Is it possible for just one thing to change your life forever? It is absolutely possible! What changed my life forever was an event in Dallas, Texas in 1972 called Expo ’72. It’s been historically referred to as the Christian Woodstock. Hosted by Campus Crusade for Christ, 75,000 high school students gathered in the Cotton Bowl; one of those was my best friend. With her renewed vigor for sharing the gospel, I was impacted by her love for Jesus and give my life to Christ. My life was radically changed forever.
Just one thing, just one book, just one person or even just one habit has the potential to change your life for the better. In the FP4H Bible study Stronger Every Day, Janet McHenry challenges us to incorporate just one new healthy habit for the week. Can you imagine the impact of committing to read your Bible every day for one week? God’s word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. It gives direction and instruction. The Bible is God’s love letter to His children, and when I read it, I am reminded of how loved I am by God. Or how about taking a walk every single day; rain or shine and no more excuses? Walking is inexpensive and convenient, most days. It builds bone and strengthens the heart muscle and aids in weight loss. What about memorizing scripture from God’s word? The Bible tells us that hiding His word in our hearts will keep us from sin. Living in these bodies is an everyday battle with the flesh, and we need strength from His word. And whose family doesn’t need prayer? Committing to pray for your family every day will strengthen relationships for a lifetime. It’s not always easy doing life together, and our families need to be protected and covered in prayer.
These are small “one things” that have the potential to change your life forever. I can’t do it all, but I can do one thing.
Won’t you consider just one thing?
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Vicki Heath is National Director of First Place 4 Health. Vicki is a certified fitness instructor for the American Council on Exercise, a certified life coach and Wellness Coordinator for her church in Edisto Beach, SC. Vicki is the author of the books Don’t Quit Get Fit and My First Place and contributing author in My Place for Leadership and My Place for Fitness and others. She has led a successful First Place 4 Health ministry in her church for twenty years. Vicki is passionate about Christ and has a desire to help others understand the value of caring for their bodies as temples of the Holy Spirit. Vicki is a pastor’s wife and mother of four wonderful children and seven grandchildren. She strives to bring others into the Kingdom through health and wellness.