“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing greatness of the power may be of God and not from ourselves.”2 Corinthians 4:7, NASB
If I just try to muster up the strength I will fail every time, but thankfully, the power of God comes flooding in as I open my Bible and cry out for help. You might not FEEL the power at first. Be persistent. Do not give up. God wants to do a work in your life so others can see HIS greatness!
I know that my body and health is a gift from God. And His desire is that I steward it well.
He gives each of us choices to make concerning our health and daily habits. Many struggle with health issues but no matter where we find ourselves in the line-up of fit or unfit, healthy or not so healthy, we are all responsible before our Creator to steward the amount of health He has given us. “For you have been bought with a price: therefore, glorify God in your body” (1 Corinthians 6:20). We are not slaves to our bodies (or our appetites) – “But I buffet my body and make it my slave . . .” (1 Corinthians 9:27a). As God’s child, my body should not control me but be a disciplined instrument fit for God’s Kingdom. I want to continue to glorify God as I share with you and grow with a motivated heart that sings and makes melody to the Lord (Ephesians 5:19).
Just make it your goal to eat healthy in this moment, and then in the next. Don’t look at the whole picture. Take it one step at a time. My next step is to drink a glass of water before beginning the chores of the day.
Time in God’s Word, working out the body (with stretching morning and evening), and plenty of H20! Come on, I know you can do it!
Let me know how you’re doing and what you find helpful!