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31 Christian Ways To Reduce Stress 19. Play with kids - Psalm 127:3

31 Christian Ways To Reduce Stress

19. Play with kids - Psalm 127:3

19. Play with kids - Psalm 127:3

Psalm 127:3 - Sons are indeed a blessing from the Lord, children, a reward.

Most people look at taking care of children as stressful. But, if you have the right attitude, you may find that it is a blessing and helps REDUCE stress.

Last month we had “dinner and a movie” night at our church. We get together for a covered-dish meal and then watch a Christian movie on the big screen in the Sanctuary. The little children often go to the nursery for a kids movie and play time.

The person who usually watches the kids had not seen the movie the at we going to watch. I knew she could benefit from seeing it so I volunteered to watch the kids.

At first, I sat and watched the kids play. We had videos playing on the tv but none of them were really watching. They were all playing. Some were playing together and others were content to play by themselves.

After about 30 minutes I could tell they were getting a bit bored. So I crawled on hands and knees to the middle of the room making lots of monster noises. Some of the kids screamed and ran away and a couple of brave ones “attacked” this “monster”. Soon all the kids were on top trying to bring down the beast. This game only lasted about 10 minutes but it was fun and got everyone’s attention. The best part of it was that I felt good.

My kids are all grown. But that doesn’t mean I have to give up playing with children. One of the blessings in playing with children is that it keeps us young and distracts our mind. It has a way of reducing stress.

Instead of turning your child away because you are tired or because your feet hurt or whatever the reason, try playing a bit of tag or hid and seek. It will benefit the child as well as you.

May God bless you as you get down and play with these blessings of God.

PRAYER THOUGHT: Dear Father, Thank you for the blessings of children. Help me learn the lessons of the Kingdom through their eyes. Help me to spend some time playing together. Don’t let me say that I am too tired or too sore. Jesus said, “Let the little children come unto me and hinder them not for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Thank you for children. In Jesus’ name, AMEN.

-Loren Lung

PRAYER THOUGHT: Dear Father, Thank you for the blessings of children. Help me learn the lessons of the Kingdom through their eyes. Help me to spend some time playing together. Don’t let me say that I am too tired or too sore. Jesus said, “Let the little children come unto me and hinder them not for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Thank you for children. In Jesus’ name, AMEN.

-Loren Lung

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