We are continuing, “Becoming A Better You” series. It may be tough during the holiday season to eat healthy and exercise but it’s possible. Whenever we eat better and exercise we feel better about ourselves. Our self-esteem is increased. We look better in our clothes. We digest food easier. Eating certain foods weighs us down and causes constipation and various diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, or myocardial infarction. Exercising helps us stay toned and healthy. I’ve been hesitant to write or teach on this subject. I have been truly convicted. Since I married my best friend in August, I rarely exercise or ate as healthy as I should.
In four months, I gained ten pounds. No one can really see it except me. My husband loves my curves and the extra weight but I am not too thrilled about having to squeeze into my jeans. I used to work out at least three times per week when I lived in Colorado. Just recently my husband and I started walking together in the park after we dropped the kids off at school in the mornings. You can watch our journey to health on our YouTube channel, “Team Moses Vlogs.”
I can recall how I felt after post-partum. I felt miserable because my stomach was still the shaped out a flatten cone where the baby was. I had to work really hard to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight. People always compliment me saying how slim I am and they are surprised that I have children.
The Lord dealt with me pertaining this subject matter years ago. So many of God’s children are a knife and fork away from the grave. They are a hamburger away from a heart attack. They have a hard time preaching the word without getting winded because of the extra weight they are carrying. I made a decision to be in physical shape so I can preach the gospel effectively without my health causing a hinderance. Many of God’s servants die prematurely due to health issues.
It always bothered me when a minister would have a meeting and everyone in attendance didn’t receive prayer or prophecy. I told God that I want to make sure that everyone at my meetings received. This is why I am passionate about health. I am ready to flow with the Holy Spirit whenever He wants to flow. We have to be in better health to do the work of the Lord.
This is why I always feature a healthy recipe inside Rejoice Essential Magazine monthly. You can find various recipes in the Healthy Living section. I featured vegetarian lasagna, various salads, seafood, poultry, and the list goes on and on.
God wants us to prosper in every way and be healthy in the process. 3 John 2 says, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. We have to realize that it’s about God and not us. Our bodies are his temple. God wants to dwell in a healthy body. 1 Corinthians 3:16 says, “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” Remember, it’s not about you but about God’s glory.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 says, “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.” Forget the sodas and drink more water. Find alternate healthier recipes for your favorite foods. Make a commitment to become a better you. Let’s eat better and exercise. Let’s live longer and do what God is calling us to do.