Maintaining your Health and Healing
“Faith without works is useless.” James 2:20
Jehovah Rapha: The Lord, Our Healer
Our faith has lead us to believe our Lord for miracles. But many do not realize that God has given our body the amazing ability to heal itself with self-care under the right conditions. You have to feed the body with wholesome foods, drink clean water, and breath pure air. Although we do all of this healthy stuff, we still must realize that we live in a toxic world and our bodies still get ill so we turn to God for a touch of healing that we need. He gives us the voice that gives us the wisdom to help take care of ourselves and when we can’t, he steps in. We must remember that doctors are not our enemies and they sometimes are necessary when self-care isn’t working for you.
Jesus says this in John 9:3:
According to the Gospel of John, 9:1–12, Jesus saw a man who had been blind since birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
God is trying to prove a point to us. When we sin, we put ourselves in harm’s way. Reckless behavior, misuse of medicines and deliberate poor food choices (i.e. all “sins”) can and oftentimes damage our bodies and will make us more susceptible to get sick.
Emotional wounds can keep us from hearing the voice of God as it should be. There is healing that can make our hearing more accurate. You have to identify wounds and hindrances.
The miracle of healing the man born blind is one of the miracles of Jesus in the Gospels. If he can heal a blind man, what do you think can happen to your body with self-care. Seek God for healing and as you do, learn how to be healthy and make the proper abundant life-giving choices.