The majority of us take our physical health for granted, we assume that we will have the energy and strength we need, this may not be true. As your walk with God deepens and you begin to expose Satan’s lies, your enemy will try to distract you any way he can. He will attack you where you are the weakest. If your physical body is weak, he will attack. Rehabilitation and Renewal is hard work! You need all the endurance and strength you can get!
Sleep is so important! Eight hours of sleep each night allows our minds and bodies to be refreshed and ready for a new day!
If you have not recently had a physical, we suggest making an appointment with your Doctor and commit to making the changes your he or she recommends. A good supplement program will assist in giving your body what it needs to follow through on the commitments your mind and spirit make.
Taking care of your physical health is Biblical!
1 Corinthians 6:12-20 has quite a bit to say about taking care of our physical bodies:
“Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is beneficial….I will not be mastered by anything.” (12)
Your body is a gift from God. He loans it to you and it’s your responsibility to manage it well.
“The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord.” (13)
Our culture teaches us that we can do whatever we want with our bodies. But God created our bodies, so we don’t have a right to destroy them.
“God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also.” (14)
God never wastes anything. One day he’s going to resurrect a new version of your body.
“Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself?” (15)
God considers sins against the body to be in a special class because your body is connected to the body of Christ.
“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit?” (19)
Your body is God’s temple. If you were walking down the street and saw some gang vandalizing a church, you’d do something about it, right? When you don’t take care of your body, you are vandalizing God’s temple.
“You were bought with a price. Therefore honor God with your body.” (20)
If you want to know how much you’re worth, look at the cross. Jesus with his hands outstretched says “This is how much you’re worth to me. You’re worth dying for.” You are definitely valuable.
Keeping your body in shape is a spiritual discipline. It’s not just about losing a few pounds, wanting to live longer, or trying to look nicer. God created your body, Jesus died for it, the Holy Spirit lives in it, your body is connected to Christ, and it’s going to be resurrected one day. When it is, God’s going to hold you accountable for how you managed what he gave you.