Are you a healthy eater? I attended a class last night at a local Whole Foods about healthy food choices. I learned which vegetables, nuts, oils, and meats are good for me and which ones may be harmful. We were told when we put healthy in, the outcome is healthy. When we put harmful in, the outcome is harmful. Now I have a choice to feed my body those healthy foods or not. I am equipped with more food knowledge, but it only impacts my life when I apply the things I learned in the class.
The same can be said about our minds. We were given the Holy Scriptures to feed our minds [Philippians 4:18]. 2 Timothy 3:16 reminds us “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,” However, if we only read the Word of God but do not apply it to our lives, it serves no real purpose for us. It is no different than me learning all about the healthy food choices I must make and choosing to eat junk food. Until I apply the knowledge to my day to day life, it has no real impact on me other than to make me aware of what I should be doing for myself and others and make me feel guilty for not doing it.
How often do you read the Word of God? Is it something you value enough to invest in it daily? Do you simply read it and put it away or do you take what you read and ponder it and try to apply it to your life?
Health is a choice. If you are physically healthy, it is because you have put forth time and effort and implemented steps and practices to get that way. The same is true of your spiritual health. If you are spiritually healthy, it isn’t by accident. It is because you’ve made your time with the Lord a priority.
How is your spiritual health? Do you need to see the Great Physician? I happen to know He makes house calls. Jeremiah 33:3 says “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” Make your appointment today. He has an opening.