Quarantine has forced many of us to reconsider different areas of our lives, especially our relationship status. While trying to cope with the challenges of living in isolation and under social distancing restrictions, we can engage in self-care activities that encourage personal reflection and spiritual growth. The scriptures mentioned in the podcast audio are listed below in this blog post.
1. Deepen your relationship with God.
James 4:8 (NLT): Come close to God, and God will come close to you.
2. Develop a full life.
John 10:10 (NLT): The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.
3. Guard your heart and set physical boundaries.
Proverbs 4:23 (NLT): Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.
4. Become an interesting person.
2 Samuel 6:14 (NLT): And David danced before the Lord with all his might, wearing a priestly garment.
5. Avoid negative people.
Proverbs 18:14 (NLT): A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need.
6. Do not commit adultery. Respect other people’s marriages.
Proverbs 5:3-4 (NLT): For the lips of an immoral woman are as sweet as honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil. But in the end she is as bitter as poison, as dangerous as a double-edged sword.
7. Get your finances in order.
Ecclesiastes 10:19 (NKJV): …But money answers everything.
8. Exercise your body.
Proverbs 16:24 (NLT): Kind words are like honey—sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
9. Exercise your mind and creativity.
Exodus 35:35 (NLT): The Lord has given them special skills as engravers, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple, and scarlet thread on fine linen cloth, and weavers. They excel as craftsmen and as designers.
10. Find support groups.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NLT): Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.
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Ashan R. Hampton is the author of several Christian inspirational books: “Prayers & Confessions for Modern Christian Women” (2020), “Still Single Over 40: Reclaim Your Love Life” (2019), “Prayers & Confessions for Teens and Young Adults” (2018), “MCW Living Single Bible Readings” (2017), “Prayers & Confessions for Everyday Victory” (2017), “Before You Start Dating Again” (2016), “Some Bitter, Some Sweet: Becoming a Single Woman God Can Use” (2016), “Soul Thoughts: Poems & Essays” (2015), “Girl Please…Know When to Let That Man Go” (2015). Visit our website for ordering information at www.mcwwisdom.com/books.
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