Sunday, April 20, 2014
1 Thessalonians 5:23 Now may the God of Peace himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord. We are to be set apart from the world, sanctified into the truth of Gods Word. When we line ourselves up with the laws of the most high God, we can expect his blessing upon our lives. The benefits of fallowing Gods Word by far exceed anything this world has to offer. The spiritual blessing of peace in the midst of trial is a by product of keeping his commands, not only does this give you peace of mind but also peace in your whole body, soul, and spirit. Exodus 23:25 So you shall serve the Lord your God and he will bless your bread and water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you. When we obey him we can expect perfect health. Now we also have a job to take care of our bodies in the natural. We must discipline our selves by sticking to a workout routine in the spiritual and in the natural. Its a daily decision to fallow God, just as it is a daily decision to live a healthy lifestyle. One must set their mind to run this race with perseverance. Never give up on your self. The Lord is standing by to strengthen you, just call upon him and he will answer. Write your goals down that you are trying to achieve, whether its weight loss, finances, a new job. What ever it is affirm your self daily that you are going to succeed. Confess Gods Word over your situation, put him in remembrance of his promises and watch the Hand of God move in your life. Stay strong and remember you are more than a conqueror through him who loves you.
Posted by Unknown at 3:24 PM
Proverbs 14 verse 30 tells us that a calm undisturbed heart and mind is the life and health of the body but envy, jealously, and wrath are rottenness to the bones. Often times we don't realize how are spiritual lives carry over into the natural realm. Before i came to know the Lord i was about 40 pounds overweight with high blood pressure. Not to mention i did not have a sound mind. The life of sin i had been living in had quenched the light from shining on my problems. When life's challenges would come my way, anxiety and fear would grip me. Rather than turn to God and cast all my cares upon him, I would over indulge in areas that tore my health apart. Most of the time it would be over eating that would eventually lead to a gluttonous lifestyle. It was a temporary relief for me to life's issues. Eating would cause me to forget the emotional pain that stemmed from a lifestyle of disobedience to God. I was abiding in spiritual death. I had no fellowship with The Father. When i came to the realization that God had provided the true remedy to my sickness (Jesus Christ). I asked him to forgive me of my sinful habits. Suddenly the burden of sin had been lifted and eternal life had come into my spirit. Fear was replaced with peace, love filled my heart, I knew that i had been forgiven. This was the start of my health and weight loss journey. I had to get right spiritually before i could get right physically. We must ask ourselves if there is anything in our lifestyle that doesn't line up with what Gods word says? Is there any hindrances to your walk with God? If there is it is going to affect your health. Always remember first the spiritual then the natural, this is a Kingdom principle. Psalm 139: (23-24) Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me into the way everlasting. I encourage you to ask the Holy Spirit to shine some light on areas where you are falling short. I guarantee you that if you do he will reveal to you the things you need to change. The Holy Spirit is our counselor, teacher, and great guide through life's problems. This will put you one step further on the path to everlasting life. It will also usher in the healthy lifestyle and body we are all seeking. Remember discipline your self and stay strong, you are a overcomer because greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world.
Posted by Unknown at 12:25 PM