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Purposeful Pathway Radio is a “haven for heart-centered entrepreneurs.” It is a journey in which faith and business gracefully intertwine. It is a pathway paved with purpose, peace and passion. The guests on the show share insights for faith-based business; they also share inspiration from their spiritual journeys. My hope is that, in listening, your businesses will grow and your lives will be enriched. My prayer is that these personal messages will allow God’s peace, love and joy to pave your purposeful pathways.
I am excited and honored that Ann Musico of 3D Vitality will join the show Wednesday, March 20th at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Ann is a Certified Biblical Health Coach as well as an author and freelance writer specializing in health issues. Join us live or via the archive at www.PurposefulPathwayRadio.com. Enjoy Ann’s guest post below, and we look forward to seeing you on the Purposeful Pathway!
1 Corinthians 12:20, 26 “But now indeed there are many members yet one body…And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it.”
On the surface this may seem like a “duh” rather than an “aha” moment. Which one of us can pray and worship God wholeheartedly when our head is splitting or our back is aching? It’s very clear our physical condition impacts both our spirit and our soul, which is our mind, will and emotions and vice versa. If you are upset with one of your children or worried about something, you may experience the effects of that anxiety and tension in the form of a neck ache or upset stomach. Conversely, just try to sit quietly and read your devotional when you are angry or hurt by something your spouse or a friend said – it is nearly impossible!
However, what has amazed me about the deeper truth of this scripture is that our bodies are created to work as integrated systems – each part works in concert with the others. When we are healthy, we are experiencing this harmony of cells, organs and systems. Our God is very big on wholeness (shalom – nothing missing, nothing broken).
Referring to the Body of Christ, this scripture points out that even we who make up His little toe are just as important as those who comprise His heart. It holds true physically as well. (Just stub your toe and you’ll agree!) This was brought into sharp relief when a friend was experiencing dental problems. She had an infected tooth that was causing problems not only in her mouth, but in her sinuses, head, neck and eyes as well! Research now shows that gum disease has been linked to cardiovascular problems. Left untreated, that bacteria has been proven to directly cause heart problems, which another friend can certainly attest to. She related that her cousin was advised by her dentist after a checkup to contact a cardiologist immediately as she had advanced gum disease. She ignored the warning until she began experiencing alarming symptoms several years later. By then, her heart was so damaged, her only medical recourse was a heart transplant.
Imagine, the impact of one tiny tooth! This may sound extreme, but it is true.
We truly are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). God created every cell of our bodies for a specific purpose, just as He created each one of us to fulfill a specific plan and purpose with our lives. Let’s honor God by caring for these amazing bodies He so carefully and lovingly created for us and seek His wisdom in order to fulfill His plan for our lives!
Ann Musico is a certified Biblical Health coach whose mission and goal are to provide people with real options, solid advice, practical, actionable steps and exceptional products and resources to create a truly 3D life! Visit her website at http://www.threedimensionalvitality.com to learn more about evaluations, coaching and products she offers and to sign up for her free weekly 3D Living Newsletter and other free resources!