There is an intimate interconnection between each area of our lives, the many parts making up the complete being, and each needing to be addressed to bring completeness and wholeness as God intends (1 Cor 12:12-26). Not only are the physical parts of our bodies interrelated, and need to function together in harmony but also our emotions and relationships with others need to be sound.

Have I allowed Jesus to                     touch all of me?

We need to give attention to diet, rest, exercise, work, leisure, mental stimulation and spiritual disciplines to have a correct balance in our lives. We are to care for our bodies which are the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 6:19). Don’t let any part of your body become a tool of wickedness. Loving God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, besides loving your neighbour as yourself, is being a good, holistic steward of all that God has entrusted to you (Mt 22:37-39; Rom 6:13). “May your whole being, spirit, soul and body be kept blameless” (1 Thes 5:23; 3 Jn 1:2). Jesus is our model.  Each area of His life was developed – spiritual, physical, mental, social – to become a balanced person (Lk 2:52).

“Your words are health to all their flesh” – having an appropriate solution to each situation and component of us (Prov 4:22).

See also: balance, body/soul/spirit, healing, health, wholeness.

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