How to Minimize the Risk of Getting Serious Diseases
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The Holy Bible, teaches us how to be healthy, live a healthy lifestyle and avoid disease. Therefore, diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, HIV aids, and so on are caused by us not heeding God's Word. It is interesting to note that in the beginning He created a world that had life giving health in all the food man ate. Man was given fruit, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and seeds as his food. What came from the ground was our food and there was no sickness. So why did we stop eating what and how we were commanded to eat? (In Genesis 1:29 we are commanded what to eat). We became a disobedient people. As a matter of fact every man has this flaw of disobedience and chooses to lean on our own understanding rather than to acknowledge God in all things, letting Him direct our path. Man wants to be in control and do it his way instead of humbly submitting himself to "God's Will".
The Promise of No Disease.
Exodus 15:26 says: "If you would listen carefully to the voice of the
Lord your God and do what is right in his sight, obeying his commands
and laws, then I will not make you suffer the diseases I sent to the Egyptians,
for I am the Lord Who heals you". So God gives us steps to a disease free
healthy life. They are:
Step 1 - Listen Carefully.
The first step in your healthy lifestyle is listen carefully to The Lord your God. This means we are to be attentive to God and his word. We are to listen carefully, paying attention to the details and be fully engaged in accepting and understanding his word. His word is both written and spoken. To listen carefully to the Lord means to pay attention and heed God's spoken and written word.
Step 2 - The Lord Your God.
Is the Lord your God? Do you have a relationship with Him and is He the
master of your life. The promise for a healthy life is given to those
who make the Lord their Master, having no gods before Him and not serving
two or many masters. No images, astrological sign or new age religion
can give you life and life more abundantly, only a living Lord. The Lord
Who heals you. This is who you are to completely surrender too and allow
to control you as the master of your life. The benefit is a healthy life
free of disease.
Step 3 - Do What is Right in His Sight.
First we must do right. Everyone does not try to live right and do right. There is health in righteous living. The health comes from a stress free lifestyle. No stress. No drama. We are doing the right thing. Health also comes from eating and living right according to the commandment of Genesis 1:29.
Secondly in "His" sight. This means not my will but Yours. It also means we must know what is right in "His" sight to do it. We know His will through the Bible, the spoken and preached word, prayer and meditation. Meditate on His Word Day and Night. Listen to still small voice. Be still and know that I am God. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding. In all your ways
acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.
Step 4 - Obeying His Commands and Laws.
Once you hear as you carefully listen to Him, you must obey. Obedience to Him is the action in our healthy lifestyle. Long life and a healthy lifestyle are a result of obedience. Jesus tells the world that He is the Good Shepard and
His sheep know, hear and obey His voice. Jesus says if you love Me you will obey My commandments. Throughout the Old Testament and the New Testament it is clear that we are given commandments with promises and those promises are contingent on our obedience. This scripture even says Hear, Trust, Do, Obey and Then. It is not enough to listen carefully we must
obey His commandments. We must do. Faith without doing what He says is not faith at all. Faith is obedient works. Obedience is better than sacrifice.
Step 5 - What did God Command.
He told us many things. I believe the most important things are the first things He told us. Those first things were foundational to our eternal life and health. They are complete and need nothing added to them. Because of our disobedience we need to be guided back to the foundational and complete commandments given in Genesis 1:28 and 29. Genesis 1:28 says be fruitful and multiply and take care of the earth that I am leaving to your care. Verse 29 paraphrased is, I am giving you fruits and vegetables and all that grows from the ground and its fruit to be your food. Obedience to these commandments (which are given to all mankind, not just the Hebrews and their descendants) are the key to our health.
Step 6 - Disobedience Equal Disease and Death.
The diseases bought on the Egyptians were a direct response to the disobedience
to God. God said let my people go, Pharaoh refused, then disease. Over
and Over again until He wiped them out as they went into the Red Sea.
He tells us, we refuse, then disease and ultimately death. Yet obedience
would mean no disease. Just as God so Loved the World and gave His only
son so whoever believes on Him would not parish but have everlasting life
and that life more abundantly. Life and our health are based on obedience
to His Word.
Step 7 - The Lord Who Heals You.
He promises no sickness if we are obedient. Yet He says I am the Lord
who Heals you. Through His compassion He gives grace and mercy which are
His unmerited favor and heals despite our disobedience. We can not earn
life but we can be obedient which leads to health. But even if we fall,
through His grace and mercy He is the Lord that heals you. This is the
good news. This is the shouting moment.
Praise and Thank The Lord Who Heals You!
Be Blessed. Be a Blessing.
Louis Jeffries. As a Christian, Sunday School Teacher,
Bible Study Teacher Louis is also a healthy diet, fitness and weight loss
coach. Louis publishes encouraging truth to enhance your physical and spiritual
lives. Louis is committed to share how people can lose weight, get fit and
stay healthy. For additional truth go to his site @ WeightLoss
Published - March 2010
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