Saturday, February 4, 2017

Every Body Matters by Gary Thomas*

Strengthening Your Body to Strengthen Your Soul
Mr. Thomas' emphasizes throughout his book the importance of maintaining a fit body to better serve the Lord.  According to Apostle Paul we are all called to be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful for the Master and prepared to do any good work.
Our bodies are instruments for the Lord.  If we are overweight and out of shape, we cannot serve to the fullest capacity.
Being physical fit and tough will also help us be endure trials and  persecution.
pg. 45 "Protecting your health is the same thing as protecting the vehicle through which God wants to change the world."
pg. 49 Dr. Yphantides says "Being unhealthy is being selfish.  Being healthy is being loving."
 pg. 101 "Laziness is the great spiritual assassin of our time. . . an attitude that undercuts our sense of duty to God and our obligation to our neighbor, and an attitude that wastes our lives."
pg.106 "Laziness is like pride-we can't turn it on and off.  It becomes part of who we are."
-Borrowed from the library.
*Highly recommend.

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