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You Holy Health - Part 7 - Prescription for Basic Good Health
by Tonja Taylor
2/24/2020 / Health
Can I be totally honest? (It tickles my husband and me when we hear ministers say that, and we’re like Yes! That is why we are listening to you!) The first thing I believe is best to do for your holy health is so easy that many people overlook it. It is very simple, and very powerful.
It is Biblical, as well: Be thankful!
Psalm 100 verses 4 and 5 (KJV), state: “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.”
As our wise pastor has stated, the proper thing to do when given a gift is to say, “Thank you!”
All the humans I know like to be appreciated, and our dear Father in Heaven Who has done everything for us through Christ deserves the ultimate in thanksgiving. I am thankful that He gave me good parents who taught me to be thankful, and to express that in various ways. I have made strong friendships by just writing a “Thank You” card, and have been told more than once that that was the first Thank You card that those individuals had ever received!
So, to me the first and very powerful step in holy health is to say, as soon as you wake (which for me, in a more mature phase of life, has often been in the wee hours), “Thank You, LORD! Thank You for a good night’s sleep. Thank You that Your angels watch over us and keep us safe. Thank You that You never slumber nor sleep, nor grow tired nor weary, and You are strengthening me for this day.
Thank You that You are going ahead of me and putting Your grace on everything, and making the way smooth for me and my family. Thank You for the Blood of Jesus that covers us and makes us acceptable to You! Thank You that we are healthy and have all our needs met, and a strong marriage!
Thank You that You have healed us of all diseases and forgiven us of all our sins, and have delivered us from the enemy that was too strong for us! Thank You that You are with us always, and are giving us Your wisdom. Thank You!”
The LORD has taught me to be thankful, and to start speaking my thanks as soon as I am awake, and through the day. It refocuses me on how big He is, and how He has already taken care of everything! You will be able to think of many things to thank Him for, and your list will grow!
Also, the Word of God talks about spiritual food. In John 4:34, Jesus said, “My food is to do the will of Him Who sent Me, and to finish His work.” Indeed, I have even noticed times in my life where, no matter the physical food—comforting carbs or not—that I ate, I still felt I needed something more.
As the LORD told me once when I was allowing myself to be plagued by negative thoughts (which I declare non-existent from now on!), I didn’t need (physical) food, I needed to eat the Word, by reading and speaking it. I did, and of course I felt much better.
As Hebrews 4:12 (HCSB) says, “For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the ideas and thoughts of the heart.”
It is our spirits that matter most, but our bodies are necessary to house our spirits and give us legal access on earth to fulfill our destinies for the Plan of God to go forth to help as many people on the planet know Him and receive Him as Savior and LORD.
GOD'S WORD® Translation of John 6:63 says, “Life is spiritual. Your physical existence doesn't contribute to that life. The words that I have spoken to you are spiritual. They are life.”
So your health covers all areas of your life. You choose what is most important, but I can tell you this: I can tell you from experience that, when you focus on getting the spiritual part right by focusing on learning, loving, and living the Word of God, the body and soul come into divine alignment for truly holy health!
Tonja K. Taylor is the author of many works, including THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCESS PEARL, P.O.W.E.R.* Girl! series. She and her husband Clayton minister the Word through teaching, preaching, and the arts, through River Rain Creative Arts (You Tube, God Tube), their church, and beyond.
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