HEALTHY LIVING – self check

If I love God and live in unhealthy ways, will He cover for my poor choices and let me live long and well?
One of the basic principles of life is: That which a man sows–that will he reap. If anyone could break this rule, it would make a fool of God. Good luck trying to pull that one off! Yet I know that I sometimes think that because I am doing so much for the kingdom that God will cover for me if I don’t exercise or sleep enough. I have often told good Christian friends who have been trapped by smoking cigarettes, that they will go to heaven, just a little early.
There is, of course, one exception: when I deserved Hell and was given Heaven instead. However, I didn’t “get away with it”, instead God paid my debt and gave me righteousness, but will he give me health in spite of my failure to live by the designer’s advice? If the alcoholic repents, does his liver damage go away? King David repented of his sin with Bathsheba and God forgave him but warned of ongoing results in his family and life. Fortunately there is MERCY:God bringing good out of our sin when we repent. For where sin abound–Grace even more abounds.
Throughout the day I suggest three prayers and three reminders. Since I am sure you use them constantly,as they are perhaps the number one tool I recommend, I am sure you can quote them right now? ————————————————————————————-
That’s right: reminders, I can’t, He can, so here goes
prayers, Help, Thanks, Show me your will
Now here is a tool that I suggest using once a week. That’s right, you know that it is hard to remember a once a week tool and that you would need to set a specific day and time. How humble of you to realize that!
There are four areas of healthy living that I need to examine, not to yell at myself but to keep on track:
1. Physical, a. diet b. sleep. c. exercise
2. Schedule, a. too much, psalms 127 b. too little Colossians 4:5 c. time for me and God Mark 1:35 d. balanced Ecclesiastes 3:1
3. Relational- Is there anyone with whom I may be real, no front, and still be accepted, do I have others to learn from and minister to?
4. Daily practicing dynamic resting, peaceful passion, gently warfare?
I will do my next 4 blogs amplifying on these tools. By the way, my grandson Ray is home and over 7 pounds so God has been gracious.

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