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Happier and Healthier

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Your body is an amazing creation. God designed it to work in wonderful ways. But it only works well, when we do our part in taking care of it.

One of the key parts of your body’s functioning involves chemicals like serotonin and adrenaline. Serotonin helps regulate your moods, impacts your social behavior and does lots of other important things. It’s a “feel good” hormone.

Adrenaline helps your body respond to threat. It’s sometimes referred to as the “fight or flight” hormone. When stressed or threatened, the adrenal glands kick into gear ramping up your heart-rate, heightening your senses, and releasing glucose into your system. It’s preparing you to stand your ground or run for your life! It’s meant to be an emergency chemical.

Unfortunately, when we don’t take good care of our bodies through proper nourishment, rest and renewal, our serotonin levels can be depleted, and adrenaline can be unnecessarily released into our system. When this condition continues, the hormone meant to help you in emergency situations creates trouble for you. Generally, and simplistically speaking, a stressed-out life is the result of a body running low on serotonin and running high on adrenaline.

This is why rest is so important! Rest brings renewal — of spirit, soul, and body. It replenishes the good things you need to be happier and healthier. And the best rest starts in your spirit and soul! It’s hard to experience a rested body with a troubled mind!

If you’re stressed out, living on adrenalin, hear the words of Jesus today found in Matthew 11:28, 29 (TPT) “Are you weary, carrying a heavy burden? Then come to me. I will refresh your life, for I am your oasis. Simply join your life with mine. Learn my ways and you’ll discover that I’m gentle, humble, easy to please. You will find refreshment and rest in me.”

What a promise!

Pastor Dale