God created the heavens and the earth with His spoken Word (Genesis; Romans 1:20), and gave us all the good things on this earth to enjoy (1 Timothy 6:17).
God's beauty and glory surround us on every side. Human beings are perhaps His most amazing creation. Our body is intimately woven together in our mother's womb (Psalm 139:13).
Our body is designed to work in cooperation with nature for our guaranteed, healthy survival until God brings us home to heaven (Psalm 116:15).
It is our genetically modified diet and processed foods, which introduce harmful chemicals into our body and bring about major health issues that we could avoid by eating fresh, organically grown meat, fruit and vegetables.
In our modern world we have so many advances in the areas of technology, natural healing supplements, and functional medicine, as well as our personal gifts and talents.
It is time to get back to the basics as our forefather's did. We can also use these carnal aspects of life on the earth to enhance our spiritual growth and well-being by living for God's glory (1 Corinthians 10:31).
We have no need to attempt to strive to incorporate perfection into our life, because it is God who gives us both the desire and ability to walk in our salvation (Philippians 2:12-13).
God created us as a Triune Being - with a body, spirit and soul - thoughts, feelings and choices. Each of these three entities are dependent on one another to bring us a fulfilled life (3 John 1:2).
Father God, You designed our five senses to allow us to interact with the natural world into which You chose for us to live. We are born with a spirit that is dead in sin due to Adam's rebellion, but You also gave us the second Adam - Your Son Jesus Christ - to bring us regeneration in our spirit when He paid for our sin debt. Help us to live to promote Your Kingdom on this earth.
The true reality of life is not what we can see, but the invisible and intangible aspects that we walk in by Your Spirit (Romans 12:6; 1 Timothy 6:17). Free us from our petty pursuits of religious works and vocational competition, and help us to realize that Your desire is that we function in Your calling for us by allowing Your Spirit, gifts and character to flow through us (Ephesians 1:9).
Thought for the Day:
God gave each of us gifts, not so that we could use them, but so that He can use them through us; this allows us to do all things through the strength and energy with which He supplies us. - 1 Peter 4:10-11