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Spiritual Preventative Care

 

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Jeremiah 17:7– ““But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.”

 

I have a great primary care doctor.

She knows what medications to prescribe when I am ill and she has me on a preventative care routine that keeps me healthy 99% of the time.

Based on years of good health under her care, I can say that I have confidence in her.

It means a lot to have someone caring for your physical health that you can place your confidence in, doesn’t it?

When it comes to my spiritual health, I put my confidence in God.

He created me.

He knows just what I need.

He keeps me spiritually healthy when I follow a daily routine of prayer and Bible study.

Fellowship with Christian friends, wise pastoral care, reading Christian books, watching moral television, and listening to wholesome music are also ways to keep my mind and heart on Him.

Spiritual preventative care.

A prescription for a healthy Christian life.

 

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Who Has Seen the Wind?

Hebrews 11:1Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

I can still remember the words to a poem my class recited at Parent’s Day when I was in the first grade:

Who has seen the wind?

Neither you, nor I.

But when the trees bow down their heads

The wind is passing by.

The wind chimes on my patio are ringing loudly this afternoon, leaves are falling from the trees, and my hair looks like I stuck my finger in an electrical socket. I cannot see it, but I know the wind is to blame.

I can’t see God either, but I know he is here. He lets me know with each sunrise, each rainbow, each sunset. I see his message to me in the stars, the laughter of a child, the wrinkles on my mother’s face.

But there’s more. He speaks to me as I pray and as I read his Word. He is not only here, but he is active as he works the things of this earthly life together for my good.

His Word tells me that He is here and, by faith, I believe this to be true. What is faith? It is believing in someone or something even though we cannot see it with our eyes. But, wait, more good news: God’s Word tells us that one day our faith with turn into sight!

So, will we be able to see the wind? Maybe. Maybe not.

But what He is talking about is the fact that we believe in God now, by faith, because we do not see Him with our human eyes. He promises that there will come a day when we will see Him face to face. What was once faith, will then become sight.

He who was invisible will become visible. Our eyes will be opened and we will see Him in Heaven as he is: our glorious and Holy Lord.

Brenda

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