Wellness, from the spiritual insides, out.

The shocking truth about your health: Lissa Rankin at TEDxFiDiWomen

Watch this amazing video and then follow my discoveries below!

About this video: seems to sum up what I have found through my personal situation. I plan on going to medical school and becoming an ND (naturopath doctor). I feel like her in reverse. I had my breaking point and found wellness on my own (no real help from my doctors) through my relationship with God and studying his word to seek out my wellness. She had to almost unlearn what schooling as an MD had taught her…

in order to see the backwardsness of her health situation and that modern medicine didn’t have an answer. She alludes to spiritual wellness but doesn’t come out and say what I think is a crucial point, that a relationship with God is the most important thing. The start of all things ‘well’.
The video is just over 15 minutes long; she refers to another video which I was also blown away by (Brené Brown – The Price of Invulnerability) however it will need it’s own blog! Below are the scriptures and points I think need the most weight in conjunction with this key note speakers discoveries.

This scripture is new to me but it says exactly what I was looking for (GOD is so AWESOME!)

Spend your time and energy in training yourself for spiritual fitness.  Physical exercise has some value, but spiritual exercise is much more important for it promises a reward in both this life and the next.  This is true and everyone should accept it.” I timothy 4:7-9

There are so many verses that show not only how spiritual wellness can be achieved by putting our energy and faith in the Lord but also how detrimental or lives can become if we turn our back….

A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body; jealousy is like cancer in the bones. Proverbs 14:30

Because of your anger my whole body is sick; my health is broken because of my sins. My guilt overwhelms me – it is a burden too heavy to bear. My wounds fester in stink because of my foolish sins. I am bent over and racked with pain. My days are filled with grief. A raging fever burns within me, and my health is broken. I am exhausted and completely crushed. My groans come from an anguished heart. Psalms 38:3-8

As I watched her video I wondered if she is saved. The world is looking so hard for the answers to wellness. Finally someone is coming out and saying ‘taking care of your physical body is not the most important thing!’ but yet she didn’t say that it’s because we are spiritual beings not worldly ones and that we need right spiritual relationship with God. We are his and he delights in us but when we turn our backs and do everything ourselves we let sin run rampant. Satan has no desire to let us feel joy or be healthy. He wants us as miserable as him. We run run run to be perfect, to be successful, to get stuff, to feel loved, to feel full but we find only exhaustion and illness and emptiness. God is saying turn around! Look and see that you toil in vain! COME HOME!

Psalms 127:1-2
9 Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.

The Lord flat out says in his word that busyness and working to exhaution is not the answer and asside form feeling ill doesn’t even gain you what resting in him would afford you. What he has for you he wants to give you freely.

Matthew 11:28
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.

Are we listening?


About Mel Phipps

I'm a work-a-holic turned wife and mom who struggled for years only to discover that hashimoto's was what I was dealing with. I'm a wellness advocate and blogger helping those through my journey and discoveries.

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