Don’t you just love how God can flip the script on you – often when you don’t even realize it! This year we have all experienced so much, both collectively and personally. In the midst of all the chaos and even loss, God has shown himself faithful in so many ways.
I couldn’t see it at the time, but the Lord literally began leading me on a journey, step by step, to become healthier and stronger in my body, mind, and spirit.
It all began in November when my husband and I started trying to eat healthy and lose weight. He recently turned 50 , and I was about to turn 50 in March, so we wanted to get it together to stick around for our grandkids. Once the pandemic hit full swing in April, the Lord began waking me up for prayer every morning at 3 am for 30 days. In those wee hours I would pray, worship, read my Bible, and seek the Lord until it was time to get ready for work. I had always been a night owl prior to this, so it was a major change!
After that I kept getting up early, between 5-6 am to pray, worship, and read my Bible. When July came around, the Lord put it on my heart to add exercise to my routine. On July 11th, I started getting up at 5 am to pray, read my Bible, and spend time with the Lord. Then I began to run at the track at 6 am and come back home to get ready for work.
Health is one of those things that we often take for granted or neglect until we face a major crisis. The truth is we can’t do anything for the Lord or fulfill His purpose for us if we fail to take care of our body which is the temple of the Holy Spirit.
I want to challenge and encourage you today to examine your heart and ask the Lord what simple, positive changes you can make to become healthier and stronger in your body, mind, and spirit. I promise you won’t be sorry that you did. He will show you the way – just like He did with me. This has definitely been a life changing experience for me, and I’m so grateful! Will you let Him flip the script for you?
Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit. ~ 3 John 1:2 NLT
Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. ~ 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NLT