A Wall of Defense

By Kimberly Taylor


This is an excerpt from an email I sent to a friend of mine this morning. I’m so excited by the concept that I had to post it:

“God just gave me an awesome revelation about the role of health and the body. I have been studying Nehemiah on and off for several months because the phrase ‘Let us rise up and build” from Nehemiah 2:18 has echoed in my spirit. This is what He said:

Our health is a wall of defense to protect our bodies.

Many of us are like cities with broken down walls because we haven’t kept up that wall of protection. The way we keep that wall of protection is through eating a healthy diet daily (lots of fruits and vegetables, water, whole grains, and small/moderate amounts of lean protein) and exercising regularly. If we don’t and our walls are broken down, then the enemy is free to come in and attack our bodies all he wants.

That’s what’s happening right now. The enemy is having a field day…diabetes, heart disease, strokes are increasing at alarming rates. So my ministry is about inspiring others to rise up and build that wall of health to protect our bodies. And as a wellness architect, we can show them how.”

One of the most profound scriptures is Proverbs 25:28 “Whoever has no rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down, without walls.”

I think each of us should purpose in our hearts that we will start rebuilding this wall of health to protect our bodies. Our lives and those of our families and communities depend on it.

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Kimberly Taylor

About the author

Kimberly Taylor has a heart to encourage others struggling with emotional eating and weight loss. Once 240 pounds and a size 22 herself, she can testify of God’s goodness and healing power to overcome. She lost 85 pounds and have kept it off for over 18 years. Through the Take Back Your Temple Christian Weight Loss program, her goal is to inspire Christian women to live fit, healthy, and empowered in Christ.

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