Compliments of Stormie Omartian
It is not good to be preoccupied with your body, but it is wise to value the temple God has given you. The Holy Spirit of God dwells in and works through that wonderful body of yours. But how do you treat it? Do you feed it poorly, never allow it to have any exercise, keep it shut away from fresh air and sunshine, fill it with the poisons of unforgiveness and bitterness, never allow it any rest, and then criticize it because it doesn’t look good and never does what you want? If that’s the case I want to give you your first assignment in this book: STOP THAT!
You must make up your mind to have respect, love, and appreciation for the body God gave you, no matter what shape it is in at this moment. Begin to say to God, as David did, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” 3 Give your body to the Lord as “a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God.” 4 (Romans 12:1 NIV)
Your body is a tool of ministry. Do you think you can serve the Lord better in sickness than you can in health? Do you want to serve Him for a couple of decent years, or would you rather have ten, twenty, or thirty more great ones? Our physical condition can influence our spiritual lives far more than we often realize. If we are disciplined in the care of our physical bodies, we are far more likely to be disciplined in our spiritual lives, too
I don’t care how much money Aunt Mildred left you or how good your health insurance is; you cannot afford to be sick. No one can. Sickness detracts from our relationships and service far more than we imagine. God designed the body to be self-repairing and self-healing if we treat it properly. For those of you, like me, who were not healthy to begin with and did not have the advantage of good nutrition and knowledge of God’s ways, there is wonderful news. The wonderful news is that the body can be rebuilt in a matter of months. The Seven Steps to Greater Health are a guide to show you how to do it.
Brief Bio for Stormie Omartian:
Stormie Omartian is a bestselling author who personally connects with readers by sharing experiences and lessons that powerfully illustrate how God changes lives when we learn to trust in Him, live His way, seek His will, and follow His lead no matter what the circumstances.
The strength and transparency of Stormie Omartian’s message has driven her books to the top of bestselling lists and earned many prestigious awards. More than twelve million copies of The Power of a Praying series, which includes such books as The Power of a Praying® Wife, The Power of a Praying® Parent, The Power of a Praying® Husband, The Power of a Praying® Woman, The Power of a Praying™ Teen and The Power of a Praying Kid. Omartian’s other bestselling books are Stormie, Just Enough Light for the Step I’m On, The Prayer That Changes Everything™, and her children’s book, What Happens “When I talk to God?
Her latest books include The Power of Praying Through the Bible, and the long awaited follow-up book to the The Power of Praying Wife and The Power of a Praying Husband which is called The Power of Praying for Change in Your Marriage.
For Additional Information, please visit: www.stormieomartian.com