Proverbs 3:7-8 “Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.”
This week is Women’s Health Week. It is meant to serve as a reminder for women to take care of themselves. While the focus is actually on getting physically healthy, for a Christian woman, the week should also focus on improving her spiritual life. When your body and mind come together to honor Christ, your entire family will reap the benefits.
Care for the Temple of God’s Spirit
Proverbs 31:17 “She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.”
Your body is the temple of God’s Spirit, so you should be sure that it is in the best shape possible. This doesn’t mean that you have to look like a model. It simply means that you should eat a healthy diet and do some exercise to keep your body working properly. As you become accustomed to your healthy lifestyle, you will find that you have much more energy to take care of your husband and your household, just like the model woman from Proverbs 31:10-31.
Focus Your Mind on Christ
Proverbs 17:22 “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”
It is all too easy to become overwhelmed with the pressures of the world, but when you allow the stress to overtake your mind, your focus isn’t on Christ. God promises us that if we give Him our cares, He will carry them for us. As a wife, that isn’t always easy to do. It is in a woman’s nature to want to take care of her loved ones, but in all truth, there isn’t anything a woman can do without God.
One common mistake that a woman can make that adds a lot of stress to her daily routine is to try to schedule time for God into her schedule. Instead, a Christian woman should schedule her entire day around her personal time with God. When you make God your priority, the rest of your life will be more bearable because your focus is on Christ instead of being on worldly issues.
Putting It All Together
As you make your way through Women’s Heart Week, place your focus on improving your physical health and your spiritual health. Here are some questions to help you make some improvements this week:
- How can you improve your eating habits?
- How can you get in a little more exercise?
- Are you scheduling your day around your personal time with God or are you trying to fit God into your schedule?
- What burdens can you give over to God today?
Casey Holley is a freelance writer specializing in Christian and medical content. You can follow her on Twitter @clholley1.