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Dr. Charles Stanley On Taking Care Of Our Physical Body.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

I get daily emails with a devotional from Pastor Charles Stanley. Today's devotional was a very happy surprise. Pastor Stanley talked about how we should take care of our body and the relationship with the LORD, concerning it. Thank you Brother Stanley. Very encouraging. emoticon

Read | 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

God cares deeply for the physical bodies that He’s given His children. Let’s review some simple ways to look after yourself physically.

First, pay close attention to what you eat. Your body will use whatever food you give it—whether good or bad—as fuel. The decision about what kind of fuel to consume is yours alone. When you fill your body with the wrong things, you are limiting its efficiency, energy, and overall potential.

Second, exercise is vital to a healthy body. You may say, “Well, I just can’t do that.” Yes, you can; it is a matter of discipline. You may not enjoy exercise, but your body needs it. If all you can do is walk, then walk!

Third, wisdom about health requires examining your attitude. How’s your outlook regarding yourself, your life, and other people? A positive attitude affects the body by freeing it of stress.

Finally, spending time in prayer and Bible study affects physical well-being. You were created to be in relationship with God; it only makes sense, then, that actively engaging in this relationship and realigning your mind and spirit toward Him can have beneficial effects on the body He created for you.
Many people attempt to separate spiritual life from the physical. This is not what God intended. If you truly believe your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 6:19-20), then you must realize that failing to maintain your health is both a physical and a spiritual problem. What is the Lord saying to you about the way you care for your body?

Intouch.org Dr. Charles Stanley the minister of First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia
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GOULDSGRANITE 11/3/2013 10:09AM

    Dr. Stanley ~ Love!

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GRATEFUL_BEING 10/30/2013 5:41PM

    Very wise words. I feel we must respect all that our Creator has created whether it be human, animal, tree, flower....

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ANHELIC 10/30/2013 11:44AM

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DOGLADY13 10/29/2013 10:32PM

    WORD!

In my faith community, we talk about how to live "health" well. Even if someone is bedridden, they are able to contribute by doing 100% of what they can. If all their physical body will allow is prayer, then they can offer prayer. But if their physical body is able to do more, then they should do more. If we are poor stewards of our body, then we need to change our way and take care of our health. It is not the will of God to neglect the gift of our bodies. We must eat well, exercise and use it to further our mission here on earth.

Well said Dr. Charles Stanley!

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JITTERBUGJOY 10/29/2013 2:32PM

    This is a very interesting look at the body and our spiritual being. I do believe that physical and spiritual are merely two parts of one whole and with one "damaged" then the other can not be whole.
Thank you for sharing this.

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LADYMARCIA1 10/29/2013 1:52PM

    Thanks for the reminder that prayer and a positive belief that God is and always will be the center is as much for the physical body as well as the spiritual body.

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