Let’s Get Physical


I have been toying with this for a while. So now I am bringing it to you. This blog has faithfully dealt with issues of spiritual well-being. This week I am taking a different approach to this overarching theme.

It’s time to get physical. I don’t know about you, but my physical well-being has its ups and downs. Lack of energy, excess weight, fitful sleep, brain fog, sugar cravings are a few of the ups and downs I have traveled over the years. Actually, all of those have slipped in and out of my life in the last 6 months. When Im energy is great, I get tons done. I turn into a machine. I am motivated to exercise and think the future looks bright. I want most days, okay-everyday, to feel like that. But, it doesn’t and that frustrates me to no end.

So, about a year ago, I started doing what any good research geek would do. I started reading the research. I’ll admit this has long been an area of interest of mine. However, this past year, it has kicked into high gear. I haven’t been writing about it because it seemed like it didn’t fit the nature of this blog until today.

16-17 You realize, don’t you, that you are the temple of God, and God himself is present in you? No one will get by with vandalizing God’s temple, you can be sure of that. God’s temple is sacred-and you, remember, are the temple. (1 Corinthians 3: 16-17 MSG)

This scripture is obvious encouragement to take care of the house of God. I don’t think this scripture is meant to make us feel guilty for not being physically perfect. Today, I did notice something. I when I am feeling blah about my physical self, as I have lately, it is really hard for me to stay focused on my relationship with God. When I am struggling physically, my prayer time, devotional time and worship time suffer. It is hard for me to focus on Him because I’m distracted by how I feel physically. My physical well-being is a spiritual matter. When I am physically blah, I am spiritually blah.

Needless to say, I have learned some things from all of the research and now we know there is this connection. Here is what I am proposing-some of the future blogs will offer insights I have learned along the way. I am on my way out of the most resent funk and overall feeling better than ever. As much as I write for me, I write for you too. I need you to tell me if this will be a benefit to you or if these topics will make you yawn.

Ready? Are you with me? Let’s get physical. (Sorry if you are now hearing the Olivia Newton John song that just started playing in my head along with the visions of head bands and leg warmers.) Ready to strengthen your relationship with Christ by taking care of His temple? Tell me what you think.

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