To Have Life and Have It More Abundantly
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
I try not to write my health blog from the stand point of faith. Not that they don't have anything to do with one another, they do; however, I feel like this blog is about physical health. Today is going to be different. I don't expect a 1000 likes on this post; in fact, I don't expect one. Yet I feel like maybe physical health and spiritual health really do go hand in hand.
This morning when I awoke, I had a message from a health coach from our weight loss plan at Lowe's. My health coach was asking me to step on the scale and so I did. However, I didn't look at the scale; I didn't want to know what the number said--I have went so far as to even remove the app from my phone.
I have found that in my new lifestyle, that I stay plugged in to things that don't matter. Instead of tackling the things that do. One of the benefits of OptaVIA is that as your body is in Ketosis and you have an amazing amount of energy, you can't sit still. I have literally came home every evening, done the dishes, washed a load of clothes and cleaned a little here and there in my house.
And I have noticed that I have taken time to think about the things that matter. This morning, I got up, I read some in a book, ate my Red Berry Crunchy O's and suddenly the book didn't matter, the cereal didn't matter. I kept seeing John 10:10 come to my mind. I picked up the Bible and looked up the well known scripture and read: The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
I can honestly say that I don't think God gave us these bodies to be sluggish and lazy. He gave it to us to enjoy and live in abundantly. I hadn't really thought of that verse in terms of health before, but if you think about it, it makes sense. Anything that we put in our bodies that causes harm to us is a thief, it steals time from us. Anything we do that brings health to us, whether mental, physical and spiritual, helps us to live abundantly.
Now please don't think for a moment I don't understand the spiritual aspect of this verse, I do. This verse in theological terms is speaking to the fact that the adversary, Satan, has come to steal, kill and destroy; and Jesus has come to give us eternal life so that we may enjoy this life.
So my question to you today is what are you doing to have life and to enjoy it abundantly?