By Rhonda J. Smith
He gave me His servants. Dr. Don Colbert, a Christian medical doctor who incorporates natural healing methods in his practice, was on this program discussing his books and some ways that certain foods affect the body’s health. Soon after that I saw another Christian, a naturopathic doctor, Valerie Saxion, giving similar information on another television show. I went to the bookstore and immediately purchased some of their books. At the health food store purchasing the foods for my new dietary program, a person there recommended a book with nutritional cures from common ailments. With my new books and a new food plan, I was able to heal myself from my yeast infection and have only had one in 10 years (due to an imbalance in my eating). My skin has cleared; inflammation is not constantly with me; my circulation is good; I don’t experience gum lesions or get abscesses; my immune and digestive systems are strong; and I have lost weight. My doctors’ visits are always great. When I was pregnant at 40 with my last child, my OB-GYN would always say “You are the healthiest pregnant woman I know. There is nothing wrong with you.”
He gave me a service. I need to be physically healthy so my body (personally and the Church at large) can be spiritually healthy to serve the Lord. This applies to us all. When our bodies are in pain it’s harder to do the work of the ministry. We are all called to “make disciples of all nations” in order to build up God’s kingdom (Matthew 28:18-20). Physical ailments cause the body to be weak and take a toll on our minds and emotions. In this state, we lack the wherewithal to fulfill the call to ministry. I seek to maintain my healing so I can have the strength to complete the assignments God has given me. I continue to embrace what I have learned and am always learning more.