The annual physical for most includes a thorough examination of the body. Some doctors will even include discussion surrounding mental health, in addition to physical health. The physical can be dreaded at times-for some, they may reveal a problem, for others, it may shine light on preventable health issues, and others it may simply include uncomfortable conversations.
The physical, we know, is necessary. It can begin a course of treatment that is much needed. For others, it may remind them of the changes that they need to make to have a healthy lifestyle. The temple must be cared for.
The spirt is even more important! The body will eventually fade, the spirit will continue on. The examination of our spirit cannot be annual, it must be daily-moment by moment. The spirit stands above the flesh! Our spirit is the source for our eating right and exercising. As trying and as scary as it may be, we must find ourselves like David:
Just like we make our yearly appointments at the doctor’s office, we must make our daily appointments before the Father. The physician will keep us healthy, the Master Physician will make us whole, He will make us healed, and He will complete us! The doctor will prescribe medication, the Lord will prescribe repentance, fasting, prayer, and the reading of scripture. The doctor may guide us towards a long life, the Father leads us towards eternity:
“And see if there is any wicked or hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way.” Psalms 139:24
It’s time for the thorough examination, friends, this exam will save our lives!
Peace and Blessings