When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby. John 11;4
Weekly visits to my doctor’s office are becoming a ritual of late. And my health insurance premium will be increasing once again as we enter into the year 2017.
I can’t say that I don’t appreciate having health insurance, because I do. However, of late, I have been doing my due diligent to find natural and practical ways to combat allowing my body to deteriorate due to being over medicated with duplication of prescription drugs that are for the exact same treatment.
In 2017, I expect to see a turnaround in the way I treat my body. Especially after a discussion I had with a good friend.
“Child, I just got a call from my doctor,” my friend told me. “He says I’m pre-diabetes and that I should come in to see him for some more test.”
“Well, how do you feel about that?” I asked her.
“I don’t know girl. Most of my family is diabetic and a cousin recently lost his toes because of diabetes. I thought I was alright. I never felt sick or anything…”
My friend paused and looked over at me.
“Do you have diabetes?”
“No,” I told her. “Why are you asking me that, anyway?”
“Well, if I was going to have diabetes…I thought maybe we could go to the doctor together and get treated…you know. Make it a monthly girl get together.”
I couldn’t believe my ears. Who in their right mind would rationalize being treated for diabetes as a monthly outing? I always suspected my good friend to be a little thrown (loopy) but that day, she confirmed it!
But with that conservation push to the side.
I want to pose this question to you. How well are you?
And how well are you when it comes to your overall health?
Are you in the best physical, mental and emotional health you would like to be in?
As we see a growing and older population throughout the world, one should never assume because one is getting older, sickness and health issues are part of the equation. Because it is not!
To prove my point, I know of several, vibrant and healthy older members of our church that are still up and going, passed the age of ninety and still going strong.
So, I ask the question to you again.
How well are you? And how well is your spiritual health?
And if you need to see a physician, do so. But always remember, the power of healing is always in the hands of God.
Concerned about healthcare costs? There several reputable health sharing ministries to consider.
Here is a partial list of Christian Health Sharing ministries. As always, I suggest you put due diligence in researching any services, businesses or organizations you consider before contacting.
Christian Healthcare Ministries
Biblical solution for health care costs
My Christian Care
Affordable-Biblical Healthcare Sharing Ministries
Healthcare Sharing Ministry
Solidarity Health Share
In Him Alone
The Counterfeit Christian
2016 The Year of Our Lord
Religion and Ethics/Health Sharing