“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit,.. Therefore honor God with your bodies.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20.
WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT OUR BODIES
Genesis 1:29 English Standard Version (ESV)
29 And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.”
3 John 2 English Standard Version (ESV)
2 “Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.”
FASTING AND THE BODY
Most Christians set aside 40 days each year for repentance, fasting and abstinence before the period know as Easter this is referred to as Lent? Lent epitomizes the forty days of our Lord’s fasting in the desert, which he undertook before embarking on his public ministry.
As Christian, when we fast, we limit the quantities and types of foods we eat. Fasting sometimes provides us with an opportunity to incorporate plant base foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, and spices in our diet. We often eliminate one or more food such as artificial and processed foods, meat and poultry, drinks; dairy, alcohol, fast foods, sugar, and salt.
While fasting brings us closer to the creator, it also provides us with other personal benefits. Fasting cleanses our bodies from the inside out, and helps us to develop temperance, discipline, and moderation (Daniel 1:8). This leads to healthier lifestyles, better memory, and better mental and physical health.
Spiritually, this shift to a more moderate lifestyle, breaks the yoke of bondage to unhealthy habits. As a result, fasting, consecration, and prayer, helps us maintain a stronger connection with God.
Video 1: https://youtu.be/tbX4ZlmFVPw ( Hallelujah)
SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES (Activity)
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