For those who are battling illness, the one thing desired the most is health. When we are ill, our God appointed tasks get set aside until we are able to function normally again. Sickness is outright evil from the one who comes to "steal, kill, and destroy." Whether it is a direct attack from the enemy or a result of merely living in a fallen world, sickness is not God's plan for His children.
"The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows]." ~ John 10:10
When I was desperately ill for several years when I was in my 30's, I was walking through my living room and praying that God would help me to overcome the sicknesses.... and I felt as if someone tripped me. There I was, on the floor, wondering what in the world just happened, when all of the sudden my whole spirit and mind were flooded with these words... Proverbs 4:20. It was like an internal neon sign flashing to get my attention. And yes, it worked! At that time, I had no idea what scripture that was talking about, but I quickly got up and went to my Bible. This is what I read...
20 My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. 21 Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; 22 for they are life to those who find them and HEALTH to one’s whole body. 23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
God provided the key to HEALTH right here. What are we to "find", as the scripture says, in order to have total health? The answer is GOD'S WORDS. He says, "turn your ear to my WORDS."
In a nutshell, God wants us to READ His Words, BELIEVE His Words and most importantly, SPEAK His Words. A bible sitting on a coffee table or on a shelf will do us no good. We must APPLY His Words to our situations.
Take care of your body. Do what you can in the natural to help... eat right, exercise, get enough sleep, get the proper nutrition through supplementation, etc. These are all good things! But God CLEARLY provides the answer to how we can have HEALTH in our whole body... and He is calling all of us to follow His instructions so that we can successfully fulfill the plan that God has for our lives... #health #nutrition #prayer
Psalm 103:2-4 ~ Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits--who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion.
~Pastor Kim ©Words To Heart Ministries, Inc. (Written materials are all copy-written and are excerpts from my next book.)