I try to take really good care of my health these days. With the major flu out break, that seems to be nation wide that can be tricky. I woke this morning to a cough and sore throat. No wonder because here in North Texas our weather has been going back and forth a lot. We are cold now but a couple of days ago we hit around 80°F. Yes,in January!
I do try to balance out my diet. Lots of fruits and fresh vegetables. I am a strong believer that vitamins and nutrients are better coming from food then from supplements.
I have made lots of beneficial changes in my life over the last year. I have sought to nurture every aspect of my life. Physically, mentally and most of all spiritually. You cant just work on one area of your life. I found this out through hard knocks. When you concentrate on one area only then you risk ignoring others facets of your life.
God must always be the center of all you do in life. Take Him out of the picture and you become spiritually deficient. You nurture your physical health by eating right and exercising. You nurture your mental health with rest, relaxation and taking time to have stress free activities with friends and family. God is in all of that and more.
Spiritual health is nurtured through prayer, discipleship, small groups of friends who support each other in Christian growth. It’s not enough to just read His word. As Christians we are never done growing. In order to grow we have to nurture it always.
“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22