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GOD AND YOUR BOD

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I love this message I taught a while back  and thought I would post the outline on my blog as a reminder to keep myself controlled when it comes to my health.

GOD AND YOUR BOD

Your Bod is God

Pastor Steve Lummer

Your body is:
A TEMPLE, it is to be TREASURED not TRASHED.

What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” 2 CORINTHIANS 6:16 NIV

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 1 Corinthians 6:19

HOW TO CONTROL YOUR BODY

1. KEEP YOURSELF ACTIVE.
Proverbs 19:15 Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless man goes hungry.

2. EAT TO SATISFY NOT TO STUFF.
Proverbs 13:25 The righteous eat to their hearts’ content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.

3.WATCH THE INTAKE OF SWEETS AND MEATS.
PROVERBS 23:1-3 When you sit to dine with a ruler, note well what [a] is before you, 2 and put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony. 3 Do not crave his delicacies, for that food is deceptive.

4. ASK YOURSELF, “WILL THIS BRING GLORY TO GOD?”
1 CORINTHIANS 10:31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

5. TAKE BAD EATING HABITS TO THE CROSS. ( does this include dark chocolate M&Ms?)
Proverbs 23:2 and put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony.

6. BEFORE YOU EAT ….. PRAY OVER YOUR MEAL.
Romans 8:26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.

7. SPEAK YOURSELF INTO A HEALTHY EATING LIFESTYLE.

Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

8. DON’T EAT WHEN YOU ARE DEPRESSED.
Proverbs 15:15 All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.

Dear friend, I pray that you are doing well in every way and that you are healthy, just as your soul is healthy. 3 John 1:2 (nasv)

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Jack Bauer and 24 is a big hit right now because the new season has just started this week.

The show is broken into 24 hour periods.  Just like our lives, we only have each day to live and make every minute count.

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In How to Spend a Day in Prayer, Lorne Sanny give us some practical tips on how to utilize your day with the Lord.

Scheduling your time

Divide the time into three parts:

1. Wait on the Lord-to realize His presence, to be cleansed, and to worship Him.

2. Pray for others. Ask specific things for them. Use Paul’s prayers in the New Testament to pray for them, and pray for them what you are praying for yourself.

3. Pray for yourself. Be totally honest with God, and yet not too introspective. (In many cases, a person will do better to pray for himself before praying for others.) As Lorne Sanny said, “You will end the day worse than you started if all you do is think of yourself and your own problems.”

That really covers it all. Our walk with God, our walk with others and our walk with ourselves each day.

Each morning is a great time to reflect on how God has given us everything we need for that day.

Jesus tells us how important it is to focus on today and let tomorrow take care of itself  when he tells us in Matthew 6:34 “So never worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

remember:

TODAY IS ALL YOU HAVE.

TODAY IS ALL YOU NEED.

And TODAY IS ALL YOU CAN HANDLE.

Have a great day!

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TATOO

Some time ago a newspaper in Tacoma, Wash., carried the story of Tattoo, the basset hound. Tattoo didn’t intend to go for an evening run, but when his owner shut his leash in the car door and took off with Tattoo still outside the vehicle, he had no choice. Motorcycle officer Terry Filbert noticed a passing vehicle with something that appeared to be dragging behind it. As he passed the car, he saw the object was a basset hound on a leash. “He was picking them up and putting them down as fast as he could,” said Filbert. He chased the car to a stop, and Tattoo was rescued — but not before the dog reached a speed of 20-30 mph and rolled over several times. The dog was fine but asked not to go out for an evening walk for a long time.
There are too many of us whose days are marked by “picking them up and putting them down as fast as we can.” Too many people spend their days running trying to catch up like TATTOO.
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Did you know that Jesus was a very busy person too?
Growing up, the mental image I had of Jesus was that of him sitting around all day teaching his disciples and occasionally doing a miracle or two. However, a careful study of the Gospels will reveal that there were constant demands on his time.

Statements like “master all men seek thee”.

In fact in Mark 6:31 the bible says of Jesus and his disciples, “there were many coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.”

As you read about the life of Christ you notice something.  Jesus was often BUSY, yet never in a  HURRY.

We are in day 15 of our 21 day Daniel fast and I want to include not just abstaining from certain foods but as well abstain from a certain way of life. It is my goal to focus in on personal quiet time with God and not let our culture direct how I live and who I am.

A quiet time each day with God is the best possible way way to do that.

Quiet time is a place where we stop and …SEE HOW BIG OUR GOD IS AND SEE HOW SMALL OUR PROBLEMS ARE.
 

 

 

 

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21 DAY FASTING RESOURCE

It is now day two of our 21 day fast. By now many are asking…..”what in the world can I eat?”

Here is another great resource of recipes for the Daniel fast.

http://danielfast.wordpress.com/2009/01/03/daniel-fast-recipes-3/

Hope you are enjoying this journey.

“In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three full weeks. I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.” Daniel 10:2, 3

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FASTING – DAY ONE

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Ezra 8:23  So we fasted and besought our God for this, and He heard our entreaty.

Fasting is a great way to start out the year and here is why.

FASTING IS A TIME TO DO A CHECK UP FROM THE NECK UP!

FASTING IS A TIME TO SEE WHERE OUR HEART IS …WHERE OUR HEAD IS! 

REFLECTION, RE-ADJUSTMENT,RE ALIGNMENT WITH GOD’S PURPOSE AND PROCESS

Here are some reasons to consider a fast.

1. Fasting reveals what CONTROLS US.

2. Fasting reminds us to not bow to our CONSUMER CULTURE..

3. Fasting can help you not to be ruled by RECESSION.

4. Fasting will help in  a CRUCIAL TURNING POINT.

5. Fasting can give you clarity for your VISION.

6. Fasting can bring DELIVERANCE .

7. Fasting can bring change to your FAMILY.

The no coffee headache is just something I will have to deal with.

I am Reading through the bible again this year and Genesis 16 through 18 was awesome this morning.

 Here is a schedule for reading the entire Bible this year. It even includes choices for the plans, and you can pick from a whole bunch of translations. Here is a plan you can read on your cell phone.

I’m Looking forward to day two.

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