Is It Time to Get Healthy?
Is It Time To Get Healthy?
If you want a healthy body, then maybe you need to keep healthier food in your house or create a meal plan. Or maybe you need to commit to regular exercise, even if you start small with 15 minutes a day.
If you want a healthy mind, then you may need to unsubscribe to some magazines or block some channels. You may just need to delete some apps or put healthier boundaries around your screen time.
If you want a healthy schedule, then you need to decide what’s most important to you. Then you can eliminate some less-important activities-sometimes even good ones—so that you can focus more on what matters most to you.
If you want a clean heart, then you need to spend time in prayer, asking God what you need to confess and then confessing those things. This can be the most difficult step of spiritual cleaning. Through confession, you’re recognizing and rooting out sins that cause unhealthy habits throughout your spiritual house.
The Bible says in Ephesians 4:22, “Get rid of your old self, which made you live as you used to—the old self that was being destroyed by it’s deceitful desires”.
It’s time to clean house—but it’s not a one-time practice. Just like you have to regularly clean your physical home, you need to make a habit of asking the hard questions to identify what spiritual rooms needs a good cleaning. Then, with God’s blessing you get to work.
Things to think about:
- Why is it important to spend time in prayer before you try to clean up any area of your life?
- In what areas of your life do you find it most difficult to make changes?
- Spend some time today talking to God about where you need to do some cleaning in your life. Confess your sin to him and ask for grace to do the hard work of change.