Powerful Healing: Avoid Bad Blood

Psalm 16:4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied who choose another god; their drink offerings of blood will I not offer or take their names upon my lips.

Balanced health includes avoidance.  Avoid wrong influences. Avoid wrong foods.  Avoid wrong people.  Avoid wrong patterns of thinking.  Avoidance can bring health.

Of course, it is impossible to avoid the entire world. A world set on finding self fulfillment and worshipping itself is destined for failure and defeat.  There are destructive behaviors that lead to early death and disturbed living.  Our United States is beset with cancers and heart conditions and diabetes and extensive diseases transmitted only sexually.  All of these are promoted by wrong living and a lack of avoidance.  Our statistics show it.

In these United States we have fallen to less than 25% regular attendance at worship services.  From prior readings you know that taking time with other saints brings healing.  It doesn’t have to be Sunday morning church, but there need to be times we come together and encourage.  At the same time, it is estimated we have over 25% homosexual relationships as adults.  There are social and physical disorders that accompany that lifestyle choice.  We have choices in our life patterns.  Some lead to health.  Some lead to disease.

Avoid “bad blood”.  Now we don’t have many that imbibe of blood.  We do have many that focus on hedonistic lifestyles. 

Bad blood can be an over stimulation with alcohol as a focus in life.  How often do our advertisements get focused on sex and alcohol and full pleasure as a mix worth pursuing?  That is a diseased pattern.  Dancing around the outside edges of that lifestyle will draw you into the lifestyle.  There is emotional and physical damage waiting to engage you.  Avoid the draw.

Bad blood can be an overdependence on drugs.  The habits of constant pain killers, mood altering drugs when we have an issue we need to attend, and stimulants to restore sexual activity flood our society.  They are bad blood.  This choice of living takes us away from the normal balance of pain and repair.  By masking pain as a habit, we become addicted to ill health with drugs as a cover.  Ask God to search you out and deal with the source of the pain instead of masking.

Bad blood can be constant sensate driven living.  Filling yourself with television and movies and reading that plays to extremes brings ill health.  You can only watch a head cut off or a body disemboweled or a child sexually abused so many times before your mind is dulled to good living and becomes insensitive to real and wholesome life.  Think on the good things Paul admonishes us in Philippians.

Bad blood can be drama queen living.  The ineffective and harmful lifestyles of gossip and manipulation are promoted to the maximum in our culture through such entertainment as “Two and A Half Men” and reality shows bent on who can destroy and lie the most to win.  What are we thinking?  This is not living, this is killing.

Their sorrows are multiplied, who choose another God.  Just these three habitual styles of bad blood are enough to illustrate.  Our society becomes in love with pain avoidance and sensationalism and ends up in disease and destructive patterns.  With so much finger pointing and back stabbing as our focus we take it into our daily living without realizing who we have become.

Want to be healed?  Make healthy choices for your mind and eyes and ears and thoughts a priority.  Avoid bad blood.  It is amazing how quickly health can return when aborting these patterns.  Don’t expect a two day turnaround after a twenty year bad focus.  But do expect freedom in thinking and living and physical health to be restored in time.  The earlier in life we choose life as our focus, the less pain we need to endure.

Prayer:  Father, how can I love You more?  How can I take time in my living to engage Your thoughts and not my ways?  Teach me to avoid the bad blood situations and lifestyles that will only destroy as they are pursued.  Teach me the ways of life.  Help me to focus my mind and eyes and ears and actions on good habits that build me and build others.  Let me think on those things that are good and loving and just and honest and praiseworthy and excellent and of a good report.  It they don’t fit, help me cast them out and be restored to health.

Powerful Healing: The Saints – Path to Healing

Psalm 16:3 As for the saints who are on the earth,
“They are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.”

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There is no faster and more effective path to healing than good relationships with healthy people.  Surrounded by positive expression and strong affirming resolve, it is hard to stay sick.  Surrounded by negative expression and strong depressive resolve, it is hard to stay well.

Those partners in our day with whom we make interchange of ideas and smiles and emotions have great affect on our health and balance.  A good morning every day can do wonders from a positive person.  A good morning every day from someone we know has underlying agendas can steal our strength.  You get it.  You’ve been there.

