Here’s a principle that could revolutionize your new year. Your body needs no help to heal you; it just needs no interference. This principle will help you steer personal habits toward partnership with God’s purposes for you.
Your body needs no help to heal you; just no interference. Statistics tell us that most of our illness are self-induced via poor eating and lifestyle habits. God designed the human body as an incredible self-healing machine. You are not defective or helpless. At your core, and given that healthy food is a pattern, you lack nothing to be healthy – not a pill, a shot, or anything else. If you nick yourself shaving today, what would happen in a couple of days? That broken skin would heal. Healing is in the package. It’s free, and there are no side effects (have you noticed the litany of side-effects to manmade cures?).
Every creature has the capability of regenerating itself at the cellular level, which is why creation has no spare parts hanging around. This applies to humans as well; by design, not by chance. The liver replaces 100 percent of its cells every three months. Some blood cells are reproduced every eight minutes. Our bodies are constantly reproducing cells to replace dying ones. Even under this temporary curse of death, the healing nature of the life of God is visible in the human creation. Here are three important steps for partnering with God for health and healing in 2016.
1. In order for our bodies to regenerate themselves, resources must be provided to the whole person – spirit, soul and body. Patients who fare best are those who have been able to store up resources. Those who stay full of God by His Word and Spirit (Col. 3:16, 17; Eph. 5:18, 19), will have a powerful immune system working against the negative forces in our broken world. And spending a little more for healthy food is cheaper in the long-run.
2. Guard your heart (spirit man, the hidden man of the heart) with all diligence, for out of it flow the forces of life (Pr 4:23). The greatest enemy to our health is spiritual: unforgiveness, bitterness, fear, greed, etc. Note how spirit, soul and body are impacted by fear.
Fear may be seen as an emotion, but it has a spiritual root. The emotional result of stress caused by fear is detrimental to the immune system. A person with a depressed immune system has a much harder time fighting off sickness. When a person can release the fear, the stress is reduced, and the immune system will function better to help the patient win any battle. Keeping our heart clear is your best medical strategy, and that is as easy as a conversation with God.
3. If you find the source of the interference to healing, you find the cause of your problem. If you remove the cause of the problem (spiritual, emotional and physical), your body can heal. Just give your body what it needs and you will be amazed at what it can do, no matter how bad you think things have become.
Healing belongs to you by the offering of Christ’s own body on the cross. It is also built into your human design. Begin to take steps to minimize the interference and watch your health flourish in 2016.
Dr. Kerry Wood | All Rights Reserved 2016