This year I decided I needed to make a change in my life. Among the areas I am focusing on, my health is one of the big ones. Since I began studying the Word of God I find that I have been sinning in ways I didn’t realize. In this case, it would be with food and not taking care of my body, which is the temple of the Holy Spirit. I believe the Holy Spirit deserves a clean home to live in.
I realized God didn’t give us his rules to put us in bondage, but to set us free. Therefore, I have chosen to live and not die. I am beginning to change my eating habits. I have incorporated an exercise program with a trainer and I am learning to meditate on his Word so I won’t sin against him or myself.
Most Diseases are Curses
I want to walk in health and blessings, not diseases and curses. Most diseases are curses. Curses come because we refuse to walk in YHVH’s ways, which is, obeying his voice and keeping his commandments. Maybe you don’t believe these curses apply to you. Most people don’t because they believe the Torah was done away with. However, then why are so many believers sick in their minds and their bodies? Why are they in every prayer or healing line at their churches? Why if they are healed do they get sick again?
I believe it’s because we refuse to follow YHVH’s commands, which are only there to help us live life abundantly. Yeshua came to show us how to follow the Father’s commands. He only did what Father God did. He only spoke what Father God spoke. He came to bring us back to Father God. So why is it that we buck against what Father God says? Is it because some man told us what Father God said was no longer relevant? Are we to follow YHVH or the traditions of man? If you ask me, the traditions of man has gotten us nowhere, except to a place of confusion.
If we don’t listen to YHVH, curses will come on us. Below are some of the curses pertaining to our bodies, but if you want to see all of the curses read Deuteronomy 28. There’s some pretty bad stuff in there, from drought and famine to captivity.
But if you refuse to pay attention to what YHVH your God says, and do not observe and obey all his mitzvot (commandments) and regulations which I am giving you today, then all the following curses will be yours in abundance:
YHVH will strike you down with wasting diseases, fever, inflammation, fiery heat, drought, blasting winds and mildew; and they will pursue you until you perish.
YHVH will strike you down with the boils that broke out on the Egyptians, tumors, skin lesions and itching, all incurable. YHVH will strike you with insanity, blindness and utter confusion.
If you will not observe and obey all the words of this Torah that are written in this book, so that you will fear this glorious and awesome name, YHVH your God; then YHVH will strike down you and your descendants with extraordinary plagues and severe sicknesses that go on and on. He will bring back upon you all the diseases the Egyptians had, which you were in dread of; and they will cling to you. Not only that, but YHVH will bring upon you all the sicknesses and plagues that are not written in this book of the Torah – until you are destroyed.
Deuteronomy 28:15, 22, 27, 28, 58-61 (CJB)
I decided I was tired of being cursed and decided to do something about it. I want to be well spirit, soul, and body. Let’s begin with my body.
My Beginning Stats
I am amazed at my body stats. I used to be underweight, which was obviously a long time ago. I was borderline anorexia. My mom use to sit and watch me eat. Otherwise, she was taking me to the hospital to have tubes placed in me. It wasn’t that I was trying to be skinny. I just had a lot of homework. Once I started working on it, I would forget to eat. By the time I finished my homework it was time to go to bed. We got through that phase of my life – maybe a little too well.
Now I am overweight. I have a plump little stomach, jiggling legs, and flabby arms. Good grief! How did I get here? Too many desk jobs, depression from car accident, and sheer habit led me down this horrible road of overweight. Below are my stats. Don’t laugh. My hips have the same number as my age. See why I have to stop the madness now! ☺
My Reasons to Start
My reasons for starting this journey are few. Like I said in the beginning, I want to please the Father. If I can’t control my eating, how will I ever get through a fast? How can I walk in health if I am always putting junk in me? How will I be able to hear the Father clearly if I am clogged from the inside out?
Another reason is because I really do want to be able to have a more productive life. The slightest over exertion shouldn’t throw me into an asthma attack. I shouldn’t have to wake up with pain every day or worry about my arm going limp. I want to be able to see my 4th or 5th generation. At this rate I’ll be lucky if I see my 3rd. This is not the way God intended my life to go. He promised me at least 70 years in his Word. However, I’ve read where those who followed him lived much longer. That’s where I’m trying to get to.
The final reason is my daughter. My mother was Diabetic I. She had a host of problems. Although I prayed those problems would not enter into me or my generations, it did. My daughter was diagnosed with Diabetes I several years ago. It happened at the end of her first year of college. It took a toll on her mentally and even though she is doing well today, we are believing God for total healing of her pancreas.
I found myself constantly telling her to eat better, test more, and whatever else I could to help her. Finally, she said to me, “You’re just at as much risk as I am and you’re not doing anything about it. When you do better I’ll do better.”
I didn’t realize how much of a role model I was to her. She was grown, making her own way in life. I didn’t think what I did affected her. Forgive me, but I was having an absent-minded moment. Then I started thinking about how much I missed my mom and how rough it was on me mentally when I lost her in my early 20s. I didn’t want my children to go through that. So I stopped telling her and started doing something about it. Now she is watching me like a hawk, while complimenting me for continuing.
My First Week
I got to tell you my first week with the trainer was brutal for me. I only had two sessions with him, but the last one involved my legs. They hurt so bad I could barely move. Yet, I got up every day to work out on the treadmill. I knew I was getting weaker, but not that weak! I ate ok. Then Shabbat came and I went to service. After service we fellowship with one another and with food. Need I say I ate way too much.
I keep track of my calories on my phone in a program called “Lose It!” I don’t like logging my food in because now I see exactly how much I eat – not good. It is forcing me to be make better eating choices. Do I really want this banana nut bread or something more filling with less calories? I got to tell you, this is the hardest part for me. I love my sweets. I know sugar isn’t good for me so I’m slowly changing my habits. I want lasting results. I’m done with crash and burn diets.
I am determined to walk in YHVH’s ways so he can heal me completely. Would you like to join me in this journey? I would love for you to. Every week I’ll give an update to my progress and something helpful when it comes to healing and health.
May YHVH bless you and keep you. May he shine his face upon you and show you his salvation.