Your health encompasses a beautiful circle. You are fearfully and wonderfully made says Psalms 139:14,15. You are a Spirit who has a soul: mind, will, emotions; and lives in a body. One part influences the other two. They really cannot be separated. As these components begin to work together in balance and harmony, your health begins an upward spiral. When one of these components is left out or receives very limited attention, health declines. A downward spiral begins.
Jesus came to give you life and to give it more abundantly. He has given us an instruction manual to perfectly guide us in the “abundant life” journey. The bad news is that the enemy of our soul comes to steal, to kill, and to destroy. He comes to steal your health so you will be handicapped from walking into your unique destiny.
When health is absent,
Wisdom cannot reveal itself,
Art cannot become manifest,
Strength cannot be exercised,
Wealth is useless,
And Reason is powerless.
Watch your thoughts for they become words,
watch your words for they become actions,
watch your actions, for they become habits,
watch your habits for they become your character,
watch your character for it becomes your destiny.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your Thoughts of Yesterday Made Your Life of Today
That is a pretty alarming statement, but God’s Word declares that to be true. Thoughts become words. You can say that your tongue controls your life. You and I can change our tomorrows by changing our thoughts and words today. God tells us to talk to our mountains (problems, sicknesses) and curse them in the name of Jesus. Mark 11:22-25
The Gift of Choice
We can choose to control our thoughts and our emotions. Dr. Avery Jackson, Neurosurgeon, has found proven evidence that a person with a positive mindset is less likely to develop diseases. Dr. Jackson even does Laughing Classes. Laughter is a natural pain killer.
We must choose God’s promises. Each promise is “yes” and “amen”. You and I can choose to declare and become healthier every day. Have you ever thought about the fact that you can choose how you feel? Emotions lead to health or sickness. Your emotions can really affect you at the DNA level.
Choices to Begin Today for a Better Tomorrow
Since the brain’s intricate circuits and structures work on the principle of connectivity, we can begin to upgrade our life by becoming aware of and changing two important things that can upset the balance of the intricate way our brain is designed to work:
- Toxic Thoughts
- Toxic Food
One of the best ways to upgrade our thoughts is to follow God’s recommendation of thinking on things good and pure and lovely and of a good report. Again, this is a choice. The world is negative. Your friends may likely be negative. You and I can be the one of everyone who chooses differently. Practicing Gratefulness is a perfect way to begin. “You can always, always, always find something to be grateful for.”
Can you begin to list 10 things you are grateful for on a daily basis? It will make a difference. You can train yourself in this habit of gratefulness.