Spiritual Aspects of Health
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
My health has been pretty shaky since 2005. For a few years I couldn't lose any weight. That was contributing to my poor health. It has been mentioned all the ways that I am losing weight now and what has helped me but for a time absolutely nothing worked. Even then, my progress isn't reflective of anyone else. I still retain a lot of water sometimes, why I don't know. I still suffer a loss of confidence, especially since being on medical steroids. It takes an effort to look in the mirror and I don't get pictures taken. I suppose that's why it was a shock when I didn't look for months and I saw the good changes in that full length mirror.
I put 930 total miles on my cruiser and the indoor bike. I hiked and did chores. Nothing worked. I fasted and prayed. Probably the secret is that I started asking other people for prayer. Strangers. Humble requests for prayer should have been the first place I went but I waited until desperation set in.
As it goes, some days you're on top of the world and other days you feel like a busted can of biscuits. I still struggle with my health. I'm still here. Frankly, I don't know how, and people along with me would agree. I pray, though, that I am doing God's will. In my home especially. Everything passes away but wherever God calls you, that influence stays with the people He puts in our place.
(Especially any family we are in daily, direct contact.) So I pray very earnestly that no matter where I am in life physically, the efforts I put into my family are exactly the best influence, and those qualities pass on through generations. The spiritual is so vitally important to every aspect of our existence. A right spirit, as I've learned what is right is more important than what looks good.