Wellness is generally used to mean a healthy balance of the mind-body and spirit that results in an overall feeling of well-being. Halbert Dunn, the leading figure in establishing a national vital statistics system in the United States, defined wellness as "an integrated method of functioning which is oriented toward maximizing the potential of which the individual is capable. It requires that the individual maintain a continuum of balance and purposeful direction within the environment where he is functioning.

Disorder can be defined as a state of confusion, chaos, or a simple lack of peace. God desires for us to live lives so peaceful and orderly that it passes all of our own understanding and extends beyond our own human reasoning.

Ours is an age of anxiety and stress because ours is an age of speed. We take pride in explaining to each other about our "busy"-ness, but feel vaguely guilty if we relax. God did not intend for his people to live in a state of perpetual hurry. From his own example in Genesis to the promises of the New Testament, it is clear that God wants us to discover rest and refreshment for our body and soul.

When we operate in disorderliness we don't have any peace! In the same way anxiety and hurried lifestyles often lead to disorder and chaos because we don't make the time to position ourselves so that God's peace can abide with us. We need rest!

REST IS IMPORTANT TO MAINTAINING A BALANCED LIFE.We live in an action-oriented world! There always seems to be something to do and no time to rest. Yet God demonstrated that rest is appropriate and right. If God himself rested from his work, then it should not amaze us that we also need rest. Jesus demonstrated this principle when he and his disciples left in a boat to get away from the crowds (see Mark 6:31-32). Our times of rest refresh us for times of service and lead us into that lifestyle where peace can abide.

REST IS IMPORTANT FOR WORSHIP.The Sabbath was a day set aside for rest and worship. God commanded a Sabbath because human beings need to spend unhurried time in worship and rest each week. A God who is concerned enough to provide a day each week for us to rest is indeed wonderful. By observing a regular time of rest and worship in our fast-paced world, we demonstrate how important God is to us, and our spirit is refreshed. Don’t neglect God’s provision.

REST IS PART OF GOD’S ULTIMATE PLAN.God rested on the seventh day not because he was tired, but to indicate the completion of creation. The world was perfect, and God was well satisfied with it. This rest is a foretaste of our eternal joy when creation will be renewed and restored, every mark of sin will be removed, and the world will be made perfect again. Our full complete rest in Christ begins when we trust him to complete his good and perfect work in us.

REST IS A GIFT OF GOD.God wants us to enter his rest. For the Israelites of Moses’ time, this rest was the earthly rest to be found in the Promised Land. For Christians, it is peace with God now and eternal life in a new earth later. We do not need to wait for the next life to enjoy God’s rest and peace; we may have it daily now!

RESTLESSNESS ATTACKS OUR PEACE.Most of us know the feeling of restlessness. It can range from indecision to impatience to lack of purpose. The Bible teaches that our restlessness is fully cured only by finding peace with God.

How do we conquer disorder and restlessness?

CONQUER RESTLESSNESS, DISORDER AND ANXIETY THROUGH PEACE.Matthew 11:28-30 . . .says, "Then Jesus said, 'Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.'Jesus promises his peace to all who come to him in trusting faith.Romans 5:1-2 . . . We have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.Isaiah 43:2 . . . When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you.Philippians 4:6-7 . . . Be anxious for nothing. Pray about everything . . . If you do this, you will experience God’s peace.[/justify]

Now that I am Disorder FREE, what next?

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