3Jo 1:2 "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth."
As the heartfelt words of one who knew all to well that prosperity is not simply the abundance of currency as some might think. However, that true prosperity is found in the quality of life itself and incorporates the total man: mind, body and soul. And that this particular life (Zoe) is found in Christ.
Jhn 10:10 "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have [it] more abundantly."
Over the years, I've spoken with those who have been hurt and broken as a result of relationships, illnesses, finances etc. and many have been brothers and sisters in Christ. I recently pulled out a small pocket book that had been given to me several years ago by a dear sister entitled "Rx: Prescriptions for Life" that I'd forgotten about. However, it really ministered to my soul. Surely, the Word of God is the best Medicine for Life:
Psa 107:20 "He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered [them] from their destructions."
Mat 4:4 But He answered and said,"It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God."
So as I sought a word of peace and healing and realizing that when you don't have anything else to give to someone who may come to you in an hour of need except the Word of God, that you have all you need. I realized this would not be a one verse, two points and a prayer event. However, it would be a process. As with most healing, they occur over a period of time. And while physically recovering from an injury or medical condition, may require some therapy or consist of medication prescribed by your physician, The word of God taken in daily doses, will not only heal us in places we hurt that cannot be seen, but manifest in every area of our life.
Well our Great Physician is Jesus! He alone can heal us with a dose of His word and a touch of His Spirit. He doesn't "practice" medicine, He "Is" The Medicine. And reading and meditating on His word for all of day to day life issues as prescribed by him, will not only heal, but make us "Whole".
It is His desire that we prosper in all areas of our lives:
In our souls:
Mat 11:29 "Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls."
In our minds:Isa 26:3 "You will keep [him] in perfect peace, [Whose] mind [is] stayed [on You], Because he trusts in You."
In our Bodies:
3Jo 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
In our Relationships:
Hbr 12:14 Follow peace with all [men], and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
In our Finances:
1Ti 6:17 ¶Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
1Ti 6:18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;
Our Father God want's His children to live life with a Kingdom mentality where we walk in wisdom and power. Redeeming the time and maximizing our resources. We have a job to do and we cannot do it sick and broken no matter what part of our life is ailing. We must seek to be made whole that we may reach out to aid in the healing of others by our testimonies.
Rev 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
So over the next few weeks, as I am fed daily doses of God's word, I too will share with those who may need the some encouragement, guidance and motivation to be made whole in Him. He will heal in every place that hurts. You have the power within to move past where you are right now. Decide to Be Healed and to Be Made Whole! This is your daily dose for the day!