O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me. Psalm 30:2
I’ve noticed that my soul and physical health is sometimes connected to my spiritual health. The proper order is spirit, soul, then body (1 Thessalonians 5:23). Maintaining your spiritual health can help prevent certain soul or physical imbalances. Of course, this is not always the case. God allows us to have ailments for other reasons, like to strengthen or humble us, prove his power, show how a spiritual strength can be a physical weakness, and some are just natural issues. But, I truly believe spiritual health is the most important aspect of a person’s well being, so I encourage you to strive for growth in this area. Here are a few spiritual health goals I’m reaching for this year.
Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: Philippians 4:11
We have to go beyond external circumstances & internal conflicts and find peace in God’s presence. We need to humble ourselves and trust him (Proverbs 3:5), no matter what’s going on. He is our provider, and in Christ we are fulfilled. I’m living and breathing there. Not trusting him robs me of peace and joy (Galatians 5:22-26). I stress out, start allowing circumstances to define me, and may start comparing my situation or thorns to others, which can affect me on various levels.
I don’t fall into complacency either. I work to change certain things. Just remember we all have a life to live, and that looks different from person to person. I’ve grown exponentially in this area over the years, but, of course, there is more work to be done. Giving this issue to God can bring healing or help maintain the orange or yellow energy centers of the body.
Speaking up as the Lord Leads
But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ Ephesians 4:15
I am naturally passive, don’t like to share my thoughts, and prefer to remain a mystery. I’m also one with a few words. But there are times when Christ wants us to speak up and share Biblical truth, fused with grace and seasoned with salt (Colossians 4:6). I’ve done this in my writings and when talking with fellow Christians and non-believers at times, but I often don’t want to. I’m praying for more courage to speak up when the Holy Spirit urges me to do so. This can also help prevent imbalances in the throat region/blue energy center.
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me Philippians 4:13
When it comes to procrastination, it feels like I oscillate between laziness and perfectionism. I don’t start certain projects because conditions are not perfect, even though I know things will never be perfect. And, sometimes, I get stuck on: I’ll do it another day. I’d rather just chill today. Now, restful days can be good because they allow you to reset. The key is maintaining a balance.
These problems can be due to imbalances in the yellow and red energy centers, but orange is often affected too. For these issues (and any other), I commune with the Great Provider. You might be surprised what He can do if you’d only give him a chance. I don’t need a scientific study to tell me God heals me (though some Christian scientists in Asia are discovering that prayer can have positive effects on multiple levels of our being). God’s Spirit and Word changes my mindset and provides the discipline I need. He strengthens my spirit, soul, and body and helps me get things done so that I’m fruitful. This year I’m striving to birth more.
Embracing Who I am in Christ
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things passed away; behold, all things are become new 2 Corinthians 5:17
I’m around various kinds of people in life, whether professed followers of Christ or unbelievers, and sometimes, I feel spiritually awkward. Though this is normal for true God worshippers (as we are alien to this world). There are moments I find myself longing to be “the typical Christian” or spiritually ignorant about things that are hard-to-discern (2 Peter 3:16). I feel like some people hate me for my Gifts (Jeremiah 20:7-18). I’m also not too concerned with worldly stuff because I naturally seek out spiritual pursuits. Because of that, I hear I’m too “spiritual” for some people. I’m just a weak, flawed individual saved by grace, who reaches higher and strives to be like Christ. It was commanded for us to be holy (1 Peter 1:16). And some think I’m weird because of my interests. Well, we shouldn’t fit in some cookie-cutter Christian mold. The earth has different flavors and so does Christ’s body.
This doesn’t mean I close people out and say forget them. I strive to relate and be all things to all people to witness or strengthen (1 Corinthians 9:19-23). I just want to be who Christ wants me to be and to own it. That’s what I’m working on. This will provide the Spiritual confidence to live the life God has for me, wholeheartedly, and prevent a lack of confidence from causing issues in the yellow region.
These are a few things I’m working on. But, of course, growing is a process.
What are your Spiritual Goals? Have you noticed any connections in your health? Have you surrendered every area of your health to God? Allow the Holy Spirit to guide you and reveal issues in multiple areas of your health.