We are a three-part being. 1 Thessalonians 5:23, “And the very God of peace sanctify you completely and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” We are spirit, we live in a body, and we have a soul, which is made up of our mind, our will, and our emotions. We are a spirit just as God is a spirit. God is the Master Spirit. The Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit. The “natural man” (unsaved), is governed only by his soul and bodily appetites because he is spiritually dead. (1 Cor 2:14) If you are saved today, you are a new creature in Christ Jesus.
However we still have some work to do. We as born again Christians, have been made spiritually alive and we are supposed to be governed and controlled by the Holy Spirit and our own born again Spirit, the Bible calls it “the new regenerated self”. So we have “put off our old ways”. Old ways of thinking, old ways of doing and being. While our spirits are saved, our minds are still being renewed. This means we must deal with our thought life and emotions. Part of the battle is the battlefield of the mind!
The enemy comes against our minds. We must be careful what we put before our eyes and what we allow into our minds and emotions. That’s why we are told to “take every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.” Our soul includes our emotions which are unreliable! We can’t trust it nor can we let our emotions be the final authority over us. Our minds have to constantly be renewed. Make up in your mind that you will ask God to renew your mind daily. To be renewed means to have a fresh mental attitude. Cast down every high thing that exalts itself against God.
God’s Word must be the final authority!! Is it easy? No! It’s the toughest fight of your life, but God didn’t promise it would be. He said He’ll be with us!!!! The scariest thing for me was being out of the will of God. I don’t want to ever be out of the will of God! I’ve been there and trust me, “being covered” by God is much better. I love this scripture, Matthew 10:28, “And fear not them which can kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul, but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in Hell!”
Do you know what He’s saying? He’s saying instead of being worried about “people” living to please them, what you better be worried about is ME! (The Lord God Almighty). Guard yourselves with all diligence, take care of your body, mind, and spirit. Feed your spirit the Word of God. Read to build up your mind! Exercise to build your body and eat nutritious meals to stay healthy.
Healthy Habits for mind Body and Spirit
Eat real Food – Processed foods are a major contributor to obesity and illnesses. Real foods and a healthy balanced diet are keys s to good health!
Move your Body – You don’t have to have a gym membership. Start right where you are, get moving by walking, biking, going up and down stairs, swimming, exercising at home, the point is to use or lose it!
Prioritize your sleep – When we are low on sleep it affects our metabolism, makes us irritable, low on energy, unable to think clearly. A good night sleep regenerates us!
Learning something new – Expands our mind and thought processes and keeps us moving forward in life. When the mind has been expanded it cannot go back.
Avoid the negative – Negative people, places, TV shows, thoughts, concerns.
Focus on the Good and Positive – The Bible says whatsoever is true and of good report think on these things.
Let yourself have fun – Laughter keeps us young!
Retreat to calm the mind and the body.
- Show love to God, yourself and others – You show love Love to God by reading his Word, obeying, his Word, aligning your life up with his Word. Show love to yourself by taking care of yourself, show love to others by showing them you care.
Reach out and help someone else. We help heal ourselves by reaching out to others.
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