The saints on earth are a joy and a health.  There are plenty of saints in heaven.  The ones who love God and work to follow Him here on earth help me.  They have a spirit of excellence in them that is contagious.  They have an expectation of joy that is infectious.

Stay surrounded by excellence people with positive attitude.  It is a source of healing and a great inoculation against insidious mental attacks of envy and strife and gossip and slander and backbiting.  Those diseases can cause you to be tired and hate getting up.  Those diseases can cause your body to take five times as long to recover from a simple cold as they drain energy and restorative life source.

Yesterday, I spent a good day encouraging others.  In the workplace, at a downtown mission, at a restaurant, and over the phone across the nation, it was good to pray and speak good words with some of those saints of excellence on earth.  Being with them and seeing God do good through them is good for me.  Praying for them and expressing the goodness of God through me to them is good for me.

The smiles of good friends bring such life with them.  I laugh as I think of a good friend who came three buildings travel to see me.  She bounded down the hall and gave me a big hug.  What a joy to be loved like that.

Find some excellent saints on earth today and exchange your spark.  It is good healing.

Pray:  Father, what a wonderful plan You have launched.  You have given us others to hold us up when we are down. You have given us to others to hold them up when they need it.  How excellent You are in the lives of Your saints here on earth.  Thanks, Father for this great family we have.  let our friends be a source of health and healing in our lives as they bring love and joy to our day.

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Powerful Healing: Righteousness: Path To Healing

Psalm 16:2 I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.”

Matthew 6:33 Seek first the kingdom of God and all His righteousness and all the rest of this will be added for you and into your care and pleasure.

Proverbs 21:21 Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor

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Righteousness brings incredible blessing, restoration, and a sure footed path. Couple it with love and you find life, prosperity, and honor. Now that is a balanced and healthy life.

Life instead of disease and death.

Prosperity instead of poverty and despair.

Honor instead of disaster and depression.

Righteousness brings a powerful and balanced health to our bodies, our minds, our spirit, and our relationships.

Look at all of these promises at the end of the lesson of principle in Proverbs. There are as many that reference the righteous and we will cover those in another lesson.

What is the difference between living in righteousness and being righteous? One is a condition of principled living, the other is a state of being. In the next lesson, we’ll talk about the state of being righteous. It is attained through faith in Jesus Christ. He who never knew sin, became sin and suffered and died for our punishment so that we might be called the righteousness of God through faith in Him.

We have righteousness through our faith in God. We are accepted and stand before Him.

Abraham’s faith was counted to him as righteousness and so it is with us.

We live righteousness when we allow the Holy Spirit to enable in us right living according to the principles and heart and mind and ways of God. It is not about law and legalism. Righteousness is a focus of the heart to follow after God’s ways. To love the Lord, Your God with all your heart and soul and might and to love your neighbor as yourself. Living in righteousness is not a condition of perfection but purpose and principle.

Righteousness is that attitude in Psalm 16:2 I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.” There it is in the simplest form. When we say of God that He is the source of all good things and nothing else, we invoke righteousness by faith. Give Him all honor. Give Him all praise. Give Him all glory. Give Him and His priorities first thought when making a decision. That is righteousness.

Proverbs 8:20 I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice,

Proverbs 10:2 Ill-gotten treasures have no lasting value, but righteousness delivers from death

Proverbs 11:4 Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.

Proverbs 11:5 The righteousness of the blameless makes their paths straight, but the wicked are brought down by their own wickedness.

Proverbs 11:6 The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires.

Proverbs 11:18 A wicked person earns deceptive wages, but the one who sowsrighteousness reaps a sure reward

Proverbs 12:28 In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality.

Proverbs 13:6 Righteousness guards the person of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner.

Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people

Proverbs 15:9 The LORD detests the way of the wicked, but he loves those who pursue righteousness.

Proverbs 16:8 Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice.

Proverbs 16:12 Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established throughrighteousness

Proverbs 16:31 Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way ofrighteousness

Proverbs 21:21 Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor

Father, here I am again and again and again. I will never cease to come to You for supply and answers and strength. Who else is there? Where else would I go?


In You are all the answers needed.

In You is all the health and life wanted.

In You I live and move and have my being.

You are all my righteousness. I am complete in You. I worship You.


Father, you have made this body of mine a temple of the Holy Spirit. Only because You call me righteous in Jesus can I live in such a manner. Cause the life of the Holy Spirit in which there is no disease, no want, no distraction from Your will and way, cause that life to stir in me today and every day and I will live complete in You and Your way and life and truth.

