Staying at Home? Stay Healthy!
Well isn’t it a crazy time in the world right now! In the midst of uncertainty and confusion, I’ve been thinking about and trying to focus on the positives of this COVID-19 situation. We’re all staying at home, I know that anxiety and panic is taking hold of many, and self-isolation is not helping our mental health. And so that is the very reason I’m writing. I wanted to bring some HOPE + FAITH into your hearts, wherever you are in the world right now.
I believe that we were made for community; we were made to do life together! So I put together some of my top tips for doing life at this time.
2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
Use this time to spend praying and seeking Jesus. Pray for the world, pray for healing, pray for your government, pray for your leaders, pray for your church, your families and your neighbourhood. Your prayers are not empty, they are heard by God. Let’s not waste this time – press in and strengthen your relationship with God.
You may not be able to see people face-to-face, but stay connected. Call a friend to check in, send some messages to make sure people are okay. Check on your neighbours (or meet your neighbours if you haven’t already 😉 ). This season will require you to be far more intentional in your relationships.
think of others above yourself.
This might seem counter-intuitive right now, especially when we all talk about protecting yourselves. But when we begin to look outside of ourselves and think about others, we find a sense of purpose. If you’re not self-isolating and staying at home, why not make sure your friends have enough food in their house. Cook someone dinner, buy someone toilet paper…..think of others above yourself.
Work out from home. Eat nutritious food. Read the Word. Keep your mind alert and active. Spend time with your family. Pay attention and care to those around you. Smile at people, ask how they’re doing. Read books. Journal. Be creative. Learn something new. Dream new ideas. Support your local businesses. Grab a coffee from your local cafe. Come back to what really matters. Look beyond the immediate, past the problems, past the fear, and see God’s hand in everything. He is working all things for good.