Friday, March 18, 2011


A longtime neighbor and friend recently passed away.  He was in his late 80's and a Christian.

How did he live that long?  I wondered.  Did he eat well, exercise? Surely he aspired to be healthy.

Being healthy is on everyone's minds these days.  Eating well, and exercising are key words in 2011.  With so many answers out there, the only question is: Are we willing to follow the guidelines to good health?  It will require sacrifice, dying to self and even some temporary pain as we pursue longevity.

But like my neighbor, one day these bodies will give out, however, our spirit's will live on for eternity. Why isn't spiritual health a hot topic in mainstream media today? In light of eternity, shouldn't we be pursuing spiritual health?

According to Ephesians 6:11-12, our battle is not against flesh and blood, but with principalities and spiritual hosts of wickedness. We are told to put on the whole armor of God, in order to stand against our enemy, the evil one, in the day of trouble.

The only physical battle I can think of is to stay healthy so I live long on this earth.  Am I battling spiritually?  You bet I am!  I see the enemy attacking my family, my marriage, my friendships, my calling, my service, and even my mind.  How can I put on the armor of God? What does that really look like?

Come back on April 1st to find out how to put on God's armor, and how to stay spiritually fit for eternity.


Melinda said...

Wow! That is so true! It's so easy to focus on staying physically fit, but we really need to be spirtually fit as well! I'm looking forward to your next post on April 1st.


A multi-dimensional life said...

Thank you Sonya! So true. If the world could take the blinders off long enough to see see that there is a true way to live forever, would they not be all over it?! Amazing that we strive so hard to keep this body alive even though we know we can't. Not to say we should not be healthy and take care of the temple of God, but your point was well stated. Yes, I have God's armor on! Bless you!

Warren Baldwin said...

I like the thought that the one who is within us is greater than the one without. Good post, and looking foward to April 1

Warren Baldwin said...

Sonya - I just tried to comment on your post about "What" and "Why" questions on your blog. But, blogger wouldn't open the comments box.

I like your distinction and think it is true. I do think that God understand when we ask "why" from great pain. But, you are right, why questions can too often come from a selfish perspective, and shut us off from insight God might have for us.

What questions open us up for learning. Great post.