What is a healthy person? How do we describe a healthy person and how do we build healthy people? These are all important questions that are so overlooked today in the midst of our margin-less lives. We have been in a Sunday morning teaching series titled, HD Living, Spiritual Clarity and Power through Spiritual Disciplines. We are hoping to get rid of the static and get clarity on the kind of person we are to become and a vision for what a healthy person is and then how to have the ability to be that person.
So, for the next 5 weeks we will be talking about Building the Healthiest People Possible by looking at 5 biblical truths:
1.) A Healthy Person prioritizes interior life over exterior life
2.) A Healthy Person stewards time rather than uses time
3.) A Healthy Person embraces sacrifice over selfishness
4.) A Healthy Person works for the greater good of others
5.) A Healthy Person hangs around other healthy persons
One of the ways we are able to prioritize our interior life over our exterior life and build our interior life is by learning to pray New Testament soul-awakening prayers. Most of the prayers in the N.T. are prayers concerning the interior life not the exterior life. One easy way to determine if we are prioritizing our internal life over our exterior life is by evaluating our prayer life. Are we praying for ourselves and others primarily for internal spiritual awakening and blessing or are we primarily praying for external material things?
A Call to Prayer Leading Up to Resurrection Sunday:
Please join the Crossroads family by praying the soul-awakening prayer found in Colossians 1:9-12. We are committing to pray this prayer for ourselves, our family, and whoever else the Lord puts on our heart everyday leading up until Easter Sunday.
9 And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you (______), asking that you (______)may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. 11 May you (______) be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you (_______) to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. (Colossians 1:9-12)
We are expecting to hear about the great things God has done as a result of His people joining together to pray that we may become the Healthiest People Possible and help others become the Healthiest People Possible.2