Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Good health is one of the greatest blessings of life. You can't buy it. You can't trade for it. You can't borrow it from someone. Good genetics can help. Proper hygiene and diet definitely can improve it. Poor habits can destroy it. Accidents can totally ruin it.

During almost 40 years of ministry I have visited untold sick people and prayed for thousands. Some get well. Some get worse. Some have gone to heaven. Some have gone to hell. All of that is pretty sobering.

I have watched people choose terrible eating habits and even worse habits of smoking, drugs, and drinking. They all inevitably pay a tough price. Many of them beg for more time and improved health far too late when help is almost impossible.

I have learned that living by God's laws and the instructions of His Word always improve and lengthen life spans. Time and time again I have noticed the impact on those with poor health created by poor choices as they have ignored what God's Word teaches about health care.

God's Word has a lot to say about gluttony. I am working on the overeating part and trying to get back to my more ideal weight.

So, what is the take-a-way today? Take care of yourself. You are living in the only body that you will have in this life. Spare parts are hard to find and often don't match. I haven't seen too many grow new parts and the repaired parts often only last a short while.

So take charge today. Get good rest. Don't overeat, or smoke, or get drunk, or do other abusive things to your body.

You'll have to go to heaven to get a new body. I don't think they get new bodies in hell. They just get tanned real dark.

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