Now is the flu season. The best way to avoid catching a cold is to boost your immune system. What do you think? Do we need to have a spiritual immune system? I think so. Life is hard, life is rough, life is difficult – even if we don’t talk about spiritual battles. Our faith is on trial every single day. In order to be able to feel spiritually well and live our lives according to God’s will we need to have the best spiritual immune system possible! But make no mistake: God is our source of health and healing.
Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits-
who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
(Psalm 103:1-5, NIV)
The formula for spiritual health is very simple. It does not require magic, it’s all about God. It’s just like taking care of our physical health: We need to have a healthy diet and a good balance of exercise and rest. All that together equals as the immune system. Rest + Nutrition + Exercise = The Immune System.
Let’s see how that would look in our spiritual life. I know God is way more than any equation could ever be. I am just trying to simplify in order to understand how God provides for our spiritual needs. So this is what I came up with:
God (the Spiritual Immune System) = the Father (Rest) + the Son (Nutrition)+ the Holy Spirit (Exercise).
Of course, the unity of God is present in every action. But this formula could help us to see that our faith needs to have a good balance of the triune God in order to truly be the best spiritual immune system for us. If one part is missing we are not fully protected against the attacks of the world.
The triune God – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit – is the best possible spiritual immune system. The formula also tells us that we need to take care of our faith. We need to feed it, exercise it and have enough rest in God. The we are soaring like eagles. [More about each of these aspects of the formula on the future posts, the next post will be on next Monday the 17th, God willing]
The Father leads us, Christ restores us, and the Holy Spirit energizes us.
The Father loves us, Christ heals, and the Holy Spirit equips us.
The Father calls us, Christ claims us, and the Holy Spirit sends us out to the world.
How amazing you are!
You provide everything we need!
You are everything we need!
Be praised forever and ever
Come and restore us according to your will.
Boost our spiritual immune system.
Help us to fight the good fight of faith.
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: What do you think about this approach for spiritual health?
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you feed and exercise your faith and have enough rest in Him!
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* [As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses to Biblegateway.com so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.]