God has provided everything we need to live a life of health and wholeness. The Bible teaches us that we are a spirit, we have a soul and we live in a body.
When we are born again, our spirit comes alive. At that point, our mind begins the process of renewal as we feed on God’s Word. In relation to this, our body or ‘flesh’ should begin to cooperate rather than compete with God’s Word. This is how we work out our salvation in Christ (Phil 2:12) – it is a process, not an event – a journey, not a destination.
When Jesus came to earth and lived as a man, Luke 2:40 tells us he “became strong in spirit” and in Hebrews 5:8 that, “though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered.”
No matter who you are, or how many years you’ve been a Christian, everyone will come up against challenges and trials at times. But it is in these times you discover the strength of your spirit and the health of your soul – especially when dealing with sickness or physical issues. That’s not to say that we don’t recognise such things take a toll, and that we look to both God and people for comfort, but the Bible tells us not to let the troubles of this world devastate you. Proverbs 18:14 in the Message says, “A healthy spirit conquers adversity, but what can you do when the spirit is crushed?”
Are you committed to going the distance in your life with God? Taking care of your earthly body is God-glorifying. Don’t allow yourself to ‘burn out’, don’t push your mind, soul and spirit to the breaking point – instead, listen to the Word of God and apply Godly wisdom and good parameters that will develop your sense of well-being.
SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: 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 Jesus Christ.
Thank You for Your Word, which is life and health to me. Help me to live in health and wholeness. I receive the prayer that John prayed that I would prosper and be in health even as my soul prospers.