Spiritually Healthy (by La Ronda Forsey)

“Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His presence continually!” 1 Chronicles 16:11

A little over a year ago, I decided it was time to get healthier!  It was sort of like a New Year’s resolution, but I was more determined to follow through with this goal than ever before.  I wanted to feel better, have more energy, lose weight, and enjoy life more completely.  I am not going to pretend, this was the hardest goal for me!  Many years had gone by that I did not make my health a priority.  I had to change the person I had become.  It took constant self-control and continuous effort to make these changes.  The nice thing is that I had friends that would encourage me and help me through this challenge. Even though this was not easy, the reward of feeling healthy has been amazing.  It would not have happened if I did not dedicate time each day to eating better and exercising.

Our spiritual lives also need to be healthy!  It is easy to get out of the routine of reading the Bible, saying our prayers, and depending on God.  We can get spiritually out of shape and feel terrible about life.  Do you want to feel better and more energetic?  You might have to make some changes, too!  Thankfully, we can ask for strength from God.  He is the friend that will help you through this challenge.  He understands everything you are going through and He loves you unconditionally.  The only way to be spiritually healthy is to, “Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His presence continually!”  The reward of feeling spiritually healthy is AMAZING!

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