Thank you for joining the Partners in Health and Wholeness Book Club. You can officially sign-up here. Through it, we hope to engage people of faith in discussions over why our health matters. Our next choice of reading is from the free Saddleback Church Daniel Plan Curriculum. We are posting updates through the PHW Facebook page, but our PHW blog page has the discussion posts in full with responses from staff. Just look for the apple on top of the book picture among the blog post pictures and you will find past Book Club entries.
This week starts Session III of The Daniel Plan Curriculum.
One of the scriptures that Pastor Rick Warren quotes that I absolutely love is from 1 Corinthians 6:19b-20, “You are not your own, you were bought at a price”. This scripture has many implications for how I live my life. For example, as this scripture relates to health, I meditate on making healthy choices because I’m stewarding God’s temple, my body. And the temple of the Lord, from what I learn in the Old Testament, is not to be taken lightly. If done incorrectly or out of the order that God prescribes, death was the sentence. I am so thankful that I’m living under grace which saves me from that judgment. However, God’s grace for my life should not lessen the importance of stewarding well what is of God, but rather, fill my heart with gratitude.
Discussion question, excerpted from the curriculum:
What is your one-page miracle that you would like to share?
How does 1 Corinthians 6:19b-20 change your outlook on life?
–Joy Williams, PHW Regional Consultant
Partners in Health and Wholeness is an initiative of the North Carolina Council of Churches. PHW aims to connect health as a faith issue. Please visit our website to sign your personal pledge to be healthier, and to find out about grant opportunities for places of worship in NC.