The Importance of Family Fitness

The Importance of Family Fitness

written by: Mrs. Ann Wooten-Taylor
by: Mrs. Ann Wooten-Taylor
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Eating as an Act of Worship Ministries is a family oriented organization. Although we initially taught the biblical principles regarding the body, dieting, exercising, and maintaining a healthy body to individuals who were looking for a solution to their issue with weight, we have matured into a ministry that transforms not just those dealing with obesity but also those battling eating disorders. Moreover, entire households are becoming healthy and fit instead of just one person within it. Our adult classes were once filled with women

who asked to be taught to eat and drink for the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31). Now wives are accompanied by their husbands, children by their parents, and even those who are dating attend EAW Health and Fitness Classes together.

Family fitness is an important part of Christianity because it is a major component of the abundant life Christ promised believers (John 10:10). An abundant life is NOT one filled with material things that you're too fat, too sick, or prematurely dead to enjoy. Abundant living is, first and foremost, experiencing true life in the Spirit, and you cannot attain true spiritual life unless you're reborn into the Spirit of God. Once that happens, then your mind can be renewed to God's perspective, and you'll desire to obey His command to take care of and to honor God with your body, which is the temple of the Holy Spirit (Romans 12:2, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20).

But God isn't the only person you should stay healthy for. You should also endeavor to be in optimal health for the sake of your family. Although death is inevitable, Jesus came that we would have abundant life (John 10:10). An abundant life is a long one filled with the love and joy of your family. When a loved one gets sick and dies prematurely due to obesity related diseases such as heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes, the entire family suffers not just the person diagnosed with the illness. For example, leaving a career you enjoy to provide full time care to an overweight parent who is paralyzed on one side due to a stroke and can no longer take care of himself is NOT abundant living. Being unable to travel the world with your husband after retirement because he needs frequent dialysis treatments is NOT abundant living. Burying your 36 year old child who died from a massive heart attack is NOT abundant living.

Eating and drinking healthy foods and beverages TOGETHER AS A FAMILY for the glory of God SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCES THE CHANCES of those things happening to you and your loved ones. Husbands exercising together with their wives and parents walking with their children instead of their dogs after dinner not only makes a long, abundant life together more likely, but it also strengthens family bonds. Without the distractions of the television, internet, video games, and phones, you give your spouse and children what they really WANT AND NEED, more of the precious, limited time you've been given together.

What's been missing in your marriage just might be rekindled. The child that won't talk to you just might open up and invite you into his world, but first, you must be an obedient child of God and invite God and His Will for your eating and drinking habits into your world. He's waiting for the invitation to USE YOU AS THE CATALYST TO CHANGE THE DESTINY of your entire family. If you want God to transform you and your family from fat and sickly to healthy and fit, REGISTER TODAY for the January 8, 2018, Eating as an Act of Worship Ministries Health and Fitness Class for adults or the January 2, 2018, EAW Kidz Initiative Weight Loss Classes! The classes are FREE! There are NO REGISTRATION FEES OR MEMBERSHIP FEES! Participants are only responsible for the cost of the Eating as an Act of Worship Workbook. Classes are held ONLINE via Periscope or IN PERSON at the Otter Creek Community Church located at 13000 Quail Run Drive in Little Rock, Arkansas. To register for the course, visit our website at www.eatiingasanactofworshipministries.org! If you're unable to take the course, you can still learn on your own. Simply go online and order your copy of the Eating as an Act of Worship Teacher's Edition TODAY at Amazon.com!

written by: Mrs. Ann Wooten-Taylor

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