Awareness is a key issue when it comes to living a healthy life. You cannot be oblivious of your environment and the things that can cause you harm or be a danger to your health. The same is true to our spiritual health.
1 Corinthians 10:12 (AMP)
12 Therefore let the one who thinks he stands firm [immune to temptation, being overconfident and self-righteous], take care that he does not fall [into sin and condemnation].
To take care simply means to be aware, to be alert do not be ignorant of the tactics of the enemy. The bible says he walks around like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. The same bible tells us that God says his people perish because of lack of knowledge. This is not talking about those who do not believe, God is talking about His people, those who have already identified with him. They are perishing because they lack knowledge. And why do they lack knowledge? Is it because it is not available? No God is so ready to equip us with wisdom and knowledge, the problem is on our side we are too lazy to take the time to read the word and to ask God to equip us with knowledge and understanding. You and i need to be aware of the dangers that lurk ahead if we are to lead a spiritual healthy life.
The flip side of this is to be aware of the blessings available for us through Christ Jesus. We love to quote Jeremiah 29:11 for I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord……
Yes God knows the plans but do we? How many of us are struggling and walking with a sense of defeat simply because we are not aware of the blessings made available for us through Christ Jesus and because of our ignorance we do not get to enjoy them?
The bible says you shall know the truth….. Be aware of the truth and as you walk in that truth then you shall be set free. That awareness is created through the connection factor that we talked about two days ago. The more we connect with God through prayer and Bible reading the more we are made aware of the great promises and blessings made available to us through Jesus and we are at to claim them over our life.
So do you want to be spiritually healthy? Connect with God and with other believers, be a man or woman of action activate your faith and thirdly be aware of the dangers that lack ahead, the power and authority you have been given and the blessings of God made available to us through Christ Jesus.