Do you want to be healthy? Yes, of course! It’s a no brainer. As a matter of fact, The question is not whether or not we want to be healthy, but will we make the tough choices in order to be healthy. As we enter into the Easter season in a few short weeks, I want to take time to introduce you to four key areas of health we will be tackling through the Live Differently series.
What does spiritual health look like?
“It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” (Mark 2:17 NIV)
Going to Dr. Isn’t fun. As a matter of fact I avoid him at all costs. But it is something I need to do from time to time. During this series we will introduce the concept of a Life Transformation Vision. (LTV) Writing and implementing a LTV will be like a prescription for health God writes for us. In each area of health focus you will have the opportunity to listen to God and write a vision that will inspire you to be healthy. A vision that will lead your life guided by the Holy Spirit that lives within you and encouraged by those in your small group. As a matter of fact, we want EVERYONE to be in a 217group throughout this whole 50 days of Live Differently. How will you make the most of each Life Transformation Vision?
Be Honest – You can’t get to where you want to be until you have an accurate picture of where you are. Take a snapshot of where you are and then move on. God wants us to grow and be connected to his vision for us. (John 15)
Be Open- Never stop learning what God’s word says. Be humble and yield to what God’s would say to you. Listening is a powerful too increase your health. Immerse yourself in God’s Word and he will surprise you with a fresh vision and renewed calling.
Be Proactive- Take a risk and make something happen. Start a habit, but whatever you do, be bold. Our bold steps of faith will lead to health. No one gets healthy by continuing to do what they are doing. (I think they call that “insanity”)
Spiritual health is not an option, its a requirement of those who want to follow Jesus
28 Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that (A)we may present everyone (B)mature in Christ. 29 For this (C)I toil, (D)struggling (E)with all his energy that he powerfully works within me. Colossians 1:28-29