What is the purpose of taking care of ourselves? What is the point of exercising and eating healthy? We are flooded with television shows that are centered on obesity. Americans have not always had this problem. There was a time when people were forced to move. People had to walk to school or work, hunt their food, and work in the garden or fields. Kids were made to play outside. There was no Sponge Bob or PlayStation. What is your opinion? Is our nation getting better or worse?
To be active seems like a chore to some people. To some people to be active is a gift. Don’t ever take your health for granted. God gave us our bodies, as Christians they are a temple because the Holy Spirit lives within us. Not only do we benefit spiritually as a result of taken care of our bodies, but we also benefit physically and emotionally.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, the ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:1-2