Spiritual Growth:Stewardship of your Body
You may have been hoping this subject wouldn't come up, but we're told in the Bible that how we manage our body affects our ministry and the quality of our life. The apostle Paul put it this way: "I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should be disqualified." 1 Cor. 9:27
The goal in the physical realm is discipline, the self-control which is a gift of God's grace (Galatians 5:23). His Spirit in us gives us strength to resist temptation, to control our appetite rather than allowing it to control us, and to buffet our body into obedience.
Every time I ask woman who is enjoying an energetic life and ministry how she does it, I cringe a bit as she says the two predictable words- diet and exercise. If the goal is a quality of life filled with quality days of serving the Lord, attention to the body is key!
Please answer the following...
Spiritual Growth includes stewardship of your body-
Look at 1 Cor. 9:27 in your Bible.
How did Paul treat and view his body?
How can a failure to discipline your body affect the quality of your life?
We mentioned both diet and exercise as areas requiring discipline. Set a goal for each for the upcoming week.