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A Devotion for Teachers for the week of JUNE 17, 2018

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​​DON'T FORGET TO HAVE FUN!


​Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine but a broken spirit drieth the bones. KJV

      Diet, nutrition, exercise, and sleep are important factors in your overall health.  Your attitude and outlook on life also affect your health. A cheerful outlook on life helps us to face life's "ups and downs".  We all have them, but how you deal with them makes a difference.  

       How long has it been since you met with a friend or a group of friends to have fun and no other reason?  Summer is a great time for backyard activities like volleyball, baseball, horseshoes, croquet, bocce balls, bean toss, washers, and other games. I have great memories of having family and friends over to make homemade ice cream with games of horseshoes and croquet in our backyard.  Other times it was hot dogs with watermelon or grilled steaks.  Or perhaps you prefer having guests over for dinner or a church social.  People enrich our lives.  Have you discovered the joy of fellowship?  

       As Christians, we are instructed to rejoice. "Rejoice in the Lord always ..." Phil 4:4. We need to learn to be content with what we have.  Discontentment will ruin our health.  I Timothy 6:6 reminds us that success is learning to be satisfied, living right, and pleasing God. Become determined to be joyful, loving, thankful, peaceful, forgiving, and grateful.  Do something unexpected for someone without expecting something in return. Decide to have fun this summer.  Schedule play times and times for relaxation. If you do, you will feel more rested and revived for the next school term.  

      The adage, "All work and no play makes ________ a dull (boy/girl).'  What about it?  Are you ready to do something fun?

Dear God, I need to relax more and enjoy this school year, especially the school breaks.  Give me the wisdom and determination to find that place of contentment, and enjoyment with my family and friends.  I ask you to give me a merry heart that enjoys being with others and can bless others.  Amen.   









 
   
 


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