Smiles, this topic is a bit different from my writings so far, but it came to mind to share about it.

So what is wellbeing?.

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For me, in my layman’s term – it is the wellness of one’s body i.e. your physical wellness.

So before you begin to wonder where this would lead us to, let’s take a look at this verse together.

Even as your soul prospers - 3 John 1:2
3 John 1:2 (AMP)

Did you read that?. It is God’s desire for us to have good health and live in complete wellness, even in our physical bodies. Yes, you would ask “why would He be concerned with this?”. Isn’t our spiritual well-being or wellness, what He desires the most?.

Let’s take a look at another Bible verse:

Your Body is the Temple of God
1 Corinthians 6:19 (AMP)

Here the Bible states (not Mercy 😁), that He dwells in our Body and we are not our own property. So, my dear, your physical body isn’t yours either. And if we are indeed living with the understanding that we house or carry God on our inside, then we should tend to our physical well being too.

I believe you are wondering how our physical wellness or wellbeing is linked to this. And asking “how does this even affect my ability to house Him effectively?.

First, let’s picture a man who as a result of an undernourished diet ended up being hospitalized because he is now suffering from a major health issue. That man can’t do much at all. Even if he has the strength to pray and study, he is still bed-bound or hospitalized hence he can’t live in the fullness of all that God desires for him to achieve. Hence his being hospitalized, is a limitation to him living effectively in God’s plan and purpose for his life.

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Second, let’s picture a woman who is trying to minister or preach to someone and all of a sudden, started scratching her head. And then all sorts of flakes start to fly here and there. πŸ˜‚

Please if you are the one that is on the receiving end of this unleashing, would you still stay through that conversation?. Won’t you remember that you have an appointment that is urgent? And then politely excuse yourself, taking a fast-paced walk away from her as soon as possible?. πŸ˜‚

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That was on a lighter note. But I recall sometime last year during our Church’s Sunday school class, that we had a discussion on health care and it changed my orientation about some things. And recently, I joined a health and well-being class online and it was enlightening. It’s amazing how productive we can be all-round if only we would not leave our physical bodies to cater for themselves. Or to figure things out on its own. God gave us a body, soul, and spirit for a reason. He knows you can by His leading (the Holy Spirit in you) be able to care for the wellbeing of your whole being.

The Holy Spirit helps us to nurture our Physical body as well as our Spirit man

Stop allowing your physical body lack its nourishment even as you are ensuring your spirit man is fed.

And personally, I can tell you that God is so much interested in your diet and your physical makeup and wellness. Because it is what I have experienced. So yes, from my personal experiences, He also desires that you and I prosper in health (bodily) even as our soul prospers.

Treat God's temple right - your body is God's own

Thank you for reading. Blessings. ❀
Happy new week. πŸ’ƒ


28 Comments Add yours

  1. Sally says:

    Hi !
    Thanks for this great post.
    Our bodies certainly are important to God, and they are miraculous in how they function.

    For sure, we all should be very concerned in looking after ourselves physically, emotionally, and spiritually. 🌷😊

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    1. Hello ma’am. 😊
      You are welcome. ❀
      Very true. And I agree with you on that. πŸ’―
      We should and He expects that accountability from us. I can’t agree more.
      Thank you for your comment. I appreciate it. ❀
      Happy Wednesday. Be good in Him. πŸ€—

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  2. jlp260 says:

    Hi, I enjoyed your post! We are God’s holy temple, and we need to take care of ourselves physically and spiritually. 🌺

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    1. Hi. πŸ€—
      Smiles. I am glad knowing you did. πŸ™‚
      Totally. I agree with you on that. πŸ’―
      Thank you so much for your comment. ❀
      A blessed day ahead. πŸ€—

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  3. jesusluvsall says:

    So is ice cream ok? πŸ™‚

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    1. Smiles. Big bro! 😊
      Totally. With the needed proportion in mind. 😁😁

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      1. jesusluvsall says:

        A big bowl? πŸ˜‚

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        1. Lol. And afterwards you would take a break. 😁

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  4. Dawn says:

    Oh yes! God definitely wants us to take care of our physical bodies. Our bodies are a temple of the Holy Spirit. Thanks for the reminder to pay attention to our temples! πŸ€—

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    1. Yes!. I agree that it’s His desire that we do.
      Yes sis. How dwelling place. πŸ’ƒ
      You are welcome. Thank you for your comment too sis. ❀
      A blessed day ahead. Be good in Him. Hugss

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      1. Dawn says:

        Hugs!! β€οΈπŸ€—β€οΈ

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  5. Great reminder to take care of our Temple! πŸ™‡πŸ™πŸ’™

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    1. Smiles. Yes sis. πŸ€—
      Thank you dear. ❀


  6. Blessing Akubude says:

    A timely reminder. Thank you.

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    1. Smiles. Glad to know this. You are welcome. πŸ€—
      Thank you. ❀


  7. I think we also need to know that we will be accountable also of how well we were able to manage our bodies… So, be a good manager! and keep yourself in shape so as to Rep God well.

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    1. Yes bro. Totally!.
      We are accountable to God with our lives.
      Smiles. Totally!. Being fit is key. πŸ’―
      Thank you for your comment on this. πŸ€—

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  8. Queen Karen says:

    Mercy, your funny oo. I actually found humor in the example of the woman scratching her head while preaching. I definitely agree that we should carry this body well. It belongs to God. If we don’t take care of what God has given unto us, we shouldn’t expect more from Him. Everything is gives us is to bring glory unto Him. Too much of everything is not good. I will continue to drink more water and reduce in certain food consumptions. Thank you for this reminder 😊✨

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    1. Smiles. Don’t mind me. 😁
      Love that you did. πŸ™‚
      Yes sis. πŸ’―
      I agree with you on this. We are accountable to all He has given us.
      Smiles. Yes “in moderation”!
      That is nice to know. I have been more intentional about my water intake too. It has been really helpful. 😊
      You are welcome Karen. Thanks to God. πŸ€—

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      1. Queen Karen says:

        Haha Mercy πŸ˜‚. Team Water πŸ’¦. Yes Lord, let your river flow in us oo. Glory be to God πŸ€—

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        1. Lol. 😁
          High five to that sis. 😁
          Yes. πŸ™Œ

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  9. Israel says:

    Thanks for the reminder…

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    1. Thank you Israel. Glad to. πŸ€—πŸ€—


  10. Dolly Vas says:

    Holy spirit nurture us physically and mentally, women example applying most of people who does so ,awsm , commendable.

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    1. Yes He does!. He aides all about us.
      Thank you Dolly. πŸ€—
      Happy new week to you. 😊

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  11. Dolly Vas says:

    Thnks harrychiccounsels ,fir paying attention .he is watching every nano second of our life, he will ever nurture us.

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    1. Glad to. Yes!!.
      Do have a blessed week ahead. ❀

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