Enabling Health Through Learned Preservation

Psalm 16:1,11 NKJV

Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust.

You will show me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

This psalm of David starts with trust and ends in forever pleasures.  The expressions of David’s heart between those two phrases reveal much of a great walk of faith.  In these verses are specific fulfilled prophecies attributed to Jesus’ resurrection.  In these verses are specific fulfilled promises attributable to our daily resurrection and restoration and protection.

Preservation, safety, and protection all appeal to us.

Trust in Him gives us education in every moment that will repair the present and prepare our pleasures.


Some days we feel invincible and take great risks.  Yet, even in risks we hide ourselves in protective gear. When parachuting, there is a backup and training and expert packing of gear in which one puts trust.  There is risk.  There is protection.  And it can fail and disappoint and destroy us.


Some days we feel confident and make definitive plans. When preparing our financial futures we consult experts and put our monies in diversified investments to hedge against unforeseen change in economy.  We trust brokerage reports and money market funds and forecasts.  And they fail and disappoint us.

Flat Bottom and Flushed

In a flat bottom small fishing boat, my wife and I had traversed to another part of the cove at the large lake.  On other occasions I had been out fishing the cove in the boat and she wanted a tour.  After playing for a while, the wind came up strong against us.  The small trolling motor was no match for the lapping waves and roughened waters and we had run the battery down.  Two people in a small flat boat cruising the water are different than one quietly fishing.  Someone had taken the oars out this boat and put them in another one for backup.  That left us with no backup.  Plan and path one and two were spent and had not worked.

Pulling up to shore, we decided to walk through the woods back to the cabin and get an oar.  It was not far but it was not close.  At the cabin I discovered the oars were at another location (later I bought an extra oar for the flatbottom).  So, I set out with some rope and a board to use for pushing along the shore and traipsed back through the woods alone.

Back at the boat as I steered away from the rocky shore, a swift gust of Oklahoma wind toppled me into ten feet of water.  My right knee cracked hard against an outcropping rock.  Praise God it was not my head instead.  Plan C was not working. Everything in which I put my trust was failing.

Into the cold water I plunged and decided not to try and fight the waves from in the boat.  So, in 50 degree water up to my chest, I pulled the boat by roape some half a mile along the shore back to our beach.  Wet, cold, aching, embarrassed, and victorious I met my wife.  Somehow, I did not feel pleasurable.

Through all of that experience I learned much about new paths.  Today I have a kayak build just for lake waters that skims the top.  It has two sets of oars and I have increased muscle strength.  It is light and I am much more limber.  I don’t go out in high winds.  My range of travel is ten times the flat bottom and the fun factor is an hundred times.  Pleasures of exploring inlets and quietly coming up on fish and fowl are much greater.

Yes, I do give rides to wife and family and friends.  It is specifically a two person kayak and is well geared to that.

Walk Secure

Walking with God is similar.  We find ourselves in hard situations for which we are not prepared or protected.  He gets us out, though there is pain involved.  It would be better if we had listened and trusted correctly, but our stubbornness leads us down hard paths.  Should we choose to learn, we can take different steps in the path He intends for us and find pleasures forevermore.

Choose Paths

Choose to learn.  Choose paths of health and healing.  Choose paths of provision and protection.  Whether it is your fun and enjoyment time or the needs of your daily strength of mind and body, the principles are set in creation and expressed in His words.

Trust in Him gives us education in every moment that will repair the present and prepare our pleasures.  Some pain is necessary to teach us.  Many times pain is simply our lack of trust and listening to His directives.

Phil’s Prayer Expansion of Psalm 16:1,11

Keep me covered in good, preserved in specialness, and restored to rightness, O God, My Father and Friend, for in You and only in You do I fasten my trust and set my expectation moment by moment.

You will show me and make fully known to me the path of life set out for me and destined and designed to lead me to good;
In Your presence in me, around me, and through me is fullness of joy in all aspects of my life, health, welfare, finances, comfort, stability, and expression;
At Your right hand of power and decision are pleasures forevermore.

Father, put light on my path.  Help me avoid the avoidable pains and learn from the needed ones.  You know what I need and how I need and when I need.  I trust You.   I trust Your discipline and direction.  Teach me in Your ways and in the way needed for my path to take me where You want me to go.

