It seems to me that health is the major problem in today's society, don't you think so? Everyone is concerned about their own health or the health of someone close to them, and this is only natural. I have had numerous health problems and they are going away one by one and the reason for that is I am using the tools that God has given in His word. When He speaks in His word about our health, it is good to listen carefully and when He shows us something that we can do to improve our health, we should follow His leading there too. So let's see what another tool might be to enhance our health.
Ephesians 5:25,26 "Husbands love your wives, just as Christ loves the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word". How are we sanctified? By the washing of water by the word. Get into the word if we would be made clean.
Hebrews 4:12 "For the word of God is living and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." That's about any part of the body isn't it? His word is living, powerful and sharp and discerns our thoughts and the intents of our heart.
Psalms 107:20 "He sent His word and healed them." Would you like Him to send His word and heal you? Then immerse yourself in His word every single day of your life, it does bring healing, specially spiritual healing. I believe that spiritual healing proceeds physical healing. For me it has been that way. The more time I spend with God, the better I feel and the more energy I have. I am not talking about all day or many hours reading and talking to Him. I am talking about spending the first hour or two of your day with Him and then you are able to talk to Him as you work and go about your days duties and before you know it you have been in His presence all day communing with Him and seeing Him work little miracles for you as you go about your day. He opens ways for us to accomplish more than we would if we were trying to do it ourselves. That to me is staying in His presence. It brings healing to my heart and mind and I am a happier person because of it and that brings emotional and physical healing as well.
Will you let Him send His word and bring healing to your body and soul? It doesn't happen over night but with some people I guess it does, it probably depends on how serious we are about being in His presence.
I hope you will see how important being in His presence is to our health both spiritually and physically. Yesterday we discussed forgiveness as a healing agent and today His word as a healing agent. Tomorrow we will discuss another healing agent. These things God has given us to help us be a healthy, vibrant Christian, showing the world that His people are a healthy people in all respects. May God help us be what His plan at the beginning when we were created in His image, was. He can restore His image in us if we will allow Him to do it. We may not be like Adam and Eve but we can have an abundance of His life giving power in our lives if we choose to. Grandma Joan