Have you ever felt defeated and hopeless regarding your physical health? I know even the mention of it can stir unpleasant emotions. What if I told you that there was freedom from it? Over a year ago, I found myself in a dangerous place concerning my physical health. I had spent the better part of the last 15 years around 300 lbs and ate any and everything I wanted. But something was happening that I couldn’t see. I was not taking care of the body that Jesus died for me to have! I desire to please the Lord in everything I do, but this was the one area I ignored more than others. Finally, after being put on five different medications for high blood pressure, cholesterol, and high blood sugar, I asked for help. I was led to tell a friend of mine about what I was dealing with, and he asked me a simple question that just happened to be the same question I ask others, “What do you want?” I couldn’t answer him. So I took a minute, stepped away, and asked the Holy Spirit, “what do I need?” Immediately I had a knowing in my heart. I heard this phrase, “You need a revelation of health.” I knew exactly what the Holy Spirit was saying, but I didn’t know how it would happen. I returned to my friend and told him the exact phrase; I need a revelation of health. He said, okay! He began to pray for me, and I began to listen for instruction from the Holy Spirit. He taught me some key things that have changed my life for good!
First, He wanted me to understand that Jesus died on the cross for me to be healthy! Psalms 30:2 says, “O Lord my God, I cried out to You, And You healed me.” This is also translated as God our Healer or Jehovah Rapha! Jesus didn’t just die to heal me; He also gave me the authority and wisdom to live a healthy life! Glory to Jesus! He is our Health!
The second key thing he began to teach me was this, He said, “Anything you do in vain won’t last. But if you do it to bring Me honor and glory, I’ll sustain it.” Then he referred to this verse in Psalms 127:1 AMP “Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, The watchman keeps awake in vain.” He showed me this so that I would lean on Him (the Holy Spirit) for every detail of what to do for this new journey! I started audibly asking the Holy Spirit what to eat and how to eat for every meal. And he showed me so many things that I’d never seen before! I had a new desire and even new taste buds for stuff I used not to enjoy. It’s been the most radical transformation I’ve ever experienced, second to being filled with the Holy Spirit! So over a year later, I have lost 80 lbs., 8 inches in my waist, and my Dr. Has taken me off every single medication! He said, “You just don’t need them anymore.”
I want to encourage you today, there is hope, and it starts with the humble act of asking for help! His grace will meet you right there! Then you will have to obey His voice and direction. Take the steps, be consistent, and remember that losing weight, looking better, feeling better, and being healthy is a byproduct of you having a revelation of Him as your healer and your health!