“Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.” Psalm 73:25-26 KJV
Making healthy food choices like lean meats, fresh veggies, fruits and whole grains is an important part of weight loss and becoming physically healthy. If we’re overweight, we must count calories or carbs and measure accurate portion sizes. And of course, the doctor’s favorite assignment – exercise to burn fat, shed pounds, strengthen and tone our muscles.
Failure to become physically healthy opens us up to all sorts of diseases like diabetes, heart failure or strokes. It can immobilize us to the point where we’re content to become a couch potato watching life’s excitement rather than making things happen.
If we want to be spiritually healthy, the same rules apply. Choose healthy activities that will build up our hearts and minds rather than putting us in temptation’s way. We need to do our daily calisthenics of prayer and Bible reading. And we must take in a healthy portion of God’s presence each day – not just knowing about Him, but getting to know Him intimately and allowing Him to become the most important part of our lives.
A strong relationship with Christ tones our trust muscles, improves our faith-vision, banishes heart failure caused by fear and worry and results in eternal life.
Lord, help me to take in a healthy portion of You each day! Amen.