I’ve tried to change. I can’t complete or follow through with anything permanently.
Can you relate to that statement?
Accessing God’s power is the most important change we need to make on our health journey.
The God of the universe cares about you!
God wants to be involved in helping you become healthy. It’s important to Him.
I let my imagination go for this blog post.
I imagined what Jesus might say to us about our health journey. Remember this is imaginary but based on the character of Jesus Christ the Son of the one True God.
“Introductions are not necessary. I know everything about you, your successes, your struggles, and your stresses.
I know the details of your thoughts and dreams.
I know your secret heartaches.
“I love you more than you can imagine.
My love is not dependent on your behavior. It is a love that will never end.
“I am delighted with your commitment to get healthy.
“You are tired of failing. But, you can do this! Trust Me!
“I want you to claim My promises, My presence and My power.
“Claim My promises. I always keep my promises. ‘So do not fear, for I am with you, do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
Don’t be discouraged.
I offer you My strength when you are weak. I am holding you with my right hand.
“When you pray, remind Me of these promises, and claim them.
“My presence is always with you.
When you became my child, by accepting my gift of salvation, your body became the home of my Holy Spirit.
‘Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?’ 1 Corinthians 6:19
Cry out to me, day or night. I’m with you.
“When you feel alone, remember that I made a promise to you. “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5b
“As the Son of God I offer you My power.
Power to fight temptations and struggles.
I know when you are weak and tired and I can help you.
Call out to Me. ‘No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it’. 1 Corinthians 10:13
“I say, ’My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in your weakness’. 2 Corinthians 12: 9,10. Claim My power especially when you feel weak!
“As your Guide, I want you to know that together we make this journey to health and well-being.
I am holding you with my right hand.
Rest in MY promises, MY presence and MY power.
Read my Word, the Bible and I will speak to your heart through it. Learn to listen. Trust Me because I love you.”
TODAY’S little STEP: Read this imagined talk from our Guide regularly throughout this next month. We need to be reminded of His love for us and His promises, His presence and His power! Find other verses that speak to your life and your heart.
I’d love to hear how you are claiming God’s promises.