HEARSAY: What toddlers do when anyone mutters a dirty word.
PRENATAL: When your life was still somewhat your own.
PUDDLE: A small body of water that draws other small bodies wearing dry shoes.
STERILIZE: What you do to your first baby’s pacifier by boiling it and to your last baby’s pacifier by blowing on it.
TOP BUNK: Where you should never put a child wearing Superman pajamas.
WHOOPS: An exclamation that translates roughly into “get a washrag.”
When I was expecting my son years ago, I prayed every day: “Please give me a happy, healthy, well-adjusted son with a strong backbone and a mind of his own.”
As in, make him all the things I’m not.
Instead of creating another human being and making him a repository for all my neuroses and flaws, perhaps I should have started working on myself. It took me many years to reach the point where I was able to honestly examine where I was in life.
It wasn’t until I saw the tail-end of an Oprah show about the new-age film, the Secret, that I started to wonder how much of this I had done to myself. And I was shocked at the answer. Every time I said, “I’ll stay in this job, for now”, or “I’ll keep the status quo of this dysfunctional marriage,” I made my choice. Each interim measure that lasted for years had my fingerprints all over it.
So I opened up to the notion of possibility. Hope. Grace. And found that I could turn the light on in my own life if I just had a little faith.
The man was on fire with enthusiasm and couldn’t wait to try the doctor’s advice! He rushed home, slammed the door, shook his fist in his wife’s face, and growled, “From now on, you’re taking orders from me. I want my supper right now, and when you get it on the table, go upstairs, and lay out my best clothes. Tonight, I’m going out with the boys and you’re going to stay home where you belong. And another thing…you know who’s going to comb my hair, iron my pants, polish my shoes and tie my tie?”
“I certainly do,” said his wife calmly, “The undertaker.”
What can you do when you are confronted with disturbing reports or symptoms of ill health? You can refuse to give consent to them. You can hold steadfastly to the idea of Divine perfection and protection. Created in the image and likeness of God, you have within you all that is necessary for your wholeness.
God formed your body to express health and wholeness, to work efficiently throughout your entire lifetime. So do not accept that your body is less than what God created it to be.
No sickness can stand up to the power of God’s perfection. You woke up this day to experience full God health in mind, body, and soul. You change any diagnosis to a LIVINGnosis when you change your focus to full life, through you from God.
We pray with you that every minute of this day health will increase and become manifest in you, in fullness.
It is so… Amen
“RESTORE ME TO HEALTH AND MAKE ME LIVE!”
Christopher Chenoweth is the leader of Positive Christianity, the worldwide Internet place for prayer. All faiths are welcome, it is a ministry without physical, or denominational walls, that the world can instantly access, and use, without cost.