Have you ever heard it said,`You can have money,good career and possessions but if you don`t have your health you`ve nothing`?Everyone wants to be in good health that`s why we have doctors and dentists,hospitals and health centres,herbalists and dietitians,counsellors and beauticians,and the list goes on.
God made Adam,a body out of dust and then gave him the breath (spirit) of life and he became a living soul (with the capacity to think,chose and feel).Who doesn`t want to look good,feel good and prolong their life?John prayed `above all things that you may prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers`3JN2.
Some doctors must get frustrated when they `fix` us with medicine and we leave the surgery to repeat the same lifestyle that caused the sickness in the first place.
1.Don`t abuse your body? The man who won`t stop banging his head against a wall is always going to have a headache.Drinking in excess and overeating abuses your body.PROV.23:1,2,20,21 ;25:16.Believers at Corinth were more interested in feasting than remembering the Lords death when they had a fellowship meal resulting in sickness and some even dying. 1COR.11:20-34 Paul warns those whose `god is their belly` PHIL3:19.
2.Have a healthy diet.Five fruit and veg a day.Good quality and fresh.Living foods. Less sugar,fatty foods,pastries, chocolate….God said `I have given you every herb bearing seed which is upon the face of the earth and every tree in which is the fruit of the tree yielding seed to you it shall be meat“The tree of the field is mans life` GEN.1:29 ;PSA104:4 ; DEUT.8:8 ; 20:19. Leaner meats,fish,fowl,lamb and occasional beef. See also LEV.3:17.
3.Exercise and rest.Six days for laboring and work.Bodily exercise does have some profit. EX.20;9,10 ; MK2;27 ; 1TIM.4;8.However we need rest.A day of rest.God is our example. GEN.1;2:1-3 ; EPH.5:1.Balance-don`t be lazy and slothful but don`t overwork.Rest instead of stress. Set priorities.
4.Good hygiene.Whether its the common cold,food poisoning,MRSA,swine flu or something else good hygiene prevents the spread of disease to others or yourself. Also God gave Israel laws regarding good practices related to food,the body and clothing. LEV.12-15.
5.Common sense.You don`t wear T-shirt and shorts in the snow or a coat and gloves in the sweltering heat.
Lets create good habits and a lifestyle that promotes physical well being rather than ignoring Gods instructions.Don`t just go to the doctors for medicine or to God in prayer for healing and the return to the same bad habits or practices that caused the sickness in the first place.


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