How is Your Health?
Recently, I’ve been trying to live a more healthy lifestyle. I’ve been going to the gym to run on the treadmill and lift weights. I’ve been making healthier choices with my diet. I have seen some results even after just a month of making some changes. I’ve lost some weight and I feel better and more energized. It has been said that if we exercise our bodies and our brains, they will last much longer. We are barraged with infomercials, advertisements, and billboards about the newest quick health fix. A pill, a surgery, or a magical exercise program that can be done in 5 minutes a week.
It is true that none of these things are really quick fixes. If you want to be healthy, you have to make sacrifices. You have to sacrifice time to exercise. You have to sacrifice eating your favorite foods as often as you’d like to eat them. You have to make your health a priority.
In the same way, we need to make our spiritual health a priority. It requires a sacrifice of time and energy. It takes more than 5 minutes a week. If we want to be spiritually healthy, we have to surround ourselves with people who will encourage us and inspire us. We have to schedule time in our day to read God’s word and meditate on it and pray through it. We have to apply it to our everyday living.
When we make these things a priority we will see results. As we become more and more like Jesus, he will give us more and more opportunities to minister to people. We will be able to see the world and other people in a new way. One that is filled with compassion, grace, and love instead of judgment and condemnation. We will be able to exercise our faith when we take advantage of these opportunities that God is giving us. We will FEEL better, because God is changing us from the inside out. I challenge you to make your spiritual health the main priority this month and see if it doesn’t change you! Let’s do it together!