“Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 The. 5:23).
Through my own fight, training, and helping others, I have developed 7 principles that encompass what I believe it means to fight for your health, heart, body, and soul.
These principles are designed to flow together, just as heart, body, and soul do. God did not create us in parts. He created us as a whole, consisting of heart, body, and soul. You cannot compartmentalize. They flow together and each affects the other.
Dr. Candace Pert said,
Most psychologists treat the mind as disembodied, a phenomenon with little or no connection to the physical body. Conversely, physicians treat the body with no regard to the mind or the emotions. But the body and the mind are not separate, and we cannot treat one without the other.
What you eat affects your thinking and mood, as well as your bodily function. What you think affects you physically as well as emotionally and spiritually. A corrupt view of God can make a person sick. I know because I lived it.
God designed us to eat, think, and move a certain way, and the closer we align with that the healthier we will be. We are made to literally view all of life through the lens of Jesus.
I have put together these 7 principles through what I have experienced and learned. These principles view us as God designed, heart body, and soul. So many Jesus followers are suffering from their health because they do not take this approach.
I want to do something about that. I’m just not okay with it, and I am going to put this message out there. If you believe in it too, then share it!
I ask that you open your mind to these principles. Empower yourself and research them yourself. Test them by incorporating them into your life. Most importantly, pray for God’s guidance. It is HIS will we seek, not our own.
These principles are rooted in my faith in Jesus Christ as Lord of all.
- The Design Principle (Pro. 16:4): God designed us to live a specific way.
- The Heart Principle (Pro. 4:23): Everything we do flows from the heart.
- The Sacred Principle (1 Tim. 4:4, 5): Living itself is sacred.
- The Purpose Principle (1 Pet. 4:8-11): We are created for a purpose.
- The Hunger Principle (Mat. 5:6): We are designed to hunger for that which most nourishes us.
- The Quality Principle (Mat. 12:7): We focus on the quality of what we bring into our lives.
- The Grace Principle (Acts 20:32): We accept God’s grace and give ourselves grace.