Take me, Father, to the place and pleasures for which You have prepared and are preparing me.

Bring to me, Father, the promised place and pleasures for which You have prepared and are preparing both them and me.

Take me to full established thinking.

Take me to stabile and serving emotions.

Enable me to expanded productivity and service to others.

Wash my body with physical and physiological strength and enablement.

Expand my Spirit to understand the power and ability found only in connection close to You and Your Holy Spirit.

Touch my relationships with right words and actions so they may be full of love and expanded engagements that build joy and pleasure forevermore.

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The Inheritance Heals: Establishing the Presence of God

Psalm 16: 5-11 NKJV

O Lord, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup;
You maintain my lot.
The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places;
Yes, I have a good inheritance.

 Full health comes with full experience of all God plans.  His plan includes an inheritance and a cup. Let’s consider those in light of our healing.  For our purposes let’s consider the inheritance the things outside of us and the cup thethe strengths of our heart and personality and talents inside of us.  Gifts in us of God can change all the things outside of us in the world.

Our birth starts us out with a certain set of talents, personality, physical abilities, and leanings in life. Some of that was designed of God for goodness.  Some of that like so much else is influenced by the curse that lives in our world. God wants to take all that we start with and bring it to greatness.  Have a good outlook on how you start and allow His management and you always end up in a better place.

He promises to maintain our lot.  At the lake I have four lots of equal size.  Together they make up a full acre.  It takes maintenance.  A crack in a water line meant spending a day under my cabin with the albino spiders.  That is just what needs done.  Today, I enjoy the birds from my deck.  They are health and peace to my soul.  God gave me these lots.  He placed desires in my heart 30 years ago that guide me when opportunity presents richness.  He gave me a love for the outdoors.  He gave me a father who always wanted an outdoor place for his children.  All of that is God maintaining my lot and leading me to more peace and joy with family and friends.

He promises to maintain our lot.  I was born with a skillful mind and a love for communication and people.  I also was born with a significant hearing deficit. Today in some ranges I am 80% deficient.  So I have learned to read faces and body language.  Praying for tens of thousands of people has taught me to listen to my Father’s voice first and see great miracles.  My ears don’t work in loud auditoriums at prayer lines with music playing, but my heart and spirit can easily cast off distraction and listen to the Holy Spirit.  Continually, I have people send me notes on how a certain lesson pierced personally to their situation.  God has maintained my lot to bring great healing and comfort and health.

The lines or boundaries of our inheritance fall in pleasant places.  Oh, take that attitude!  How often do we decry our situation instead of enjoy it?  A simple situation can lead to great blessing.  A recent change in structure at a company for which I have worked has launched me into a broad new opportunity I would have never taken.  Comfort can leave us constrained.  Full health comes in full expression of who we are.  God will maintain your lot by giving you special opportunities to grow and enjoy life to the fullest.  They will take fearless faith to embrace.  Embrace them.

Yes, I have a good inheritance.  Tell yourself that over and over.  Drop the negative focus of judgment and criticism.  An inspective attitude and propensity for detail is a blessing unless you turn negative.  One can see a picture leaning to the side and straiten it or one can see the picture leaning to the side and complain about how the dry weather is affecting the building foundation.  It is a choice of life or destructiveness in our heart and mouth for us and those around us.

Health and healing come with perspective and agreement with God.  Grab positive agreement.  Allow His hand to take your right hand and lead you into greater fullness.

Pray: Oh, Father, what a wonderful God You are.  You do magnificence in all You do.  Teach us to see the blessing in our present situation.  Enliven in us an expectancy to do more, see more, enjoy more and have abundance to bless others.  That brings healing.  That brings life.  That brings You into our life by invitation and open acceptance of Your love and unconditional plan of growth.  Oh, how I love the life You have given. 

Reverse the negatives that the world and the enemy and my own stubborn and selfish desires have created.  Let me wander and wonder in You and see what plans exist to build on what is in place in my life today and bring brighter moments in my life this day.  Help me to see the opportunities of today and do not worry about tomorrow.

Today there is greatness for me. 

Today there is health for me. 

Today there is life for me. 

Today there is blessing for me.

