My pastor Gavin Adams did a great job speaking on devotion this week. His sermon was good. Focusing on the first century church, and how their numbers grew tremendously in a short time as these early followers became devoted to a few areas in life that gave them success as a following/gathering.
I couldn’t help but consider the life of devotion that one must lead to gain health. The reality is, we are either devoted people in general, or we are not. I notice that most people who are successful with their health, are successful in other arenas of life as well. However, that is not as easy to see on the surface.
In other words, I know many successful people, who are not healthy. And I know many healthy people, who are not successful. I also know many people who are either of the above, but have not been successful in family or marriage life. In other words, it seems like I am proving wrong, the idea that you are either completely devoted in life or not. But the reality is that until you have someone to follow, you don’t know what to be devoted to.
Paul was the great leader of the first century church. He stepped in and with passion gave the account of the spirit, leading tens of thousands of people to know and trust in Christ. I believe that is the missing piece.
For example, if you are trusting in culture to help you understand devotion to your wife; you will likely end up divorced. Because that is the norm in our culture. However success… well, culture tends to be a guide for financial or business success. It just so happens that it does so at a consequence of other arenas of life. Success often takes the focus of devotion entirely, sacrificing many other arenas.
In health, we have found that our best long term health stories come from people who stay devoted to:
1. Their Spines – the source of all function.
2. Their Diet – with a focus on clean meats and clean vegetables, avoiding sugar.
3. Their Supplementation – knowing where you cannot win, and making sure you find success. Juice Plus is the best on the market as the bottom of the pyramid, followed by Omega 3 and D3.
4. Their Exercise – “owe, I am just getting started… again” is not the sound of a devoted individual.
So as you contemplate these words, please contemplate taking steps towards all 4. And ask us how, as we want to help lead you.
Be Blessed and Be Well! – Dr. E