Good Health for Good Works is travelling this week, but did not want to miss the opportunity to share a previous post to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!
Today, there are:
So many things that have little eternal significance. That one great meal will be digested. That sale item bought will eventually be thrown out or given away.
May I suggest that we, in the midst of all the busyness,
make an investment in something eternal.
Let's find a place, any place (bathroom, basement, closet) where we can get alone for a few minutes and let's breathe and remember and thank God for the wonderful deeds He has done in our life this past year. Let's invest in our relationship with our Eternal Father.
I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.
Let's find a loved one, any loved one (parent, sibling, in-law, cousin, friend) and let's take them on a one on one Thanksgiving walk and ask and listen and connect and empathize and encourage. Let's invest in the life of this only here once in eternity person that God has created and brought into our life because once they are gone there will never be anyone identical to them again!
And as for your health? Well, if we do struggle with health issues related to unhealthy eating, it is probably not because of one indulgence. It is because of repeated indulgences. So, enjoy today and invest in thanking God, enjoying His provision and enjoying others. And if you do overindulge, quickly get back to those parameters we put in place that help us to limit our indulgences. One easy way to do that is simply to send all the leftovers home with others or to immediately put them in the freezer.
Our health is important, but our health is not always the most important thing. It is foolish to pursue good health as an end to itself. Health, like money, is only a tool. It is useful because, if used wisely, it enables us to survive, thrive and be a blessing to others!
I'm not saying that investing in healthy eating today is not important. I'm just saying that, sometimes it is wise to shift our focus beyond the one big meal that will be eaten today and digested tomorrow and, instead, focus our attention on investments of eternal significance. Or at least make it a point to focus on both!
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About the author:
Hello! My name is Ginger Hill and I am a Christ follower and a wellness professional. Over the years, I have personally and professionally seen the benefits of healthy living and I have also seen the hardships of struggling to practice good health habits in the midst of a busy and sometimes stressful life. I am passionate about helping myself and others to live a healthy lifestyle and I believe that good health is essential in helping us to do the good works that God has called us to do. Because I am a work in progress, I write these blog posts to encourage myself and I share them with others in the hope that they may be encouraged as well.
Psalm 92:12,14 (NLT)
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