Awareness: It All Starts with God’s Word!
Anytime we are attempting to improve our life such as wanting to quit smoking, or wanting to lose weight, or wanting to start living a healthier lifestyle, whatever it is, change is going to be required. I hope that most of us realize this to be true.
Change has to take place if we want different results in our lives. However what I want us to focus on in this message is not the change rather what caused us to want to have that change in the first place. In other words why do we want to change?
Was it because we saw someone we loved die of lung cancer so now we want to quit smoking? Was it because we can’t fit into our favorite pair of jeans anymore so now we want to lose weight. Was it because at our last visit to the doctor he said our cholesterol and blood pressure was too high so now we want to start living a healthier lifestyle. Something or someone caused us to want to change. We became aware of the fact that a change was needed in our lives. This my dear brothers and sisters is called awareness and is the very first step on the path to lasting change!
Awareness is what I want to focus on today. It is absolutely necessary before any lasting change can take place in our lives. Are we aware of the power of God’s Word and how it relates to us in all areas of our lives. If we want lasting change we must be aware it all starts with the Word of God. There is no way I can over state this truth!
All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (NIV) 2 TIM 3:16-17
I believe this scripture means for every good work and that encompasses the spiritual, physical, mental and emotional realms. Our God, our Father who is all loving, all knowing, complete in every way, gave us an instruction manual; the Bible, which can be applied in every area of our lives. I firmly believe the Holy Scriptures is our guide for a healthy, happy, successful journey on this earth. It will improve the quality of our lives spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally and financially. Yes I know this to be true.
So armed with this truth we can boldly and confidently head into our fitness program with confidence. Knowing our Lord God will be directing our steps as we follow His Word and put our trust in no other but Him.