Like most other people, I start each year with new year’s resolutions. I usually say I’m gonna lose more weight. Finally in 2010, I lost 50 pounds. That was a little short of my goal, but I was still proud of my accomplishment. But over the years 2010 to 2012, I gained all of that back plus more. Mostly because of stress.
So this year, I have a new goals:
1. Live life to the full
(John 10:10 Jesus says, “I have come that you might have life and that you would have it more abundantly.”)
2. Soul Prosperity
(3 John 1:2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
According to this verse, my health is directly related to the prosperity of my soul. Instead of trying to lose weight and not reaching that goal because of the lack of prosperity in my soul, I am going to seek fulfillment in my mind, my will, and my emotions. Here are the ways to do that:1. Be thankful in all things (1 Thess. 5:18 “give thanks in all circumstances”) –Notice it does not say “for all things” but “In all things”. 2. Memorize scripture (Ps. 119:50 “Your word has given me life”.) 3. Practice the presence of God (Ps. 16:11 “In your presence is fullness of joy” NKJV) 4. Keep my mind on God (Isa. 26:3 “You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You”)
God’s word is life.
In God’s presence is joy.
The mind focused on God will be at peace.And Phil. 4:8 and 11b I am determined to think abundant thoughts full of joy, filled with God’s presence and focused on His Word. I believe once I accomplish this, the health and well-being of my body will follow.