As the beginning of the Temple Maintenance class draws near, I continue to pray and listen and write out my class outlines. I have compiled information, questions, statistics, and resources for my students.
The one thing, that every student needs, I cannot provide. This one thing must come from each and every student, from within. Commitment must come from the individual.
It is one thing to pray for healing when you are sick or tired or just run down. When we add to that the prayer, the willingness to make a change, to make a different choice to assist in facilitating that improvement.
There is a story of a man who is dangling precariously from a cliff who prays to God to have Him save the man. A scout passes by and offers to help the man up, but the man says, “No, God is going to save me.” Another passes by and reaches down for him but the man replies, “No, God is going to save me.” After a third offers and is again sent away the man plummets to his death. Upon reaching the pearly gates he asks God, “why did you not save me?” God replies, “I sent 3 people to help you but you wouldn’t reach out your hand”
We have to be willing to reach out and take some action. God put us on this planet to work, not sit around and let him just do everything for us. He gave us FREE WILL. We must take the Will to survive, be better, and work toward a better outcome.
My thoughts have again been pulled to Nehemiah as I’ve thought about the role of commitment and action in our daily lives as it has to do with our Human Temple.
My thoughts on Nehemiah as compared to working on ones individual health.
If we purchase a home in disrepair, we work to rebuild it, make it safe, make it strong, make it OUR home. But the work doesn’t stop once the home is repaired…we must continue to maintain the house. Clean it to keep out insects and varmints, reroof on occasion to keep rain from entering our home and molding and making us sick, repainting to maintain the integrity of our structure.
If we don’t maintain our home with the right tools and supplies, it begins to crumble and fall down around us.
Our health is the same way. If we don’t care for our body and provide it with the proper nutritious supplies. If we fill it with garbage, sickness and disease can begin to move in and we have no defense. If God has healed your of a disease or sickness, how long can your body continue to fend off the return of that disease if you don’t feed it and care for it correctly.
My goal is to provide you with tools and resources to rebuild and maintain your Temple… But first, you must bring the ladder of commitment and the hammer of action to get to work and make it happen!
God Bless, and make it a GREAT day!