Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Are you healthy? How about your family? I'm not talking physical health as much as I am talking spiritual/emotional health.

I was at a leadership conference last week. One of the presenters talked about organizational health (OH.) He stated that no organization (and I might add organism) will thrive, no matter how smart it is, if it does not have OH. In fact, OH multiplies the resources a company (or organism or family) does have. He knew business health was important. More important that smarts or wealth or strategies. I plan on applying this to church health. But what about you and your family?

Are you buying all the right things, being involved in all the right activities, living in the right places and employed in the right jobs but have ignored your own vitality and that of your family? Are you surrounded by things that promise life but are failing to deliver nothing more than exhausting busyness?

"No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light. Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are healthy, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are unhealthy, your body also is full of darkness. See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness. Luke 11:33-35 (NIV)

Following Jesus, and not knowing about Jesus, brings a life than no one or no thing can put to death. Wouldn't you trade the accessories that promise life for life? Look to Jesus, the Light of the World, and follow. Seek health. The rest with come.
These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.  Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. "So don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today's trouble is enough for today. Matthew 6:32-34 (NIV)

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