Now that the winter frost has finally melted away, and the colors of a livened earth have now emerged, we may feel compelled to think more of our need for cleansing homes, yards, and particularly – our often neglected health. While reorganizing our houses and weeding the gardens have significance – how much more value should be placed on improving our uniquely special bodies and minds? The recent celebration of Christ’s resurrection demonstrated the hope that many undesired aspects of life – including physical issues and negative habits – can be thoroughly washed away when we gain a ‘fresh as springtime’ perspective.
If you are feeling fatigued from cold weather weight gain or circumstantial depression, be encouraged that rejuvenation is truly possible. First, recognize that the most basic remedy for replenishing our diminished physical energy is to improve our diet habits by choosing foods that are natural and nutritious. Many believe this means eating virtually all raw vegetables and low fats. Truthfully some vegetables really should be cooked to enhance their digestion and health benefits. Additionally, including good fat sources is actually more essential than whole grains in the diet. (Find more details under “Body Balance”.) Purposing to eat better will assist you in getting rebalanced with your body – inevitably leading to more mental clarity as well. This will ultimately foster a greater ability to focus on seeking God’s guidance and making wise decisions in daily routines and trials. Then a renewed motivation becomes an impetus to accomplishing more than we ever did before.
There is certainly no benefit to allowing by-gone stresses to hinder our determination for success this year. We must understand the importance of finding confidence in ourselves through trust in the Lord’s strength to help us overcome our burdens. He created us to be healthy and productive souls in this world – free of gloom and illness. May we exercise the free will our Creator granted us to eat well and live the abundant existence that He intended. In so doing, we will be enabled to become less absorbed in our own concerns and more productive in addressing the needs of others – all for the glory of the One who makes it all possible!
Timeless Truth: “Our bodies are our gardens – our wills are our gardeners.” ~William Shakespeare
Learning Link: http://www.thechristiannutritionist.com/2014/02/build-up-your-health/
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