Is your daily routine so busy and full of activities that it’s causing you stress and agitation? You may have heard of the term spiritual bankruptcy, and suddenly any of us can find ourselves appearing for emotional bankruptcy court. What about the actual physical health risks associated with too much continuously applied stress?
Most of us know that in times of stress, disappointment and chaos it seems seems we turn to the gift of spending time in prayer and meditating on God’s word to bring us comfort and peace. But, what if by being active in a lifestyle that supported a schedule for moments of prayer and meditation there could be actual physical benefits?
Both meditation and prayer are wonderful for reducing stress levels in your body. By conditioning your daily routine to allow yourself to cast your cares on Him, you’ll find that the Holy Spirit comes in, gets you away from the worry and carries you to a more peaceful state of mind.
Turn all your anxiety over to God because he cares for you. – 1 Peter 5:7
Prayer and meditation helps you have better control over your thoughts. Having negative thoughts from time to time is part of being human. Many people who are stressed don’t believe they’re able to control what they think. The stress mounts, tempers flair, and before long arguments ensue.
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. – Romans 12:12 (NLT)\
With the help of the Holy Spirit, bringing prayer and meditation into your daily life, it’s possible to control your thoughts and stop negative thinking as soon as it happens. This helps keep your mind at peace, a direct benefit of prayer.