Monday, June 8, 2015

Pastor's Pondering, June 8, 2015

Speak Health To Our Bodies

As reported in Nature Journal, scientists have made a major discovery that there seems to be a direct connection between our brain and our immune system. Apparently vessels that are part of our immune system have been hidden in an area of the brain that is difficult for researchers to see.

Perhaps the Bible was alluding to this when it says that our words affect our health by giving life to our bodies (Proverbs 4:20-22).  Since our thoughts produce those words, the Bible further explains that we should only think thoughts that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, or admirable (Philippians 4:8). The Bible also says that our words can give health to our bones (Proverbs 16:24) and we should guard our heart because it contains the basis of our lives (Proverbs 4:23).

Although modern science does not fully understand the biological connection between our hearts, our thoughts, our words and our health, let us strive to keep our thoughts and words focused on God. The Bible says God’s words are life (John 6:63) and He wants us to enjoy good health in our body and soul (3 John 1:2).

Let us think on His words and avoid words of condemnation, fear, doubt, and unbelief and think the words of God, which will bring us good health.

Proverbs 4:20-23
New International Version (NIV)
20 My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words.
21 Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart;
22 for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body.
23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.

Philippians 4:8
New International Version (NIV)
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

Proverbs 16:24
New International Version (NIV)
24 Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

John 6:63
New International Version (NIV)
63 The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life.

3 John 1:2
New International Version (NIV)
Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.

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