Introduction To WELLNESS
If you buy a new digital camera, it comes with a manufacturer’s warranty and an instruction manual. The instruction manual tells you how the camera operates and under what conditions it is to be used. If you do not follow the conditions of use as specified in the instruction manual, you nullify the manufacturer’s warranty.
You and I come with a Manufacturer’s warranty and an instruction manual. The original Manufacturer’s warranty was for eternal life, and the instruction manual is found in the Bible. The conditions of use are found in Revelation 22:14, “Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.”
We, unfortunately, nullified our eternal life Manufacturer’s warranty by not following the conditions of use found in the Bible. In our case, thankfully, the Manufacturer Himself paid the penalty for our not following the conditions of use, and He offers us a brand new eternal life Manufacturer’s warranty on condition that we accept His new warranty and follow the conditions of use, which He Himself will help us to do.
In Philippians 2:12 & 13, we read, “Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.”
When we take a look at the instruction manual, the Bible, we find at the very beginning at least eight principles for the optimal function of our bodies. Genesis chapters 1-3 teach us not only about creation, but also about these 8 principles of WELLNESS:
- Living Temperately
- Lots of Fresh Air
- Entire Trust in God
- Sufficient Rest
In the next Health by the Book Nuggets, we will explore in more depth God’s 8 WELLNESS principles from our instruction manual, the Bible.
God bless you abundantly as you learn to live God’s WELLNESS way.