O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me. Psalm 30:2
I’ve noticed that my soul and physical health is often connected to my Spiritual health. God has been very symbolic with me. The proper order is spirit, soul, then body (1 Thessalonians 5:23). If I maintain that order, aspects of my life and health usually fall into place. Of course, God allows us to have ailments for other reasons, like to strengthen or humble us, prove his power, show how a Spiritual strength can be a physical weakness, and some are just natural issues. But I truly believe Spiritual health is the most important aspect of a person’s well being, so I encourage you to strive for growth in this area. Here are a few goals I’m reaching for this year.
Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: Philippians 4:11
We have to go beyond external circumstances & internal conflicts and find peace in God’s presence. We need to humble ourselves and trust him (Proverbs 3:5), no matter what’s going on. He is our provider, and in Christ we are fulfilled. I’m living and breathing there. Not trusting him robs me of peace and joy (Galatians 5:22-26). I stress out, start allowing circumstances to define me, and may start comparing my situation or thorns to others, which can affect me on various levels.
I don’t fall into complacency either. I work to change certain things. Just remember we all have a life to live, and that looks different from person to person. I’ve grown exponentially in this area over the years, but, of course, there is more work to be done. Giving this issue to God can bring healing or help maintain the orange or yellow energy centers of the body.
Speaking up as the Lord Leads
But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ Ephesians 4:15
I am naturally passive, don’t like to share my thoughts, and prefer to remain a mystery. I’m also one with a few words. But there are times when Christ wants us to speak up and share Biblical truth, fused with grace and seasoned with salt (Colossians 4:6). I’ve done this in my writings and when talking with fellow Christians and non-believers at times but tend do it grudgingly. I’m praying for more courage to humbly speak up when the Holy Spirit urges me to do so. This can also help prevent imbalances in the throat region/blue energy center.…More, Please!