Most of you probably know my favorite restaurant. (If you do not, then I must say that your ability to sleep through that many sermons is remarkable!) But, believe it or not, I actually do go to other restaurants on occasion. I sort of have to on Sundays.
Several months ago, a friend and I had lunch together at a place called Doc Greens. The majority of the menu is healthy options—salads, soups and wraps. What I really liked about Doc Greens was their motto: “As healthy as you wanna be.” That’s not only good marketing, but fantastic fodder for a bulletin article.
When it comes to your physical health, you have lots of choices. In most cases, you are as healthy as you choose to be. I’m not talking about people with chronic health conditions here. I’m talking about the daily decisions about what to eat, how much to eat, how much rest you get, and how much you exercise. Regarding those daily decisions, you ARE as healthy as you want to be.
Well, the same is absolutely true with regard to your spiritual health. We all make decisions that affect our spiritual health.
Decisions like whether:
To feed on God’s word
To rest in God’s presence through prayer
To worship and connect with God’s people
To serve others using your gifts
To grow in giving and blessing others
To exercise your faith and share it with others
Eventually, all those decisions add up. When it comes down to our spiritual health, we are as healthy as we want to be.
If you’re not as healthy as you want to be, the good news is that you can make decisions now that can improve it going forward. If things are not what they should be, and you want them to change, you have to make different choices. To be transformed, you must renew your mind (Romans 12:2).
Are you spiritually healthy? That answer is completely up to you. You are as healthy as you wanna be. But, if you’re ready to improve your spiritual health, I want to encourage you to join us February 11 at Northside for our new Sunday morning sermon series called Growing With God.
If you’re ready to be spiritually healthy and growing, I hope to see YOU there!
(And at ChickFilA….order the GRILLED nuggets :))