After my father received a cancer diagnosis, I began researching the alternative health field and I soon became confused, frustrated and even mad. It seemed there was a whole world out there that I knew nothing about and that made me mad! But confusion and frustration set in with all the different information, Who was right?
So I jumped into the Natural Health field and became a Naturopath. But that has left me still perplexed….let me explain.
I lived a life in church where the emphasis was on the health of my spirit, not my body. Not one mention was ever made of the health of my body. That was a secular thought, or so it seemed to me and the impression I was under. And yet, from a young age I have loved the medical field and the more I learned the more it testified of God and an awesome Creator!
Through a few resources, namely “What the Bible Says About Healthy Living”, I realized that God was not silent on all this. The more I read my Bible, the more I realized that I should have started there to begin with. But then a new frustration popped up–the reaction from other Christians. It seems living a natural, healthy lifestyle is looked at as extreme, weird, and crazy by other Christians. It upsets me that the truth in the area of our physical temple is not talked about from the pulpit. All the while, I sit in gatherings and listen to prayer request after prayer request for physical healing. And so the burden began…
Jesus said these words as he commissioned his 12 apostles:
Matthew 10:7-8 And as you go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand, Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
The command involves freedom in spirit, soul and body!
I believe Jesus came to restore ALL of us, spirit, soul and body.
To this end, my burden has become my vision and mission…
Vision: To restore a Biblical-based ministry of health by providing resources and training while building a community of like minded Christians.
Mission: To awaken and educate people about God’s medicine and inspire them to transform their temple so they can live as honorable vessels that are useful to the Master. 1 Cor 3:16; 2 Tim 2:21
*The picture above just makes me smile! When we live fully surrendered we jump and shout for JOY! Amen!