One of the many ways we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” is that our bones are living tissues constantly being molded and sculpted. To do their job, your bones need proper nutrition just as the rest of your body does. If only your bones could talk, they might say to you, “Don’t rob my calcium! Be a good steward of the health God gave you. His design for your body was perfect.”
As far as your body’s priorities are concerned, your bones are first and foremost a storage place for calcium, and only secondarily a means of structural support and locomotion. So, when there’s not enough available calcium, your body removes it from your bones for higher priority needs elsewhere. Survival is more important than locomotion.
When the rate of bone loss speeds up while the rate of making new bone tissue slows down, your bones become porous, brittle, and susceptible to fracture. Factors that contribute to osteoporosis include poor nutrition, poor calcium absorption, hormonal imbalance, hyperthyroidism, conventional drugs, lack of exercise, cigarette smoking, high alcohol use, fluoride, environmental toxins and heavy metals. Caffeine is insidious. It causes your body to leech calcium from your bones.
“Living He loved me
Dying He saved me
Buried, He carried my sins far away
Rising, He justified freely forever
One day He’s coming back
O glorious day, O glorious day”
– Chorus from Casting Crowns “Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)”
Our 51st anniversary today. . .
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)
“To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life.” (Revelation 21:6)
Water is essential to life and the “living water” is eternal life. “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God.” (Psalms 42:1)
Life cannot continue without water. Your body needs water for every chemical or metabolic function it performs to sustain life. Yet, people often overlook this essential component of health. In the same way, we need a vital relationship with God, but may neglect or not recognize what our soul is seeking. Just as water is essential to our life on earth, Jesus gives the living water of eternal life. For what do you thirst?
Avoid years of frustration battling a puzzling array of risk factors & disease symptoms. Instead of struggling to jump through the hoops of one fad diet or health program after another, get back to the basics with biblical principles of health. Your body is designed with the God-given ability to stay healthy and to regain health.
In my book “Morning By Morning Pathway to Health”, I use the acronym “NATURE’S OWN” to describe the importance of Nutrition, Attitude, Toxin removal, Undoing the wrong, Rest and sleep, Exercise, Sunshine, Oxygen, Water, and back to Nutrition. Your body wants to be healthy and will become more nearly so with this daily physical & spiritual nurturing.
“Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance. I just wanna praise you. I just wanna praise you.
You broke the chains now I can lift my hands. And I’m gonna praise you. I’m gonna praise you.”
What joy when released from bondage!
As sung by Mary Mary, “Shackles (Praise You)” lyrics by Warryn Campbell, Erica Atkins-Campbell & Trecina Atkins-Campbell.
Fear not! For if we are agitated like troubled water, how can we reflect a true image of God working in our lives?
If we turn our back on God’s Son, how can we receive his light and reflect his love to others? Our walk with God should be clearly apparent as we reflect his will in our lives.
“And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” (2 Corinthians 3:18)