Have you ever taken the time to just ponder the incredible nature of the human body. The intricacies that cause all of the things in the body work with each other to make them work beyond our wildest dreams. We don’t even think about all that went into creating us with an ability to do some of the amazing things that we are able to do. Athletically, mentally, psychologically. We are simple yet very complex and it’s not just for our own pleasure. God intends for us to use these bodies to his glory and for His purposes. Yet it can be difficult when it seems as if our bodies are working against us. We age, we break a leg, we get a cold…so many things. Shoot the variety of things that can happen is astronomical and for me I have to find the humor in it all or I’d get all self conscious and stuff. Nope. I’ve got a really doozer on my knee where I tripped up some concrete stairs, ripped my jeans and make a bloody mess of my knee. I just wish I could watch the falls because they have got to be entertaining.
Sometimes falls like that are telling us something that we need to know about our bodies and we aught to take heed to listen to all it is trying to say to us. The aches and pains are all linked to something that a simple glass of water could elevate. God created our bodies with very little maintenance in mind. It is incredible what we can live through and live without. There was a guy who was stranded on a life raft for over 50 days. In the beginning he would catch fish and eat the fillets but then after 50 days had passed his appetite changes and he wanted the eyes and the organs from the fish. His body desired the nutrition and or proteins. Didn’t gag or think it was gross. He craved these usually discarded parts of the fish. As it sits he was rescued and in relatively good shape.
Our body will tell us what it needs and it will also tell us what it wants – as if what it wants is no less a need than the real needs are. We have to be careful of these. The sugar and breads and drinks and egg nog…and, and, and. We may not realize what we’ve done to our bodies until after the damage has been done. And who, pray tell, likes to diet?
When it comes to our bodies we are the temple of the holy spirit . We are the space in which the Holy Spirit lives and we can give to Him a shabby home or a home that honors the incredible God that we serve. Then something happens and we have to go through trusting that the truth of the word about our living vessels is right. As the chemo comes into the body and it feels un-reasonably attacked. l pray protection around all of the aspects of the body that need to remain strong and not come to any dooms day conclusion. Because, last I read, Jesus overcame the world and our physical bodies are covered under the blood. But I’ve got to use another part of this body to kick that whole process into overdrive. My heart and my mind and my spirit have to agree and speak it into existence. By the blood of the lamb I am healed. DONE!
Do you think that God created humanity without contingencies and back up plans? There isn’t a medical breakthrough that didn’t start as a thought? Just an idea based on ones own personal journey or on the journey of someone else close to them the passion for something to work is strong and there’s only a desire to find answers. Not done for personal accolades or applause their motivation is much more streamlined and particular.
God uses us as He grows us up into the men and woman He has called us to be. He wants for us to catch the message and catch the passion to choose to think healing and power and sweet blessing. Sure there is more but these work out just fine for the obedient at heart. As they become a part of who we are we won’t have to think to do them it will come naturally and it won’t be a question of if we’ll pray but when, and how. It’s never the same. It’s not like some sort of algebra equation. No, it’s a thing of the spirit. It’s fluid like the wind and it can have quite the mind of it’s own. God has been so good to give us all. that we need to make our lives free of pain and difficulty.
We are called to be ambassadors for Christ. It is not a passive kind of lifestyle. One will take risks and do things that could make others laugh but we don’t care what every one else thinks. Once we choose to be like this in the Lord there’s no changing; no going back.
What an adventure!