Just the other day I was reading a book and came across this sentence, "There is never a day when we have immunity from difficult circumstances." How true is that? Everyday there is some kind of circumstance that threatens to rob us of our joy and enjoyment in God. As I pondered more on that statement, I came to realize that there is a great burden I carry into every morning I wake up:
The weight of living healthy is often too much to bear for me. I think about how far I have to go, all the failures I had the day prior, and how hard it will be the rest of the day to avoid the many temptations to eat poorly and be lazy.
Can you relate? Are you struggling to live healthy?
Be comforted by the fact that you are not alone.
The point of this series of blog post entitled A Gospel-Centered Approach to Healthy Living is to give you practical, yet biblical, advice for healthy living. I will first lay a theological basis for why we should be committed to healthy living followed by practical steps you can take everyday on your journey for living healthy.
My hope is that by reading this series of posts, you will be filled with hope in knowing that you can change, encouraged by knowing how you can change, and excited to share what you have learned and experienced with others who feel with the weight of living healthy. The journey won't be easy, but it will certainly be worth it.
I am a Husband to Clarissa, Pastor at Liberty Baptist Church, reader of many books, and tweeter at @brad_merchant.