Monday, November 17, 2008

God Designed our Bodies to Heal Themselves!

Verses for faith:
"The Lord will keep you from disease" DEUTERONOMY 7:15

"(King Asa)...was afflicted with disease in his feet. Though his disease was severe, even in his illness he did not seek help from the Lord, but instead Physicians....(2 years later) he died" 2 CHRONICALS 16:12

"A woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for 12 years. She had suffered a great deal under care of MANY DOCTORS and spent all she had, yet instead of getting better, she grew worse. When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak....immedietly she was freed from her suffering" MARK 5:25

Have you ever been told by somebody:
"It's just in your head!",
"There's nothing we can find wrong with you",
"There's no cure for it",
"You'll be on this medication for the rest of you life"?



God also gave us all the resources to do this. Most people would not accept that idea anymore because we look towards resources other than God when we have a health problem. We watch ads on TV, we talk with friends who have the "same problem", we pay co-pays to get advice, we pay for chemically-made drugs that shut off sensory systems in our body, and we write off any attempts from the natural world as not working after the first try. All the while, forgetting to ask God how he intended for us to heal our bodies from diseases and sickness.

I used to be dependent on an inhailer for asthma, decongestants for allergy problems, several dermatologist lotions for skin problems and irritations, muscle relaxers for backaches, pain relief prescriptions for migranes and body aches, antacid prescriptions for acid reflux, over the counter medications for colds/flus/viruses, ...the list could go on! It wasn't a very good feeling to be so dependent on something, because without them, I would be miserable. Do you know what I have in my medicine cabnit now? Nothing! I do not need any of these medications anymore because I have set myself free. IF I get a problem, I can fight throught it by supporting my body with an herb, oil, tea or remedy and then go on with life afterwards! With my BLOG I plan to give you ideas, resources, information and education on how God made our body systems, and how he gave us plants to treat them!

When we have a symptom that doesn't feel right, it means we need to figure out what is going on in our body that gave us a warning sign, or a "symptom". We should pray, wait, and seek GOD'S WAYS. Far back in history and in other cultures, people used to look for the Medicine man who had herbs to heal with. In Laura Ingalls books/shows they would look for a remedy from the doctor, I even remember at the end of the book Peter Rabbit, his mom gave a tea of chammomile to settle nerves. Interestingly, the chammomile remedy works great with our daughter, Sierra for teething! Why have we gone away from these ways, and turned towards medications that either make us dependent on them, or else mask the problem? Yes, they may have immediete drugging effects, but are they only a temporary fix? Or do our bodies get hooked on them to enjoy continued relief? God has given us alternative resources so that we can seek out HIS ways to heal. There are just has to keep an open mind and be patient to see the effects. It takes 3 times as long to heal our bodies than it took our bodies to get to the point of disease in the first place.

I will be adding tidbits weekly/bi-weekly so that you may have the same resources that God gave me, to make our bodies a LIVING sacrifice for him, instead of a diseased, drugged, or hurting sacrifice. I have included books and websites along the side for you to read, while having an open mind and a softened heart. I remember how defensive I was when someone first approached me about all-natural ways, so please pray about it before discounting it!

With Love in Christ, Snack-n-Soul Sister


  1. Looking forward to your updates. I know it's been true in my own life.

  2. You're right on! The verses that come to my mind are "our bodies are the temples for the Holy Spirit" and "whatever we do, eat, or drink, do it for the glory of God!" Now it's a matter of putting this information into practice! But even if a person can just make baby steps towards a healthier lifestyle change, that's better than doing nothing! Thanks for the info - can't wait to read what you've got next for us!

  3. Thanks for the positive feedback Preacherboy and Jennifer! Those verses you shared, Jennifer are right on, along with your comment about baby steps. Most people tell themselves that if it's not a big change, it's not worth it...but God can do miracles with small things if we're only willing to hand the smallest amount over to him!