As we begin 2013, what an awesome opportunity for our church family to corporately focus on worship! What does worship as a lifestyle look like and how does it pertain to our dental and overall health?
Jesus is the center of our worship. For the believer, worship is a lifestyle. It encompasses every area of our lives as we truly trust in the Lord with all of our hearts and REALLY acknowledge Him in ALL of our ways (Prov.3:5-6a). We live in His presence at all times, because the Holy Spirit is in us and with us (John 14:16-17).
Worship demonstrates a heartfelt love and submission to God for WHO HE IS. Time spent in His presence leads us to the realization of I Corinthians 6:20 that we are bought with the Greatest Price; the Blood of Jesus! He is still the God of miracles, signs, and wonders. He has delivered us from all of our fears so that we can receive our victory, walk in freedom, change our thinking, and do those things that will maintain health and prosperity!
Dental health is just as important as any other area. Regular dental exams and cleanings aid in identifying and preventing conditions such as periodontal (gum) disease, tooth decay, diabetes, heart and lung disease, nutritional deficiencies, sleep and eating disorders, stress related disorders, thyroid conditions, hard to detect head and neck cancers, improper positioning of teeth, and even HIV/AIDS. Preventive care, as well as early diagnosis and treatment, can lead to restored health, function, comfort, and smiling again!
Impact 7 & Beyond family, may we keep Jesus at the center of every area of our lives, including our health, and fulfill our purpose statement as a family of friends. Let’s pray for each other in 2013 as Paul prayed for his good friend Gaius as seen in 3 John 1:1-2 (MSG); “The Pastor, to my good friend Gaius: How truly I love you! We ‘re the best of friends, and I pray for good fortune in everything you do, and for your good healththat your everyday affairs prosper, as well as your soul. “