Good morning precious soul,
I love doing research. When I looked up scriptures about vitality, all of them connected vitality with righteousness. “They grow from strength to strength, every one of them” (Psalm 84:7). “The path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, that shines brighter and brighter” (Proverbs 4:18). I have been obsessed with my health (and rightly so). After all, I am a cancer thriver. However, I am learning that health is not the absence of disease and has everything to do with your vitality. As a society we need to redefine our concept of wellness. At 78, I will never have the physical appearance I had at 20. There is no wrinkle cream or magic potent to achieve that; however, scripture informs us that we are to “grow from strength to strength, shine brighter as we age.” So, let me pose some questions to you:
How are you growing stronger?
Is your faith stronger? How about your ability to forgive?
Is your focus on helping your neighbor? Are you shining brighter day by day? Do people notice your vitality?
If your answer to any of the above is NO, it’s not too late to change some old habits and beliefs. Get a vision of what you want to become. You have to see it to become it. Picture the energy you want—the outcome you want. Don’t try to re-create your 20’s ideal. Decide to love the body you have and take care of it. For example, my son is a vegan and has been cooking amazing foods. Breakfast today was sweet potato hash and guacamole. Delish! Not the bacon and pancakes of yesteryear. I am making better choices now. There will be days when you don’t want to exercise. Just walk more than you did yesterday. You and I can do hard and holy things. Like the palm tree, we can bend under life’s challenge without breaking, and our roots are strong like the cedar in Lebanon and nothing can vanquish our spirit. Let’s grow. Let’s gain some amazing vitality for life. Love and encouragement on your wellness journey. Linda