Friday, October 8, 2010

Who's body is it?

I was thinking last night that I still may not be truly balancing!  Thinking about Real dedicated time Spiritually. 

Then today, with Bible open near my Computer where I blog.  I thought of the story of Daniel.

When my kids were little we had a series of Children's bible stories.  One was of Daniel as a boy (oh my am I sorry I don't have those books to pass on to my Grand kids... and I can't find anything comparable to them- I've looked).

When Daniel as a boy was taken captive (as a Slave) by King Nebuchadnezzar's armies.

As the story goes the King ordered to have some of the Jewish Youths of Royal Family taught the Chaldean language and literature.  Daniel was one of the choosen ones.  And guess who his friends were that were also chosen: Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego (their Babylonian names) 

(A real chilling Sunday school story about these 3 friend of Daniel   being thrown into a fiery furnace because of their dedication to the Lord...  Oh, how I Loved the felt board they used in  Sunday School in those day's.... ahhh such memories).  Well, any way

The story is about Daniel choosing to Honor his Lord by not defiling his BODY!  He asked to not eating  the Meats (not kosher) and drinking the  Wine that was offered by the King.

Read the story yourself....   

Daniel 1:11-21 

  11 Daniel then said to the guard whom the chief official had appointed over Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego   12 "Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink.13 Then compare our appearance with that of the young men who eat the royal food, and treat your servants in accordance with what you see." 14 So he agreed to this and tested them for ten days.

 15 At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food. 16 So the guard took away their choice food and the wine they were to drink and gave them vegetables instead.
 17 To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds.
 18 At the end of the time set by the king to bring them in, the chief official presented them to Nebuchadnezzar. 19 The king talked with them, and he found none equal to Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego; so they entered the king's service. 20 In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king questioned them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his whole kingdom.

  I know, I keep on harping on this over and over and over again  
OUR lives are all about BALANCE!  

How can we neglect our Spirit? 
The only part of us that is eternal
The only part of us that is directly connected to our Creator

When we make the choice to 
HONOR our body 
(which is honoring our Creator) we are rewarded and blessed.
We are successful in making the right choices because we desire 
the right things in our life. 

When you believe this (when it becomes rooted in your mind)
When you start putting your thoughts into actions
When you actions are powered by your spiritual strength
YOU WILL HAVE HEALTH and WELLNESS on a whole new level

I will make a commitment to myself to be more thoughtful 
and to spend more effort and time on my spiritual walk

I will Balance myself  so I will not  fall

Salute!  To your Health and Wellness

How can you expect other's to love you when you don't love yourself .  
When you love yourself you TAKE CARE of yourself.

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