Bestselling author and Certified Daring Way™ and Dare to Lead™ Facilitator (based on the research of Brené Brown) Justine Froelker talks how self care is neither selfish nor sinful, but rather life-saving and life-giving. If we cannot love ourselves and follow Jesus' example of practicing self care in solitude to 'fill ourselves' up, we cannot live and love as He did, offering our gifts to the world to our fullest capacities. ...And none of this involves shaming other influencers, like Rachel Hollis, or disputing their methods of helping people live their best selves.
Matthew 14:23 (VOICE):
Then, after the crowd had gone, Jesus went up to a mountaintop alone (as He had intended from the start). As evening descended, He stood alone on the mountain, praying.
Matthew 26:36 (VOICE):
At that, Jesus led His disciples to the place called Gethsemane.
Jesus: I am going over there to pray. You sit here while I’m at prayer.
Matthew 22:37-39 (TPT):
Jesus answered him, “‘Love the Lord your God with every passion of your heart, with all the energy of your being, and with every thought that is within you.’ This is the great and supreme commandment. And the second is like it in importance: ‘You must love your friend in the same way you love yourself.’
Mark 1:29 (VOICE):
Right after they left the synagogue, Jesus went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew.
Mark 3:13 (VOICE):
Jesus called together a select group of His followers and led them up onto a mountain.
Mark 6:31 (VOICE):
Jesus (to the disciples): Let us go out into the wilderness for a while and rest ourselves.
The crowds gathered as always, and Jesus and the twelve couldn’t eat because so many people came and went.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (TPT):
Have you forgotten that your body is now the sacred temple of the Spirit of Holiness, who lives in you? You don’t belong to yourself any longer, for the gift of God, the Holy Spirit, lives inside your sanctuary. You were God’s expensive purchase, paid for with tears of blood, so by all means, then, use your body to bring glory to God!