Healthy Living


Healthy Living

              

Paul wrote that God wishes above all things that we prosper and be in health even as our soul prospers.
God's desire is for us to be healthy, full of  life and vigor, and walking in His plan for daily victory.  That takes some work and planning;  and a definite decision to be disciplined to create a healthy lifestyle for ourself and  our families.

Part of health is to  keep our heart free from worry, stress, strife, or unforgiveness.  Doctors are discovering that these things may cause up to 80% of the illnesses and dehibilitating deseases that are affecting people today.

 To do this we need to keep our heart free from being bogged down by daily disappointments or trials.  In James 2 we read, Count it all joy (sisters) when you fall into temptaion, knowing that the trying of your faith will produce patience.  And let patience have its perfect work that you will be perfect and entire (complete)  and  lacking nothing. 
God created us with an amazing body that has more systems than the newest computer, more sustaining energy than an electric plant and an incredible ability to function and even heal itself.

We need to be good caretakers of God's gifts.   If we put too much junk food into our bodies, we can't be surprised when our health suffers.  We all know that cigarettes lead to cancer, but do we also realize that poor eating habits may also affect us and shorten our life expectancy or the quality of life we are living.


One healthy rule you can follow is to choose a rainbow of colorful fruits and vegee's.  Usually the darker colors have more vitamins and minerals.  Each color usually contains a different type of vitamin or mineral.

    Greens. Branch out beyond bright and dark green lettuce. Kale, mustard greens, broccoli, and Chinese cabbage are just a few of the options—all packed with calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, zinc, and vitamins A, C, E, and K.

    Sweet vegetables. Naturally sweet vegetables—such as corn, carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, yams, onions, red peppers and squash—add healthy sweetness to your meals and reduce your cravings for other sweets.
    Fruit is a tasty, satisfying way to fill up on fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants. Berries are cancer-fighting, apples provide fiber, oranges and mangos offer vitamin C, and so on.

There are other things that also impact our health: such as getting a good nights sleep, drinking enough water to cleanse your system (your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit), having enough exercise, and keeping our heart full of God's promises.  Our enemy, Satan, is our greatest accuser. Don't let him discourage you or stop you from pursuing a lifestyle of health.  Keep your heart full of the Holy Spirit.  And even if life throws something unexpected your way we can stay in peace and let the joy of the Lord continually be our strength.


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