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DESTINATIONS: Bad Habits or Good Health

DESTINATIONS: Bad Habits or Good Health

First, Seek Him...

God cares about our physical bodies as well as our spiritual lives – – – isn’t that amazing? Since this is so, we ought to care about our health just like we care for our holiness! Meditate on this week’s conversation and “Seek Him” about letting go of bad habits and pursuing good health today!

...Then Speak Him

How you care for your health sets the example for the next generation. Your habits teach them habits. So, talk about good health with those entrusted to you. Make decisions to let go of bad habits and pursue good health together! What a wonderful journey this can be!

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3 John 1:2
“Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.”

Word

God, what are you saying to me through this Scripture?

This verse opens a letter the Apostle John wrote his friend Gaius, expressing his prayerful hopes for his life and eternity. In this verse, the phrases “go well” and “goes well” literally mean, “to have a prosperous journey.” Not only is God concerned about where your “soul” is going, He also cares about your physical life along the way! ~ Did you know God cares about your physical body and your spiritual self? If He cares about your physical body, should you? In what ways are you walking toward “good health” right now?

Why

God, why does this matter?

Sometimes bad things like unpreventable diseases happen. However, other times we squander good health by our bad habits. Instead of taking care of the bodies God gave us, we eat unhealthy food, abuse harmful substances, live promiscuously or engage whatever we desire. These bad habits lead to the opposite destination of good health! God’s path is for us to take care of our bodies in purity and holiness. ~ Let’s inventory how we’re caring for ourselves in: diet, sleep, substance use, exercise routines… Are we going toward bad habits or good health in each of these? What might we need to do to change our destination?

What

God, What Else Does Your Word Say About This?

2 Peter 1:3a says, His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness…” God created a world filled with not just some things but “all things” that we need “for life and godliness.” He created healthy food, clean water sources, essential oils, fresh air and natural beauty to give us life. He also gives us character to use these well when we rely on Him. Godly Daniel and his three friends did this when they were in the king’s court in Babylon (Daniel 1). We can seek to have good habits that lead to good health, too! ~ Is there any good thing God “has granted us” that we’re not effectively using? What bad habits have overtaken us? How can we be like Daniel and his friends?

Worship

God, How do you want me to respond to this truth?

God went into great detail in the Old Testament telling His people how to have good habits that led to good health, and He considered it their act of worship to do so. We can worship Him this way, too, taking good care of our physical bodies as well as our spiritual lives. ~ Let’s thank God for being so good to us and caring so much about every part of us! Let’s ask for His help breaking bad habits and seeking good health!

3 John 1:2
“Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.”

A Family Blessing

A Blessing from this Lesson to Speak over Those God has Entrusted to You!

May you care for your physical body as a temple of the Holy Spirit who lives in you, for you are not your own but belong to Jesus (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). In His Name, amen!

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