UFC fighter Lyota, the Dragon Machida says “If you eat bad, you cannot get performance.” Machida knows what he is talking about. He’s a champion martial arts fighter, who ‘eats clean.’
What do we put in our bodies? What kind of exercise do we get? Are we wasting away from lack of decent care? Do we work hard at caring for others, but neglect ourselves?
The word stupid comes to mind. Used in this context, the word means a lack of intelligence, perception, or common sense. Now we aren’t short of intelligence, but our common sense might need an overhaul.
Let’s identify our faults in this area, examine them thoroughly (BUT not too long!), make some adjustments and begin some comprehensive repairs. After all, we live in the one and only body that we will ever have.
Your body is a sacred place, the place of the Holy Spirit. Don’t you see that you can’t live however you please, squandering what God paid such a high price for? The physical part of you is not some piece of property belonging to the spiritual part of you. God owns the whole works. So let people see God in and through your body. (1 Corinthians 6:19b-20, MSG)
Prayer – Lord, show us how to take care of our bodies and then we beg you, give us the strength to do it. For Jesus whose body was broken for us. Amen