We Believe God Is Love.
He is a good God and has plans for you to prosper; to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11) The goal of HealthPlanG is to help you take full advantage of His promise by growing three areas of importance outlined in scripture: Body, Mind and Spirit. We also believe God has a unique purpose for your life which is best recognized when all three areas work together, not separate. When you’re living God’s Best Version of You, you can take full advantage of the incredible life God promises to you.
HealthPlanG is built on a Biblical framework for the core idea that a healthy body, mind and spirit is how you live God’s Best Version of You. Below you will see some of the core beliefs and the associated Biblical sources that support HealthPlanG.
1. God Wants The Best For You In All Areas
God in the core of His being is a perfect Father. Jesus used the word "Father" to explain His nature as a father; nearly 200 times in the Gospels. Throughout the Old Testament He is referred to as a Father. (Deuteronomy 1 & Isaiah 9). It is the main Biblical metaphor for God. The kind of Father he is portrayed in the Bible is one of infinite and unchanging love. (1 John 4:7) His love extends to every facet of our existence. This implies that He is devoted to meeting our physical, spiritual and emotional needs. He also is infinitely good, which means He is passionate to give us the best life possible in Him. (Psalm 23:6, Psalm 34:8.)
2. God Gives Mankind Wisdom In Many Ways, Including Science
In Proverbs 1:20,21 we see that God uses any and all avenues to bring His wisdom to us. Because every good thing on earth comes from Him, (James 1:17) we can take advantage of the best medical breakthroughs and be grateful for His provision. These breakthroughs, we believe still must be filtered through the lens of Scriptural mandates.
3. God Sees Man As A Tri-Part Being
"The Old Testament consistently uses three primary words to describe the parts of man: basar (flesh), which refers to the external, material aspect of man (mostly in emphasizing human frailty); nephesh, which refers to the soul as well as the whole person or life; and ruach which is used to refer to the human spirit (ruach can mean "wind", "breath", or "spirit" depending on the context; cf. Ezek. 37:1-14 where ruach is translated as all three). In the Old Testament basar occurs 266 times, nephesh occurs 754 times, and ruach occurs 378 times with at least 100 times referring to the human spirit."
In I Corinthians 9 we see the connection between how we eat and treat our body, and our relationship with God. In fact it is possible to have an appetite so out of control it profoundly hinders our ability to represent God's love for others. 1 Corinthians 9:26-27 Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air; 27 but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 is a prayer of Paul's that seems to imply God desire to "sanctify" or help us make progress in honoring Him with our body, mind and spirit. "Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ."
4. God Calls Us To Take Great Care Of Our Body And Use It Well
The Apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthians to correct a notion, that you can use your body for immorality and not affect yourself spiritually. His argument follows: 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 "Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? 20 For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body."
But the argument makes a larger point which says the way we relate to God is affected by how we use our body. Our body actually belongs to God and when we become a Christian we commit it to a use that honors Him. Maintaining it well is good stewardship of what He now owns. Matthew 25:14-30
The results of a healthy relationship with God are healthy emotions and relationships. Paul lists the things that come to those who are led by God's Spirit. Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
But just as medicine can bring wisdom from God on issues of the body, so can various resources today help with emotional and relational health, if filtered through a biblical grid.
5. God's Care Extends To All Of Life
This is the obvious conclusion that God does not just have some limited love for man, He IS love. Everything He does is loving. Every attribute of His is infinite, without limits. No sentence can be right that starts out saying, "God doesn't care about....whatever."
1 John 4:7-10 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9 By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. 10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Whatever we do matters to Him.
1 Corinthians 10:31 Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
6. God Calls Us To Love Him And Love Others Above All
Everything in God’s Law hangs from these two commandments: Love God with all your heart, soul and mind and love others as you love yourself (Matthew 22:37-40) It is clear in scripture there is nothing more important than Love. (1 Corinthians 13:13) Over and over again we see Jesus reaching out to the broken-hearted, the “unloved” and the “least of these.” From Jesus’ actions and the way He lived His life, we see a perfect example of how to live with love at the center. We also find that God’s purpose for our lives is this: To love Him and love others. That’s why the ultimate goal of HealthPlanG is to help you take action in your every day life to show your love, be involved in your community and give back in a real, meaningful way. Looking for a purpose-driven life? It’s exactly this: Love God and Love Others.
God is love. He has plans for you to prosper; to give you hope and a future.
When your body, mind and spirit are healthy, you can fulfill your ultimate purpose: to Love God and Love Others. As seen above, scripture indicates the importance of all three areas working together as a whole with the greatest emphasis on your spirit (greatest of these is love). God has a unique purpose for your life and desires for you to prosper and have a wonderful future. When you’re God’s Best Version of You, you can take full advantage of the incredible life God promises to you. And that’s what we're here to do.
Our goal is to help you live God’s Best Version of You.