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YOUR HOLY HEALTH First Things First
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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:
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,
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,
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!
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11 Nov 2019
Having a thankful attitude sure is healthy for one. Thanks for the share. God bless you!
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