People often wonder and ask me how I get to stay young, active and prescription-free at my age. I’ll tell you more: I feel like my life’s just beginning – and my very best days are ahead of me!
I have discovered a secret to a happy mind and a healthy body. I am so happy to share it with you…
Romans 12:1 is a Scripture that very few people like. The King James Version says, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”
Indeed, this verse may seem uncomfortable, challenging, and even scary. However, today I want you to look at it with a new set of eyes – and discover a hidden treasure!
Let’s read Romans 12:1-2 from The Message Translation:
“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you:
Take your everyday, ordinary life— your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life— and place it before God as an offering.
Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for Him.
Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking.
Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out.
Readily recognize what He wants from you, and quickly respond to it.
Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.”
Here is the secret to a happy and healthy life:
- place your everyday life before God;
- embrace and enjoy all He does for you;
- break free from the world’s destructive way of thinking and renew your mind daily;
- recognize and respond to His will for your life;
- embrace the process of growths – never stop!
If you truly dedicate your body to the Lord, I don’t think you’ll ever grow old. When you realize that your body isn’t your own – but it belongs to Father God – you become responsible for how you treat it. It takes a continuous commitment to take a good care of your body.
As your coach, I want to challenge you today: What changes do you need to make in your habits and daily routine to take a good care of yourself?