So you know what you need to do but not sure how to do it. I am working to get my body back in shape. I am not over weight but I am not toned either. That is my focus right now. But to do that you have to trust God that everyday he will take care of you. He knows your struggles and what you need to do to keep your body healthy.
“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”
I hope that your day is going well. I wanted to talk a few minutes about bad habits. Sometimes we get comfortable with what you are doing now and do not think about how it can impact you later. It can hurt you and you do not even think about. For example calories do matter. You could drink a coke or eat broccoli and get the same number of calories. But which one will make you feel better. The Broccoli of course! It has vitamins and minerals in it. We need to make wise choices with what we eat. The enemy will discourage you if you try to get your life on track. You must identify what you need to change and build your life on the truth.
1 Corinthians 9:27
But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.
1 Corinthians 3:16-17
Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and you are that temple.
Good vs Bad fats
I do want to state that we do need fat. We cannot just banish it from our diet. It helps gain energy, helps build cell membranes and even helps blood clotting. Good fats include monounsaturated; these are oils such as olive oil. These oils are liquid at room temperature. Another is polyunsaturated fats. These are the essential fats that are required for normal body functions. A good example of these would be oils that are poured in a pan to cook with.
Bad fats are Trans fats. These fats have been processed more and turn it into solids.
There are some fats that are ok but should not be eaten in excess. Saturated fats are solid at room temperature but melt when heated.
1 Corinthians 6:12-20 “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything. 13 “Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. 14 And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power. 15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! 16 Or do you not know that he who is joined[a] to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, “The two will become one flesh.” 17 But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. 18 Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin[b] a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. 19 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, 20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”
I wanted to take a minute and point out a few facts from the passage above-
1. My body belongs to God- he gave it to me for a certain amount of time
2. Jesus paid for my body-he paid the price for my body
3. God’s Spirit lives in my body- It is a temple
4. God expects me to take care of my body- he does not want me to sin
What are some areas that you need to work on more? I am working on my eating habits.