- God made my body. Psalm 139:13 says, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb” (NIV). Physical health is as much about stewardship as where I give your resources.
- Jesus paid for my body. The Bible says, “Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NLT). On the cross, Jesus paid not just for my soul but also my body. I honor God when I take care of your body.
- The Holy Spirit lives in my body. Good health is one way you take care of God’s temple.
When I fully embrace these truths from God’s Word about my body, I’ll be ready for my body’s brand new year. Knowing the truth about my body makes acting on that truth a step of faith. It means I’m no longer getting healthy just to live a few more years, fit into a particular item of clothing in my closet, or look more physically attractive. I’m getting healthy as a way to worship God. That’s a terrific and empowering reason to get healthy this year and truly the most sensible and appropriate way to worship him.