Have you noticed that almost every time you go to the doctor, they want to give you a prescription for something? Whether you are low in something or high in something, there is always an easy fix in a little bottle.
There are times when drugs are needed and there is no Plan B, but what if the circumstance can be prevented or at least the risk reduced? Many diseases are diet induced and aggravated by that same diet even more. Any diabetic knows how their diet affects their health. Heart disease and many other afflictions are also affected by diet. Unfortunately, there is very little nutritional training in the medical field.
There is a prescription that won’t result in a 10 minute spiel of side effects, won’t make you so broke that you can’t afford to buy groceries, tastes good and the entire family can share it! It is written by the greatest Physician and the side effects are all positive! It even comes with an instruction manual.
I am blessed that there isn’t much in the way of drugs that I have to rely on, but, as I’ve shared before, I have a lot of genetic history to push me in that direction. I pray every day that by following God’s prescription, I can avoid the others. God’s peace and health to you all.
In His light,
God’s Prescription For Good Health
“Keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity.” Proverbs 3:1-2 (NIV)
If I had a pill that could promise to add years to your life, you’d probably pay a lot of money for it. But what if I told you, as a Christian, you already have the key to a long life and it’s free?
God has given all of the principles for health management in his Word, the Bible. The Bible is the owner’s manual for your body. As David says,
“You made my body, Lord; now give me sense to heed your laws” (Psalm 119:73 LB).
And in Deuteronomy, it says, “These instructions are not mere words – they are your life! By obeying them you will enjoy a long life in the land …” (Deuteronomy 32:47 NLT).
God says, “If you do what I tell you to do with your health, you will enjoy a long life.”
Our key verse today says, “Keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life …” (Proverbs 3:1 NIV). What are some of those commands? “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing …” (Proverbs 3:5-10 NIV).