It is recommended we schedule a physical exam, and at least 2 routine dental appointments every year. These recommendations are to detect any abnormalities in our bodies early, if there are any. The purpose that our bodies be maintained in a healthy stability. Similarly God, through His Word, makes spiritual recommendations that, amazingly, have physical health benefits.
God tells us, “They will prolong your life many years … this will bring health to your body and strength to your soul …Proverbs 3:2, 8
– Let thy heart keep my commandments v.1
– Let not kindness and truth forsake thee (integrity and love) v.3
– Trust in the Lord v.5
– Do not be wise in your own opinion v.7
– Honor the Lord with your wealth v.9 v.11
– Do not despise the discipline v.11
God’s prescription for good health and long life, is not based on natural drugs or expensive procedures. His prescription for a healthy and strong body is of a discipline, instruction and obedience onto Him. This list of tips give us very little room to live a natural life based on the conventional. His “RX” is directly linked to controlling the “I,” because it is the focus on the “Self” that limits us. An undisciplined focus on “Self” restricts us to the known, to anything that represents “security,” and anything our culture considers “acceptable.”
Our God is not of a limited perspective. His purpose is global. His guidance will expand a tunnel vision and will order the steps to a fulfilling future.
This morning, as we enter into His presence in fasting and prayer, I invite you to consider applying God’s prescription to a long and healthy life. The benefits are tangible and will not wait.
Prayer: Father, thank you for your sovereignty over everything and everyone. This morning I stand before you confident, knowing your guidance is faithful and true. Your authority reigns and is effective in the laws you have established. Thank you for the recommendations you give us, and thank you for the direct benefits you have commanded for our health. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.