“Worship the Lord your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. ‘I will take away sickness from among you, and… give you a full life span.'”
~ Exodus 23:25 – 26
Worship: To honor with reverent love, adore and esteem, extravagantly respect . Origin: Middle English worshipe worthiness, respect, reverence paid to the Divine Being, from Old English weorthscipe worthiness, respect, from weorth worthy, worth + -scipe –ship.
Provider of Wholeness. The One Who Heals. LORD God, I AM.
How great is Your Name! (See…Character of God: Call Me…Rapha — Day 1)
You make my heart sing… and then you tell ME [fill in your own name] — in and out of that very song of joy YOU WILL BRING ME BLESSING.
Like rain that nourishes the plants and foods that grow, You will move in the very midst of my songs of worship to nourish and feed me body, heart and soul.
O, make the full import of this Word of Who You ARE as my Healer steep and soak inside me… more and more each day. In our world of high tech foods, unrevealed additives and technology-created hybrids, I need Your blessing on all I eat, on the water I drink and cleanse in… more than ever. I TAKE this Truth and wave it back to You Father, in ribbons of flag songs raising and celebrating You with praise.
Glory to the Lord Who desires to make me whole… in every way. To give me the full number of my days (as it says in the amplified version). I will not look behind me to sickness that has gone on before…or ahead, as if expecting illness to conquer… but instead, I will declare Your victorious words over corrupting disease — releasing them back unto you with joy.
Because You said it, it is MORE than true.
In what simply, deceptively, seems to be a small, everyday moment of wellness… as well as in each momentous healing answer… I will say…YOU, O Lord, did this. And this and this.
And how much more…Even before I see the answers… I will purpose to give thanks and say… You are fulfilling Your healing Word in me.
I TAKE this promise today and savor it.
YOU bless my food and water to bring me health. You take sickness away from my midst and watch over the number of my days to fulfill each one in You. And I rejoice over that gift, in You…
Thought to ponder…
How might I add His healing promises to “saying grace” over my life each day this week (including, but not limited to food)… and over those I lift up? When God says His eyes are searching the world for someone to show Himself strong on their behalf… do I believe that means me? (2 chronicles 16:9 KJV)
This week, I saw God move mightily through months of “taking his promises” like my daily grace… restoration of beauty for some heavy ashes when symptoms were shouting otherwise. I also saw Him give someone else much- prayed-for favor even over chemo ill-effects as so many lift him up to God’s full healing.
In the last days, weeks or months, how have you experienced His healing touch?
© Pam Depoyan
Photos: http://www.fotosearch.com (Water Lily Pond at Monet’s Giverny, Fresh fruits with water splash, Sunbeam in green forest with water)