As we grow spiritually and understand more of who God is and His unfailing, unconditional love for us, the result should be that our risk taking behaviors are change for godly living.
As we listen to the sermons at church or from some of our favorite godly speakers, the Holy Spirit will speak to us through them to grow us spiritually, help us identify any teachings that are false, and point out areas of sin that we need to confess and repent.
The more we dig into God’s Word in personal study and apply it to our lives, the way we live changes.
Benefits of spiritual self-care are not found in people who attend church just on Easter Sunday and Christmas. Instead, it is found in those who are actively involved in church and committed to living out a spirit-filled life.
Drs. Mueller, Plevak, and Rummans reported in an article for Mayo Clinic that in nearly 350 studies of physical health and 850 studies of mental health that have used religious and spiritual variable found that people who were involved in a religion had better health outcomes, including greater longevity, coping skills, health-related quality of life (even after terminal illness), and less anxiety, depression, and suicide.