At Bethesda Senior Living Communities, one of our goals is to ensure that every resident in our communities has what they need to enjoy life. Moving into an assisted living community isn't about winding down and stopping. It's about finding a new path for an active, vibrant lifestyle that includes what you want it to.
Whether that's games, time with friends, enjoyable meals, walks outdoors, learning new hobbies or quiet time with God, we've got you covered. In fact, we've got you covered if you want all that and more. Our faith-based communities are centered on serving the needs of every resident with compassion, which is why we work hard to make it possible for you to live joyfully.
It's easy to forget sometimes that God wants us to enjoy this life. Yes, the time we spend on this earth isn't the alpha-omega of existence. Yes, there is much more waiting for those who believe in Jesus. But the Bible does tell us that we should live in contentment and vibrantly whenever possible.
Check out some verses about living your best life and some ways that the right assisted living community can help you do just that!
Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Psalm 37 begins by reminding the reader not to worry about what other people are doing or to be envious of those who aren't living according to God's will. Instead, says the Psalmist, we're to take delight in God and what he has done for us.
It's a call to individualism and relationship with God. We can't live our best lives if we're constantly worried about how other people are living theirs. We also can't live vibrantly if we're stuck in the past, dwelling on regrets or pains.
Moving into an assisted living community is a great time to let those things go and make a fresh start. You'll be surrounded by caring staff and potential new friends. Take time to delight in what is available to you and the new opportunities for enjoying life, and let God handle the rest.
Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Life on this earth will never be perfect. This is likely something seniors have come to understand over the years. But by rejoicing daily that there is a perfect life to be had ahead, you can get through the imperfections and be glad for your life in the here-and-now.
One way residents of Bethesda Senior Living Communities can rejoice is by taking part in community worship opportunities. Our faith-based communities offer regular Bible studies, devotional times and on-site worship.
Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart.
In the NIV Bible, this verse comes under the heading "The Fellowship of Believers." It's a short section that describes the culture of the new church. They were devoted to learning about Jesus, took care of each other and enjoyed eating and meeting together to worship and fellowship.
Whether you're an introvert or extrovert—and no matter how much you enjoy your alone time—it's important to recognize that as a human being, you weren't made to go it completely alone. We're built for fellowship, especially with other believers. An assisted living community offers many options for enjoying the company of others, including the simplicity of breaking bread together in the dining areas.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
Jesus is pretty clear about this. He didn't come to oppress or make life worse for anyone. He came to wash away sins and pave the way for an abundant life. Abundant here doesn't mean worldly riches; it means spiritual riches, which are more valuable and long-lasting. Many people look toward heaven for that abundant life, but the truth is that Jesus wants people to start living it now by imitating him and learning to walk in obedience to God's will.
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
This verse is often categorized as one for youth due to the nature of the epistle, but it's a powerful verse for people of any age. As you go through life changes and make a move into an assisted living community, remember that God did not fill you with a spirit that is fearful. The spirit in you is powerful and full of love and self-control. It's one that can power you through any upcoming challenge, whether that's physical therapy after a surgery or introducing yourself to new people in your community.
Posted on Tue, July 21, 2020
by Shawn Deane