As we make financial plans for the year, let’s hold the relationship between our finances and fitness in mind. Being good stewards of money and body is intertwined. Investing in healthy foods and eating the right food portion has financial benefits. The right food portion means your groceries will last longer while you maintain or lose weight. Consuming healthy foods can reduce your visits to the doctor or need for costly medical treatments.
I write these things based on my experience. When the Holy Spirit opened my eyes to the financial toll of my eating habit, I started making changes. Given that I have taken the time to search the scriptures concerning my physical health, the Holy Spirit brings the Word of God to mind when I have difficulty doing what is right for my health.
Ponder this scripture:
Proverbs 27:23 (KJV)- “Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.”
While you may not have flocks or herds to care for, this scripture shows God wants us to manage our finances well. Pay attention to the impact your nutritional choices or eating habits have on your finances. Is it financially beneficial to cut back on the number of times you dine outside your home or order food? Is your diet costing you medically? Do you have a budget for groceries, and how can you ensure you are not overspending? Are you intentional about buying non-genetically modified foods to avoid foods that are detrimental to your health and finances?
For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags. Proverbs 23:21 (KJV)
If today was your last day on earth, do you know where you will spend eternity? Are you sure you will make it to heaven? If you are not sure, you need to give your life to Jesus Christ. Please say the prayer below and let me know about it here.
Say this: Heavenly Father,
I acknowledge that I am a sinner. I believe you exist and you sent Jesus to die for me. I receive your love and forgiveness. Reveal yourself to me. I accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior. Amen
Welcome to God’s family!
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Temitope Michael-Olaniran (Fafore) is a wife and #boymom. She is the author of A Christian Mother’s Creed. She created this space to share spiritual experiences of motherhood, provide emotional support to families and develop a virtual community where Christian mothers can share Biblical viewpoints on parenting and other aspects of life.
As a lifelong learner with a passion for mental health, Temi is a PhD student (Infant and Early Childhood Development specializing in Mental Health and Developmental Disorders). She is a Perinatal, Infant, and Early Childhood Mental Health consultant, Certified New Parent Educator, trained Postpartum Doula, and U.S. Army veteran.
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