Habits Ensure Good Health
will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the
Lord. Jer. 30:17.
mind does not wear out nor break down so often on account of diligent employment
and hard study, as on account of eating improper food at improper times, and
of careless inattention to the laws of health. . . . Irregular hours for eating
and sleeping sap the brain forces. The apostle Paul declares that he who would
be successful in reaching a high standard of godliness must be temperate in
all things. Eating, drinking, and dressing all have a direct bearing upon
our spiritual advancement.
Health is a blessing which few appreciate. . . . Many eat at all hours, regardless
of the laws of health. Then gloom covers the mind. How can men be honored
with divine enlightenment when they are so reckless in their habits, so inattentive
to the light which God has given in regard to these things. . . . Life is
a holy trust, which God alone can enable us to keep, and to use to His glory.
But He who formed the wonderful structure of the body will take special care
to keep it in order if men do not work at cross-purposes with Him.
Health, life, and happiness are the result of obedience to physical laws governing
our bodies. If our will and way are in accordance with God’s will and
way; if we do the pleasure of our Creator, He will keep the human organism
in good condition, and restore the moral, mental, and physical powers, in
order that He may work through us to His glory. . . . If we co-operate with
Him in this work, health and happiness, peace and usefulness, are the sure
He did not die for us in order that we might become slaves to evil habits,
but that we might become the sons and daughters of God, serving Him with every
power of the being.
My dear young friends, advance step by step, until all your habits shall be
in harmony with the laws of life and health.
Devotional: Our Father Cares, p. 29, 30.