Practical Living through Biblical Principles

God’s Prescription for Keeping You Healthy

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By Pastor Brenda Gray

Proverbs 4:20-22 “My son, give attention to my Words; Incline your ear to my saying. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart. For they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh”.

Many people have had to get a prescription filled at some time or another. There are always instructions on the bottle of medicine that tell how to take it and how much to take. The bottle may read, take two tablets twice a day or take one tablet every four hours. If we don’t follow the instructions, we can get into trouble. We can take too much or not enough of the medicine. We must always take the prescription as prescribed by the physician. It will only be effective if it is taken properly.

We need to do the same thing with the prescription that God has written for us. The Word of God is like medicine for our body. We need to learn how to take God’s medicine so it can do its healing work in every area of our lives. The prescription is simple and is found in Proverbs 4:20-21. In these verses are 5 steps to taking the medicine of God’s Word.

My son, give attention to my Words (In other Words God is saying give your undivided attention to the Word of God and shut out everything around you with no interruptions).

Incline your ear to my sayings (God is saying to open your ears to the Words that he is speaking to you and to close them to everything Word that you hear that is contrary to his Word. Too many times we listen to other people. What is most important is what God says because when we listen to God we close out unbelief, fear and doubt).

Do not let them depart from your eyes (We must focus on what God’s Word says about our situation, not on a negative report or what circumstances say).

Keep them in the midst of your heart. (The Word won’t work for us if it’s only in our mind. We must get the Word down in our heart and when we achieve this we can boldly take what is rightfully ours. Then we will see Proverbs 4:22 come to pass in our life “For they (God’s Words) are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh.”

Father in the name of Jesus I ask for forgiveness for not respecting your Word in the bad times and in the good times. Scripture tells me how to stay healed and live victoriously just as much as it tells me how to be healed and get out of difficulties. God please …

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