Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Meditations for Health and For Healing 2


My heart keeps God’s command and length of days and long life and peace are added to me. I fear the Lord and de part from evil. God’s Word is health to my flesh and strength to my bones.  When I lie down, I am not afraid.  I keep God’s Word and when I lie down, my sleep is sweet.  (Prov. 3:1, 2, 7, 8, 24) 

I hear God’s Word and receive them and the years of my life are many. I take a firm hold of God’s Word and will not let it go. I keep them for they are my life. (Prov. 4:10, 13) 

I give attention to God’s Word and in cline my ear to His sayings. I do not let them depart from my eyes but keep them in the midst of my heart for they are life to me and health to all my flesh. (Prov. 4:20-22) 

I fear the Lord and I prolong my days.  I keep my heart with all diligence for out of it springs the issues of life. (Prov. 10:27; 4:23) 

My fruit is a tree of life and my tongue promotes health. I walk the way of righteousness and I have life. In my pathway there is no death.  (Prov. 11:30; 12:18, 28) 

My desire is only for the Lord and it is a tree of life. I fear the Lord and I am a fountain of life.  I have a sound heart and it is the life of my body.  (Prov. 13:12; 14:27, 30) 

I have a merry heart and it does well like medicine. I am satisfied from the fruit of my mouth and from the produce of my lips I am filled.  (Prov. 17:22; 18:20, 21) 

I follow after righteousness and mercy and find life, righteousness and honor. (Prov.  21:21) 

Jesus Christ has borne my grief and carried my sorrows. He was stricken, smitten and afflicted for me. He was wounded for my transgressions. He was bruised for my iniquities. The chastisement for my peace was upon Him and by His stripes I am healed. (Isa. 53:4, 5) 

Jesus Himself took my infirmities and bore my sicknesses and I am now healthy and have no sicknesses or bodily infirmities. Jesus destroyed the works of the devil, which were diseases, sicknesses and bodily infirmities; therefore all the works of the devil upon my body are destroyed and I have perfect health in Jesus Christ. (Ma tt. 8:17; 1 Jn. 3:8; Acts 10:38) 

The will of God is done on earth as it is done in heaven. There is no sickness in heaven; therefore I am not sick at all upon this earth. Jesus was never sick at all upon this earth. Jesus is in me and His life flows in me. As He is in the world so am I in this world. I am healthy as Jesus even as Jesus was healthy upon the earth. (Matt.  6:10; Gal. 2:20; 1 Jn. 4:17) 

I am justified by my words. I have the faith of Jesus Christ in me for Jesus is in me and He is the Author and Finisher of my faith. I speak to the mountains of sicknesses and diseases and they obey my words and leave. I have authority and power over all diseases and sicknesses; I command them to leave and they obey my words. I la y hand on the sick and they recover. (Matt. 12:37; Heb. 12:2; 2 Pet. 1:1, 4; Matt. 17:20; 10:1; Mk. 16:18) 

I believe in God and all things are possible to me. All the promises of God are `Yes’ to me for Christ has paid the price for all of them.  (Mk. 9:23; 2 Cor. 1:19-20) 

I believe that all those things, which I say, come to pass and I have everything, which I say. All things which I desire, when I pray, I believe that I have received them and I have them. (Mk. 11:23, 24) 

I believe in Jesus Christ and the work s that Jesus Christ did I will do also and I do greater works because Jesus Christ has gone to the Father and has sent His Holy Spirit who now lives in me., whatever I ask in the name of Jesus, Jesus Himself does it that the Father may be glorified in the Son. When I ask for anything in the name of Jesus, Jesus says He will do it.  (Jn. 14:12-14) 

I abide in Jesus Christ and I let His words abide in me by meditating upon them every day. I ask what I will and Jesus says that it is done for me.  (Jn. 15:7) 

Whatever I ask of the Father in the name of Jesus Christ, He gives it to me. The Father loves Jesus Christ and gives Him all that He asks. The Father loves me as much as He loves Jesus and gives me everything that I ask.  (Jn. 16:23, 26, 27; 17:23) 

All authority in heaven and earth is given to Jesus Christ. I have faith in the power and authority of the name of Jesus Christ and through His name I am made perfectly well. (Matt. 28:18; Acts 3:16) 

The Spirit of God who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in me; and He who raised Jesus Christ from the dead gives life to my body through the Spirit who dwells in me. (Rom. 8:11) 