Powerful Healing : Establishing the Presence of God

Psalm 16: 5-11 NKJV

O Lord, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup;
You maintain my lot.
The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places;
Yes, I have a good inheritance.

I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel;
My heart also instructs me in the night seasons.
I have set the Lord always before me;
Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.

Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices;
My flesh also will rest in hope.
 For You will not leave my soul in Sheol,
Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.
 You will show me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore

 Every man and woman awake on our planet has the opportunity to walk in the presence of God and live in the fullness of joy.  He offers Himself freely and with no walls of separation.  The altar of God is open for us.  In His presence there is fullness of joy.  In His presence there is fullness of peace.  In His presence is life and life more abundant than we can imagine.  In His presence is healing and restoration for mental strength, emotional comfort, physical wholeness, spiritual power, and relational unity.

In Psalm 16, the psalmist describes a great and balanced life before God and man.  It is full of hope, faith, provision, joy, life, gladness, restoration, pleasure, and the presence of God.   Wow. Who would not want that?  Over the next few sessions, I’ll take these verses apart in regards to healing.

What is healing?  Healing is the full establishment of body, soul, spirit, and relationships to the point of design.  Whatever has taken a portion of our wholeness away from the center point of destined design by the crafted love of God is not health.  Whenever we wander of our own volition into wrong decisions that harm any portion of our lives, we are not in health.    Push from the enemy of our soul to disturb us with disease, discomfort, disenchantment, discouragement, or drain on endurance takes us away from full health.  Interaction with the world and people can result in strife and discord in relationship and take us away from wholesome health. 

Healing is a normal process of taking us in any and all areas to God’s place of destined design and balance for us. 

Healing is also a supernatural process of allowing God to reach through our pains and problems and restore us with the same power that He raised Christ from the dead. 

Whether reached with normal process or supernatural process, we want to be healed, right? We want to be at the place of destined and created balance. For the balanced and healthy Believer health is daily maintained by living in the presence and instruction of God and supernaturally and daily restored by the same.  Life happens.  It interrupts wholesome healthy living.  God has made provision.

Healing is the real experience of walking with God that was originally designed for mankind.  Adam and Eve lived in that place where disease and curse and pain was absent.  They walked with God.  Enoch walked with God.  Moses walked with God.  Elijah walked with God. They moved in and out.  Jesus walks with God.  He never moved out.   We have opportunity to live in Jesus.  In Jesus, we can walk with God.  He sent His Holy Spirit to live in us and through us and never leave us.  He is available.

Prayer:  Father, it is evident by Your history with us and Your words to us that You are committed to health and healing.  You are the Creator of Life and the Lover of Mankind.  You are the God of Healing as You reveal Yourself to us throughout Your history before Christ became man with Israel and through Christ, both God and man, to all mankind.  You are committed to healing through establishing means of dispensing Your healing and restorative grace in prayer through men cooperating with You. 

Be a healer to me and to my friends today, Father.  Our world is tumultuous.  It is out of balance.  We need You.  We need You to be with us.  Walk with us.  Talk with us.  Bring us into balance in all areas of our life that we might give the praise and honor and glory back to you.

Powerful Healing – No Guilt

Guilt stops health. That is just a reality. When we have either false or real guilt, we block the hand of God from moving fully in out lives and throughout the balance of our mind, will, and emotions. That is fact not fiction. Deal with it. Yes, deal with guilt.

A friend used to tell me how he lived with shameless guilt. To me that is an enigma. Maybe he had a formula for living that allowed him to remain guilty and be unashamed of his status. Sounds a little sociopathic to me.

Guilt for mistakes and missed connections in living is a healing agent. Just like pain, guilt can lead us to full and balanced health in our physical bodies, mind, will, emotions, spirit, and relationships. These are all interconnected. You must deal will all for full balanced healing. Guilt lives in the soul and affects all other areas.

Is guilt an emotion? No, guilt is a condition and a perception. Guilt occurs when we offend someone. That someone can be your spouse or best friend. That someone can be God. That someone can be yourself. If you are eating what you know is bad for you physically, you are guilty of a sin against the temple of your body. Don’t discount or laugh about it. Remove the guilt by removing the behavior.

Does guilt elicit emotion? Exactly and always. Anyone that is emotionless toward guilt has developed a spurious conscience seared to lack of feeling. I would argue the absence of emotion is an emotion. That seeming absence is apathy and most often rooted in anger and rejection. All of that is intensely emotional, just not as visibly expressed. In fact, that person will find themselves doing horrid acts against themselves and others that have no business expressed in living.

