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Monday, October 8, 2007

Health


Our overall health encompasses every aspect of our life. Our mental, spiritual and physical health are the most precious assets we have! More important than time! Have you ever had a tooth, ear, back or other ache? A migraine perhaps? Bad pain could make you wish you had no time left on the planet! A minute is like a half hour and an hour is like four! No-one, on the other hand, has wished illness on themselves!

That's why I first started this blog. To share what I have learned and what I am still learning about mental, spiritual and physical health. Occasionally, I'll even discuss how the health of our personal relationships effect and affect our overall health.

Today lets discuss the word health to see what it really means and how we can begin to possess it (to the best of our ability) and enjoy health along with long life. According to Webster:

"health \ˈhelth also ˈheltth\ n
often attrib [ME helthe, fr. OE h+̄lth, fr. hāl] bef. 12c
1 a : the condition of being sound in body, mind, or spirit esp : freedom from physical disease or pain
b : the general condition of the body 〈in poor health〉 〈enjoys good health〉
2 a : flourishing condition : well-being 〈defending the health of the beloved oceans —Peter Wilkinson〉
b : general condition or state 〈poor economic health〉
3 : a toast to someone’s health or prosperity. "

The words for health are infrequently used in the Old Testament, and then always figuratively (e.g. Je. 30:17; 33:6; Ps. 42:11; Pr. 12:18)
Wood, D. R. W. (1996, c1982, c1962). New Bible Dictionary (449). InterVarsity Press.

In the New Testament there are many Greek words that allude to health but I like , "Acts 3:16, where holoklēria, ‘perfect health’ ". Wow, perfect health in body, soul, spirit and relationships.

This has to be the most important subject there is! Which would you rather have?

Health or Anger

Health or Booze

Health or Coffee (there are more healthy alternatives)

Health or Death

Health or Errections

Health or Friends

Health or Goals

Health or Hedonism

Health or Irresponsibility

Health or Jealousy

Health or Ketsup (sorry) :-)

Health or Laziness

Health or Money

Health or Nicotine

Health or Obesity

Health or Pain

Health or Questions

Health or Revenge

Health or Strife

Health or Time-tables

Health or Unforgiveness

Health or Wealth ( Prosperity is better than Wealth!)

Health or Xanex (sorry)

Health or Youth

Health or Zilch!

So when thinking of what I would write about next I remembered the main purpose of this blog. Simply stated but with all the power of the Word of God (Jesus) backing it up, " Beloved, I pray that all may go well (prosperity) with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.

More tommorow.
Ed

3 comments:

Waheed Elqalatawy said...

Very good site and the photos are wonderful!, but tell me how do you add photos to the post, sometimes blogger don't respond.

Ed said...

Thanks for the comment waheed. When you create a new blog look for the film icon at the top right of the draft. Click on that and choose your photos from the browse command. Select, Save and Publish and you're good to go!
Grace and peace,
Ed

DEBASIS said...

Ed you commented on my blog
poem-debasis.blogspot.com which is about soul. Spiritualism is not acceptable now a days.If you arrange 10 like minded people we can discuss about eastern and western religious philosophy.I hava added your blog to mine
http://healthdebasis.blogspot.com
thanks

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