Thursday, July 19th, 2012
Eating Right (Part 19: Your Physical Destiny)
But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
2 Corinthians 3:18 (NKJV)
For our citizenship is in Heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, Who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.
Philippians 3:20-21 (NKJV)
I believe Christians fall short in the belief that we are 'new creations' in spiritual terms only--or in Heaven only. In our short-sighted vision, we shrink in comparison to Jesus, Who 'Increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men' (Luke 2:52).
When we fall short in faith, we fall short in blessings. Even more, we are selling Jesus short: He created the universe; He hung high on a cross; He rose from the dead. What can be short about Him?
'And the Lord said to Moses, 'Has the Lord's Arm been shortened?' ' (Numbers 11:23).
Jesus did not intend our victories and transformations to occur only beyond the grave. King David understood it: 'I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living' (Psalm 27:13).
Because Jesus said it: 'I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly' (John 10:10).
'Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new' (2 Corinthians 5:17). Including your physical body. Believe that you can achieve good health and a fit body.
'Be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self' (Ephesians 4:23-24). Put in a little effort. Watch God multiply it. Don't give up, and see the mirror begin to reflect the truth of your 'glorious body.'
So, repeat after me:
'The Lord will perfect that which concerns me' (Psalm 138:8). Lord, my body does concern me.
'I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me' (Philippians 4:13), including eating right, speaking blessings, and receiving health.
To Be Continued...
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Eating Right series.