“It’s MY body!”
You’ve probably said this, or at least thought it, at some point in your life. But Pastor Rick Warren says of our bodies in The Daniel Plan, “What we think we own is really on loan.” Have you ever thought of your body as “on loan” from God? Not really belonging to you at all?
We are surrounded by messages about our bodies, like, “It’s your body, treat it however you want. Whatever makes you happy.” But is this the view a man or woman of God should have?
“Christians who don’t take their health seriously, don’t take their mission seriously” – Gary Thomas
- The people God calls you to minister to
- Your children
- Your grandchildren
- Your great-grandchildren (Yes, we should be living long enough to be a blessing even to our great-grandchildren!)
Is that how you want your loved ones to live?
If not, you shouldn’t be living that way either!
Some ideas to get started transforming the way you treat your body:
- Pray for a greater desire to care for your body
- Ask God for wisdom and self discipline
- Read and meditate on the following scriptures:
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