Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Praise day 13


We tend to take good health for granted, don't we? That is, at least until our bodies fail us, and we start to lose that good health.
When our health takes a nosedive, we quickly begin to look for answers in our habits and our diet. God designed our bodies as finely tuned instruments, and they are the most resilient on earth. Our bodies can withstand fractures and pain, tedium and excitement. But they are not built to handle extremes -- whether that is too much food or too little, too much stress, etc.
Our bodies are not machines, but like machines they can choke down on poisons and poor fuel. God has provided us with an owner's manual, with instructions on proper maintenance.
One of the most key teachings for our health is found in these verses:

                     “My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in
                      your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring
                      you prosperity . . . This will bring health to your body and nourish-
                      ment to your bones”   (Proverbs 3:1-2, 8)

Many other passages mention our health, as well. We must be careful to care for these bodies -- they are temples of His Spirit!

                     Worship the Lord your God, and His blessing will be on your food
                     and water. I will take away sickness from among you, and none will
                     miscarry or be barren in your land. I will give you a full life span.
                     (Exodus 23:25-26)

                     Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in good
                     health, even as your souls prosper. (III John 2)

                    Then will your light break forth as the morning, and your health will
                     spring forth quickly; and your righteousness will go before you, and 
                     the glory of the Lord will be your reward. (Isaiah 58:8)                  

Praise Him today for good health!


Belinda said...

At my age, aches and pain are the norm, but even with that, I'm so thankful I am as healthy as I am. I'm able to walk, talk, see, hear, smell, touch...and I even have the energy to do those things most of the time. ;) Blessed be the Lord, the giver of all good gifts!

Austin Towers said...

To do that is a struggle sometimes, but I am very thankful for a warm home and loving family (and cat!) So many have so little! We are blessed indeed, hugs Caro x