The New You: Good Health Brings Glory to God

The below excerpt is from my latest book The New You: A Guide to Better Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Wellness, which is now available!

First Corinthians 6:13 says, “[Our bodies] were made for the Lord, and the Lord cares about our bodies.” You probably intuitively understand that God made your body, but maybe you have never thought of it as being made for him. If your body was made for small steps to the new you the Lord, and he cares about your body, doesn’t that mean you should care about your body too?

This is an area where most people—Christians in particular— need to flip the lens. Too often, we use God as the ultimate excuse for letting our health slide. We run our bodies down, fill them with disease-causing foods, let them atrophy from lack of movement, and then call it God’s will when we get sick. We fill our minds with toxic thoughts, neglect healthy relationships with other people, fail to engage with God regularly, and then blame him when we wind up lonely and anxious.

The truth is that pursuing excellence in every area of our health is a way to honor God. His sovereignty is not an excuse to live any old way we want to live because he is going to work it out in the end; instead, he is the beacon calling us to live in a way that shines his brilliance to others. Keeping ourselves in good health is really an act of stewardship.

—Nelson Searcy and Jennifer Dykes Henson

The above excerpt is from p. 20 of The New You: A Guide to Better Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Wellness.

With energy and enthusiasm, Nelson Searcy and Jennifer Dykes Henson take a holistic view of health that encompasses the physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental areas of our lives, giving us proven, systematic ways to dramatically improve each. Readers come away with specific strategies to lose weight, get more sleep, lower stress, nurture better relationships, connect with God, and much more. Anyone who wants to trade in the frustration of average living and less-than health for the hallmarks of the new life God promises will find The New You an effective personal guide for the journey.

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P.S. You’re just in time to discover how you can live up to your full God-given potential in 2019 with Nelson Searcy’s brand new health & wellness book, The New You: A Guide to Better Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Wellness. By ordering today, you will also get access to over $239.84 in book bonuses, including the FREE Kindle Edition: The Healthy Renegade Pastor ($9.99 value)Nelson’s Top 10 Health & Wellness Tips ($99.95 value)Personal Growth Tips Audio Resource ($29.95 value)Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough Audio Resource ($49.95 value)plus a $50 Gift Certificate for the Church Leader Insights Store. Hurry – this exclusive bonuses opportunity ends Friday, Jan. 4th! Click here to order The New You now to start your new year off the right way.

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About Nelson Searcy

Nelson Searcy is an experienced church planter, coach and church growth strategist, working with churches in over 45 denominations. Nelson is also the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in San Francisco and Boca Raton, FL. He first developed the Assimilation System 10 years ago at the Journey Church and has since implemented and improved these strategies with over 3,000 churches across all sizes and denominations. He started coaching pastors in 2006 and has personally coached over 2100+ senior pastors, helping them break common growth barriers like 125, 250, 500, 1000 and beyond, all while maintaining personal life and ministry balance. As founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network, he has trained more than 50,000 church leaders (3,000+ church planters). He is the author of over 85 church growth resources and 17+ books, including Fusion: Turning First-Time Guests Into Fully-Engaged Members of Your Church and The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life and Ministry. His continued mission is to help church leaders around the world cooperate with God in creating healthy, thriving churches. Nelson is married to Kelley and together they have one son, Alexander.

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