What’s your favorite workout routine? HIIT? Zumba? Boot camp? Running? Walking? Step? Heavy weightlifting? Or a combination of things? I love all the above!
Do you know I’m a former health educator and Zumba instructor? I taught diabetes prevention courses, presented at health fairs, and did one – on – one health coaching. The hardest part of that job was not being able to talk about Jesus, unless someone brought it up first, because I worked at a secular hospital system.
I admit I did talk about Jesus sometimes, especially to one client who had so many health issues and personal life issues mostly because of his drug addiction. I must listen to the Holy Spirit, he urged me to say something to this client. The young man was grateful for the words I said and my prayers. Sometimes people just need to know they are loved by the King of kings!
I love working out. Physical fitness is a must towards a better quality of life. But if our soul is unhealthy no matter how many calories burned, or weights lifted our quality of life will be lacking. Physical fitness can’t heal souls, only Jesus can.
Our spirit and soul health are more important than our physical health. Remember our bodies are temporary. But our spirit is eternal. Would you rather have a banging body now and be forever without God or a good body now and be forever with God?
Good spiritual health is a must for now. Jesus died to restore us into right relationship with God. Giving us the ability to have an abundant life here and now. Thank you, Jesus!
“I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.” John 10:9-10 (NIV)
Having an abundant life takes work. After you said yes to Jesus as our Lord and Savior doesn’t mean you sit back and chill. As a citizen of the Kingdom of God you have important missions. Your mission is to proclaim and demonstrate the love of God, the truth of God and the power of God in the creative way God calls you.
Your mission is empowered by the Holy Spirit.
“But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby) will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him (the Holy Spirit) to you [to be in close fellowship with you]. And He, when He comes, will convict the world about [the guilt of] sin [and the need for a Savior], and about righteousness, and about judgment: about sin [and the true nature of it], because they do not believe in Me [and My message]; about righteousness [personal integrity and godly character], because I am going to My Father and you will no longer see Me; about judgment [the certainty of it], because the ruler of this world (Satan) has been judged and condemned.” John 16:7-11 (AMP) - I love using the AMP version because of the great definitions it gives for the Holy Spirit.
Be filled with the Holy Spirit. Surrender yourself to Him daily to experience His fruits and to spread them, too.
As stated in John 10:10 the enemy of our soul doesn’t want us to live in the Kingdom of God. He likes people to be deceived about their real rights. He does everything in his power to keep you unaware of your sonship. You have power over him when you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior.
Your power is not in physical strength. No matter how much you work out. Or how many pounds you lift. That is no match to Satan.
“ For our struggle is not against flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this [present] darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) places.” Ephesians 6:12 (AMP)
You need spiritual strength for this battle.
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Christina Leeman MPH, writer and health educator, emboldens women to be the She Who Honors God with her all - body, thoughts, words, actions.
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