Is your health where you want it to be? Are you frustrated with yourself? You know all the reasons you need to eat right, you know all the so called diets by name, and have probably tried them all but you just can’t seem to get to where you need to be? You know you need to be healthy as that is all everyone talks about now days. You even know that if you eat right and exercise you feel better and look better and will live longer. Some how that all lingers in your head but you just can’t seem to eat right, exercise, or do the things you should to be healthy!
So why can’t you just do it. Yes there is that thing called motivation. Hmm.. Yep even heard that before. I need to get healthy for the wedding, or the class reunion, or big birthday that’s coming up. You look in the mirror and say that’s it. I am starting Monday!!
How many Mondays have you had in your life? Do you ever start and do really well and then the weekend shows up? Just how many weekends are there? Well, there are 52 weeks in a year so, Yep, it’s a vicious cycle.
Sometimes people are forced into getting healthy. They go to the Dr. and the report is not good so now the motivation seems to be there. Life or Death? Would you believe that sometimes that is not even enough for some to make the healthy choices?
We have strongholds that seem to keep us held up. Our comfort comes in food. Little do we know that even Satan knows he can get to us with food.. Do remember the story of Adam and Eve in the garden. See this food thing has been going on for a very long time. Satan knew then that food was a very important thing to humans and it would be one place he could get to us if he was very patient and very tricky. Let’s get the people to "think" they need to eat all that stuff??? He has a way of getting to our mind so that we believe it is something we need.
I have something for the good of your own health to think about that could, just maybe, make a difference for you as it did me.
There is more than one or several reasons we do need to eat healthy. But, there is one reason that is more important than all the others. Something that I did not think about until I was in my forties.. Sad to say but true. We need to eat healthy yes, for ourselves but more importantly for the God we worship…
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God: You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.
The Holy Spirit lives within us. We are theTEMPLE for the Holy Spirit. Your body is the home in which your creator made for him and for you.This thought is something that helped me to overcome the wild game that we play. One day it just hit me. (well I know now that the Holy Spirit within me finally got me to understand) Pretty much an awesome day as it was a day Satan’s chains were broken off of me. They no longer could hold me to the chains of wrong thinking when it came to food. We need to eat right not just for us but for the Holy Spirit. How can we be the Hands and Feet for Jesus when we can’t hardly see our Hands and Feet, or move our hands and feet! Think about it... Doesn’t it make sense that Satan would just as soon we ate everything we could so there would be less chance of us doing the things for Christ that he would like us to do…
Here is something to try… Yep it is going to be hard as Satan uses his strongholds (and they fight back) to find ways to make you do things you know you shouldn’t do. If you read in some of my articles you will see that it takes about 21-30 days to make a habit. It’s like your mind finally kicks in and says OH, I guess we are going to do it this way now. Start your new diet or healthy way of eating and do it not for you but for the Holy Spirit? Somehow doing it for someone else makes it easier. Especially when you think of who you are doing it for. Start to think about what you are doing? Do it for at least 3 weeks?? (let it become a habit) READ HERE on the Daniel FAST.. Give it all you have. After all didn’t He (Jesus Christ) give it all he had? He gave his life for us on the cross. Doesn’t it seem the least we could do is provide a vessel for him to reside in. After all He isn’t asking us to die on a cross.. Just to give him a healthy vessel to work through.
Of course this is all your choice, your decision, YOUR LIFE! God gives us free will. He doesn’t force us to eat right, live right, talk right, or to do anything right. WE get to make that choice. He gave us our body because he loves us. It was all done out of LOVE. Isn’t it time we love him back.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7 (KJV)
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