The Importance Of Living A Healthy And Active Lifestyle

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Every day we get the opportunity to wake up and determine how our day is going to go. Are we going to have a good attitude? Are we going to make healthy choices? Are we going to live a healthy and active lifestyle? Are we going to live a life full of faith? These are all questions we must answer every day when we wake up. Living a healthy lifestyle goes way beyond just the obvious health benefits from being active; it is also necessary for our spiritual health as well. God put us on this earth to serve him when called upon. It is our responsibility to make sure that we are ready to serve when we are called upon. We can make sure we are ready to serve God by making sure our body is physically capable of serving for him. Colossians 3:22-23 says, “whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ." This verse sets the foundation for why we should be physically active; not necessarily should we be active for ourselves, but rather be active for God, so we are ready when we are called upon. As true Christians, we need to be willing to sacrifice our bodies for God. Romans 12:1 says, “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” The key word in that verse is acceptable. God put us on this earth to be his disciples, but in order

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