I believe when God designed Man’s body, He designed it to be healthy.
How do I know?
I have two boys. And as their father, I want them to be brimming with health. If they have cough or colds, I do everything I can to make them recover.
Think about it: God is our Abba. Daddy. Tatay. And I know He wants us to be healthy too. And this is the reason He created our body with an amazing capacity for self-healing.
Yes, your body can heal itself.
Have you ever had a wound? Notice how it heals by itself even without you applying any medicine on the wound?
When I was a kid, I was sickly. I would get sick every other month. At first, I loved being sick— because I hated school. But after being sickly for many years, I felt it wasn’t fun anymore. Especially when I had a crush and I couldn’t see her lovely dimples.
Because I was sickly, I used to take pills like they were candy. I probably financed the drugstore owner’s Mercedes Benz.
But one day, I learned the power of self-healing. And I stopped becoming sickly. And for almost 15 years now, during the rare times that I get sick, I don’t take synthetic drugs anymore but simply allow my body to heal itself.
Listen, I’m not imposing this on anyone. I’m just sharing my experience to you.
And here’s what I realized: When I do get sick, the reason was I wasn’t listening to my body. And sickness was actually a message from my body.
Sickness is your body shouting to you. Normally, your body doesn’t shout. When it needs something, like water, or sleep, or vegetables, or love, or laughter, or peace, it whispers.
But because we’re busy listening to the noise outside, we do not hear the whispers from within, and consequently, our body starves.
So the body starts to shout. That’s what we call sickness.
And if we drown out its voice by swallowing a pill or resorting to invasive medical treatments, our body starts to scream. That scream is a chronic disease trying to wake us up— or we die.
Today, I’d urge you: Listen to your body.
Why listen? Why love your body? Why protect your body? Why care for your body? Answer: Because it’s God’s House. If I love God, I need to take care of His house. The Bible says, “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body (1 Corinthians 6:19–20 ESV).”
Ask yourself: Am I glorifying God in my body?
Today, we begin our destiny-changing series, Whole Again. As we dive into “natural” health, I’m praying that “supernatural” healing will flow into your body, mind, and spirit.
Right now, your body has been telling you something. Listen to your body.
The Seven Doctors of the Body
Have you noticed?
People like complicated things to cure their sickness. They opt for radical surgery. Expensive medicines. Cutting-edge medical treatments.
Even “natural” health isn’t exempted from this tendency for the sophisticated.
When people come to me and ask for “natural” health advice, they still expect something complicated. They expect me to say, “For your disease, you need to eat this rare fruit from the Galapagos island combined with the raw liver of a lizard that you can only find in the Himalayan mountains…”
They get so absolutely disappointed when I tell them, “I think you need to drink more water every day,” or “I think you need to walk more…”
Bewildered, they ask, “Uh, my disease is serious. Is there anything else you can tell me?”
I tell them, “Oh, serious, huh? Okay, seriously drink water. And seriously walk every day.”
Obviously, there are health issues that do need serious medical attention. But even as you take the path of modern medicine, you need to strengthen your body to heal itself.
I urge you. Before you consult other doctors, I want you to see these Seven Doctors of the Body.
Here they are:
- Dr. Sleep
- Dr. Breath
- Dr. Drink
- Dr. Food
- Dr. Move
- Dr. Sun
May your dreams come true,
P.S. It’s time for you to listen to your body. We’d love to tell you more about this. My health mentors and I are going to whisk you off to a quiet place in the South, so that together, we can all learn how to truly heal.
The slots are all but taken, but I’d like to invite you one more time. You can still join us.