Hi Olivia. Thank you for this question. It is very natural for us to ask questions such as this one as we seek to decipher the benefits available to us in life. This search for meaning seems to apply to every area of our existence including our religious experience.
There are some significant benefits of commiting to a life of faith in God and participating in a community of believers. The most obvious is the friendships you will find and the partnerships you will make for daily living.
But it goes much deeper than that. I wrote a book a few years ago entitled, "God's Way to Good Health." It was published by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Press in New York City and featured a forward by Dr. Robert Schuller of The Crystal Cathedral and an afterword by New York Times Best-selling author Dr. Larry Dossey. It is still available at amazon.com and by calling our main office at Epworth United Methodist Church. It has also been used in Medical Schools and Church Bible studies across our Nation.
The main thrust of this book deals with significant medical research that proves people who attend Church, believe in God and pray regularly are healthier and happier than those who don't. Further I share specific evidence and examples of how to find health and balance in mind, body and spirit.
God has a plan for each of our lives to help us reach our full potential. I believe we are all in transition, capable of being more than we are. The way you discover this truth is by attending a positive thinking, Biblically based Church and opening yourself up to the possibilities all around you. A key Bible verse is "as a person thinks in his or her heart so are they." In a very real sense you are what you say and believe you are. Try this tip....spend several minutes throughout the day focusing on the Presence of Christ in your life and affirm; "God is with me, God is helping me, God is guiding me."
After trying this be sure to give Church a try. Why not plug into a great Church today? I happen to have the perfect place for you. Be our guest at Epworth United Methodist Church where you will find Help for today, Hope for tomorrow and a Place to call Home. My team and I look forward to meeting you personally.