Monday, October 10, 2011

Get that extra person off you!

People it's time to get REALLY serious about your lifestyle.  It saddens me that I see so many people take advantage of their bodies.  We are marvelous creatures that are wonderfully made in the image of our creator.  Our bodies are awesome machines and can take a beating so much better than some of the best constructed man made machines.  Our bodies adapt and adjust to our lifestyles so that we can keep LIVING! 

We are one of the fattest countries in this world, our eating habits are notorious and our activity level is almost non-existent.  HECK most of us don't even drink water and our bodies consist of 85% water.  We suffer from high blood pressure, sugar diabetes, joint issues, cancers and all other types of aliments that could possible be linked to bad habits in life.  WHEN WILL WE WAKE UP?????

I get tired of seeing people barely able to walk for any extended period of time, it hurts me when I see kids so obese that their arms cannot touch their sides and that goes for the same with their parents.  People we have got to wake up!

As a Christian, I feel it is a responsibility for us to not only be good stewards with our spiritual conditioning, money and relationships but ALSO our bodies.  We are the light of the world and we are to take care of ourselves and be a good steward with the bodies the Lord has given us.  I see to many of us in church tired and overweight content with obesity on the verge of a stroke.   

As my title suggest most of us are carrying an extra person, think about about it...If you are 20 lbs overweight you are in essence carrying a 1 or 2 year old toddler 24/7.  If you are 100lbs overweight you are carrying a pre-teen and so on.  WOW do you realize the ramifications of that, how long can your bones, joints, and your heart support that?

So I challenge you to get out and start moving and heck drink a glass of water here and there.  Make it a goal to get off the water pills and the other pills that are sustaining you because you have refused to get moving.  I am not asking you to run a marathon , just asking you to take a step towards a healthier life.  Will it happen over night, no but the long term effects are well worth it. 

__ Proverbs 25:16 — "Have you found [pleasure sweet like] honey?  Eat only as much as is sufficient for you, lest, being filled with it, you vomit it."  (Amplified Bible)
Editor's note:  This is an excellent reminder not to overeat!

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 — "Do you not know that your body is the temple (the very sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, Whom you have received [as a Gift] from God? 
You are not your own, you were bought with a price [purchased with a preciousness and paid for, made His own].  So then, honor God and bring glory to Him in your body." (Amplified Bible)

Be blessed and continue to run with the badger!