January 25, 2012
The Sowing and Reaping of Health
By Sherry Orcutt
God works under the laws of sowing and reaping in many different areas of our lives. Many of His promises declares things like “I will IF you, etc.” It is not God’s perfect will to heal us, it is His perfect will for us not to get sick in the first place and He has given us all the tools we need to be able to accomplish that.
3 John 1:2 (KJV) states, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth” and Hosea 4:6 states, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because thou hast rejected knowledge.”
In my health journey with God, I am learning that we do indeed reap what we sow in our lives and our health. If you have 80 acres of land and you plant one acre of crop, you cannot expect 80 acres of food. We do that with the wonderful body that God has given us.
We know that we should eat more fruits and vegetables, but we love the fats, carbs and sugars too much to trade them out for boring veggies. We know we should exercise our body, but it takes time, we get sweaty and it really isn’t that much fun anyway.
We know that certain foods or habits are bad for us but we continue the Russian roulette of our health until “bang” we are diagnosed with disease and then we wonder where it came from. We are not victims; we work under the very Sowing and Reaping laws that God has established and we have violated. Proverbs 26:2 (KJV) “As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.”
With freedom of disease there also comes a degree of responsibility. Making better, intentional good food choices – the ones that God has provided for us, is a good start. Juicing vegetables will help us get the 7-8 recommended daily amounts of veggies that our body needs. These are the building blocks of our cells and immune system.
God gave us our immune system so that we would remain in perfect working order. Choosing to eat dead, lacking of nutrients, chemical or hormone injected foods was not God’s intention for nutrition. These ‘foods’ create toxins and havoc in the body, shuts down the defense system we have and then we get sick. We need to wake up and sow into our health and wellness and upon doing that we will reap the benefits of our efforts. Taking care of our Temple is pleasing to God.