Physical Margin – Audio Message – 10/29/17

Message Notes

What Is Margin, Exactly?

Margin is the space that we allow ourselves between tasks. It allows us to finish what we were doing and start up the next task. It allows us to avoid overwork and overcommitment by limiting what we can do.

God and Our Bodies

Genesis 1:26-27 NLT

26 Then God said, “Let us make human beings[a] in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth,[b] and the small animals that scurry along the ground.”

27 So God created human beings[c] in his own image.
    In the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.

Three Areas to Consider When Trying to Be Healthy

1. Spiritual Health

Galatians 5:25(NLT)

Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.

Deuteronomy 8:3(NLT)

Yes, he humbled you by letting you go hungry and then feeding you with manna, a food previously unknown to you and your ancestors. He did it to teach you that people do not live by bread alone; rather, we live by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.

2. Physical Health

1 Corinthians 6:19 (NLT)

19 Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself,

Rest

3. Mental Health

Romans 12:2(NLT)

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

Discussion Questions

  1. What factors contribute to our culture’s poor health?
  2. Genesis 1:26-27. Gives us the understanding that we are made in God’s image.How does that give us guidance for how we treat out bodies?  Are there other scripture verses that might inform how we treat our bodies?
  1. Which area do you need most work on to build physical margin: rebuilding emotional margin, recreation, eating right, or rest?  How can we pray for you?

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