Her Body,Health and Fitness*
Are You Ready To Take Care Of Yourself?
The Bible tells us that our body is the temple of the Spirit of God who dwells in each of us who acknowledge Christ as the Son of God and accept Him as our Lord and Savior. Knowing this, we should ask ourselves: have we been taking good care of our bodies? If God considered this earthly body, made of dust, to be a sacred dwelling for His Spirit, have we treated it as sacred? Have we cherished our health as much as we should have? 3 John 1:2 states, "Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit."
Here are some ways to take care of the temple of the Holy Spirit.
1. Physical Rest
Give your body time to rest and recover. Although studies will say that our bodies need such and such amount of time to rest, what matters is we give our bodies ample and good quality rest periods. Proper rest is necessary for the physical body for us to do things we need to do. We should give our body just enough rest, proportional to what we do with it. Physical rest repairs and rebuilds the body and mind so we are able to the things we need to do for God.
Yes, exercise is crucial. Not only does it helps maintain a healthy body but it help prevent dangerous health conditions such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes and a poor immune system.
3. Healthy Diet
Choo Did you know that God actually wanted us to eat vegetables (see Genesis 1:29-30)? This isn't about doctrine. It's about choosing to eat what's good for you.
4. Don't use it for sin
Because our bodies belong to God, we should not use it in committing sin. Romans 6:13 says, "Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God."