Healthy Spirit | For the Health of It Part 3
Message Summary: This week we continued learning what it means to be a healthy individual. In the weeks prior, the topics were heart health and physical health, today the focus is spiritual health. To simplify the definition of spiritual health, it is to be whole and to be complete; not lacking anything. Wholeness is being fully content, it is a state of being in which our fractured hearts are mended and filled up with the love of Christ, and we cease looking to people, possessions, or power to make us feel complete. Being spiritually healthy is when you are congruent with yourself. It is when your inside matches your outside. It is being honest with yourself and others and being the same person around people as you are alone.
If spiritual health is to be whole, then how do we become whole? Strengthening your faith in God will make you whole.
You build your faith in God by listening to the promises of God. Faith and fear are built the same way, by hearing. When you believe that God really is who he says he is, it transforms your life.
- What does it mean to be a spiritually healthy individual?
- Am I the same person around my friends and family as I am when I am alone?
- How do I become whole?
- How can I strengthen my faith in God?
- What am I listening to? Is it the promises of God that build my faith? Is it the lies of fear, anxiety, and insecurity that build my fear?
Thessalonians 5:23-28 NIV – May God himself, the God of peace sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it. Brothers and sisters, pray for us. Greet all God’s people with a holy kiss. I charge you before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers and sisters. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
Luke 17:11-19 NIV – Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along he border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into the village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus Master, have pity on us!” When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleaned. One of them, when he saw he was healed came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus feet and thanked him-and he was a Samaritan. Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”
Acts 3:12 NIV – When Peter saw this, he said to them: “Fellow Israelites, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk?
Romans 10:17 NIV – Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is head through the word about Christ.
Philippians 2:13 NIV – for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
James 1:2-4 NIV –Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.