|“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do |
good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
Christians are created to do good works, not for our salvation, but to show God’s love to others because of our salvation. We serve better when we are healthy. “Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy
good health and that all may go well with you, even as your
soul is getting along well.” 3 John 2.
Our health affects body, mind, and spirit, and the health of one affectsthe others. Our purpose for choosing a healthy lifestyle comes from
our faith in God’s plan for our lives and our desire to serve Him.
“Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” Matthew 22:37.
Our plan to live a healthy life is motivated by our mindset, because
our thoughts and attitudes play a huge role in our behavior. “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by therenewing of your mind. Then, you will be able to test and
approve what God’s will is–His good, pleasing, and perfect
will.” Romans 12:2.
Our actions to develop healthy habits are inspired by both our
purpose and plan, and we succeed with God’s power, not willpower. “I can do all this through Him, who give me strength.”
To develop lasting healthy habits and, for many, weight loss, first lay a healthy foundation. “For no one can lay any foundation other
than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 3:11
Instead of following the latest diet craze, why not go back to basics: God’s food vs. man’s food. Start by keeping a food journal and
paying attention to what you eat and how your feel. “I have the rightto do anything, but not everything is beneficial. I have the right to do anything, but I will not be mastered by anything.”
1 Corinthians 6:12
Try keeping a thought journal to see how your thoughts and emotionsare affecting your health. “We demolish arguments and every
pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God,
and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to
Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5 “Finally, brothers and sisters,
whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right,
whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–
if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such
things.” Philippians 4:8
When that becomes a habit, start making small healthy changes, one at a time, until they become habits. If you develop even one new healthy habit a month, by the end of the year, you will have 12
healthy habits under your belt!
If you need a health plan to get you off to a healthy start,
check out my two downloadable programs:
6-Week Health Transformation
Eat to be Healthy Program
|Keep learning to be healthy!|
Lisa Hernandez, Certified Nutritionist & Health Coach
1 Corinthians 10:31–“Whatever you eat or drink, or whatever
you do, do it all for God’s glory!”
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended
to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. It does not take the
place of any medical care that you may need. Consult your
healthcare provider about making dietary and lifestyle changes that
are right for you.