Could the way in which we care for our bodies be affecting our spiritual lives as well? Could having healthier life practices, from the food we eat to the relationships we have, be a biblical concept? Gary Wilkerson discusses this topic and offers insights from the Bible and his personal experience to those looking for answers.
Key Questions from the Podcast
- What does it mean to live a holistic life in Christ?
- What role does friendship play in living the abundant life that Jesus promised?
- How does our physical health affect our spiritual health?
- How can we find the motivation to do the things we know we should do but aren’t?
Notable Quotes from the Podcast
Christian fellowship is different than having intimate friends. Belonging to a small group is not necessarily having friends. You can hide in a small group almost as well as you can hide in a megachurch. – Gary Wilkerson
If the waterline is full, you don't need a wave. People aren't living a full waterline, they're not living in the fullness that Christ has for us, so they need another wave to crash in on them. – Gary Wilkerson
But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. – James 1:6–8
I would recommend whatever element, whether it be your faith, family, friendships, food, or fun, these holistic approaches to life, if you're failing in one of them just reboot, reenergize. – Gary Wilkerson
Resources Mentioned in the Podcast
- Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
- 10-Day Detox Diet by Dr. Mark Hyman
- Dave Ramsey Website
- Books by Larry Crabb
About Gary Wilkerson
Gary Wilkerson is the President of World Challenge, an international mission organization that was founded by his father, David Wilkerson. He is also the Founding Pastor of The Springs Church, which he launched in 2009 with a handful of people. He has traveled nationally and internationally at conferences and conducted mission ventures such as church planting, starting orphanages, clinics, feeding programs among the poorest of the poor and the most unreached people of the earth. Gary and his wife Kelly have four children and live in Colorado Springs, CO.