In the left sidebar is a quote I lifted from another blog. Less Jess said, "I have learned that as long as you continue to live healthy, eventually you will be healthy!" This from a person who has lost more than 140 pounds by healthy LIVING.
I can't get that out of my mind. I've decided that LIVING healthy is separate from BEING healthy - but they are very MUCH related! Living in a healthy way daily - minute by minute - is its OWN reward. But beyond the immediate pleasure of living healthy now comes a payoff of health in the future, too. I shall bike around town on my newly painted bicycle with new vigor and higher expectations!
Of course, all outcomes belong to the Lord. But taking care of the "temple" is a joyful privilege He has given me.
"...your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God...You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body." (I Corinthians 6:19-20)