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Your life is run by your habits. Your spiritual habits determine the direction of your life. Your mental habits affect your choices and emotions. And your physical habits impact all of the above.
Take a look at the words of the apostle Paul, inspired by the Holy Spirit, in 1 Thessalonians 5:23 (Message) “May God Himself, the God who makes everything holy and whole, make you holy and whole, put you together—spirit, soul, and body—and keep you fit for the coming of our Master, Jesus Christ.”
Paul reminded us that God is interested in us being healthy and whole; spirit, soul, and body. Yes, God is concerned about your body. He created your body and expects each of us to take care of it. In fact, the Bible reminds us that our body is the “temple of the Holy Spirit,” which means it certainly is important. Here’s that reminder found in 1 Corinthians 6:19, 20 (NLT) “Or don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.”
Good physical habits help us spiritually and psychologically. They strengthen your relationship with God. They help you think and relate in healthier ways.
Are you taking care of your temple? How’s your diet? Are you getting any exercise? Are you taking time to rest and renew your body? Are you consuming substances that erode your health?
Taking care of your body is one of the ways you can honor God!