Friday, January 2, 2009

A Healthy Body

I felt very compelled to share this one with you. This is one I am committing myself to this year. It's funny, as my hubby & I were discussing this very subject earlier this evening, then low and behold I open my e-mail and clicked on this news letter from "In Touch Ministries by Dr. Charles Stanley." Sam from "The Just Shall Live By Faith" talked of this very subject as well.

Wisdom for Good Health
READ 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

"Because God cares so much for your body, let’s review some simple ways to
look after yourself physically. First, pay close attention to what you eat. Your
body uses whatever food you eat— whether good or bad—as fuel. You alone must
decide what kind you’ll consume. When you fill your body with the wrong things,
you are limiting its efficiency, energy, and overall potential.
exercise is vital to a healthy body. You might say, “I just can’t do that.” But
yes, you can. It’s a matter of discipline. You may not enjoy exercise, but your
body needs it. If all you can do is walk, then walk!

Third, wisdom about health requires examining your attitude. How’s your
outlook regarding yourself, your life, and other people? A positive attitude
affects the body by freeing it of stress.
Finally, spending time in prayer
and Bible study affects physical well-being. God created you to be in
relationship with Him. Actively engage in this relationship and realign your
mind and spirit toward Him. It will have beneficial effects on the body He
created for you.

Many people attempt to separate spiritual life from the physical. This
is not what God intended. If you truly believe your body is the temple of the
Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19-20), then you must realize that failing to
stay healthy is both a physical and a spiritual problem. What is the Lord saying
to you about the way you care for your body?"

1 Corithians 9:24-27 (NKJV) reads:

24Do you not know that the runners in a stadium all race, but only one recieves the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. 25 Now everyone who competes exercises self-control in everything. However, they do it to receive a persihable crown, but we an imperishable on. 26Therefore I do not run like one who runs aimlessly, or box like one who beats the air. 27Instead, I discipline my body and bring it under strict control, so that after preaching to others, I myself will not be disqualified.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NKJV) reads:

19Do you not know your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you hve from God? You are not your own, 20for you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body.


~hon~ said...

I very much agree about this subject. I have such an OCD with health and faith. They go together. hehehe! That's why we've been given wisdom. To use it. hehehe! Anyway, I LOVE this blog. Many will be rebuked and many will be healthy this year. Health is wealth, as they say. I'm glad you're going to be healthy this year. You must be because you want to meet me someday. hahaha! I miss you, my dear friend.

My sisters are now leaving for work and school so it is going to be a quiet house once again but I am going to miss them so much. I can hardly wait for their next vacation. hehehe! Hope you're having a blast. GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! P.U.S.H. iLoveYou

Omah's Helping Hands said...

I love your sense of humor. Yes, I need to get more serious about my health. I keep talking about it, have prayed about it, now I need to take action. Yes, I do want to meet you someday. :)

I'll bet it is going to be quiet now. It's so nice to have time to spend with family. It's great how close you are with your sisters.
God Bless You Always and Always P.U.S.H.

Love you too!

Rick said...

Hello Miss Helping Hands, Please forgive me for being so bold, but I am doing a bit of blog surf to invite people to sign up for my giveaway. There are no gimmicks. This is just my way of celebrating two years of blogging. On January 4th I am giving away a free caricature drawn by me. I'd be honored if you came by and signed up for a chance to win.

Omah's Helping Hands said...

Hi Rick,

I had seen your announcement on another blog and visited. I thought I had added myself to you list of followers, but perhaps not. I was trying to catch up on others blogs. Congratulations!