The Bible is the ultimate love book:
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” Mark 12:30
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” Galatians 5:22, 23a
This kind of love requires action. Action takes energy. Energy is produced by the body, mind, and spirit. The health of one affects the other. A healthy body, mind, and spirit helps us love better.
Good works are love in action: “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10. Doing good works takes time, energy, and strength of body, mind, and spirit. An unhealthy lifestyle can rob us of these and leave us unmotivated (and often too sick) to serve God and others.
A healthy body, mind, and spirit happens one day at a time. Choose something you need to work on, and make a plan to focus on each action until it becomes a habit. Habits drive our behavior.
Body: Do you need to drink more water? Do you need to eat more vegetables? Do you need to get more sleep? Do you need to move more?
Mind: Do you need to pay more attention to what you put into your mouth (maybe keep a food journal)? Do you need to replace negative thoughts with positive ones? Do you need to eat more healthy fats to nourish your brain?
Spirit: Do you need to rely more on God power vs. willpower? Do your fruits of the Spirit need some work (Galatians 5:22, 23:a)? Do you need to read a Bible verse every day?
Choose something small and doable from each category to work on. It’s better to do something small over time and feel successful than to try to do too much and become overwhelmed and give up. As you feel better, you will make better decisions and feel more loving, which is the real goal!
“Three things will last forever–faith, hope, and love– and the greatest of these is love.” and the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13
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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.