This past week I ran into this gem of a Scripture passage hidden away in the book of Haggai. It moved me deeply considering the season I’m in, and I wanted to share it with all of you!
"Then the Lord sent this message through the prophet Haggai: 'Why are you living in luxurious houses while my house lies in ruins? This is what the Lord of Heaven's Armies says: Look at what's happening to you! You have planted much but harvest little. You eat but are not satisfied. You drink but are still thirsty. You put on clothes but cannot keep warm. Your wages disappear as though you were putting them in pockets filled with holes! This is what the Lord of Heaven's Armies says: Look at what's happening to you! Now go up into the hills, bring down timber, and rebuild my house. Then I will take pleasure in it and be honored, says the Lord.'"
Haggai 1:2-8, NLT
This passage is talking about how God's people had been neglecting the rebuilding of the literal temple of God. As New Testament believers, we are God's temple (1 Corinthians 6:19), and He feels the same way about the care of these bodily temples as He did about the temple He dwelt in in the Old Testament! Doesn't that blow your mind? But in this day of scurry here, hurry there, achieve achieve achieve - depression, anxiety, fatigue, auto-immune disorders, digestive issues, and all kinds of mental and physical health issues are at an all-time high. This is a result of planting, building, and doing in our own strength, instead of surrendering to God and tending to our temples, and trusting that He will grace and enable us to do everything He's called us to do - but in HIS strength.
I could talk all day about the importance of rebuilding our temples, of self-care, but let me just leave you with a few action points instead.
1. Take stock of your life and surrender anything that is superfluous. If your priorities are skewed, surrender them to Jesus and let Him realign you.
2. Make a plan to care for your temple. Start with inserting one or two things that bring you joy into your week. I started just by taking the time to put on make-up every day. As a mom, this was something I'd neglect, but setting aside that time made me feel human and happy.
3. Address your physical health. Take one step a week toward treating your body better...schedule a couple of 15-minute workouts. Replace your pasta with a salad. Don't stay up too late so you can get enough sleep.
Remember that when Jesus was asked which commandment was the most important, He responded: “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” (Mark 12:28-30)
God wants us to be STRONG so we can live fully and LOVE well. Do what you need to do to move forward in strength! It’s not selfishness - it’s caring for HIS temple. God solutions for our hearts and our bodies!! I am just now getting to a place where I feel like I have the strength to live and Love fully, to face challenges with grace and joy, to be fully present for my family, and to dream again! Here’s my testimony…
The point above about physical health has been a huge problem for me. I wasn't eating badly, and I was getting exercise, but I just could not feel well. In fact, I was miserably sick for a very long time with chronic fatigue, migraines, auto-immune issues, depression & anxiety, sleep problems, you name it. I tried every pharmeceutical and was taking NSAIDs almost daily. I could NOT be the wife, mom, friend, and dreamer I wanted to be. On the weekends I had to sleep a lot just to try to catch up. I knew I needed to find a better solution. AND THEN!!! A friend of mine introduced me to Plexus - AND IT HAS CHANGED MY LIFE.
These incredible supplements - which all focus on GUT health - have reset my system, and the results in just 4 weeks have been beyond what I could have dreamed. I have way more energy, my mood has lifted, my depression is gone, my headaches have decreased drastically, I'm sleeping well, and the BIGGEST thing for me is I have NO MORE BRAIN FOG. Suddenly, I feel well enough to be present for my family and to start to dream again!!
Who knew that addressing GUT HEALTH would clear up so many problems?
This past month I have been telling everyone I know about Plexus, because I want others to have the chance to LIVE AGAIN, too. I hope if you've been struggling with your health that you will let me help you by getting you on a Plexus regimen. We have some incredible welcome packs available for unbelievable prices, and I also have a few codes left to WAIVE the $40 enrollment fee – BUT THESE CODES EXPIRE APRIL15!
I promise I am not just trying to make a buck off of you - I have jumped all in with this because I see the difference it's made in my and my family's lives, and I absolutely want others to be able to HOLISTICALLY DREAM-CHASE, too - vibrant in body, soul, and spirit. <3
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Don’t put off your wellness any longer - PLEASE reach out to me here or on social media if you’d like to be able to THRIVE in your health with Plexus, too. Let’s equip our bodies to run his race with ENDURANCE! :) Let’s not limp into our callings, let’s RUN into them, free and strong!