Your Love Prescription: Take Care Of Your Body

“You made me; you created me. Now give me the sense to follow your commands” (Psalm 119:73 NLT).

Many of us are just too tired to love. We want to build deep relationships with those we care about, like family and friends. We want to love people in our community who are hurting. But we’re just too tired. You can’t love when you’re tired.

What happens to your relationships when you’re out of energy? Little issues become big problems and love withers. It takes physical energy to listen to people and put their needs first. I’m convinced that many married couples could avoid spending time with a divorce lawyer if they spent a little more time with a mattress salesman or a personal trainer.

The Bible mentions three habits that will refresh you physically and give you the strength to love others.

1. Get regular rest. “It is senseless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night, fearing you will starve to death; for God wants his loved ones to get their proper rest” (Psalm 127:2 LB). Sometimes the most spiritual thing you can do is take a nap. Too tired to love your spouse and kids? Your problem isn’t spiritual, it’s physical. Get some sleep!

2. Eat a balanced diet. “You made my body, Lord; now give me sense to heed your laws” (Psalm 119:73 LB). God made your body to use a certain combination of foods as its energy source. Eating right will help give you the energy you need to love more faithfully.

3. Exercise regularly. “…Honor the Lord with your body” (1 Corinthians 6:20 NIV). Our bodies were made for activity. In biblical times they didn’t have to exercise. People walked everywhere. They did physical work. But we have a sedentary life and drive everywhere we go. We need to exercise regularly.

Give hope, prayer, and encouragement below. Post a comment & talk about it.


SIGN UP FOR PASTOR RICK’S FREE DAILY HOPE DEVOTIONAL

SIGN UP FOR DAILY HOPE DEVOTIONAL

Special Offer

transformed-gift-bottom-left2

Transformed Audio Series and Worship Music Album

Would you like to become all that God intended you to be? You can, but not on your own power. In these messages Pastor Rick shows you how to unlock the promises in God's word to TRANSFORM your life in eight key areas...from the inside out. You’ll want to add this life changing teaching to your library of Christian teaching. We’ll also send you the Transformed Music CD, a sound track for life-change, featuring eight of today’s best worship songs and two original worship songs.

REQUEST YOUR COPY

On the Radio

transformed-currentseries-bottom-right

Transformed Audio Series

If you're like most people - every new year - you've tried to make positive changes and then given up or slidden back into old destructive patterns. Here's the good news, with God's help you can make and maintain positive changes in every area of your life. Let Pastor Rick show you how unlocking the promises in God's word and following his instructions will TRANSFORM your life in seven key areas...from the inside out.

Purchase this seriesListen to this series