Day 6 - Spiritual Health
WHAT’S GOD’S HEART FOR PEOPLE’S HEALTH?
3 John 1:1-4: “I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in truth.”
1 Timothy 4:7-8: “…godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life, and also for the life to come.”
Isn’t it interesting that most of the things that are good for us require some sort of discipline, while the things that are bad for us are often easier, more fun, and take little or no effort on our part?
For some reason, God has decided to let us choose the things we love. For example, I love pizza and burritos, sports on TV, relaxing with nothing on the agenda – in short, things that make me feel good, but aren’t necessarily good for me. I find them easy to do, they require no discipline and are fun in the short term, but do not lead to any kind of long term health.
If I want to be in good physical health I have to make choices to do (and even to love) things that require some discipline.
I have to make good choices in the spiritual realm, also, by embracing the truth of what God says about life, relationships, and joy.
I must learn to love truth – truth about what God says about Himself and about life in all its dimensions. God alone has truth concerning those around me, and the health of the values and practices of culture/society. To live in health and prosperity I must love and allow His truth to illuminate the direction of my spiritual health.
Good news! Jesus Christ is the Truth! His words are true, and carry the power of life. This season let us fall more in love with Him, love His truth, and experience the full health and prosperity of soul which are sure to follow.
REFLECTION: 1. What are some simple steps you can take on a daily basis to listen to Jesus’ words of truth, learn to love His truth, and set a course toward spiritual health in your life? 2. As you listen to Jesus’ truth about you and about life, ask yourself what lies you have believed that have led to poor health – physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually? 3. What is God’s heart for your cities growth toward spiritual health? What are the spiritual strongholds in your city?
Gary Wiens Federal Way, WA.
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