I recently went to the doctor for a check up. I’m doing well and I thank the Lord for that! However, my blood pressure was up for the first time. Several people have commented that it’s expected at our age. Hear me clearly: the devil is liar! I don’t believe for one second that I have to have high blood pressure or any other disease because I am older than I was.
Truly I believe in the healing power of Jesus and I stand firm on His word that “by His stripes I am healed. Having said that, I truly believe that it is my responsibility to take care of this body that I have. I have to do my part.
So I am believing God that I am healed and cutting down on the junk food. And I will continue to stand on the truth of His word that I am healed, and will continue to exercise. And I am spending time in prayer to cast all my cares on Him that I may continue to walk in my healing.
I am not healed because of the things I do, but by faith in Jesus. Yet, I still think I need to do my part. I remember going to pray for a sister in the Lord many years ago. When I went to see her I asked her what was going on with her. She told me the doctor said many things including that she needed to change her diet. She defiantly said she would not. She went home to be with the Lord!
I am not interested in helping the devil take me off of my assignment so I will do my part. I won’t tempt the Lord my God by thinking that I can do what I want because He promised to heal me. Neither will I live in fear and become neurotic over my health because everything is bad for my health.
Fortunately for me, I left the doctor with no medication and no warnings of the things I need to do to keep my pressure low; but I made my own decision to continue to believe the Great Physician is on my medical case and there are some things I just don’t have to put in my mouth; especially since my belly is not my god.
Divine healing is a wonderful benefit of the relationship that we have with the Father and I have experienced it and seen it on many occasions. However, I would foolish, and so would anyone else, if I thought that God would be pleased with me mistreating my body with food or anything else, and then expecting Him to heal me because He is God. Jesus told the devil, “It is written, You shall not tempt the Lord thy God!” If Jesus wouldn’t tempt Him, then neither should we. Walk in your healing, but do your part! Wonderful Jesus!