I confess with my mouth the Lord Jesus Christ and believe in my heart that God has raised Him from the dead and I am healed. For with my heart I believe into righteousness and with my mouth confession is made to my healing and health. (Rom. 10:9, 10 -`save’ comes from `sozo’ which means `to heal’ eg. Mk. 5:23; Acts 14:19) 

My light breaks forth like the morning. My healing springs forth speedily and my righteousness goes before me. The glory of the Lord is my rearguard. (Is. 58:8) 

The Lord brings me health and healing. He heals me and reveals to me the abundance of peace and truth. (Jer. 33:6) 

I sow to the Spirit and reap of the Spirit eternal life. I sow words of health and healing everyday and daily reap health in my physical body.  (Gal. 6:8, 9) 

Jesus has destroyed him that has the power of death that is the devil. I am released from the bondage of the fear of death. Jesus has disarmed the demonic principalities and powers and made a public spectacle of them triumphing over them in the cross. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ I have power over all demons and sicknesses and I cast them out.  (Heb. 2:14; Col. 2:14, 15; Mk. 16:17, 18) 

My prayer and words of faith heal the sick and if they have committed sins, they are forgiven them. The word is n ear me, even in my heart and in my mouth that is the word of faith, which I speak. (James 5:15; Rom. 10:8) 

Jesus bore my sins upon the cross and by His stripes I was healed.  (1 Pet. 2:24) 

It is the will of God that I should prosper and be in perfect health even as my soul prospers. (3 Jn. 2) 

My body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and all the fullness of God dwells in me. I glorify God in my body and in my spirit.  (1 Cor. 6:19, 20; Eph. 1:23; 3:19) 

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Phil. 4:13) 

It is no longer I who live but Christ who now lives in me. (Gal. 2:20) 

Greater is He who is in me than he that is in the world. (1 Jn. 4:4) 


Always Have A Plan B


We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance. Because many things don’t go as well as we would like them to, it’s a great idea to have a “Plan B.” Having fallback plans can’t help but make you feel better about the  outcome  of  any  situation,  and  it  is  a  common denominator among very self-confident people.

Anyone  who  has  had  more  than  one  failure  in her  life  can  tell  you  that  having  another  path  to  take probably saved her bacon a time or two. I’m a big one for  contingency  plans.  If  you  are  an  entrepreneur,  in the  arts  or  media,  or  you  have  all  your  eggs  in  one basket, a Plan B is essential.

Knowing that if you lose the farm you have a condo you can go to makes you feel safer in the world. I know a number of people who have motor homes, and one of the reasons they do is, as they jokingly say, it’s their “in case” home. During the last big earthquake here in Los  Angeles,  many  people  who  had  them  were  very grateful—and those of us who didn’t were envious.

With the world economy in turmoil, creating some kind of additional income stream is also a good idea. The jeweler who is also a great designer or builder, the computer  geek  who  can  also  teach  school,  or  the  PR person  who  is  a  closet  novelist  can  all  find  a  way  to thrive even if their current position disappears.

Backup  plans  don’t  have  to  be  new  ideas—I continue  to  use  aspects  of  everything  I’ve  ever  done. My days on stage playing guitar have made me a better public speaker, which makes me a good radio host. The energy  I  put  into  songs  and  poems  has  helped  them become columns and books.
The years I spent running my  own  business  give  me  the  insight  to  help  others streamline theirs. 

And all of my experiences have made me  a  confident  and  successful  therapist.  Every  talent and  ability  you  have  can  be  built  upon  and  also  used again.  Not  that  I’d  ever  again  want  to  be  on  a  tour bus with six smelly guys for eight weeks, but if I had to I could still put food on the table by humming and strumming.

There’s  another  potential  upside  here:  Sometimes your  original  plan  and  your  backup  can  work  at  the same time. I still counsel, consult, write, and speak to groups all over the world. In years when the speaking business  got  very  slow  (such  as  after  9/11  and  then the  financial  crisis),  I  spent  more  time  writing  and counseling.

When  there  was  a  lull  between  books, I  put  more  energy  into  my  radio  show  and  business consulting, and did pro-bono events. Having multiple options gives you the sense that, if any one thing went away, you’d have other gigs that would more than fill the gap.

So get a little creative. Look at your past accomplishments and your current talents. A Plan B is only an idea away. By the way, this Plan B thing works in life, but not in relationships. Having a backup mate is only going to erode your current relationship and cause heartache for everyone involved. Enough said.

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