How well do you take care of your belongings? Most people will say they take pretty good care of their car, home and clothes, etc. When you compare these things, to those that are simply given to us there is a distinct difference. The items we feel as though we work hard for, we tend to value a little more, therefore prompting us to take better care of those things. On the other hand, things which are simply given to us or we don’t have to work as hard for we might not take care of them as well.
The bible declares that we are to be good stewards over the things we have, and a lot of times we only think about the tangible things such as what I have listed above. Another aspect of life we have to be a good steward over is our bodies. A person’s body, mind and spiritual nature are all mutually dependent upon one another. It is nearly impossible for one to function at full capacity if the others are not. I am not a big fan of exercise and I think that is mainly because for a good period of my life, a lot of my everyday regular activities involve exercise already. That was then and this is now, and my life has changed tremendously. I realize that taking care of two toddlers keeps me extremely busy, but there is no excuse. We have to start taking better care of our bodies. I am talking to myself on this one big time.
As an adult I quickly learned the importance of taking care of what belongs to me, and never once did I even think to include my health in that equation. Our bodies are just that, ours. We are responsible for them. We dictate how well they function. We are in charge of what goes in them. We cannot blame anyone else for what we do to our body. If you abuse your vehicle and do not take care of it by getting regular maintenance and keeping gas in it what will happen? It will shut down, well the same goes for our body. If we don’t watch what we eat or what we expose our bodies to they will shut down as well. Another area that corresponds with staying healthy is sleep. Bodies need sleep. Just as you find time in the day to do everything else, you need to make sure you are getting enough sleep. If you do not rest, your body will make you rest, one way or another.
Your body is a temple. Remember that when you think about taking care of the stuff that means the most to you. You should be on the top of that list. I’ve always said that if it’s important to you then you will find a way to do it. I challenge each of you to be in health. Get out there and find a way to take better care of yourself. If you already have a good exercise routine down, make sure you get enough rest at night. If you already do both, then make your eating habits healthier. We must never lose sight of the requirement to take care of this body that God has given us. #iDeclare #BeInHealth
Father God in the name of Jesus, please help me to take better care of this body that you have given me. Just as I aim to be a good steward over my tangible possessions, help me also be a good steward over my physical body as well. I decree and declare that I will take better care of my body. I will be more responsible and accountable for this body that you have blessed me with so that my mind, body and spirit can all function at full capacity. In Jesus name, Amen.
3 John 1:2 KJV “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NIV “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”