Taking Care of Your Body
Didn’t you realize that your body is a sacred place, the place of the Holy Spirit? Don’t you see that you can’t live however you please, squandering what God paid such a high price for? The physical part of you is not some piece of property belonging to the spiritual part of you.
1 Corinthians 6:19 MSG
Are you concerned about your spiritual, physical, or emotional health? If so, there is a timeless source of comfort and advice that is as near as your bookshelf. That source is the Holy Bible.
God’s Word has much to say about every aspect of your life, including your health. If you face personal health challenges that seem almost insoluble, have faith and seek God’s wisdom. If you can’t seem to get yourself on a sensible diet or on a program of regular physical exercise, consult God’s teachings. If your approach to your physical or emotional health has, up to this point, been undisciplined, pray to your Creator for the strength to do what you know is right.
God has given you the Holy Bible for the purpose of knowing His promises, His power, His commandments, His wisdom, His love, and His Son. As you seek to improve the state of your own health, study God’s teachings and apply them to your life. When you do, you will be blessed, now and forever.
Our body is like armor, our soul like the warrior. Take care of both, and you will be ready for what comes. - Amma St. Syncletice
Laughter is the language of the young at heart and the antidote to what ails us. - Barbara Johnson
People are funny. When they are young, they will spend their health to get wealth. Later, they will gladly pay all they have trying to get their health back. - John Maxwell
You can’t buy good health at the doctor’s office—you’ve got to earn it for yourself. - Marie T. Freeman
Lord, when I am ill, weak, or troubled, You heal me. Renew me, Father, and let me trust Your will for my life. Let me welcome Your unending love and Your healing touch, now and forever. Amen
Taken from The Life Recovery Devotional: Thirty Meditations from Scripture for Each Step in Recovery by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Copyright © 1991 by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.