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“And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ ”

– Matthew 22:39

There was a period of time in my life, roughly one year, when I used to go to Mother’s Market weekly and buy a variety of cheeses to eat for dinner every night. It was just a matter of time before I started feeling tired and lousy … imagine that! Then I heard this great principle: Take good care of your body, and your body will take care of you. I can tell you from experience that this is true!

This principle can be applied to other aspects of your life, as well. If you take care of your mind, your mind will take care of you, and lastly, if you take care of your spirit, your spirit will take care of you. These concepts are not only evident when we look at them, but are actually outlined in scripture. The only way to improve yourself is to work hard at it. It is important to focus on your personal development more than anything else. Invest in yourself more than the stock market!  

Friend, from a spiritual perspective, it may appear Godly to invest more in others than you do in yourself, but it’s not. My guess is you work harder on your marriage, your kids, and your job. When you wake up in the morning, you’re not excited about doing these things. Why? Because you’ve been working harder on them than yourself. Loving others well doesn’t start from a place of scarcity; it begins from a place of abundance. In the process of allowing God to guide you in your efforts to take care of your body, mind, and spirit, you will discover that you’re moving towards abundance. If you have an overflowing cup of God’s goodness in your life, then sharing becomes easy!

Prayer


Father, I ask you to guide me so I can take good care of my body, mind, and spirit.

Reflection


Would you consider it spiritual to invest more in others than in yourself?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

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One Response

  1. I really need to invest more in myself.By doing that,It will enable me to look at what steps I need to take.Setting some goals, and noting where to concentrate fully, on the most important.Such as watching my intake of food, and cutting down on too much ice-cream.Washing my face every morning.Brushing my teeth several times a day.Taking a shower every other day.Washing my hair.Exercising on the stationary bike for an hour or so every morning.Not letting any bad thoughts pollute my mind.Listening to whatever kind of music that is good.And praying every day.God bless everyone at Shepherd’s Grove.May God bless Bobby Schuller and his beautiful family

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