Do some days seem to drag on and on? You’re tired and overwhelmed and just want to get some rest but there’s too much to do. As a writer, I’m constantly writing, critiquing or thinking. It’s enough to drive a crazy man sane.

When you find yourself overwhelmed, this is the time when you need to rest in Jesus. Your body is craving a break from the Overwhelmedworld. Filling yourself with the spirit is the best way to energize. Bible verse Genesis 2:2 reads, By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Even God rested, so who are we to not?

When I find I’m real busy, but need a quick break, I do a two minute workout with God to rejuvenate myself. It’s easy. And guess what? No sore muscles from this routine.
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I think faith is incredible important because you will become overwhelmed with what’s happening and you will have waves of grief, but when you turn to your faith, I believe God will give you waves of grace to get through it. – Joel Osteen
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First close your eyes and breathe in a deep breath of Jesus. Think about how much He has done in your life. Suck in the joy and greatness that is God. Imagine what your life would be without Him. Release those shoulders from your ears. Let them relax. Another deep breath. Push up and out all those bad feelings. Another deep breath.

Feel better? There’s no such thing as overtraining with this routine. You can do this workout anytime you need it, even if you’re stuck in traffic. There’s no where inaccessible to God. Just stretch your imagination to find time.

Meditating in Him is different than praying. When you pray, you talk with God. Meditating is more like resting, knowing God is Meditatein charge. You listen for Him to speak to you. This is a time for Him to renew your mind and give your body rest.

Drink in the wonder that is Jesus every time you feel like the world is crashing around you, and you’ll feel your anxiety cool down. The more you do this breathing exercise, the nearer you’ll feel to Jesus. It only takes seconds to rejuvenate yourself, and no shower is needed afterward.

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Is Jesus truly in your heart, or is it just acting? A better question might be would those close to you say you’re a true believer?

No matter how hard you try, you might be able to convince acquaintances you’re a true believer and you walk the walk, but those closest know you best. They know whether you’re putting on a show for outsiders and for your church friends. show

God also knows whether you’re living for him or to impress others.
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To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest. – Mahatma Gandhi
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There are a couple of ways to tell how true a believer you really are.

1. How do you treat your family members when your church friends aren’t watching? My dad wasn’t a church goer, he was a politician. He was a state representative in the State of Idaho for years. When he was around strangers, he was all smiles. In a restaurant, he wouldn’t even return a steak if it wasn’t cooked to his liking. Yet when the waitress left the table, all he did was complain. And at home, behind closed doors, he was both verbally and, at times, physically abusive.
2. Another way to tell if you’re walk is on track is by the television programs and movies your watch, and by the books you read. There’s no doubt that 50 Shades of Grey only became a million selling book because Christians were also reading it.
3. Want to know if you’re walk with God is on target? How do you act at work? A friend and I were talking about this at lunch Friday. She knows a guy who is a born-again Christian, yet he owns a strip club. When she questions that, he just tells her that’s Workhis job and has nothing to do with being a Christian. What? Of course it does. The same holds true for lawyers, doctors, and everyone else. Your faith shouldn’t be set aside when it’s inconvenient for you.

These are just three examples of how you might be showing that you’re not truly walking in the spirit. The only way you can is to give your life totally to Jesus Christ. Stop having him save your seat in church when you leave.

James 1:26-27 states, Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. You must walk in the way of God, not in the way of the world, even when others aren’t watching.

No matter where you are or what you do, you are to set an example for others. The only way to bring others to Jesus is to show what He is about. That means changing how we behave toward others when it can’t be seen. The more people see you behave like a true believer, the more you’ll be able to get others to believe also.

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