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The joy Jesus Christ makes available to every believer is distinct from the happiness that is the great pursuit of all humanity. Happiness is based on circumstances. When things are good, our acknowledgement of those good circumstances causes us to experience the emotion of happiness. However, what Jesus Christ offers the believer is the opportunity to experience gladness based on an unwavering fact: we are His and He is ours! And though all else might change, because we are His by His unalterable action, we can rejoice no matter the circumstances. (John 1:12 - 13). We can declare the goodness of the God who has forgiven us of our sins, healed us of our diseases, reclaimed us from the pit and crowned us with His love. (Psalm 103:3 - 4). We rejoice for what His first appearance accomplished and for what He will perfectly manifest here on earth upon His second coming. (Revelation 21:1 -7).
Knowing that our joy is found in God, we can establish a healthier relationship with food and drink-not seeking to find our joy in them. Often, where there is excess in our lives, it is an indication that we have erected an idol in our hearts: that we have looked to what is not God to satisfy. Let us not be engorged with food, nor drunk with wine, but let us partake of them in the character of Christ by exhibiting self-control.
Here are 8 tips for helping you glorify Jesus Christ, who is self-controlled, from Church Health Reader:
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Happy temple building!
Take care. Bless many.
Carolyn Sinclair McCalla is a daughter of God who believes that as we seek the truth of God's Word, and humble ourselves to live in agreement with it, that we will experience the transformation which allows us to enter wholistic wellness: spirit, soul and body. She is the Founder and President of EarthBasic and leads its Be-Held Community: a group of women seeking, living and being transformed by the truth of God’s Word together. She is excited about this addition to the Be-Held Community, which will provide loving, sustainable, Christ-centered and well researched resources to support women in cultivating a life of wholistic self-care: spirit, soul, and body, which will in turn equip them to bless the generations in their care.