Mind/Body/Spirit II

>> Thursday, August 18, 2011

BODY

Is your body a reliable vehicle? Is it healthy? The scriptures say to treat our bodies with honor. That means nutrition, hydration, movement and rest. Rest is a big one for many of us because we do not like to sleep and we deprive ourselves of rest thinking we will be more productive but that is untrue. (1st Corinthians 6:19&20, Proverbs 23:7, Proverbs 15:13, Proverbs 16).

Your soul is a tenant in your body. Are you a good steward and property management or are you a slum lord? Is your soul housed in impurity and pollutants or righteousness and healthiness?

Your heart is within your body. How are you treating it? What is in your heart expresses what is important to you? Paul Pears says our heart is a think tank. and it reveals a lot about who you are.

Illustration
: There was a conference of medical doctors who were discussing the heart as a think tank in link with the brain. There was a debate among the doctors. One doctor came up to the podium and told this story: She had a patient who was 6 years old who had a heart transplant from a ten year old girl who was murdered. The killer was never found. The 6 year old girl started having vivid nightmares and during the day describe a man who murdered her. The parents took her to her doctor and the local police. The little girl was able to describe the 10 year old's neighbor's height, conversations before the murder, the place and weapon and other details. The neighbor was confronted by police and he confessed to the murder of the 10 year old girl.
What would your heart say about you?

Hebrews 3:12-15 speaks about not having a hard heart. Our hearts are always speaking to us to do the right thing. We can prevent spiritual atherosclerosis. Don't stuff your feeling. Pull it up from the root, the same way you do weeds or it will grow back. The speaker, Candice says she has "self induced labor pains" where she looks at a sappy movie or listens to sappy music to "shed tears" and "get it all out".

SPIRIT
Your soul is a hidden discovery, Ecclesiastics 3:10-11. We should all be prepared to give an account to how we used our lives for good. God gave us our souls, the one spiritual thing we came into the world with, and he said "Use it well". We will have to return it. Hopefully in good condition. A little worn but in good condition. We can focus on improving the mind and the body yet forget and neglect the spirit. Your soul is the one eternal thing you have. How are you taking care of it?

Many people will say, "I got distracted by wealth and power", "I had hatred because of this person", "It's this person's fault why I am this way and did what I did", "I lived in the here and the now of earthly reasoning and knowledge"......and "somewhere along the way, I lost it and I was not able to get it back." Let's do well to take care of our Mind/Body/and Spirit!

* (I will follow up with the classes and the Sunday service in Part 3).

4 comments:

carissa August 30, 2011 at 11:25 PM  

so many good points here! i read a book by cj mahaney called "humility" and he talked about how not enough rest for our bodies is a pride issue - thinking we can do more on less sleep. i thought it was a good point and remind myself of it! bc i can be a night owl. : )

The Adviser September 24, 2011 at 9:05 PM  

Me too. I'll have to look up the author. Thanks.

Cami September 30, 2011 at 7:19 PM  

This is fantastic. I'm a new follower - thanks for commenting on my blog.

I truly enjoyed this post! Thanks for the thoughts today.

Also, I read your "about me" - incredible! I have a Bachelors in Psych and feel as thought I am in a rock between a hard place...if I get my Masters, don't know what I would want it to be in . Sigh. I am trying to learn to give it all to God and go with the flow.

Sorry didn't mean to make it be all about me.

Thanks for sharing this on your blog! Enjoyed it very much!

<3-Cami from First Day of My Life

The Adviser October 19, 2011 at 10:30 PM  

Cami I am always happy to hear others enjoy my postings. I also love meeting other Psych majors as they are usually intuitive and gracious which is why they choose this field of study : )Best to you and I'll stop by your site again.