In the temple at the Feast of Tabernacles Jesus announced, “whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”
Wellness is a balance of every dimension of life: Spirit, Soul, and Body. Because we are created in God’s image, when we balance all dimensions, we will experience a wholeness that promotes happiness, energy, vitality, and peace. The Celebrating Christ website is dedicated to embracing Christ as our spiritual source. Yet when we incorporate Biblical truth into all dimensions of life, He also becomes our source for Soul – mind and emotions – as well as Body! Once we receive His living water, we are the temple of the Holy Spirit. “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.” I Corinthians 6:19-20 To honor His presence, caring for our physical, emotional, psychological, and mental health becomes as vital to wellness as promoting our spiritual wellbeing. The photograph above signifies the Paradoxes of life through the contrasts of God’s creation. Taken along Route 12 in Utah at 10,000 feet elevation, it represents how each element complements all others – aspen, evergreen, and the lake bring a softness and demonstration of life in contrast to the barren Escalante desert below. Our lives are similar to this picture which would not be as dramatic without every element. There are times of desert experiences in our lives, when we feel vulnerable and thirst for water; while other times we feel elevated and refreshed as in the energy of the forest. Achieving balance through the transitions and experiences of life requires focus and attention to each of our God-given dimensions. The resources in this section of Celebrating Christ are designed to support your life journey to whole wellness. I hope you find them helpful and enlightening.