'taking action with Christ'
#8 Choose Healthy
Ever driven a vehicle filled with tainted fuel? The engine sputters, misfires, and sometimes just shuts down. Similarly, people fuel their bodies with poor nutrition. Paying no attention to their health. Fast and fatty foods, and generally a poor diet that leading to system failures leaving prayerful cries for help to restore health or preserve life. Take care of your body, God's temple, as He instructs.
We need to understand that God entrusts us with how He created us. Giving our best to take care of our bodies and nourish them with the best fuel. Giving ourselves the best chance to defend, endure hardship, and meet the demands of every challenge that satan presents. Training ourselves in order to perform at the highest level physically, emotionally, and mentally.
Ultimately, there is no doubt that God wants us in the 'Ready/Alert' and in our best shape spiritually. You may not hold the physical capacity to perform as a great athlete but with the Holy Spirit in you, you do carry the spiritual ability to live as one of His most powerful soldiers. Honor Him by choosing to live healthy in the ways you control, giving to Him the things you can't control.
"Jesus, my body and mind are Your temple, and armed with the most powerful weapon...Your Holy Spirit! Help me pay attention to my health so I can glorify You in every action I take. I love you Jesus, Amen!"
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (ESV)
"Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body."
1 Corinthians 10:31 (ESV)
"So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God."
3 John 2 (NLT)
"I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit."