Glorifying God by Caring for His Gift to YOU!

There are many reasons that might motivate you to care for yourself and to be healthy. Here are four reasons that might inspire you ..

  1. It glorifies God
  2. You’re taking care of your body –  His temple
  3. It’s being a good witness
  4. You’ll have more energy – be better equipped for what God has planned for you

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It Glorifies God

The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 10:31 that whatever we do we’re to do it to the glory of God. It also tells us in Isaiah that we were created and formed by God to glorify Him.  This is our primary purpose in life – to glorify God. We do that when we care for our body and live a healthy lifestyle.

Our Body is God’s Temple and for Us to Care For

One scripture that reminds us that our body is God’s temple is 1 Corinthians 19-20. God’s Holy Spirit lives inside a believer.  After we accept Jesus into heart, God gives us His Spirit to help us live the kind of life He wants us to live.  Since God actually lives in us, Paul tells us in htis verse that our body is His temple.  Since God “bought” us with a high price, Jesus’ death, than we are obligated to care for our body which is His temple.

Being Healthy is Being a Good Witness

Acts 1:8 reminds us that we are to be witnesses for other people.  People look for us to be models of the Christian faith.  We ought to desire to live our lives in a way that represents our faith well.  Taking care of our health is one way that we can be a good witness.

You’ll Have More Energy to Do God’s Work

Ephesians 2:10 helps us see that we are God’s masterpiece, created to do the good things that He had planned a long time ago for us to do.  We all know that the more fit and healthy we are the more energy we will have.  The more energy that we have, the more we can put into whatever task we are doing.  We’ll also be better able to sustain ourself for the long haul.

Something to Reflect On

What we believe determines what we do.  Consider adjusting your thoughts about health to include what your Creator deemed important and how you can facilitate that daily .. Remember Gandhi’s famous exhortation:

“Your beliefs become your thoughts,

Your thoughts become your words,

Your words become your actions,

Your actions become your habits,

Your habits become your values,

Your values become your destiny.” ….  What will YOUR destiny of a healthy lifestyle become?

Judy Preciado is an Independent Consultant. Her areas of expertise are Social Media/Marketing, Promotions, Event Production and Wellness. She co-founded SimplyFit4Life and is currently Director of Media/Marketing with SF4L. Her most meaningful investment in life is with her family. Her greatest relationship is with her God.
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