Get angry at your guilt. It can block full freedom and liberty of mind and emotion and body. Get resolute to rid yourself of the reason for the guilt. Let it heal through addressing the issue and resolving it.

Who is the primary person offended in our mistakes? Of course, God is the primary one offended. In Psalm 51 David cries out that it is God and God alone against whom he has sinned. David committed adultery with a faithful friend’s wife. Then he killed the friend. He made other friends be the hand of murder. He sinned against the nation through evil leadership. He sinned against himself through adultery. He sinned against the woman, the husband, the family, his armies, and many others. Yet, he focused all of his prayer to his sin against God. David knew all that he did was wrong.

Are we bound to guilt for our mistakes forever? NO.. NO.. NO.. Later in life David wrote that he had never sinned. He was not denying reality. He was declaring his present condition. He was guiltless before God and man. His sins were forgiven and forgotten and no longer in the remembrance of God. Sure, they are still written for us to read. But in the accounting of David’s life before God, they never existed. This was even before the shedding of the blood of Chirst. David looked to the mercy of God and the promise of redemption and declared himself free of guilt before God.

Peter had been abused as a child in his father’s congregation. The youth minister was the offender. At a campout, Peter was raped by the youth minister. Horrified, he took the guilt of the incident on himself. It was not his to bear. Yet, he took it on himself. Over time, he had become increasingly disturbed and distraught. As a 50 year old adult he showed up on my doorstep. He was unable to hold a job, live in a building, or have simple loving relationships with other humans. But he came to me looking for the healing grace of God.

There were many sessions of listening and learning about Peter and his life. He had lived from that point with a pain the resulted in many mistakes and disconnects. Sorting through all of that took time before we found the root of bitterness and source of guilt that misguided his actions and thoughts.

Once we found that event and removed the undue guilt, we could focus on the due guilt. Last time I saw Peter he was living a simple and loving existence with his wife and dog. They both had jobs and the tormenting life he had been living was over. There were smiles again. He stood straight again. He had friends again. That is health.

Ways to Avoid Guilt and Stay Healthy:

Psalm 1:1

Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;

Get good friends. Listen to them. Stay in the counsel of the scripture. You can avoid a lot of mistakes if you concentrate on right directions.

Psalm 19:13

Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; Let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, And I shall be innocent of great transgression

Be aware of areas into which you fall easily. Don’t buy in to, “Well that is just the way I am.” as an excuse for sinful behavior. Change. Change. Seek out the voice of God to correct ill conceived habits and premises and presumptions that rule your life. These result in mistakes and offenses and guilt.

Psalm 25:7

Do not remember the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions; According to Your mercy remember me, For Your goodness’ sake, O LORD

Ask forgiveness. Put away your silly pride. Get real. Let God forgive you.

Psalm 32:5

I acknowledged my sin to You, And my iniquity I have not hidden. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,” And You forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah

Be bluntly honest with yourself and with God. Open up and admit your errors. Let guilt show you where you need to admit failures and where you need to apply correction.

Pray: Father, this is the life that we are meant to live in Christ. You want us free of guilt. That comes through right relationship with You and with others. We come to You, Father. Forgive us our sins, mistakes, and offenses to You and others. Bring us to the place of mercy not justice. Justice means we must be punished. But mercy means we can stay alive and alert in You and be stronger for our mistakes not denigrated and cast down or removed from fellowship with You. In our greatest guilt we need to find ourselves at Your feet seeking love and grace and mercy. Take us to Your side, Father, when we feel the least accepted. You are our loving and comforting God.

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Building A Life of Health and Blessing with No Anxiety


Philippians 4: 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus

Anxiety deep in the heart of an individual causes an oppressive weight and strain on physical ability and resiliency. In Proverbs we are told, Anxiety in the heart of a man weighs it down. A heavy heart is the opposite of what is needed for healing. A joyful heart is good for a long life.

Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones.

What is anxiety? What causes anxiety?

A workable definition for anxiety that allows for healing and removal of the unneeded stressors in life goes like this. Anxiety is fear and attraction to the same person, place, or thing. That thing could even be a certain emotion. Some feel anxiety when love rises in their hearts. That is a sad condition and will end in ill health. No one can be healthy without a free expression of love.

