I am an emergency worker, fire fighter and EMT. Yesterday, I was on scene with a man who obviously had a loving wife and good marriage. He was about 100 pounds over weight and apparently having a heat attack. The family had a cross on the wall and I reminded the wife to remember her faith. She smiled, I could see her relief and I kept on in emergency mood.
Here, were two beautiful children of God both significantly over weight. They were in their late sixties. I thought, how sad…. they are so overweight that their health is in serious jeopardy. Yet, they appeared to be loving Christian people. How is it that we can be so neglectful of our own health and wellness and love the Lord?
We are given one body while we are here on earth. In heaven we will get a new glorified body. But to do His work, to our best here, we are called to take care of the gift we have been given.
Are you treating your body as His temple or your trash can?
It is a daily sacrifice to stop with overindulgence and be more active. It is a way for you to honor God in your life by treating your body as His.
Hebrews 13:16 “ But to do good and to communicate forget not; for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.”
Be fit and be blessed,
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