NEW START: WELLNESS AND PREVENTATIVE CARE AS You Trust In God
Genesis 1:29: “And God said, “see, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.”
DECEMBER 23RD, 2012
The key to the basic eight natural elements of health is a well balanced, common sense outlook on life. We need to have a complete health program and although we can make choices to follow the healthy lifestyle, we still have weaknesses that often end up in us falling so many times, right back to where we have to start all over again. Everyone wants power to overcome these weaknesses. You'll find books in many bookstores on dressing for power and eating for power. Did you know that God wants to give you power? Ephesians 1:19-20 says, "How tremendous is the power available to us who believe in God. That power is the same divine power which was demonstrated in Christ when he raised him from the dead" (Phillips).
We need to come to realize that we do have weaknesses and if only we had something or someone to lean on to give strength through our problems and give us the power to overcome the fall downs. Certainly we do have friends that we can talk to for encouragement, but we need to remember that every one of us is in this together and all are struggling with our weak areas.
There is ONE with power that we can lean on, ONE who is interested in our health. Many a person from ages past has found a NEW START, physically, mentally and spiritually when they have sought divine aid. That power comes from the compassionate Creator of the Universe, the ONE whose interest is in every individual's personal health. The well proven pages of the Scriptures, that have stood the test of time, bring out good healthy principles. "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth". -3 John 2.
Now, one may reason that this old stuff is for centuries past and turn away, but we need to stop and think awhile. Doctors and modern science are finding in research that good health is more than just physical and mental, but adding the dimension of spiritual health as well. The facts and figures that are coming from research now are amazing, they are lining up exactly with the Scripture principles. If we will keep to the eight doctors (nutrition, exercise, water, sunshine, temperance, air, rest and trust in God) laid out in this email, we will have more vibrant health.
When Prayer for Healing Is Presumption
“Many have expected that God would keep them from sickness merely because they have asked Him to do so. But God did not regard their prayers, because their faith was not made perfect by works. God will not work a miracle to keep those from sickness who have no care for themselves, but are continually violating the laws of health and make no efforts to prevent disease. When we do all we can on our part to have health, then may we expect that the blessed results will follow, and we can ask God in faith to bless our efforts for the preservation of health. He will then answer our prayer, if His name can be glorified thereby. But let all understand that they have a work to do. God will not work in a miraculous manner to preserve the health of persons who are taking a sure course to make themselves sick, by their careless inattention to the laws of health. Those who will gratify their appetite, and then suffer because of their intemperance, and take drugs to relieve them, may be assured that God will not interpose to save health and life which are so recklessly periled. The cause has produced the effect. Many, as their last resort, follow the directions in the word of God, and request the prayers of the elders of the church for their restoration to health. God does not see fit to answer prayers offered in behalf of such, for He knows that if they should be restored to health, they would again sacrifice it upon the altar of unhealthy appetite.” — Ellen G. White - 4SG 144, 145.
A good diet allows us to think more clearly. A clear mind helps us to make good choices and to have clear spiritual, pure thoughts. Good pure minds keep the body in trim, completing the circle of wanting good Nutrition, Exercise, Water, Sunshine, Temperance, Air, Rest, and will increase our Trust in Divine Power. Yes - Try a NEW START today - and every day will start off with a NEW START and as the pattern develops, old ways will quickly drop off as the mind and body enjoy increased good health.
"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." -Matthew 11:28
What the Physician Attempts, Christ Accomplishes
None but a Christian physician can discharge to God’s acceptance the duties of his profession. In a work so sacred, no place should be given to selfish plans and interests. Every ambition, every motive, should be subordinate to the interest of that life which measures with the life of God. In all your business, let the claim of Jesus, the world’s Redeemer, be recognized; let His example be copied. What the physician attempts to do, Christ can accomplish. They strive to prolong life; He is the Life-giver. Jesus, the Mighty Healer, is Physician in chief. All physicians are under one Master, and blessed indeed is every physician who has learned from his Lord to watch for souls while with all his professional skill he works to heal the bodies of the suffering sick.—Letter 26, 1889.