Good day, ladies. I want to speak to you about ‘fear’. Our world is quickly spiraling into chaos. But, we still have to live our lives in it. We must shop, attend appointments, attend church, school and enjoy ourselves. Our fears and reservations are not unfounded. Actually, they are quite understandable in todays environment.
The word of God tells us that when others are against us:
“O LORD, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me! Many are saying of me, ‘God will not deliver him.’ But you are a shield around me, O LORD; You bestow glory on me and lift up my head. To the LORD I cry aloud, and he answers me from His holy hill.” Psm. 3:1-4
The LORD is a refuge in times of trouble. He promised us that we could wait under the shadow of His wing until the storm has passed.
Learning to trust these promises and many more like them is a must. Remove ourselves to our secret place and meditate on these things is the answer to our peace and comfort. If we we loose the ground that God had blessed us to gain. beat yourself up or allow others to if you fall short. Get up, get back on your knees. We are all in different places in our race we run for the Kingdom. Our relationship with our God is a personal one.
In that we have assurance! Be strong and courageous, Sister Handmaidens. You are loved and highly favoured. Fear has no place in your heart.
It’s the time that we have just for ourselves. The moments we squeeze into our daily routine to rejuvenate ourselves. But, how often do we do it?
Studies have shown that without the time carved out for ourselves is detrimental to our health. As we care for everyone else, we ignore ourselves. We pass up going to our regular Mammograms, Pap’s and Colonoscopies. Remember ladies, without us there is no them!
I have read articles that say ‘only ten minutes’ will rejuvenate us. Ummm…that could possibly be true for some of us. I can see where ten minutes could work. For me…I need at least 30 minutes!
Now, I enjoy getting ready for bed. That’s where I take that time for myself. I will begin with my face. Doing a exfoliation three times a week. Applying a facial oil and allowing it to sink into my skin. Inhaling the aroma of the oil is relaxing as well. Bath time is special for me. I literally added a ‘DO NOT DISTURB’ sign for the bathroom door! I love bubbles. That may come from my humble beginnings. My Parents didn’t consider Mr. Bubbles as a necessary item! Now that I’m in charge…I demand bubbles and scents that deliver!
My Mother sold Avon when I was a child. So, I grew up with Avon. I use Avon and their Bubble Bath gives me what I demand. I have even noticed that it doesn’t leave a ring in the bathtub. Go figure! I’m happy!
The entire point is, ladies. Do what you can do, when you can do it, at the price point you can…to make feel yourself happy, elated, back to normal, sexy…whatever label you choose. We need that time to ourselves to tackle everything we take on during the course of the day!
So, my beauties from our Queens Castle…indulge in ‘Me Time’…you are so commanded!