Focus on getting healthy this year rather than just losing weight. “Morning By Morning Pathway to Health” applies biblical principles to health and shows how a daily commitment and the faithfulness of God can transform your health. As you get healthy, your weight will normalize. Be thankful and praise God for the health he has entrusted you with and commit to be a good steward of his resources.
Recognize that we live in an obesigenic environment that favors weight gain. Make your daily food and lifestyle choices wisely to counteract toxic cultural influences and emotional baggage. Your body is designed with the God-given ability to stay healthy and to regain health. This book helps you make positive health and lifestyle changes that impact your heart, spirit and body. Available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and most booksellers.
“I have swept away your offenses like a cloud,
your sins like the morning mist.
Return to me,
for I have redeemed you.”
(Isaiah 44:22 NIV 84)
Are you like a lost sheep, a lost coin, or a prodigal son? In Luke chapter 15, Jesus tells three parables about being lost and about much rejoicing when the lost was found.
The lost sheep wandered away. It may have realized it was separated from the shepherd and flock, and may even have sensed danger in its predicament. It might perhaps have bleated sadly, but couldn’t find its own way back. The shepherd went in search of the sheep and rescued it. Some people are like this sheep. They sense that they are lost souls but don’t know what to do about it.
The woman who lost one of her ten coins dropped everything and began an extensive search for it. The coin, of course, could not help in the finding process. It did not even know that it was lost. The woman searched intensely until the coin was found. Some people are like this coin. They are lost souls who do not know their savior or even their need of one.
The prodigal son was willfully lost. He was living a life of self-indulgence and sin but, with a broken and contrite heart, chose to return to his father who ran to meet him and welcomed him with open arms. Some people are like this son. They are lost souls who repent and are welcomed back by their loving, heavenly Father.
“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)”
“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)
Happiness is related to outward circumstances, but joy comes from within.
Savor those moments of sheer joy.
What if God were to one day say to you, ‘”Was seventy years not long enough for you to read my book?”
Explore the wonder of the Scriptures, and see how it all ties together and tells his story. It’s not only a love story from God to man, but it is also a practical “how to” guide for everyday concerns.
The Lord is ever faithful. He loves us with an everlasting love; he draws us to him with loving kindness.