It is a new week and a new day and I’m so glad you could join me as we continue our journey toward renewing our minds and improving our self-discipline. If you’re just joining me, you can read my article, “A New Self Discipline Journey” to learn more about why I am doing this, and how this may benefit you as well.
This week we are going to focus each day on physical health. Each day this week I will provide affirmations, scriptures, and daily challenges regarding this topic. Next week will be a new one!
With that said, let’s start our morning together!
Before we begin let us take some deep breaths to calm our mind and prepare us for this mornings discipline.
MUSIC FOR A NEW DAY
I personally like to have some soft music in the background, so if that’s something you like as well below you will find a song you can play for the duration of our time together.
PRAYER For A Strong Body
Now that we’re calm, let us transition to a time of prayer. Over the next few minutes you can pray on your own or feel free to use the following prayer:
You are my Strength, and all power belongs to You. I pray for a strong and vigorous body that can easily do hard work, engage in exercise, and has a strong resistance against illness. I thank You that as I trust in You, I find new strength, and soar high like an eagle. I will run and not get weary, I will walk and not faint. I thank You that I am Your creation, and You watch over me. Amen.
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AFFIRMATIONS for A Healthy Body
Here are a few affirmations for this morning that you can put in your pocket and carry with you throughout your day.
As you read through them, repeat each one out loud at least three times before moving to the next. Take your time. Close your eyes and say them to yourself as well. Let these words sink into your heart and mind this morning:
- I am grateful for my body.
- I love and respect my body.
- I have everything I need to accomplish my health goals.
- I can eat well without eating perfectly.
SCRIPTURES For A Healthy Body
As Christians, our affirmations should be rooted in the strength and power of God who empowers us and strengthens us to face every trial and every day (both good and bad).
Here are some scriptures that further support the affirmations we just spoke to ourselves. Again, repeat each one three times out loud before moving to the next one. Take your time. Maybe try to commit these to memory as well:
- 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”
- 1 Corinthians 10:31, “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
- Jeremiah 33:6, “Behold, I will bring to it health and healing, and I will heal them and reveal to them abundance of prosperity and security.”
- Ezekiel 23:25, “You shall serve the Lord your God, and he will bless your bread and your water, and I will take sickness away from among you.”
Our challenge today is this: explore various diet options and find one that works for you.
I have been on a long health journey, personally. About 5 years ago I was bending over to tie my shoes and I noticed that I had to take a deep breath and hold it so I could reach my shoes. I knew, in that moment, I was way out of shape and that I did not like what I had become.
In high school I was 135lbs (soaking wet), but at 35 I was 215lbs (and going).
So I took action and decided to explore diet options. I knew I liked certain foods and some diets were just too restrictive for me. I ultimately ended up doing the Keto diet for 6 months straight and got down to 165lbs!!!
Since then I have been on and off various diets exploring and finding what works for me, or simply exploring a new diet I hadn’t tried before. And in that time I have managed to keep the weight off. I’m probably around 170-175 now, but in 5+ years the highest I’ve gotten was around 180lbs (during the holidays, of course – it’s that pecan pie ya’ll).
Not only did I lose weight, but I did away with chronic indigestion that I had been suffering with since I was 21.
Currently, I’m doing a Ketovore diet, which is a combo Keto and Carnivore (mostly meat, veggies occasionally). It’s going great!
So today, your challenge is to start exploring the types of diets that are out there and find one that works for you. No two people are the same, and no two people will find the same diet to work exactly the same for them. But you’ll never know what works until you try something.
Who knows how God might use the change in your diet to heal your body.
Quote of the Day
Today’s quote comes from Wayne Fields:
The six best doctors: sunshine, water, rest, air, exercise, and diet.Wayne Fields
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