OPEN HEAVENS DEVOTIONAL – THURSDAY– 26/03/2015 – ENJOYING LONGEVITY – BY PASTOR E.A. ADEBOYE

ENJOYING LONGEVITY

Memorize

For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

1st Timothy 4:8

Read

l Thessalonians 5:23-24

23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

MESSAGE

Every rational being wishes to be healthy, wealthy, fulfilled and enjoy longevity. The desire to live long and be healthy is scriptural. Psalm 91:16 says,

“With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.”

Man is a tripartite being. The Bible teaches that man consists of the spirit, soul and body. God is interested in our good health (3rd John 1:2). He desires for us to be sound and complete in our spirit, soul and body. The working of wholeness in man starts in his spirit. It begins when God touches our spirit by the Holy Ghost (1st Corinthians 12:3). Has your spirit been touched by Holy Spirit? The first miracle God does is to liberate man’s spirit from sin. He justifies us from sin and reconnects our spirit man to Himself (1st Corinthians 6:11). He then continually bears witness with our spirit that we are God’s children (Romans 8:16). After releasing our spirit from sin, the Holy Spirit works is His way to our soul to heal and restore it. The soul of man is the seat of his emotions, intellect and will. The soul is the dwelling place of healthy and unhealthy emotions. It is thus possible for the soul to be healthy or sick.

The human body is that part of man which is aware and interacts with the tangible, empirical world. The whole body of man is built around a bony framework of skeleton and consists of a great number of different parts. The human body consists primarily of cells, which together form tissues, which form organs, which work together as system to carry out specific functions. It is worth nothing that healthy living guarantees longevity. To enjoy longevity, you need to eat proper balanced diets. Experts in nutrition teach that our foods can be classified into two classes. One class consists of fruit and vegetables. The other class consists of fats, starch and proteins. A proper balance of these two classes of food will provide good health and long life. An improper balance will bring poor health, sickness and can result in early death. Fruits and vegetables provide vitamins and minerals. Proteins supply building blocks for the body. Fats and starch supply heat and energy to the body. According to many heath books, we should eat about 75% fruits and vegetables, while 25% should be protein, fats and starch. This 75:25 ratio should form the basis of the daily diet of every living person. To obtain and maintain good health, you must eat foods that contain generous amounts of vitamins and minerals. Foods low in vitamins and minerals lead to poor heath, ailments, suffering and death. Enjoying longevity in good health is however not limited to the food you eat. Your state of mind and pattern of life can either accelerate or slow down the aging process. These also affect your good health. In addition, learn to exercise your body. Don’t forget:

“bodily exercise profiteth little.”

Action Point

Take stock of how you are treating your body; adjust your nutrition and lifestyle if necessary.

Bible in one year

Amos 4:6-6:14,
Matthew 9:9-26

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PASTOR, TEACHER, BLOGGER, LOVER OF CHRIST.
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