; whether it is prayer, work, sleep, rejoicing or helping someone else; I am to do it with ALL that I am; not what I "think" I should be able to do, but with all that I am! So if I, DON'T FEEL UP TO PAR, maybe I should rest WITH ALL MY MIGHT and that will HONOR HIM TOO!
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