Be physically active. Eat healthy foods. Don’t eat sugar. If you drink, drink in moderation. Abstain from using drugs. Drink plenty of water. Sleep at least 7 hours every night. Don’t smoke. The list for behaviors that are important to be healthy goes on and on.
But these ‘rules’ for living a healthy life can be like the written laws – even the 10 Commandments – of the Bible. These lifestyle related behaviors, as well as the laws found in the Bible, are focused on outward behavior. So many of us often fail miserably trying to live according to health-related principles like this….. because we have not been changed on the inside. We can similarly be frustrated when we are not living according to the ‘laws’ found in the Bible.
“The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.” 2 Corinthians 3:6
However, when we become transformed by God’s Spirit, and live from a transformed will, heart and mind, by the Holy Spirit’s power, these healthy behaviors can become natural to us – because our inner nature has been changed.
Are you struggling to keep some of God’s laws that you read about in the Bible? Do you constantly fall short of living according to his principles?
Are you struggling to live a healthy lifestyle?
Maybe the secret for you is to become more transformed on the inside… by God’s love, grace and truths. Seek to know Him in a deeper way. Consistently spend time with Him and reading the Bible. Humble yourself before Him. Surrender to Him at a deeper level. Get on your knees and cry out to Him.
Develop a deeply personal and intimate relationship with God and live empowered by that relationship.
Have a blessed and healthy day, in Christ!