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Chapter 1

I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health.

—3 John 1:2

 

When was the last time you thanked God for your health? It’s probably been a while, because most of us take our health for granted.

 

One interesting thing to me about physical health is the powerful impact that our minds can have on the way we feel. By that I mean if we are always entertaining thoughts about how sick we are, or if we’re afraid of how sick we might become, the chances are we’re going to be sick.

 

Now please don’t misunderstand. I’m not making light of real illnesses. I’m just saying that the way we think and the attitude we take toward life has a tremendous influence on how we feel.

 

When I was in seminary, I ran an impromptu field test where four or five of us went up to another student who was perfectly healthy and told him, “Boy, you look sick,” just to see how it would affect him. Sure enough, before the day was over he went home sick!

 

My point is simply this. Live with a healthy attitude. Don’t worry about whether you might catch the latest “in” disease. Just thank God for the strength He gives you each day.

 

Thank God today for the strength He gives you to follow and serve Him.

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