“Dear friend, I am praying that all is well with you and that your body is as healthy as I know your soul is.” 3 John 2 (NLT)
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t wish for good health — for themselves and for the ones they love. A body that works well, that functions and moves as it should, that is not plagued by illness and disease. I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t long for that.
And yet, I have met many people who are not willing to do what is required to be healthy.
Granted, we live in a world that is working against us. Especially in America, we live with endless obstacles of GMO’s, processed foods, “modern conveniences” that keep us from walking or working or moving, largely sedentary jobs, and much, much more.
But we still have choice. We still have choices about what we do with our spare time, what we put into our mouths and what we prioritize. Culture can flood the market with as many unhealthy options as it chooses, but it cannot take away our choice.
Just like God never takes away our choice. God wants us to love Him and follow His ways, but He does not force us to. He allows us to choose. He allows us to choose who and what we serve. He allows us choice … because He knows that our choices will reveal our true desires.
So it really comes back to us. Do we truly want to have good health? Enough to do what is required?
Enough to eat less junk food?
Enough to eat more vegetables?
Enough to move your body every day?
Enough to listen to and attend to the needs of your body?
Enough to listen to Him? So that He can heal us? So that He can heal us and bring us to health?
He can, you know. It’s right there:
H e a l t h
Do you see it?
Do you want it enough to do what is required?
He is more than able. It’s your choice.