“But you are not in the flesh; you are in the Spirit, since the Spirit of God dwells in you.” (Romans 8: 9)
My brother sends me articles about nutrition and health via email just about every day. Eating well, and taking care of oneself, is something he is very passionate about. Many of these articles speak about the fact that our physical bodies so often are suffering from inflammation. We may not even know it, but gone unchecked this inflammation soon affects us with sickness, decease and discomfort.
So, it made me think. What about our spirits? I think so often our spirits are suffering from an inflammation caused by separateness from God. Certainly not a separateness on God’s part, but on ours. We too often become lethargic and lackluster about our relationship with the flow of God’s perfect energy within and around us and we cut off this beautiful life affirming presence from fully blessing us. Left unchecked, this inflammation of spirit soon causes our lives to spin out of control. When this happens we often wonder what went wrong and why. So, how do we treat this inflammation?
We can treat this inflammation, and prevent it from overcoming us, by continually affirming the presence of God in our lives. When things are going well a simple, “thank you, God,” will remind us that God is working and moving in our lives and our connection is strong. I also like to keep my practice of quiet meditation an important part of my daily routine. I love to sit with mindfulness for as much time as possible, but even a few minutes, several times a day makes a huge impact on my outlook and experience of my life’s daily events.
Preventative medicine keeps our bodies well and healthy. Keeping our connection, our prayer life, our worship time, our service for God going keeps our spirits strong. When our spirit is healthy all of our life’s experience will fall into place in a beautiful and life affirming way.
Affirmation: “Recognizing God’s presence always right where I am is always just what I need to experience renewed peace, joy and possibility.”
Rev. Jefferson Beeker
We live our lives one thought at a time. Let each of those thoughts really count for something wonderful.
Be prepared to change your thinking and change your life.
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