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.