So why are we attracted to an item (love) and repulsed by it (fear) at the same time? That really is anxiety. We are unsure if we want to go toward or run away. Do we hug that person or hit them? That is anxiety. Do we get up and go to work in the morning or stay in bed and call in sick? We love our job, but the manager is a tyrant. Anxiety.

Health at work means productivity and joy. Illness means shuffling and complaining.

Health at home means happiness and contentment and gratefulness. Illness means discontent and looking to other families for example and comparison. There is no perfect home or dysfunctional standard of family. There is contentedness and satisfaction and acceptance and enjoyment. Each has a different experience of those. When anxiety exists, no environment can work wellness in us.

Health in the community means safety and security and freedom to move about. There is a liberty of expression and confidence in acceptance from most people. Illness means prejudices and presuppositions and class divisions rule.

Health in government means justice and mercy mixed in right measure. The rules and regulations are understood and achievable and build the common good while protecting the weak. There is no anxiety in that condition. People thrive and concur. When government protects the strong and makes it hard for the weak, anxiety and discontent rule.

Health in the business economy means a profitable fair return for a productive and ingenuity driven enterprise. Whether an individual or corporation of many executes the business there is chance to succeed and accountability for failure. Men and women can thrive and be attracted to success in that environment.

Events in our environment build anxieties. The constant berating of an father that cannot be satisfied with our efforts as a child builds anxiety. A woman shared with me once that since her father only would help her when she absolutely had a need in life, she was anxious every time she wanted to do something fun or enjoyable. The impact of her father’s emphasis on Spartan need above all created an anxiety that took away her joy of living. She overcame with the blood of the Lamb and refresh the thoughts of her mind with acceptance and realizing that in Jesus, He came that her joy might be full.

Misconception can build anxiety. When working with an outreach for children in a large multi-cultural congregation, it became evident many of the Caucasian parents were upset at leaving their children in services. After listening to them and watching the children worship and play together freely, I was struggling to understand their anxiety. The freedom of worship and receiving of healing and presence of God was being affected. Over and over parents would tell me how out of control the children were becoming. Observing the children I could not see any problems. They were children being children. Then it became evident that their cultural definitions had been skewed. They simply equated being black or brown with being disruptive and out of control. Skin color brought out anxiety in the parents. By involving the parents on a personal basis with the children, their prejudices could be removed with reality of experience and we went forward with full inclusiveness and acceptance. Mercy and truth brought healing and power. The ministry moved on to experience powerful moves of the presence of God and healing among the children.

These are just a few examples and explanations. Anxiety is a killer of health and healing and balance. You must root it out. Find the cause. Apply scriptural solution. Enjoy the blessing of health and joy that results.


Father, show us the cause of anxiety in our heart. Give us guidance in Your word to remove and apply the healing salve of Your Holy Spirit to each situation. Let us not be weary in seeking out issues and resolving them with the love and power of Jesus, the Christ. The enemy comes to kill, steal, and destroy. Jesus comes that we might have life and have that life more abundantly in arenas of our life. Balance, Father. Balance our lives.

Blessing for Healing

“Men by the action of the will, take themselves out of the control of the power of the law of sin and death, and by the action of their will place themselves consciously in union and in touch with the law of the Spirit of Life.” John G. Lake

For the new spiritual principle of life in Chirst Jesus lifts me out of the old vicious circle of sin and death. Romans 8:2 Phillips

Health for my mind, will, emotions, body, spirit, and relationships is available as a blessing. There are many ways of looking at the provisions of God for our lives. One of those is through the eyes of a compassionate Father full of grace to give. Grace is a blessing of enablement given in response to love.

Health is a grace blessing. When we live and move and have our being in Christ, we are blessed and full of grace. Grace enables. Grace empowers. Grace inspires. Grace activates all the divinity of God available through Christ into us. Grace is blessing.

When you go to God for health today, go from the position of a child looking for a blessing from your Father. Our earthly fathers sometimes give blessing and sometimes do not. Our heavenly Father is only full of blessing. Sure, there are times we need discipline. Yet, discipline is only for a moment. Sure, there are times we should get punishment. Is it not wonderful that perfect love has cast out the fear of punishment? Is it not a blessing that the punishment for all the sins of mankind past, present, and coming was meeted out on Jesus on the cross? Get rid of that thought of punishment. Replace it with the thought of blessing.

