3 John 1:2 “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” (KJV, emphasis added)
Metamorphosis is the transformation that we all seek. It is the little things that nobody sees that make the big difference that everybody wants. Everybody wants a great spiritual life, great finances, a great marriage, great children, a great career, and a great business. But it is the little things that nobody sees that determine the great things everybody wants. Over the next few days, our focus will be on physical transformation. 3 John 1:2 “Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit.” God’s desire is for you to be as healthy in your body as you are in your spirit.
In other words, God wants you to be as physically healthy as you are spiritually healthy. And that is a big deal. The truth is that sometimes we tend to focus more on spiritual health. The Voice Translation of the Bible puts it this way, “My beloved friend, I pray that everything is going well for you and that your body is as healthy as your soul is prosperous.” So, what is the motivation for getting and staying physically healthy? The motivation is not just to look good, to feel good, and get compliments. Why should we work hard to be in shape? It is okay to feel good, look good, and get compliments. But there are deeper reasons why you and I should work hard to be healthy. So, what should motivate us to live healthily?
We should be motivated to be healthy because it has eternal implications. God wants us to take care of our bodies not only because that is where we live, but also because that is where He lives. Think about it, you are only as relevant as your body is alive. The moment the body goes, or the health goes, the life goes. You cannot stay in this world; you will have to leave. Earth is for spirits with bodies. But the problem with most people is that even if God told them what to do with their lives, they still do not have enough vitality and energy to do it. Even if God tells them what to do with their lives, they come short of energy, vitality, and creativity because they are not healthy. God wants you and I to be physically strong and physically healthy.
You need your body, your family needs your body, and God needs your body for everything He wants to do through you here on earth. God needs your body and that is a solid motivation to get healthy and stay healthy. God wants you and I to get off our butts and get healthy.
Prayer: Father, I open my heart and life to all that You are doing in this season so that I will be in health even as my soul prospers, in Jesus Name. Amen!