Soul: represents our calling. It is the Inner Court where the Holy of Holies, the Holy Spirit dictates our service. It will be at it's best service according to the amount of control we allow Him to have.
What does this have to do with a healthy body image? A lot! How can we serve to our best when we are undisciplined, tired, sick and unable to get our body to match our calling? Health of body and soul are bound together, relying on one another.
How can your love, or lack thereof, of our body help or hinder your calling?
What are you doing physically in your temple to support your soul?
Our enemy is out to destroy the work of God and he will do it by any means possible. We have to realize that yes, he's real, but our distraction with body image is a smoke screen; a way to get our focus off of God and what He has planned for us, and on to ourselves.
Honestly, the enemy doesn't care what we struggle with as long as we are distracted. He's happy with the fact that we glorify something other than Christ, good or bad.
Here's some reasons to be healthy in body and soul:
-to be able to serve
-to be able to care for our children
-to be able to care for aging parents
-stay OUT of the hospital
-help keep our bodies off a bunch of meds
-have sharp minds
-hold back disease
The list goes on and on.
You are a minister of the new covenant. What can you do today to uphold your body so that your soul can flourish?