Exhausted, burdened, half-dead bodies

Yesterday I said that physical health is a spiritual matter.

Based on the feedback I got, it was a message a lot of us needed to hear. In today’s fast-paced world, it’s just so easy to put our physical well-being on the back-burner.

But if you are a follower of Jesus, you are a temple of the Holy Spirit. You’re not a run-down dilapidated shed of the Holy Spirit. You’re a TEMPLE of the Holy Spirit!

Because of that, I think you need to take care of yourself. God is working in and through you and wants you to help him renovate the world.

That message was yesterday. You were revved up! You were pumped! You thought about the big three (sleep, diet and exercise), made a mental note of which one you needed to attack, and set about your day!

Then today came along.

And with it… EXCUSES.

But friends, know this: Excuses are a way of excusing yourself from taking action on the things that matter most.

The apostle Paul knew how easy it is to forget that our bodies are not our own. They belong the One who made them. That’s why in 1 Corinthians 6:20 he said to “honor God with your bodies.”

Don’t let yesterday’s motivation drown in today’s excuses. You know what you need to do. And if you still need some get-up-and-go, soak in this dose of reality from Geneen Roth: “Passion, strength, joy cannot take root in exhausted, burdened, half-dead bodies.”

So what do you need to do? Be a bit smarter about your diet? Go to bed a bit earlier? Go for a jog?

These aren’t just physical issues, they’re spiritual ones.

Excuses are a way of excusing yourself from taking action on the things that matter most.

So honour God with your body.

By Matthew Ruttan

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