Promoting Spiritual Health

If all parts of our human body are healthy, our whole body is healthy. We may enjoy robust health. What a blessing! Doctors, Health care professionals, legitimate producers of vitamin supplements, etc. strive to make people healthy or to help them remain healthy. Many hours and dollars are spent to help promote good health. For many this has been a great blessing. Let me ask a few questions. Are we Christians as dedicated, or more dedicated than these people are to healthy physical bodies, to keeping or helping the body of Christ (the church) to be Spiritually healthy? When was the last time we did something to edify or build up another Christian? How would we build someone up? Praying for someone, giving time to someone are good starters. However, sharing Scripture (not just quoting verses) but explaining Biblical principles and modeling these principles, while depending on the Holy Spirit, will greatly improve the Spiritual health of the church, often one believer at a time. This is love in action! The writer of Hebrews shared this inspired admonition, “Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for He is faithful that promised;) and let us consider one another to provoke (motivate, challenge) unto love and to good works: not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching” (Hebrews 10:23-25). In Washington Gladden’s hymn with the prayerful title, “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee,” we have some insights into how to edify one another. Think on these words, “O Master, let me walk with thee in lowly paths of service free; tell me Thy secret — help me bear the strain of toil, the fret of care. Help me the slow of heart to move by some clear winning word of love; teach me the wayward feet to stay and guide them in the homeward way. Teach me thy patience! still with Thee in closer, dearer company, in work that keeps faith sweet and strong, in trust that triumphs over wrong. In hope that sends a shining ray far down the future’s broadening way, in peace that only Thou canst give, with thee, O Master, let me live.” Selah! Praying the prayer of this hymn, from our hearts, would go a long way in promoting Spiritual health in Christ’s body. Will we pray? If we do, God will answer.   Ron

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One thought on “Promoting Spiritual Health

  1. Another good one, Ron. The old hymns written out – sometimes bring more emphasis to the words than when we sing them – great hymn also.

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