….But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.
1 Corinthians 12:24-26
What you neglect to care for today may be gone or damaged tomorrow. Take the time to honor your entire body every single day. Stick out your tongue, blink your eyes, wiggle your fingers and toes, and smile.
Look in the mirror, smile, and flash those pearly whites and say, “thank You Father“. I don’t care if you only have one tooth left in your mouth, or if you’re staring at a set of dentures. Thank God for what you have.
Rotate your head in every direction and inhale. Stretch to the heavens and exhale. Stretch to the ground God made, touch your thighs, knees, ankles and feet, and smile. Stretch as you turn your waist to the east and the west, and feel your body move.
Take a brisk walk or jog; cycle, jump rope, or do yoga or pilates for at least 30 minutes, four times per week. Nourish your body with clean, whole, organic foods and drinks. Show God how grateful you are to have this incredible vessel we call a body.
Don’t dump on yourself for what you don’t have, praise what you do have. Be grateful for the present.
Show God how honored and humble you are that He gave you life. Then rejoice!
Father thank You for my body. Thank You for my working limbs and functioning organs. Thank You for my muscles and curves that support my frame. Each part of my body must be taken care of as they rely upon each other.
When I neglect any area I have neglected the whole. This is no different than when I only partially commit to You; I am not getting the full return on my investment.
Father I don’t want to neglect You or my body. I don’t want to have a conditional relationship with You Lord. I don’t want to be partially committed to You. I don’t want to randomly take care of my body that You have blessed me with. Because tomorrow a vital organ or part may have limited or no use and at that point I would cry out to You to heal and repair me—when I hadn’t thought about taking care of it all of these years.
I want to start having a healthy relationship with my body today, not taking it for granted, and not taking You for granted. Thank You Father for these opportunities and daily blessings. Amen.
Embrace this incredible day and enjoy every second of your weekend!
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