This month we’ll be talking about the topic of health. Of course we’ll talk about having a healthy spiritual relationship with God and what role that relationship should play in our lives, so today I want to start with what some consider to be the beginning of a healthy spiritual relationship with God: belief in God, and what that belief means to you. I think that the concept of belief is like the concept of decisions: you can be in control of the decision you make or you can choose to give that control up by choosing not to make a decision. You can choose to believe a certain thing, or you can choose to believe nothing. We’re all given the choice of what and whether we want to believe. Some see indisputable proof through events in their life or people who they have crossed paths with, while others see just coincidences or luck. Some refuse to open their eyes to the possibility that there is more in the world and others believe in miracles.
One of the things I think is central to having a healthy belief system and relationship with God is the attitude you have. Yes bad things happen in the world but I also believe good things happen in the world. I believe how you see your “glass” (half full, half empty etc.), how you choose to live your life and the attitude you have towards that life greatly influence the outcome of your earthly life, and the same is true for your spiritual life. If you want to honor God, want to fulfill the plans He has for you, want to be used and want to make a difference, your relationship with God will be much different than if you show up when you have to and participate in groups/events because it’s expected of you.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 says “Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.” The first question has to do with health: how do you see your body? Do you have a positive attitude about your body? Do you respect it? Do you at least try to care for it? And the second question directly ties in: what’s your attitude towards God and the Houses of Worship here on earth? Are you respectful of the physical locations and their components or do you just expect them to be there cared for by someone else? Are you truly expecting to meet with God when you attend them?
What attitude do you have towards God and the role He plays in your life or could play in your life?