Blessing corrects our actions. When sin is involved, blessing forgives and empowers us to live a more sinless life on this planet. In the land of the living, we are built stronger to live stronger to give greater witness. However, these are not reasons for health.
God wants you healthy because He loves you and has extended blessing freely your direction. Place yourself in the font of blessing. Go to Him. Seek Him. Find Him. Find His love and His blessing and His grace and His full and complete health body, soul, spirit, and social.

In the font of blessing be sensitive to allow God to work in all four areas. Don’t force His hand or demand timing be on your clock and calendar. Submit to God. Resist the influence of the devil, the world, and your flesh nature that desires the wrong result. Let Him have your heart and soul and mind and actions and words and, yes, let Him have the very desires of your heart.
He will reshape your desires and bend them to the right direction that leads you to full blessing and full grace and full health. Give Him your self.

Pray: Father, I speak blessing over my life and the life of all those around me. Grace us with the full power of the Holy Spirit to correct our thoughts and intents and actions and words. Grace us with full health that can restore the dead and dis-eased portions of our bodies and minds and relationships to be full of life and living touched by Your Holy Spirit.

Full live prayer available at http://youtu.be/EwfrUeqLdrQ

The Improbable Healing Touch of Pain

After some intense instruction concerning the cost of discipleship in Pauls second letter to the Corinthians, he speaks a blessing. “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of the Father, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” These are the closing words of the letter.

In prior notes, Paul had talked about the toughness of ministry entrusted to him. Prison, flog, left for dead, reputation challenge, multiple times lashed with whip and beat with rod. Paul’s life regularly included an exposure to death. Paul’s life regularly included dangers from countryman, friend, foe. Paul’s life was threatened in the city, on the road travelling, and in the country. This was not an easy call.

Yet, before Paul talks about the challenges, he makes a strong faith reference. In chapter 4 the first verse he states, “Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart.” Some versions declare, “we are undaunted.” The next few sentences talk about his commitment and the commitment of those that work with him to stay clear and concise with teaching and not resort to trickery or fancy methods of speech. No, this needs to be simple clear message and demonstration of the power of God.
Pressed and not crushed. Perplexed but not despair. Persecuted but not abandoned. Struck down but not destroyed. Carrying death for Christ that others would life in Him.

The pain and antagonism and death that plagued Paul all had one purpose. Let others see the light and life of Christ that they might live a better existence. Bring grace and love and fellowship to another person, another home, another neighborhood, another community, another city, and another nation. Paul would let every pain attack for the release of full healing salvation and balance in Christ.

These were not days of doctors and dentists. A stone against a tooth, meant a broken tooth for life. Lashes cut deeply into the skin and scars would be left only to opened with the next beating and scars widened. Paul had to have a certain pained look about him from so many attacks physically and emotionally and mentally. How did he do it? Paul’s ministry after 17 years of training lasted 16 years. For 16 years he took beating after beating after beating physically, emotionally, and mentally. How did he do it? Why did he do it?

The beginning and end of this section of letter gives us a clue. By the mercy of God, he knew he would be empowered to endure. For the joy of seeing grace and love and fellowship with God in other people, he endured all. The compassion of Christ poured through him over and over and over to ensure others would meet the Christ that was so gracious and loving and kind and present in his life.

The pain of Paul brought healing for others. In fact, the pain of Paul brings healing for us. This pain provoked great writings which today give us strength through that grace and love and fellowship in God. This persistence to preach and demonstrate the gospel exposes truth for a full healthful life for us.

It is also a challenge. Maybe it is our pain that brings healing for another. Maybe from the suffering we endure and from which we learn, another is made whole and finds joy in life. No maybe. It is certain. When we comfort others with the same comforts we receive of God in our pains and trials, we are built. Others are built. Healing pours out in grace in Christ, love in God, and the ointment of fellowship with the Holy Spirit.

Pray: Father, that is life. Life is meant to be lived and experienced and engaged. Not all is beautiful as we go through. Yet, all becomes a source of healing and love and grace on the other side of pain. Teach us. Engage us. Help us to lay aside our worries and fretting when life is tough. Help us to learn and get ready to offer health and joy to others from our experience.