Shipwrecked in Faith

This is beyond awesome. God, in his word, tells us that we need faith AND a consciousness. We need to use our brains. Be awake. We can have faith but without consciousness, we can become shipwrecked while in faith. No matter what, the Lord is right there for us and loves us, but why would we not choose to use everything he has given us so we do not crash and become shipwrecked?

Let’s look at being fully awake in our walk with Christ.

“…holding on to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and so have suffered shipwreck with regard to the faith.” ~ 1 Timothy 1:19 (NIV)

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This is incredible, God tells us to wake up, use our brains that are connected to our faith.

“You always want a sharp conscience because a sharp conscience is inseparable from a great faith.” ~ Dr. Caroline Leaf is a Christian cognitive neuroscientist

Most of us walk around asleep and we don’t even know it. We get numbed-out by our busy lifestyles, our problems, our poor health, the media onslaught, and life itself. As we wake up, use our brains, use our alive consciousness, we become closer in our relationship with Jesus.

Waking up creates a consciousness which creates a closer relationship with the Lord so we can make better choices for our lives. As we do that, we move through all kinds of life issues. We have a greater capacity for grace and mercy towards others and ourselves.

We also grow to have the capacity to use our brains in a way to get us out of ill-health. Our choices (along with generations of poor choices) helped to get our state of health where it is as a society today. We have no control over others or the past but we have the ability to wake up and make good choices for our personal health so we can live our lives to serve our King who gave us our brains in the first place.

Waking up is a difficult chore. Make it a part of worship and it is a true joy. This is my favorite part of being a Christian health coach.

Waking Up

  1. Read your bible daily – the answers are in there.
  2. Have a Christian health coach stand in support of your walk in waking up – Awake in Walking. Contact me.
  3. Do Dr. Caroline Leaf’s 21-Day Brain Detox – it is only $29, you can handle it!!


How awake are you currently? How awake do you want to be?

Maribeth Baxter, MBEC (Certified Mind-Body Eating Coach)

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Donations accepted to serve others on their chronic illness journey. Maribeth Baxter, MBEC provides voluntary certified health coaching services to the financially limited during their time of crisis.


What is God telling YOU about this?

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