Our guest is Pastor Steve Reynolds. He pastors Capital Baptist Church in Annandale VA and is the author of Bod4God: Twelve Weeks to Lasting Weight Loss.

Steve is a… 

Son of God, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Son, Pastor, Author. 

Well-being is…  

  • Honoring God 
  • Maximizing your life for God – We must be healthy to do this 
  • Living a balanced life in the physical, emotional, social and spiritual domains 

Steve’s Healthy Life Testimony 

  • In first grade I weighed twice as much as the typical kid.  
  • I walked off the football field for the last time in November 1979 and vowed to never work out again.  
  • At 360 lbs. I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. I was a sick man.  
  • The Lord directed me to the Bible. I studied the word ‘body’ in the Bible.  
  • I’ve lost 130 lbs and kept it off. I’m 62 and I’m disease free.  
  • God healed me through the greatest health book in the world, the Bible!  
  • Ultimately, I did a sermon series called Bod4God.  

The Movement

  • This prompted a movement including a Losing to Live weight loss competition.  
  • Literally thousands of people have lost tons of weight.  

Abundant Life

  • My besetting sin, the issue I struggle with most is that I like to overeat and under exercise.  
  • Satan wants to steal, kill and destroy us physically. Jesus wants us to live an abundant, healthy, physical life.  
  • Food that is near you gets in you. Cut off the temptation at the grocery store.  

Sabbath

  • Do what you can do. Exercise is movement. Walking is one of the healthiest things you can do.
  • God designed us to function in the rhythm of having a Sabbath… some sort of diversion.  
  • Twice in the Bible, Jesus pulled away from the crowds to rest, even though not everyone had been healed and not every need was met.  
  • Scripturally it’s a sin to not Sabbath.  
  • It’s helpful for us as we lead healthy homes, for us to understand how to help our families Sabbath well.  

Final Thoughts/Comments 

  • Get Off the Couch – A Man’s A.C.T.I.O.N Plan… It’s essentially a game plan for healthy living.  
  • Pastors struggle with health issues in large numbers. 76% are overweight.  
  • Bitterness is a huge health issue.
  • If we change the men, we change the family. If we change the pastors, we change the church.  
  • Think about the force that could be unleashed for the Kingdom if God’s people were all healthy.  
  • Listen to last week’s podcast, The Noble Man Works for the Lord.  
  • Reach out to Steve through his website about launching the Losing to Live competition, or to have him speak at your events.  
  • Remember, Jesus said the gate to heaven is a ‘narrow gate’!  

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