Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mimd and with all your strength. (Mark 12:30 NIV)
Christ reminds us that we are to be spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically connected as the person God created and called us to be. Psalm 103:1-5 gives us another example. This scripture also addresses all four areas of balance. Each area of balance has been noted in brackets.
- “Praise the Lord, O my soul; [Spiritually]
All my inmost being, praise his holy name.
2. Praise the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all his benefits—[Mentally]
- Who forgives all your sins
And heals all your diseases, [Physically]
- Who redeems your life from the pit
And crowns you with love and compassion, [Emotionally]
- Who satisfies your desires
With good things
So that your youth is
Renewed like the eagle’s.”
My next post will define each area and how it relates back to God.