Yesterday, a group of friends gathered to share around the table, sipping their coffee. Someone point blank had a question for me, which surprised me a little. It had to do with health issues. How had I come from having been ill to the present? The answer didn't take long, and I found myself thinking, there is no wellness outside of the love and peace of Christ. If you want to attain a healthy state you must put on Christ. Christ Jesus will supply all your need according to His plan and purpose for your life. What you need to do is give it over to Him. Are you ready?
How do I put it in simple words. Did you ever experience a person that is all keyed up, that person was speaking through tight lips? Maybe, even loud and angry? They don't even realize it, sometimes. Many are the signs of physical anxiety. If they continue, their health becomes downgraded. Relaxation is part of every ones way of gaining a healthy disposition. But how can you relax when there is something pressuring you? Perhaps, it is an unhealthy relationship, and unruly child, elderly demanding type person or a state of poverty which causes you to worry constantly. These all reflect on your state of mind and health, as does any difficult job or task, or environmental condition. Prayer is the only answer in learning how to unload. It begins with forgiveness. Maybe to unstress you will need to dig deeper...What is keeping you from the love of Christ? You may even need the help of your priest or someone professional, along with your physician. Something may even be bothering you as far back as your childhood, which you are unaware of.
To feel the peace that is available to all, you need to experience a "change of heart". That is, at times-- acceptance and move on. Move on to a place, where there is no more bitterness, tears, or sorrow. Acquire a state peace that is through Christ Jesus. In that place, there is forgiveness toward others....it is a requirement to be able to go there. As well, you must see Christ in all of your relationships, as Christ loves and died for all mankind. It may not take your cross away, but He helps you to carry it by coping-- giving your problem over to Christ, says you no longer carry the burden alone. "I can do all things through Christ who strengeth me." Wellness is a decision. We are much more than physical beings, we are also spiritual. You have to work at it, body, mind, and spiritually.
He is always ready to take on your concerns when you are ready to ask Him. Experiencing life with the "peace of mind" which brings about your happiness and health, is acquired through the love Christ. He will provide, sustain and strengthen you throughout your journey each and everyday of your life, if you let Him. Do you? Like your cars, we all need a little oil now and then, why not begin your renewal today--a Springtime overhaul to leave the darkness of Winter behind.
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