Something just as important as faith!

I was about to write a post on health when i was blessed with a book. A book about health. Before i share what i need to let me give you a brief run down of my life from a health perspective. In the past year i have been taught how my health plays a part in me accomplishing my destiny. If i am sick all the time how am i supposed to impact people. Being whole means that you are strong emotionally, physically, and spiritually. To ignore one aspect is very unwise.
Anyway, i have been taught to do my part by watching how i eat, excercise and a few more other things. As i have been doing these things i have been seeing the change in me. I have more energy, i have lost weight and it feels good. This past week i ran a 5km race. I thought i would struggle but i found it to be fun! As i am getting older i am getting fitter. That is the way it is supposed to be don’t you think?

Ok, let me get back to the book i was given. There is a concept i read that changed the way i view health and my body.
The author who is a Doctor is talking about priorities. As a christian there are a few priorities that are universal. These priorities are, God and then family. These are extremely important priorities in the life of a person. He continues by saying,

” My first reaction was to wonder why the pastor would put health in front of the two big treasures of the Christian world. I asked, Wow, why do you say it’s fitness before faith?
His answer changed my mind-set forever and hopefully it will change yours. He said, “Because I’m no good to God or my family if I’m sick or dead.”
That was a revelation for me that the effective life with God is more than just one component. To have Christian harmony, we have to look at the whole.
It’s really not a vertical order:
– Faith
– Family
– Fitness
– Mission, finance, etc.
It’s really horizontal. All of these are godly priorities, God should be in all of these things, and so require our full attention at the right time and place. ”

Wow right! Our health is important, very important.
We are no good to God and to our families and the world if we are sick or dead!
Let that sink in. I know it is a radical thought but it is one worth meditating on.
How much value have you placed on excercise? How much value have you placed on nutrition? Being healthy should be one of the highest priorities in your life.

As i finish i want to give you a few links that you can refer to. First things first, the book i quoted from is called, Winning My Race. For more information go to
For more help on being all that you can be from a health perspective go and Google Maximized Living and Dr Ben Lerner.
Also take a look at this website. Dr Cory who is also part of Maximized Living was very instrumental in making me change the way i viewed health. He is a very commited person and gives 1000% into helping people. This is his website –
The Dr Health Show

Remember that your fitness plays a vital part in you accomplishing your destiny. You are responsible for how you look after your body. It is a gift from God that needs to be seen as that, a gift.
As i pen off i want to leave you with a statement that sums up the meat of this post:

“Your relationship with God, your family, finances, mental health, and your purpose for living all suffer or are lost completely if your health fails and your life is out of balance.”


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