Wonderfully Made

img_5314Its about Balance.  We live in a world that promotes physical beauty over spiritual maturity.  Our generation is run by social media and physical attributes are glamorized and prioritized over our soul prosperity.  Though it would be a wonderful thing to have what society labels a perfect figure,  I don’t believe we need to prioritize it over our spiritual health.  I used to be afraid of admitting that I desired a perfect shape.   Almost to a point that I shunned the idea of going to the gym.  I wanted to believe that if I was more attractive that it meant I was less Holy.   Desire for healthier lifestyle with balance is not wrong.  Passions not misplaced are not a bad thing.  After studying the word of God and sharing my passions with a couple of friends I realized that I was looking at this all wrong.   In my studies I believe that God wants to give us a balance in our spiritual health and wellness.  3 John 1:2 says Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.   God desires us to be in sound health and even whole but not only in our spirit man, but our natural man as well.  There is something wrong with us for sure if we have the perfect body with a contaminated unsanitary spirit.  Our ability to wash ourselves in His word is just as important as washing ourselves in the shower.   Our natural man should not look better than our spirit man. The time has come that we see ourselves as the perfect creation that God made and take care of our bodies with His word and with a healthy lifestyle.   There is a moderation that we can reach when we allow Gods word to overtake us.  In His presence we can find peace with all that He wants for us and begin to also work toward the Glorified Body.  For so long we have avoided the very nature of Gods desire for our spiritual and natural man.   God is now calling us to remember Him in our Prayers, thoughts, relationships and our eating habits.  We cannot plead promises over our health and break principals.  Please keep in mind this is not for people who may be experiencing natural occurrences out of their control.  But more for those who struggle to find that balance in health and wholeness.  It is imperative that we identify with God by praising HIM for His creation and acknowledging the power in us taking care of our temple.  Psalms 139:14 says I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.  Knowing this means that I will not avoid my natural man but I will seek God and Make God the priority in my journey and praise Him for making me Fearfully and wonderfully.   I love that the Psalms says, I will praise You then says I am fearfully and wonderfully made.  Realize how amazing you are.  This means that I am not afraid to be beautiful but I posses beauty with a humility that Honors God and gives God credit for it.

Let us pray,

Father thank you for your handy work and for your creation of us.  Teach us the balance necessary to take care of ourselves and honor you.  As we get the results in our spirit for all the work we have done help us to also take care of our flesh.  As we continue to seek out help in our health help our hearts to continue to be knitted in you and not forget your ways or your statues.  We honor you for all that you are doing in us.  Give us the balance needed to continue to serve you and prosper in our health in Jesus name.

Amen

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