Seven habits of healthy people

On Sunday I spoke from a recent post by Kris 
Vallotton entitled Seven habits of healthy people.

The foundation scripture we looked at was: 3 John vs 2 "Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul." It is clear from this verse that God is interested in our whole  life not just our inner or spiritual life.

1- Develop a healthy rhythm in your life. Don’t over promise and under perform. Keep some "soul" in your bank account.
Eccl. 3:1 “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:…”

2- In challenging situations ask God for His perspective of the situation and then take time to "imagine" what that could look like.
1 Cor 2:9-10 “No eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him"— but these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit.

3- Past failures become present wisdom when we process them through the Cross. Life’s experiences set us up to make better decisions in the future.
Rom 8:28 “We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God “

4- Make it your goal in life to have no offenses toward anyone. If someone sins against you, go to them and work it out. Forgive them whether they deserve it or not.
Matt 6:12 “Forgive us as we forgive others. “

5- Respect yourself. Set boundaries with people who abuse you and don’t be a martyr. If you choose to love a person who hates you then do that as unto the Lord. If you let a lot of people abuse you, I question whether you have any self-respect.
Matt 22:39 “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.“

6- Live to please the Lord not people. If you please the Lord you will have done your part to please the people that He has assigned for you to serve. Remember, miserable people want someone to blame for their miserable life.
Luke 4:8 “You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.“

7- Laugh a lot and when you do something dumb, make a mistake, or discover a flaw in yourself, rejoice! Remember, when you are weak He is strong.
Prov 17:22  “A cheerful heart is good medicine” 
2Cor 12:8-10 “Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size…“



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